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Rig Rundown: Josh Smith

March 4, 2020
A bona fide blues shredder breaks down his powerful pedalboard and rips some licks on his trusty Chapin T-style.
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Gary Lucas homepage

36 Must-Hear Gary Lucas Tracks

March 2, 2020
The envelope-pushing former Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley collaborator chooses his finest performances on this kaleidoscopic 40-year retrospective.
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“All Our Records Are Dark, But to Me This One Was Darker.”

February 27, 2020
Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley on their new The Unraveling, and running into Mick Jagger while recording it at the late Sam Phillips' legendary Memphis studio.
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Rig Rundown: Jared James Nichols

February 26, 2020
No picks needed for this high-octane blues rocker, who keeps it simple with a single-P-90 signature Epiphone and namesake Blackstar head that doubles as his carry-on.
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Alcest’s Neige Describes a Place Where Blackness and Beauty Meet

February 25, 2020
The man behind the band that created blackgaze two decades ago discusses supernatural visions, his pragmatic approach to songwriting and tone, his love for the Jazzmaster, and his band’s new album, Spiritual Instinct.
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Judas Priest

Judas Priest Announces 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour

February 24, 2020
The tour will feature Sabaton as an opener.
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Beato

Rig Rundown: Rick Beato

February 19, 2020
One of YouTube’s leading music authorities opens up his well-stocked studio and shares the stories behind some of his most cherished gear.
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Spotify

Listen to the March 2020 PG Spotify Playlist

February 19, 2020
This month's tracks include Marcus King, the Wood Brothers, Intervals, and Steve Wariner.
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Nili Brosh

Nili Brosh’s Spectrum—Melodies, Metal, and Monster Tones

February 18, 2020
Blending core voices from her bevy of Ibanez axes and a nylon-string guitar with influences culled from EDM, ethnic music, and djent, this rock instrumentalist reaches a colorful new frontier.
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Scott McMicken

Rig Rundown: Dr. Dog

February 12, 2020
Solid-state bizarros, custom instruments, and shape-shifting digital dynamos power these lo-fi rockers' aural adventures.
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"It’s Not Just a Gimmick.” Bumblefoot Defends Fretless Guitar—and Billy Sheehan Backs Him Up

February 11, 2020
With twin doublenecks and zero amps, the shred legends bring the heavy to their second album with prog supergroup Sons of Apollo.
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EOB

Radiohead's Ed O' Brien Announces Debut Album Details

February 6, 2020
Earth will be released on April 17 and will feature contributions from Nathan East, Colin Greenwood, Glenn Kotche, Omar Hakim, and more.
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Rig Rundown: Duane Denison

February 5, 2020
The Jesus Lizard and Tomahawk riffer reveals how working as a setup tech for Gibson informed the design of his signature aluminum axes from Electrical Guitar Company.
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Andy Gill: 1956–2020

February 3, 2020
The anarchist king of punk-rock guitar led the Gang of Four with a sound that was equal parts precision and destruction, kicking open the doors for a radical new breed of player.
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Richie Kotzen

Richie Kotzen Announces 50-Song Album

January 31, 2020
50 for 50 is a triple-disc collection of unreleased material that will celebrate Kotzen's 50th birthday.
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Rig Rundown: Albert Lee

January 29, 2020
A bona fide twang-guitar legend shares stories of his time with Clapton and gives an inside look at how he approaches his signature sound.
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Seymour Duncan and Brad Paisley Collaborate on La Brea Pickups

January 28, 2020
One of country's top pickers gets his own vintage-spec'd single-coils with alnico II and IV magnets.
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Song Premiere: King Buffalo’s “Eta Carinae”

January 28, 2020
The psych-rock power trio unleashes an eight-minute opus blending elements of drone, stoner rock, and “War Pigs" from their forthcoming Dead Star EP.
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Marcus King homepage

Marcus King’s Old Soul

January 28, 2020
On El Dorado, the 6-string wizard cops a vintage vibe with Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach.
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Wood Brothers homepage

The Wood Brothers’ Sonic Voodoo

January 23, 2020
Chris and Oliver Wood conjure a raunchy, old-time Americana sound for their new album, Kingdom in My Mind.
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