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Bully Hooked Butthole Surfers

Hooked: Bully's Alicia Bognanno on Butthole Surfers' "Who Was in My Room Last Night?"

August 11, 2020
The poppy indie-grunge songstress remembers working out the band's first cover for an encore surprise during their first headlining tour.
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Daniel Donato Hooked on Guns N' Roses Paradise City

Hooked: Daniel Donato on Guns 'N Roses' "Paradise City"

August 4, 2020
The cosmic country picker pinpoints the moment he put down the skateboard and picked up the guitar to unleash his inner Slash.
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Phil X Hooked Led Zeppelin

Hooked: Phil X on Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog"

July 28, 2020
The exuberant Bon Jovi lead guitarist goes back to the '70s when Page blew off his doors with slinky, nuanced playing and then performs a chunk of the song with bassist Daniel Spree and drummer Brian Tichy.
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Black Pumas Fire Riff Rundown

Riff Rundown: Black Pumas' "Fire"

July 26, 2020
The psych-soul duo's Adrian Quesada walks through the funky, spaghetti western progression inspired by Ennio Morricone.
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Hooked Cage the Elephant Led Zeppelin Nick Bockrath

Hooked: Cage the Elephant's Nick Bockrath on Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"

July 21, 2020
The guitarist for the double Grammy winners remembers the moment he discovered "the secret society" of lead guitar.
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Rig Rundown Best Ofs - Wall of Amps

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Walls of Amps

July 17, 2020
Deafened is as deafened does—from Sleep’s Matt Pike to EJ, Bonamassa, the Edge and more.
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Summer Gear Slam 2020 Coverage!

July 14, 2020
Check out demo videos and photo galleries of brand-new axes, amps, pedals, recording gear, and more!
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Emily Wolfe the Eagles Hotel California Life in the Fast Lane Hooked

Hooked: Emily Wolfe on the Eagles' "Life in the Fast Lane"

July 14, 2020
The badass Austin rocker retells how a Hotel California backdrop and washing the family car steered her to guitardom.
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Duane Betts Hooked on the Smashing Pumpkins Cherub Rock

Hooked: Duane Betts on the Smashing Pumpkins' "Cherub Rock"

July 7, 2020
While he proudly honors his rich guitar DNA with the Southern-fried Allman Betts Band, DB remembers the comfort that rushed over him while playing the Siamese Dream slasher.
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Baroness Gina Gleason on Pantera Dimebag Darrell Cowboys From Hell Domination

Hooked: Baroness' Gina Gleason on Pantera's "Domination"

June 30, 2020
The shredder fires through the Dimebag Darrell solo from Cowboys from Hell that first sunk its teeth into her guitar-playing heart.
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Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Most Iconic Basses

June 26, 2020
Verdine, Flea, Sheehan, Josephine and six other legends show us their favorite earth-rumblers!
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Hooked: Mark Lettieri on Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe"

June 23, 2020
The Snarky Puppy guitarist remembers learning the power of the riff and the bliss of figuring out tab to wrangle the Experience's first single.
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howling giant the space between worlds comet rider riff rundown lesson

Riff Rundown: Howling Giant's "Comet Rider"

June 21, 2020
Guitarist Tom Polzine uses various BPMs to walk you through the major and minor tendencies that unravel during the lead single off The Space Between Worlds.
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Mike Sullivan Van Halen Panama 1984 hooked on guitar

Hooked: Russian Circles' Mike Sullivan on Van Halen's "Panama"

June 16, 2020
Thanks to an older brother and the iconic 1984 album, the post-rock instrumentalist reminisces about his first "gig" on his parent's porch with a tee-ball stand and tennis racket.
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Sadler Vaden Anybody Out There? Riff Rundown

Riff Rundown: Sadler Vaden's "Anybody Out There?"

June 14, 2020
The axman for Jason Isbell's 400 Unit rips through the pentatonic lick that's the foundation of the title track from his 2020 album.
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Tera Melos Nick Reinhart Weezer Blue Album Undone The Sweater Song Hooked

Hooked: Nick Reinhart on Weezer's "Undone — The Sweater Song"

June 9, 2020
The wacky guitar wizard revisits the summer of '94 when goosebumps rushed over him while first hearing the "Blue Album"'s lead single and pinpoints falling in love with the "wrong" notes.
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Irist

Riff Rundown: Irist's "Creation"

June 7, 2020
Crushing metalheads Pablo Davila and Adam Mitchell showcase the fingertapped melodies and chunky chords that are the bedrock for the Order of the Mind track.
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Tyler Bryant Honey Bee Tom Petty Hooked Wildflowers

Hooked: Tyler Bryant on Tom Petty's "Honey Bee"

June 2, 2020
The blues rocker fondly remembers getting out of a speeding ticket because of the swaggering Wildflowers hit and eventually sharing a bill with the Heartbreakers in Hyde Park.
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Hooked: Jared James Nichols' on Black Sabbath's "Electric Funeral"

May 26, 2020
Mr. Blues Power remembers his inner Iommi being awakened when first nailing the haunting Paranoid classic.
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Most Iconic Guitars Rig Rundown 2

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Most Iconic Guitars

May 22, 2020
From Angus’ SG to Tom’s “Arm the Homeless” axe—the most recognizable 6-strings from our catalog of nearly 500 Rundowns.
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