February 2020

Articles by Premier Guitar

Riff Rundown: Chon's "Gift"

February 2, 2020
The guitar duo slow down their finger-tapping firepower and break apart the outstretched chords that bring the Chon song to life.
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Riff Rundown: As Cities Burn's "Chains"

January 19, 2020
Guitarist Cody Bonnette uses drop-C# tuning and a simple walk-up to trigger the lead single off 2019's Scream Through the Walls.
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NAMM 2020 Coverage!

January 16, 2020
Enjoy all of our show coverage—including demo videos, photo galleries, and gear news!
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Riff Rundown: Chon's "Petal"

January 5, 2020
Guitarists Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel collectively demonstrate their separate (but complementary) fretboard somersaults featured on 2019's Chon.
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PG Editors’ Best Albums of the Year 2019

December 31, 2019
We round the year’s corner with our annual staff picks, notable mentions, and our most-anticipated releases of 2020.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2019

December 30, 2019
Based on your watch time and clicks, here are the most-watched videos this trip 'round the sun.
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Top 10 Lessons of 2019

December 28, 2019
This past year we dug into the playing of a jazz legend, rethought our approach to scales, and finally got to the bottom of the “Stairway” progression.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2010s

December 17, 2019
Sure, some are obvious biggies (Bonamassa, Vai), but there are also unexpected dark horses (hint: one is a shirtless Misfit).
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The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
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Live at Grimey's: Bayside

November 19, 2019
Guitarists Tony Raneri and Jack O'Shea of the Queens punk-rock band grab some flattops and offer stripped-down renditions of new songs from Interrobang and sprinkle in a few fan favorites.
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Riff Rundown: Benjamin Tod's "Using Again"

November 10, 2019
The Lost Dog Street Band frontman shows how smooth fingerpicking and a few well-placed hammer-ons ring a somber tone to accompany a downtrodden tale.
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Riff Rundown: Between the Buried and Me's "Silent Flight Parliament"

October 13, 2019
Paul Waggoner shows you how a handful of diminished and augmented sounds form the core of this track from the band's The Parallax II album.
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Riff Rundown: As Cities Burn's "Contact"

September 8, 2019
Cody Bonnette recreates the dreamy guitar bed from the post-hardcore outfit's 2007 Come Now Sleep single.
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Live at Grimey's: Knocked Loose

August 29, 2019
Ever seen moshing and head walking at a record store? Watch the hardcore boys from Kentucky unleash hell on the famed Music City shop with vicious jams from their brand-new album, A Different Shade of Blue.
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Live at Grimey's: Holy Mountain Top Removers

August 22, 2019
Blues-bastardized avant-surf with Les Paul-tortured reverb, undulating electric piano, and wailing trombone? Yes, please!
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Summer NAMM 2019 Coverage!

July 18, 2019
Enjoy all of our show coverage—including demo videos, photo galleries, and gear news!
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Live at Grimey's: Drivin N Cryin

July 16, 2019
The veteran Southern rockers, now armed with Sturgill Simpson's former axeman, Laur Joamets, shows a tender side with acoustic renditions of new tracks from Live The Love Beautiful and classic cuts.
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Riff Rundown: Paul Gilbert "I Own a Building"

June 30, 2019
Watch as the guitar master slows down and simplifies the bonkers opening progression to a song off his 2019 album, Behold Electric Guitar (and has a blast doing it).
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Live at Grimey's: Steve Poltz

June 27, 2019
The Canadian-born, Nashville-living singer-songwriter celebrates his new album Shine On with a host of friends (including Molly Tuttle and Will Kimbrough) at Music City's iconic record shop.
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Riff Rundown: Lost Dog Street Band's "One Shot to Wake"

June 23, 2019
Train-hopping troubadour Benjamin Tod showcases how he spruces up cowboy chords with some deft fingerpicking.
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