June Issue

ARTICLES

Troy Van Leeuwen’s Metaphysical Guitar

September 6, 2016
A Queens of the Stone Age 6-stringer grabs his signature Jazzmaster and his “expensive pedalboard,” and joins forces with Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, At the Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar, and sound designer Mike Zarin to create a stunning sonic landscape with Gone Is Gone.
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Car Seat Headrest: Will Toledo Drives Forward

July 12, 2016
The guitarist went from releasing solo albums on Bandcamp to signing with Matador and assembling a full band for Teens of Denial.
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Divide and Conquer: Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce and Cameron Liddell

June 3, 2016
To channel their metalcore angst, the guitarists divvy up 6-string duties onstage and in the studio.
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The Jelly Jam’s Profit Sessions Video Premiere

May 18, 2016
This PG exclusive shows new, behind-the-scenes studio footage of the prog-rock supergroup featuring Ty Tabor (King's X), Rod Morgentstein (Dixie Dregs, Winger), and John Myung (Dream Theater).
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Janet Feder: Prepared for All Genres

March 31, 2016
A free-thinking experimental guitarist talks about creating surprising sounds with her baritone guitars, sans stompboxes, on her adventurous new album, THISCLOSE.
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Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale

March 24, 2016
The alpha guitarist on building riffs, calling the shots, and borrowing mega-rock-producer Brendan O’Brien’s guitars for his band’s new album, Victorious.
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Cage the Elephant’s Brad Shultz and Daniel Tichenor

February 9, 2016
For their new album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, the group took a trip to the ’60s in producer Dan Auerbach’s Wayback Machine.
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Forgotten Heroes: Robert "Kool" Bell

December 29, 2015
The funk bass legend and coleader of Kool & the Gang talks about developing his low-down sound and his secrets for riding the tide of music history for 50 years.
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Caspian’s Philip Jamieson and Calvin Joss: Sonic Sculptors

November 26, 2015
On creating their own effects-laden universe and “unlearning” guitar heroics to create their fourth album, Dust and Disquiet.
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Iron Maiden: Out of Thin Air

October 19, 2015
Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, and Janick Gers discuss finding magic in the moment on their latest album, The Book of Souls.
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Gary Clark Jr.: No Backup Plan

October 8, 2015
The innovative bluesman says he wasn’t made for these times.
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Al Di Meola: The Mixer

September 1, 2015
After eschewing the electric guitar for acoustic, 6-string legend Di Meola is blending both to brilliant effect.
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Mark Tremonti: Double Time

July 31, 2015
The prolific guitarist discusses working with Wolfgang Van Halen on his upcoming releases Cauterize and Dust.
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