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Ditch the Pick - Jan. '18 Ex. 11

Knocked Loose's 7-String Ibanez Iceman & AZ Guitars
Knocked Loose's 7-String Ibanez Iceman & RG Prestige Guitars with Isaac Hale & Nicko Calderon

Issac Hale and Nicko Calderon show off their custom-shop 7-string Ibanez beasts that were requested for the You Won't Go Before You're Supposed To tour.

Photo by Gibson

The limited-edition 1963 ES-335 1963 ES-335 by Gibson Custom, in collaboration with SLASH, features light aging by the Murphy Lab, Bigsby tremolo, and Custombucker pickups. Only 50 hand-signed guitars available exclusively at Gibson Garage Nashville.

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As one of the lead guitarists of Slayer, the outspoken, opinionated King has also bred snakes off and on since the late ’80s.

Photo by Annie Atlasman

Four and a half years after Slayer’s last performance in 2019, guitarist Kerry King returns to the throne with his first solo outing, From Hell I Rise.

When Slayer played their last show in November 2019, Kerry King already knew he had no intention of slowing down musically. What he didn’t know was that the pandemic would be the conduit to a second act. But, as German theatrical director, dramaturge, and playwright Bertolt Brecht once astutely observed, “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”

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