A sampling of the bands and guitars that descended upon Chicago''s Grant Park on August 5-7, 2011.

Elliot Easton (The Cars)
"One of the elder groups on the entire Lollapalooza weekend, The Cars showed no signs of slowing down as they played a polished set of crowd-pleasing classics as well as new material from this yearуs рMove Like Thisс albumяtheir first with the original lineup in 23 years. Southpaw guitarist Elliot Easton relied on his Gibson Custom Shop Inspired By Elliot Easton SG Custom in stunning Pelham Blue."

Here’s a story about the most interesting man in the world.

“The guitar is my first love, my partner in life. We grew up together and we’ll most likely die together.” —Thom Bresh

One of the best benefits of being a musician is that musicians know musicians, and musicians are the most interesting people you’ll ever meet. Albert Einstein, Charles Dickens, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Marx Brothers, Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Juliette Lewis, Jack Black, and Zooey Deschanel are or were musicians, albeit not full-time.

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See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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