The gear Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, and Janick Gers are using onstage

Gibson Les Paul - Dave Murray (closeup)
"New for the Final Frontier tour, this Les Paul is completely stock. Murray originally bought it for practicing in hotels, but it was so nice he now plays it onstage. Itуs the first Les Paul he has used live in about 20 years. The top is so flamey that the burst pops out on the JumboTron."

The PGV expands the capabilities of traditional vocoders by analysis of the guitar signal that controls the voice synthesis.

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Matt Bellamy designs his own signature Manson Guitar Works instruments and took ownership of the company when Hugh Manson retired in 2019.

Photo by Debi Del Grande

Muse returns to self-producing on Will of the People, an album teeming with formidable anthems that navigate themes of fear, politics, dystopia, compliance, corruption, and other topics concerning the world order.

Decked out in black ninja-like uniforms with mosaic mirrored masks obscuring their faces, Muse opens their current shows with the powerful, sing-along chant of “Will of the People,” the anthemic title track off their latest album. From that song’s infectious shuffle until the very end of the concert’s encore, people are jumping out of their seats, and appear to be completely mesmerized.

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Nicole Atkins and PG editors share favorite memories from the last concert they attended. Plus, current obsessions!

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