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Gallery: Riot Fest 2019

Chicago’s three-day, punk-rock carnival was host to Slayer, Jawbreaker, Raconteurs, Patti Smith, Rise Against, Bob Mould, Rancid, Bikini Kill, Lucero, the Struts, and more. Here are our favorite guitar-related moments from the 15th annual gathering.


Slayer’s Kerry King

Kerry Fucking King gave the crowd one final beatdown, much in part to his 2nd generation signature B.C. Rich that’s loaded with his signature EMG KFK 85 in the bridge and a Sustainiac in the neck (which he uses on the intro to “Dead Skin Mask”) along with a Kahler 2315 trem. This guitar is also loaded with a switchable preamp, but according to King in our Rig Rundown, he doesn’t use it that much because he prefers the boost/10-band EQ built into his signature Marshall head.