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.
Anthrax’s Jon Donais
The newest member of Anthrax gets to work during the fan-curated setlist. Here, Jon Donais is using his signature Legator Ninja Reverse 300-Pro that has Fishman Fluence humbuckers. In a 2016 interview with PG he said this about his signature: “Right now I’m with a company out of Burbank called Legator. I love those guitars. I’ve been playing them for almost three years. They’re so easy to play. They sound awesome. I like the shape of them—they’re real thin. It’s light but it still sounds monstrous. I love everything about them.” And the interview concluded with asking Jon his thoughts on joining the legendary thrash band: “It’s just a dream come true. I still look out to the left of me when I’m playing onstage and to see these guys—it’s crazy. I listened to them and they were a huge influence on my playing. All I can say is it is amazing. I get along with them great. I have a fun time. I love playing their music and I can’t complain about anything.”