At The Gates' Martin Larsson - The Big 5

A big, self-deprecating, riff-chugging teddy bear, the rhythm ace for Sweden's legendary death-metal outfit erroneously calls himself "the most boring guitar interviewee" ever.

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Leo Fender could be called the father of the modern electric guitar for many reasons. Chief among them, he made the instrument popular and set up a system for mass production to build great instruments in large numbers.

Photo courtesy of Bob Perine and FMI

In honor of Fender's diamond jubilee, let's glimpse back into history to celebrate the man behind the company that started it all.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This year, Fender is celebrating its 75th anniversary. In honor of that, let's take a deeper look at some Fender history—exploring some myths and urban legends, all while celebrating the man behind the company that started it all: Mr. Clarence Leonidas Fender (or, as the world called him in short, "Leo").

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From founding classic-rock titans Heart, to forming her band Roadcase Royale, to scoring films, Wilson has been making music for more than half a century. Now comes her first solo album, You and Me, which includes a fingerstyle tribute to a dear friend, Edward Van Halen.

Nancy Wilson is a bona-fide rock legend. From founding classic-rock giants Heart—alongside her sister, Ann Wilson—to four Grammy nominations, being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, and scoring films, this 6-stringer has had a legendary career. And now she is releasing her first solo album, You and Me.

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Rig Rundown - Teenage Bottlerocket

These Fat Wreck-label punkers keep it stupid simple with single-humbucker, classic-custom recreations for their ripping Ramones downstrokes and pogo-ready choruses.

Wyoming has a punk-rock scene? Well, if it does, Teenage Bottlerocket are its seminal stars.

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Taylor Guitars Builder's Edition K14ce (Sponsored)

See the Taylor Guitars Builder's Edition K14ce in action.

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The track will appear on Joe's forthcoming album, which will arrive later this year.

Blues rock artist Joe Bonamassa is back with a brand-new single from his highly anticipated upcoming album, due out later this year. "Notches" exemplifies the unwavering journey Joe has experienced while taking the road less traveled, ultimately leading him to find success.

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