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Hooked: Daniel Donato on Guns 'N Roses' "Paradise City"

Hooked: Daniel Donato on Guns 'N Roses' "Paradise City"

August 4, 2020
The cosmic country picker pinpoints the moment he put down the skateboard and picked up the guitar to unleash his inner Slash.
Auditioning 101 With Nili Brosh

Auditioning 101 With Nili Brosh

August 3, 2020
In this week's first episode, Nili shares her auditioning secrets and tells the story of what it took to land the guitar slot in Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: ONE.
Drum Rudiments for Guitarists

Drum Rudiments for Guitarists

July 31, 2020
Jazz iconoclast Miles Okazaki talks about transforming these stick exercises into pick exercises, and how that process can improve technique while inspiring fresh rhythmic and melodic ideas.
Rig Rundown: John Bohlinger's Top 10

Rig Rundown: John Bohlinger's Top 10

July 29, 2020
What do Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Emmanuel, and Peter Frampton all have in common? They made the PG host's list of favorite episodes from his seven-plus years on the job.
Miles On Monk

Miles On Monk

July 29, 2020
Guitarist Miles Okazaki talks about the music of Thelonious Monk and how he created utterly original interpretations of so many familiar jazz standards.
Wong Notes Episode 9: Béla Fleck

Wong Notes Episode 9: Béla Fleck

July 29, 2020
Béla Fleck is at the top of a very short list of world-renowned banjoists. Listen in as he talks about growing up in NYC, his love of collaboration, and his painstaking approach to live albums.
Hooked: Phil X on Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog"

Hooked: Phil X on Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog"

July 28, 2020
The exuberant Bon Jovi lead guitarist goes back to the '70s when Page blew off his doors with slinky, nuanced playing and then performs a chunk of the song with bassist Daniel Spree and drummer Brian Tichy.
Peter Green: 1946–2020

Peter Green: 1946–2020

July 27, 2020
Remembering the visionary guitarist, songwriter, and psychedelic composer who founded Fleetwood Mac and expanded the realm of blues guitar—and became a legend in just four years.
Miles Okazaki's Approach to Melodic Patterns and Permutations

Miles Okazaki's Approach to Melodic Patterns and Permutations

July 27, 2020
Miles definitely “does the math.” Yet there’s nothing cold-blooded about his thoughtful and passionate playing.
Riff Rundown: Black Pumas' "Fire"

Riff Rundown: Black Pumas' "Fire"

July 26, 2020
One half of the psych-soul duo Adrian Quesada walks through the funky, spaghetti western progression inspired by Ennio Morricone.
Gretchen Menn Thinks Big

Gretchen Menn Thinks Big

July 24, 2020
Gretchen Menn’s album Abandon All Hope is an ambitious musical visualization of Dante’s Inferno. She discusses the challenges of creating a large-format project of such musical and conceptual and ambition.
Nils Lofgren's Live Album, 'Weathered,' to be Released on August 21

Nils Lofgren's Live Album, 'Weathered,' to be Released on August 21

July 23, 2020
Recorded between E Street Band and Crazy Horse stints, the live set features Andy Newmark, Kevin McCormick, Cindy Mizelle, and Tom Lofgren.
Refunds & Unsold Merch: Orthodox’s Austin Evans on Pandemic Pandemonium

Refunds & Unsold Merch: Orthodox’s Austin Evans on Pandemic Pandemonium

July 23, 2020
He’d just moved two states away to join his favorite hardcore band, only to be forced to cancel a sold-out record-release party and bail halfway through a tour.
Rig Rundown: Chicano Batman's Carlos Arévalo

Rig Rundown: Chicano Batman's Carlos Arévalo

July 22, 2020
Primo Jags and ace Ernie Ball axes help the funkateer channel Eddie Hazel grooves through a prism of Tropicália rhythms.
Jimmy Page Featured in Unearthed Rolling Stones Track from 1974

Jimmy Page Featured in Unearthed Rolling Stones Track from 1974

July 22, 2020
The track was recorded in October of 1974 and will be included on the band's reissue of their famed Goats Head Soup album.
Gretchen Menn’s Tribute to Jimmy Page

Gretchen Menn’s Tribute to Jimmy Page

July 22, 2020
She plays the Jimmy Page role in Zepparella, one of today’s leading tribute bands. Listen to how she recounts her deep dive into a single player’s style and how it expanded her vocabulary.
Wong Notes Episode 8: The Bacon Brothers

Wong Notes Episode 8: The Bacon Brothers

July 22, 2020
The dynamic duo of folk-rock jams chimes in about their latest album, 'The Way We Love,' copping the hippest loops from Logic, and how their creative partnership has flourished.
Hooked: Cage the Elephant's Nick Bockrath on Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"

Hooked: Cage the Elephant's Nick Bockrath on Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"

July 21, 2020
The guitarist for the double Grammy winners remembers the moment he discovered "the secret society" of lead guitar.
Jennifer Batten Unveils the Guitar Cloud Symposium

Jennifer Batten Unveils the Guitar Cloud Symposium

July 20, 2020
Nili Brosh, Vicki Genfan, and Gretchen Menn join Batten in this four-day online symposium.
Gretchen Menn on Fingerstyle Playing (and Other Classical Techniques)

Gretchen Menn on Fingerstyle Playing (and Other Classical Techniques)

July 20, 2020
Classical training is evident in all her playing, even when she’s shredding on electric. In this episode of Chasing Frets, Gretchen discusses how her years of nylon-string playing inform her style.