March 2020

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Rig Rundown: Jared James Nichols

Rig Rundown: Jared James Nichols

February 26, 2020
No picks needed for this high-octane blues rocker, who keeps it simple with a single-P-90 signature Epiphone and namesake Blackstar head that doubles as his carry-on.
Alcest’s Neige Describes a Place Where Blackness and Beauty Meet

Alcest’s Neige Describes a Place Where Blackness and Beauty Meet

February 25, 2020
The man behind the band that created blackgaze two decades ago discusses supernatural visions, his pragmatic approach to songwriting and tone, his love for the Jazzmaster, and his band’s new album, Spiritual Instinct.
Judas Priest Announces 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour

Judas Priest Announces 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour

February 24, 2020
The tour will feature Sabaton as an opener.
Rig Rundown: Rick Beato

Rig Rundown: Rick Beato

February 19, 2020
One of YouTube’s leading music authorities opens up his well-stocked studio and shares the stories behind some of his most cherished gear.
Listen to the March 2020 <i>PG</i> Spotify Playlist

Listen to the March 2020 PG Spotify Playlist

February 19, 2020
This month's tracks include Marcus King, the Wood Brothers, Intervals, and Steve Wariner.
Nili Brosh’s <i>Spectrum</i>—Melodies, Metal, and Monster Tones

Nili Brosh’s Spectrum—Melodies, Metal, and Monster Tones

February 18, 2020
Blending core voices from her bevy of Ibanez axes and a nylon-string guitar with influences culled from EDM, ethnic music, and djent, this rock instrumentalist reaches a colorful new frontier.
Rig Rundown: Dr. Dog

Rig Rundown: Dr. Dog

February 12, 2020
Solid-state bizarros, custom instruments, and shape-shifting digital dynamos power these lo-fi rockers' aural adventures.
"It’s Not Just a Gimmick.” Bumblefoot Defends Fretless Guitar—and Billy Sheehan Backs Him Up

"It’s Not Just a Gimmick.” Bumblefoot Defends Fretless Guitar—and Billy Sheehan Backs Him Up

February 11, 2020
With twin doublenecks and zero amps, the shred legends bring the heavy to their second album with prog supergroup Sons of Apollo.
Radiohead's Ed O' Brien Announces Debut Album Details

Radiohead's Ed O' Brien Announces Debut Album Details

February 6, 2020
Earth will be released on April 17 and will feature contributions from Nathan East, Colin Greenwood, Glenn Kotche, Omar Hakim, and more.
Rig Rundown: Duane Denison

Rig Rundown: Duane Denison

February 5, 2020
The Jesus Lizard and Tomahawk riffer reveals how working as a setup tech for Gibson informed the design of his signature aluminum axes from Electrical Guitar Company.
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead's Latest LP Pummels and Soars

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead's Latest LP Pummels and Soars

February 4, 2020
Art-rockers Conrad Keely and Jason Reece make whopping orchestral waves on their 10th studio album, X: The Godless Void and Other Stories.
Andy Gill: 1956–2020

Andy Gill: 1956–2020

February 3, 2020
The anarchist king of punk-rock guitar led the Gang of Four with a sound that was equal parts precision and destruction, kicking open the doors for a radical new breed of player.
Riff Rundown: Chon's "Gift"

Riff Rundown: Chon's "Gift"

February 2, 2020
The guitar duo slow down their finger-tapping firepower and break apart the outstretched chords that bring the Chon song to life.
Richie Kotzen Announces 50-Song Album

Richie Kotzen Announces 50-Song Album

January 31, 2020
50 for 50 is a triple-disc collection of unreleased material that will celebrate Kotzen's 50th birthday.
Rig Rundown: Albert Lee

Rig Rundown: Albert Lee

January 29, 2020
A bona fide twang-guitar legend shares stories of his time with Clapton and gives an inside look at how he approaches his signature sound.
Song Premiere: King Buffalo’s “Eta Carinae”

Song Premiere: King Buffalo’s “Eta Carinae”

January 28, 2020
The psych-rock power trio unleashes an eight-minute opus blending elements of drone, stoner rock, and “War Pigs" from their forthcoming Dead Star EP.
Marcus King’s Old Soul

Marcus King’s Old Soul

January 28, 2020
On El Dorado, the 6-string wizard cops a vintage vibe with Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach.
The Wood Brothers’ Sonic Voodoo

The Wood Brothers’ Sonic Voodoo

January 23, 2020
Chris and Oliver Wood conjure a raunchy, old-time Americana sound for their new album, Kingdom in My Mind.
Rig Rundown: Thom Bresh

Rig Rundown: Thom Bresh

January 22, 2020
The consummate thumbpicker demos his two-sided flattop and keeps his father Merle Travis’ memory alive with a collection of instruments made in tribute.
Listen to the February 2020 <i>PG</i> Spotify Playlist

Listen to the February 2020 PG Spotify Playlist

January 22, 2020
Dig into new tracks from Korn, Ronnie Earl, the Messthetics, Los Pirañas, Jedd Hughes, and more!