March 2019

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Dick Dale: 1937–2019

Dick Dale: 1937–2019

March 18, 2019
In his 60-year career, the legendary king of surf guitar and “father of heavy metal” purveyed a unique approach that influenced generations of players.
Tedeschi Trucks Band: All in the Family

Tedeschi Trucks Band: All in the Family

March 15, 2019
For their latest album, Signs, Susan and Derek brought their road-tested 12-piece ensemble into their Swamp Raga studio, cued up the tape, and hit record. As always, Trucks’ keening slide proves he’s one of the finest players to ever lay glass on steel.
Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

Rig Rundown: Nick Raskulinecz

March 13, 2019
Try to keep your skull glued on while geeking out on the gear the Grammy-winning producer uses to make epic albums with Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Korn, Rush, Mastodon, and others.
Question and Obsession: One on One

Question and Obsession: One on One

March 12, 2019
Peter Holmström of the Dandy Warhols and PG editors name the musicians they’d like to mine for knowledge.
Riff Rundown: Russian Circles' "Harper Lewis"

Riff Rundown: Russian Circles' "Harper Lewis"

March 10, 2019
The instrumental guitar wizard demonstrates how he uses a simple fretting-hand pattern and tapping technique to create a difficult-sounding passage from Station.
Dream Theater: This Is Us

Dream Theater: This Is Us

March 7, 2019
John Petrucci and John Myung embrace raw tones and spontaneous ideas on the band’s latest album, Distance Over Time.
The Stray Cats Announces New Album and Tour

The Stray Cats Announces New Album and Tour

March 7, 2019
The new album was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville in late 2018 following their first North American shows in 10 years.
Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

Rig Rundown: Jerry Douglas

March 6, 2019
A deep studio dive with one of the most recorded resonator players ever.
Geddy Lee’s Magnificent Obsession

Geddy Lee’s Magnificent Obsession

March 5, 2019
The Rush frontman talks about his bass-collecting odyssey—the perils of instrument hunting, the book it inspired, his favorite axes and their sounds, and the people who made and played them.
Album Spotlight: The Writhing Squares’ 'Out of the Ether'

Album Spotlight: The Writhing Squares’ 'Out of the Ether'

March 4, 2019
A sugar-rush basement brew of choogle, slo-mo kraut, and garage cosmic jazz.
Charlie Sexton’s Bigger Picture

Charlie Sexton’s Bigger Picture

February 28, 2019
Bob Dylan’s guitarist discusses cutting his blues chops with the Vaughan brothers, his latest guitar finds, producing records, and his recent film role as Townes Van Zandt.
Mastodon Announces 'Stairway to Nick John' for Record Store Day

Mastodon Announces 'Stairway to Nick John' for Record Store Day

February 28, 2019
The quartet cut a cover of “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin in tribute to their late manager, Nick John.
Rig Rundown: The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

Rig Rundown: The Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts

February 27, 2019
We caught up with these two sons of American rock royalty—and their trove of storied guitars—as they were on their verge of launching their new Allman Betts Band.
PG Jams: Adrian Legg

PG Jams: Adrian Legg

February 26, 2019
The lauded fingerpicker visits our HQ to play some tunes and share details about his unorthodox technique, his one-of-a-kind guitar, and his expansive pedalboard.
Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn: Into the Mystic

Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn: Into the Mystic

February 21, 2019
Two exploratory rockers discuss their Philadelphia roots and the magic of collaboration, alternate tunings, old and loved guitars, and the search for transportive vocal and 6-string sounds.
Rig Rundown: The Struts

Rig Rundown: The Struts

February 20, 2019
One of the U.K.’s most buzzed-about rock bands shares the stories behind gear with two settings—loud and louder.
Listen to the March 2019 PG Spotify Playlist

Listen to the March 2019 PG Spotify Playlist

February 20, 2019
This month's playlist includes jams from Jeff Tweedy, Hate Eternal, Manchester Orchestra, Ron Asheton, and more.
Question and Obsession: Pandora’s Stompbox

Question and Obsession: Pandora’s Stompbox

February 20, 2019
Cass McCombs and PG editors discuss the pro pedalboards they dream about.
Sarah Longfield: Tapper’s Delight

Sarah Longfield: Tapper’s Delight

February 19, 2019
An emerging guitar star brings two-handed tapping into a brave new world of melody and texture. And yes, she shreds, too.
Jeff McErlain feat. Robben Ford “It’s Your Groove” Premiere

Jeff McErlain feat. Robben Ford “It’s Your Groove” Premiere

February 15, 2019
Check out the first track from McErlain’s forthcoming album that hearkens back to Ford’s early fusion days.