March 2019

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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.
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.
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.
Rig Rundown: Tyler Childers Band

Rig Rundown: Tyler Childers Band

February 6, 2019
The Appalachia crew prove that ripping T-styles seasoned with effects-rich pedal steel can still be prominent in today’s country and Americana music.
Listen to Dream Theater's "Fall Into the Light"

Listen to Dream Theater's "Fall Into the Light"

January 11, 2019
The second new song from the album slated for worldwide release on February 22, 2019.
Rig Rundown: Manchester Orchestra

Rig Rundown: Manchester Orchestra

January 9, 2019
Observe how the Atlanta-based rockers keep instruments in the family and take a pragmatic approach by hitting the road with everyman gear to morph between their brutal heavy riffs and beautiful, cinematic soundscapes.
Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2018

Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2018

December 26, 2018
Based on your eyeballs, here are the most-watched episodes of the year.
Rig Rundown: Saves the Day

Rig Rundown: Saves the Day

December 19, 2018
Watch how bassist Rodrigo Palma uses a simplistic, time-tested combination of Fender plus Ampeg, while guitarist Arun Bali employs a collection of classic guitars and stacks a hearty amount of fuzz pedals to color their brand of post-pop punk.
Rig Rundown: Marilyn Manson

Rig Rundown: Marilyn Manson

November 21, 2018
Sure, collectible gear can be important to rock stars, but for this mayhem-filled gig, Paul Wiley and Juan Alderete opt for loudness and durability.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces First Tour Dates of 2019

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces First Tour Dates of 2019

November 19, 2018
Their opening run of dates includes multiple shows in Chicago, New Orleans, Nashville, and Washington, DC.
Iron Maiden Announces 2019 Tour

Iron Maiden Announces 2019 Tour

November 9, 2018
The setlist will feature rarities such as "Flight Of Icarus," "Sign Of The Cross," and "The Clansman."
Rig Rundown: Nine Inch Nails

Rig Rundown: Nine Inch Nails

November 7, 2018
Robin Finck and Alessandro Cortini create the perfect drug for NIN fans with a bevy of heavy-hitting custom guitars and basses and a high-tech hybrid setup that marries digital with analog.
MonoNeon: 21st-Century Dada

MonoNeon: 21st-Century Dada

October 30, 2018
The minimalist, readymade, multicolored world of bassist Dywane Thomas Jr.
Rig Rundown: Minus the Bear [2018]

Rig Rundown: Minus the Bear [2018]

October 24, 2018
Before the storied math-rock outfit rides off into the sunset, Jake Snider, bassist Cory Murchy, and looper-extraordinaire Dave Knudson give us one last glimpse at how they build their fascinating, IDM-inspired textures.
Rig Rundown: FIDLAR

Rig Rundown: FIDLAR

October 10, 2018
These DIY punkers prove you don’t need custom axes and pyrotechnics to spark a mosh pit and a good time.
Greta Van Fleet Announces 2019 Tour Dates

Greta Van Fleet Announces 2019 Tour Dates

October 10, 2018
The world tour hits Europe, North America, and for the first time, Australia.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Nominees

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Nominees

October 9, 2018
Def Leppard, MC5, Radiohead, and Rage Against the Machine and among the artists that are up for induction.
King's X to Release New Album in 2019

King's X to Release New Album in 2019

October 8, 2018
It will be the group's first album of new material since 2008's XV.
Gallery: Riot Fest 2018

Gallery: Riot Fest 2018

September 28, 2018
We cherry-picked the essential guitar-centric happenings from Chicago’s three-day celebration, including performances from Johnny Marr, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Weezer, Bad Religion, Jesus Lizard, and more!
Rig Rundown: Pokey LaFarge

Rig Rundown: Pokey LaFarge

September 26, 2018
The Americana stylist and his band favor a minimalist approach to create their throwback sounds.