February 2020

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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.
Which Pro Bassist Has the Wildest Pedalboard?

Which Pro Bassist Has the Wildest Pedalboard?

February 6, 2020
Poliça’s Chris Bierden, PG editors, and our Reader of the Month discuss low-enders with staggering stomp stations.
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.
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.
17 Guitar & Bass Heroes Hail <i>Their</i> Heroes

17 Guitar & Bass Heroes Hail Their Heroes

January 14, 2020
Joe Satriani, Thurston Moore, Molly Tuttle, Tommy Emmanuel, John Doe, Lzzy Hale, Kurt Vile, Wayne Kramer, Chris McQueen, and eight more of today’s greats discuss the contemporary players who give them the shivers.
Rig Rundown: Intervals

Rig Rundown: Intervals

January 1, 2020
Prog-metal architect Aaron Marshall shows off a pair of dazzling Mayones prototypes before he explains using a small digital footprint for tons of tones.
<i>PG</i> Editors’ Best Albums of the Year 2019

PG Editors’ Best Albums of the Year 2019

December 31, 2019
We round the year’s corner with our annual staff picks, notable mentions, and our most-anticipated releases of 2020.
Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2019

Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2019

December 30, 2019
Based on your watch time and clicks, here are the most-watched videos this trip 'round the sun.
Terror and Beauty, Together at Last

Terror and Beauty, Together at Last

December 24, 2019
The Messthetics’ Anthony Pirog brings a voracious blend of techniques, genres, and gray matter to his new band with Fugazi’s Joe Lally and Brendan Canty.
Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2010s

Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2010s

December 17, 2019
Sure, some are obvious biggies (Bonamassa, Vai), but there are also unexpected dark horses (hint: one is a shirtless Misfit).
Rig Rundown: Highly Suspect

Rig Rundown: Highly Suspect

December 11, 2019
The DIY rockers take PG on a tour of their live tone toys.
KXM's Songs from the Pressure Cooker

KXM's Songs from the Pressure Cooker

December 3, 2019
George Lynch and dUg Pinnick reveal how the band wrote and tracked 12 songs in 12 days to create their latest album, Circle of Dolls.
<i>PG Jams:</i> The Bros. Landreth

PG Jams: The Bros. Landreth

November 28, 2019
Armed with insanely heavy strings, killer chops, and a handful of new songs, the Canadian roots-rock group shares stories behind their new album, ’87.
Rig Rundown: King Buffalo

Rig Rundown: King Buffalo

November 27, 2019
The bluesy psych-rock trio shows off its souped-up import axes, pricier amps, and carefully planned pedal playgrounds.
Rig Rundown: The Black Keys [2019]

Rig Rundown: The Black Keys [2019]

November 21, 2019
From rocking garages to filling arenas, Dan Auerbach’s gear has always been odd and eccentric. Still keeping it weird, he spotlights axes from a teenage hero, a custom build influenced by an industry master, and a token of his success in the shape of a Holy Grail Gibson.
The Black Crowes Reveal New Lineup and 2020 Tour Dates

The Black Crowes Reveal New Lineup and 2020 Tour Dates

November 11, 2019
The tour will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the group's Shake Your Money Maker album.
Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit [2019]

Rig Rundown: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit [2019]

November 6, 2019
Bursts, Benders, and Js, oh my! A pioneer of the new Nashville sound spends a whopping 90 minutes showing off the gear his crew has amassed since our last get-together.
Blackwater Holylight’s Mad Scientists on the Loose

Blackwater Holylight’s Mad Scientists on the Loose

November 5, 2019
The metal-doom-psych-a-holic Sunny Faris and Laura Hopkins pursue their disparate influences in the moody, textured new Veils of Winter.
Rig Rundown: Bad Religion

Rig Rundown: Bad Religion

October 23, 2019
What’s more punk rock than dueling, angry P-90s straight into classic Marshalls? Nothing!