November 2018

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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.
Rig Rundown: Henry Kaiser's Five Times Surprise

Rig Rundown: Henry Kaiser's Five Times Surprise

September 19, 2018
A studio visit with the new gear-heavy improv/art-rock supergroup that includes Henry Kaiser, Andy West, and Anthony Pirog.
Rig Rundown: Widespread Panic

Rig Rundown: Widespread Panic

September 12, 2018
A chilled-out look at the road rigs of guitarists Jimmy Herring and John “JB” Bell, and bassist Dave Schools—32 years after the legendary jam band’s first gig in Athens, Georgia.
Rig Rundown: Todd Rundgren

Rig Rundown: Todd Rundgren

August 29, 2018
The multi-instrumentalist, producer, and all-around sonic shaman explains the origin story on his No. 1 “Foamy," discusses fixing Clapton’s “Fool” SG, and reveals how he stays musically energized after nearly 50 years.
Skating Polly’s Sister Power

Skating Polly’s Sister Power

August 3, 2018
With their own literal rulebook, a gnarly sounding Fender Duo-Sonic, and a 3-string bass, siblings Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo blend pop hooks and punk grit on their new album, The Make It All Show.
Rig Rundown: Zao

Rig Rundown: Zao

July 11, 2018
Even on borrowed gear, the metalcore pioneers are able to bring the thunder with a handful of ESP guitars, some Mesa/Boogie firepower, and a stash of gnarly fuzz pedals.
Clairvoyant Chemistry: The Damned’s Captain Sensible and Paul Gray

Clairvoyant Chemistry: The Damned’s Captain Sensible and Paul Gray

June 26, 2018
The punk-rock godfathers restart their guitar and bass partnership on the Damned’s first new album in a decade, Evil Spirits. And producer Tony Visconti takes their tones to the max.
Glassjaw’s Justin Beck: Double Agent

Glassjaw’s Justin Beck: Double Agent

June 22, 2018
The post-hardcore band’s cofounder plays guitar and bass on Material Control, Glassjaw’s first album in 15 years, and pushes his heavy 4-string sound to the fore.
Rig Rundown: Guided by Voices

Rig Rundown: Guided by Voices

June 20, 2018
Doug Gillard, Mark Shue, and Bobby Bare Jr. reveal how a few quirky vintage axes, some classic amps, and a few utilitarian pedals get the job done night after night.
Listen to the July 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

Listen to the July 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

June 20, 2018
This month's tracks include tunes from Meshell Ndegeocello, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Anthrax, Jane's Addiction, and more!
Rig Rundown: Red Fang

Rig Rundown: Red Fang

June 6, 2018
Witness how 5-string Krautsters, solid-state Sunn heads, and pitch shifters provide the stoner-metal band’s foundation for brute-force tones.