October 2020

 

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Album Spotlight: Thundercat’s Cosmic Tilt-A-Whirl

Album Spotlight: Thundercat’s Cosmic Tilt-A-Whirl

August 10, 2020
On It Is What It Is, the bassist examines the loss of his best friend, Mac Miller, through a deep-dive, jazz-fusion opus.
Wong Notes Episode 7: Sean Hurley

Wong Notes Episode 7: Sean Hurley

July 15, 2020
The first-call session bassist (John Mayer, Morissey, Lana Del Rey) discusses gig prep, gear essentials, and how confidence improves tone.
Practice Makes Music: Creative Ways to Learn from Your Favorite Artists

Practice Makes Music: Creative Ways to Learn from Your Favorite Artists

June 27, 2020
A guide on how modern R&B and pop could unlock your inner practice addict.
Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Most Iconic Basses

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Most Iconic Basses

June 26, 2020
Verdine, Flea, Sheehan, Josephine and six other legends show us their favorite earth-rumblers!
Live at Grimey's: The Wood Brothers

Live at Grimey's: The Wood Brothers

March 19, 2020
In support of their just-released eighth studio album, Kingdom in My Mind, Chris, Oliver, and percussionist Jano Rix strip down some of their newest songs.
Listen to the April 2020 <i>PG</i> Spotify Playlist

Listen to the April 2020 PG Spotify Playlist

March 18, 2020
This month's playlist includes new tunes from Nili Brosh, Drive-By Tuckers, Sons of Apollo, Alcest, and more.
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: 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.