December 2019

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Sonny Landreth Announces New Album and Debuts Title Track

Sonny Landreth Announces New Album and Debuts Title Track

December 6, 2019
Blacktop Run comes out on February 21st and will feature Landreth's working quartet.
The World’s Weirdest Guitar Mods and Builds

The World’s Weirdest Guitar Mods and Builds

December 5, 2019
Feast your eyes and ears on these 6-string mutants, monsters, and mooncalves—approved by Dr. Frankenstein, but ready to make great music.
Ed O' Brien Releases First Track From Forthcoming Solo Album

Ed O' Brien Releases First Track From Forthcoming Solo Album

December 5, 2019
The nine-minute track features drummer Omar Hakim and Radiohead bandmate Colin Greenwood.
Rig Rundown: Tiny Moving Parts

Rig Rundown: Tiny Moving Parts

December 4, 2019
Enthusiastic, nimble-fingered Dylan Mattheisen dances between technical mathcore and catchy rock with Teles and a trusty DL4.
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.
Nils Lofgren: Back on the Horse

Nils Lofgren: Back on the Horse

November 26, 2019
After 50 years, Neil Young and Crazy Horse are in the saddle again with Colorado and Mountaintop Sessions. Read about the new magical chapter for the band and how they embrace the unexpected. Spoiler: Lofgren broke out his tap-dancing shoes.
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.
Live at Grimey's: Bayside

Live at Grimey's: Bayside

November 19, 2019
Guitarists Tony Raneri and Jack O'Shea of the Queens punk-rock band grab some flattops and offer stripped-down renditions of new songs from Interrobang and sprinkle in a few fan favorites.
The Killers Reveal Details About New Album

The Killers Reveal Details About New Album

November 15, 2019
Their sixth album, Imploding The Mirage, will be released in early 2020.
Album Spotlight: Jack Barksdale’s <i>Live from Niles City</i>

Album Spotlight: Jack Barksdale’s Live from Niles City

November 14, 2019
A 12-year-old guitar talent writes and plays songs from the heart.
Rig Rundown: Mike Dawes

Rig Rundown: Mike Dawes

November 13, 2019
The acoustic alchemist shares the secrets to his massive, multi-dimensional tones.
Guitar Mash Announces 8th Annual New York City Urban Campfire

Guitar Mash Announces 8th Annual New York City Urban Campfire

November 13, 2019
There will be special appearances by alums Jimmy Vivino and Scott Sharrard, as well as by Brandon "Taz” Niederauer.
Billy Strings: The Long Road Home

Billy Strings: The Long Road Home

November 12, 2019
On his second solo album, flatpicking wunderkind Billy Strings continues to push boundaries, bend genres, and blaze on his amplified flattop—all while on a journey of self-discovery.
Brian Setzer Forced to Cancel Tour Due to Tinnitus

Brian Setzer Forced to Cancel Tour Due to Tinnitus

November 11, 2019
Setzer says he deeply regrets this inconvenience to his fans and thanks them in advance for their love and support.
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.
Riff Rundown: Benjamin Tod's "Using Again"

Riff Rundown: Benjamin Tod's "Using Again"

November 10, 2019
The Lost Dog Street Band frontman shows how smooth fingerpicking and a few well-placed hammer-ons ring a somber tone to accompany a downtrodden tale.
Man in the Mirror: Tyler Bates

Man in the Mirror: Tyler Bates

November 7, 2019
From scoring a long list of film and TV projects that includes 300, Californication, and the John Wick trilogy, to producing and touring with Marilyn Manson, this multitalented composer says he will always be a guitarist first.
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.