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Suuns Ben Shemie

The Big 5: Suuns' Ben Shemie

March 5, 2021
The Montreal rocker shows off his $150 go-to axe and “disappointing” secret-weapon pedal, and pinpoints what’s fundamentally “wrong” with modern guitar culture.
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St. Vincent

St. Vincent Announces New Album, Daddy's Home

March 4, 2021
Watch a retro-flavored video of the first track, "Pay Your Way In Pain."
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George Lynch: “I Tend to Be Naturally Undisciplined”

March 4, 2021
The ’80s shred icon opens up about his new industrial-metal trio, the Banishment, trying to avoid old crutches, and seeking out new sounds—including by miking speakers inside ammo boxes and trash cans.
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Rig Rundown: Ariel Posen

March 3, 2021
The soulful slide wiz shows off his Teisco-inspired baritone and several "different" tone tools that have inspired his pandemic projects—including a knockout Custom Shop Jazzmaster.
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Julien Baker Hooked

Hooked: Julien Baker on My Chemical Romance's "Thank You for the Venom"

March 2, 2021
The somber songstress details how Ray Toro's "metallic" riff showed her an alternative mood to standard melodies and guitar intervals.
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The Big 5 John Petrucci

The Big 5: John Petrucci

February 26, 2021
The Dream Theater legend shares surprising desert-island-album and guitar-hero picks, and remembers finally saying “screw it ” to self-consciousness about his “super nerdy” secret weapon.
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Mark Tremonti

"I Didn't Know What the Hell Was Going On"

February 25, 2021
Mark Tremonti describes the first time he heard "Cathedral" and goes deep into each track on Diver Down.
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Rig Rundown: Bones Owens

February 24, 2021
The blues-rocker takes us inside his remarkable gear sanctuary to show off classic Gibsons, a heaping helping of Hiwatts, and a bunch of rare Pete Cornish pedals.
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Gibson Announces Dave Mustaine As Brand Ambassador—Unveils Four New Models

February 23, 2021
The collaboration between Megadeth's main man and the historic brand will span acoustic and electric guitars across Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer.
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Hooked: Tommy Emmanuel on The Shadows' "Apache" & Chet Atkins' "Windy and Warm"

February 23, 2021
This pair of instrumental classics inspired the Aussie picker to become the one-man guitar star he is today.
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Elizabeth Moen the Big 5

The Big 5: Elizabeth Moen

February 19, 2021
The self-taught songstress joins us from Chicago to show off a modded ES-345 and hip us to her Irish alt-folk hero.
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S.G. Goodman’s New American Gothic

February 18, 2021
The Kentuckian singer-songwriter creates her own vision of the rural South in Old Time Feeling, with reverb-drenched guitars, bare-boned arrangements, and an intimate, haunting vocal style that ties the past and present.
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Rig Rundown: Teenage Wrist

February 17, 2021
Ensconced in chorus, Marshall Gallagher blends his Fenders with British bullies to create a cocktail that is equal parts jangly pop, shimmery shoegaze, and beefy grunge.
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White Stripes

Watch a Newly Released White Stripes Performance

February 17, 2021
The performance was filmed in 2005 and is now available in its entirety along with extra footage.
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Blue October Hooked

Hooked: Blue October's Will Knaak on Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode"

February 16, 2021
The Texas rocker remembers his big break playing the iconic song onstage, and explains how the father of rock 'n' roll's double-stops and harmonic ideas still inform his playing today.
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The Big 5: Fuzz's Charles Moothart

The Big 5: Fuzz's Charles Moothart

February 12, 2021
A ’65 Gibson Firebird, Raw Power, and J.J. Cale factor into the Fuzz frontman’s answers to our fistful of questions.
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ABB

Allman Brothers Band to Release Down in Texas '71

February 11, 2021
The live album was recorded in Austin two months after the seminal Fillmore East shows.
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Mike Baggetta homepage

If Mike Baggetta’s Music Was a Superhero, It Would Be Mr. Fantastic

February 11, 2021
Always stretching, reaching, changing, and absorbing, the jazz maverick talks to PG about creating Main Steam Stop Valve with accomplices Mike Watt and Stephen Hodges.
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Rig Rundown: God Is an Astronaut [2021]

February 10, 2021
See the transformation from digital efficiency to a sprawling setup for Ghost Tapes #10 that now includes Gretsches, Jazzmasters, traditional tube heads, and more stomps than a store.
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Billy Corgan

Eddie Van Halen At His Meanest

February 10, 2021
“It was almost a form of violence,” says Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan of EVH’s playing on Fair Warning.
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