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How Does Royal Blood Get that Huge Sound with Only Two Guys?

The band Royal Blood has had an almost meteoric rise this year.  Since getting together in January of 2012, the band has played a few small shows, and then moved quickly into large venues, opening for bigger bands, in front of 30,000 people!

Their debut album, Royal Blood, has sold a bunch of copies, and their songs "Out of the Black", and "Figure It Out" have gotten a lot of attention, and have been top 5 singles for quite a while this year.

Their sound is a bit different, and comes from being generated by only two guys!

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Funny Things Bassists Say in the Studio

To continue our assault of every member of a band, here's another "what people say in the studio" video.  This guy pretty much nails band members with his parodies of what people say in the studio when they're not prepared.

It's pretty funny, but think of how much money people wasted in the studio, when it cost a couple thousand bucks a day to record!  How pissed off would you be if your bandmates did this stuff?

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Funny Things Guitarists Say in the Studio

Yesterday, I posted about the funny things drummers say in the studio, and I think we all had a good laugh.  If you haven't had that laugh yet, go have it, it's good.

Drummers aren't the only funny people in the studio, though.  You'll always get some good stuff from everyone in the band, including the guitar players.

Yes, even them.

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Alice Cooper’s Guitar Players Show Off Their Gear on Tour

For those of us with GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), this video will be a bit of NSFW gear-porn.  Alice Cooper has three guitarists on tour with him right now.  Ryan Roxie, Tommy Henriksen, and the gorgeous and talented Nita Strauss.

Premier Guitar goes back stage to talk with all three guitarists and get them to show their guitars on the tour, what effects they're using to get the sounds they want, and the amps they use to get loud!

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New Pickup for Guitarists Lets You Play Bass at the Same Time

Sometimes you don't have a bass player.  It happens a lot.  Sometimes you perform alone, and want the guitar to sound bigger, and more full.

Here's a really cool Kickstarter campaign going on right now.  This guy works for Steve Vai, and has come up with a pretty cool invention.  It's called A Little Thunder.

It's a guitar pickup that fits in a regular humbucker slot on the guitar, and has sort of a stacked pickup to give a humbucker sound in a single-coil space, and another couple coils for just the low E and A strings, to send to bass sound.

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Remember Fred Dursts’ Horrifying Guitar Solo?

This still is one of the funniest things that you can find on the internet. I don't know exactly what show this is from, but it's awesome. I have been playing guitar for quite a few years, and I am no Dimebag Darrell. However, I could play circles around this guy.

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Kirk Hammett Contributes Guest Solo to New Exodus Album – Check it Out

Metallica might be quiet right now, as they work on their new album, but Kirk has something coming out soon, and it's not any kind of follow up to the horrible mess that was Lulu.

He's gone and played a pretty cool solo on the new Exodus album, Blood In Blood Out, that's coming out on October 14th.

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Check Out KISS’ Guitars and Amps for Their New Tour

KISS is out on tour right now with Def Leppard, and they've changed up their gear for the new tour.

Check out Premier Guitar's visit with Tommy Thayer, and Gene Simmons' and Paul Stanley's guitar techs, as they talk about the new guitars, amps, effects and more for the tour.

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One of My Favorite YouTube Guys Does an Amazing Thing [Video]

There's a British guitar player that I've been watching for a very long time now, and a few months ago he did something on his channel that is very cool.  His name is Rob Chapman.

He'd seen a "busker" on the street playing slide guitar one day, and filmed him and posted it on his YouTube account to show everyone how good the guy is.  Apparently, Jeff Beck walked up to the slide player (Nelly Niel) and asked, "WTF are you doing playing in the streets, you're so good!"

The amazing part is what happened a month later.

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Myles Kennedy Air Guitars During Alter Bridge Set in Germany [Video]

I'm not sure exactly what happened, but how Myles from Alter Bridge dealt with it was amazing!  During "Ties That Bind" in Hamburg, Myles needed his guitar for some parts of the song.  Did he forget to put the guitar on for the song?  Did the guitar tech forget to get it to him?

Either way, when he hits the point of the song where he had to play, he air guitars and sings the part!  You can tell he and the crowd were having a good time with it.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Brad Paisley Steals Fan’s GoPro, Performs Guitar Solo With It [Video]

The GoPro camera has really revolutionized the way people record things, from concerts to extreme sports.

Even if the video shot isn't officially used by GoPro for marketing, it's still great advertising for them. They're instantly recognizable.

While performing at a recent concert, country music star Brad Paisley saw a fan in the front row with a GoPro, taking in all of the action. During a guitar solo, Paisley grabbed the camera with his left hand and just kept playing, while the GoPro recorded all of the action.

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Five Finger Death Punch Guitar Rig Tours [Video]

Five Finger Death Punch is coming to town on September 21st with Volbeat, Hellyeah and Nothing More!  The show is at the Deltaplex, and it's going to be an amazing night, with some really great, and loud bands!

Get ready for the show with these rig tours of both Zoltan's and Jason's gear.  They show you the guitatrs they're using, the amps, effects and cabs.  I love me some gear porn!

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