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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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A Day in the Life of Halestorm [Video]

Halestorm has exploded in the last couple years, and become one of the biggest and coolest female-fronted bands out there right now.  Great songs, hot singer...what more could you ask for?

How about a little backstage action with the band?

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Painting Mark Tremonti’s New Guitar – Making “Joe” [Video]

This past weekend, WGRD got to go backstage and talk with the members of Alter Bridge, and while we were there, we got to meet Mark's newest guitar, "Joe".  The guitar is beautiful, and he'd just gotten it that day, the day of Alter Bridge's show at Rock on the Range 2014.

The artist who created the paintjob is named Joe Fenton, and he released a video that shows the process of painting Mark's new guitar!

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Check Out Chevelle’s Guitar and Bass Rigs with Pete and Dean

A few weeks ago, Chevelle came into town with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut to rock The Orbit Room.  Chevelle has such a huge sound for having only 3 guys on stage, and if you're wondering how they get that sound, this is the video for you!

Pete goes over his guitars and his baritone collection, pedals and amps.  Then Dean shows off his basses, and puts out the offer to buy your bass if you happen to have the ones he's looking for!

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