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Backstage Interview: Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher on His ‘Golden Axe’ Explorer and New ‘Halcyon’ Les Paul

On Mastodon’s latest album, 2013’s Once More ‘Round the Sun, the Atlanta-based metallers display a penchant for raging, big-chorused rock and an arsenal of moods and styles. Lead single “High Road” is a meaty verse/riff number with gutting rhythms, while “The Motherload” shows off Mastodon’s prog side with blustering guitar lines and a pummeling bass attack. ...

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Slash in Japan

Guitar great Slash last week dropped by Gibson Brands Showroom in Tokyo to talk about his new album, World on Fire and his Gibson and Epiphone signature guitars. ...

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Gibson Announces the Robby Krieger 1954 Les Paul Custom

From the moment Doors guitarist Robby Krieger acquired his 1954 Les Paul Custom, in 1968, the iconic instrument became his writing companion, his performing partner and his muse—in a word, Krieger’s musical soul mate. Nicknamed “L.A. Woman” and played on scores of seminal Doors recordings, the guitar remains in Krieger’s possession to this day. ...

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