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Brendon Small: The Mind Behind Metalocalypse
Brendon Small created the animated band Dethklok as a spoof of what it
would be like if death metal ruled the world. But the massive popularity of his
animated show Metalocalypse, aided by a song’s inclusion in Guitar Hero II,
has led to an upcoming second album and co-headlining tour with Mastodon.
We catch up with the co-creator, co-producer, musical composer and voice
actor to talk about his and Dethklok’s gear, recording the new album and
Dethklok’s faux reign as the world’s biggest band.
New Column: Tech Tales
Meet Chad Weaver, guitar tech for
Brad Paisley. Starting this month, he’s
joining our online roster of columnists. Chad will be sharing tone and
setup tips from his experience on the
road. In his debut column, Chad talks
about getting the gig with Brad and
what a typical show entails.
Six String Nation &
We trace the journey and
construction of the Voyageur
guitar profiled on page 127 in our
online-only photo gallery. Plus, get
a closer look at Tommy Emmanuel
in an online-only photo essay.
PG On Location: Martin
Owner’s Club, James
Guitar Festival, Nashville
In continuing our quest to take you
everywhere gear is made, played and
displayed, we have recaps of three
summer gear events. First, we take you
inside the Martin Owner’s Club gathering
with a gallery and videos from the event.
Then, we head south for the James
Burton International Guitar Festival, where
Burton brought together some of the
most talented guitarists on the planet
today: Steve Lukather, Al Di Meola, Albert
Lee, David Grissom and more. Finally, we
swing up to Nashville for the first-ever
Nashville Amp Expo.