THE WATER COOLER
The editors of Premier Guitar offer up some unsolicited opinions about guitars and 6-string life.
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The program is available to hotel
guests in Chicago and San Diego
who are not named Charlie Sheen.
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No joke here, just awesome. Go to
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Okay, this definitely qualifies as a
festival, but we’re still trying to figure out the “New Orleans Jazz &
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Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and
Anthrax will play together in the US
for the first time in April. Too bad
Ulrich nixed the idea of a tour, telling Rolling Stone, “I don’t want this
to turn into something that overtakes everybody’s schedules for the
next couple years.”
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We’re waiting with bated breath.
And by bated breath, we mean we’re
going to go back to school, get a
PhD, raise a family, watch the Cubs
win the Series, and then check back
for the new music.
A sampling of what we’ve heard on premierguitar.com in the past month
What lame songs
did you cut your
is My Valley.”
I asked my teacher in the first lesson
to show me “Stairway.” He chuckled
condescendingly and said, “That’s a bit
too much for someone as new as you.”
So I went home and learned it and
never went back.
– Premier Guitar, Joshua
Davis, Steve W. Martin,
and Sean Sanford, from
After my dad pulled out one of his old records and showed
me “The Crush of Love” by Joe Satriani, my life was
changed. So here I am, in third grade, at my first lesson
ever, asking to learn Joe Satriani and walking out from the
lesson with “La Cucaracha” for homework. Ha ha.
Have you gone
mad, man? Your
wife will inevitably
read this and then
you are screwed.
– John Bohlinger, on “How to Hide New
Gear from Your Significant Other,” Tuning
Up, February 2011.
Yeah, it sounds great.
Full marks to Premier
Guitar for organizing
different mics for
the guitar amp and
– simon_nyc, on “NAMM ’ 11 - Mesa/
Boogie Royal Atlantic RA- 100 Demo,”
Web Exclusive Video Demo