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Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace Discusses Her Love of Rickenbackers, Her Musical Awakening

She’s a singer, songwriter, punk lifer, LGBTQ activist, book author and avid Rickenbacker collector, but what Guitar World readers really want to know is…When I watched the “Thrash Unreal” video [from 2007’s New Wave], I got goosebumps when the water started pouring down on your Rickenbacker and James [Bowman’s] Les Paul. I felt like I was watching guitar abuse! Were the guitars ruined?—Aimee... …

Interview: James Bowman of Against Me!

When James Bowman was 14, he met Tom Gabel, the founder of the Gainsville, Florida, punk rock band Against Me!. Bowman, a developing guitarist at the time, wanted a piece of the action and made a deal with Gabel.“I kind of weaseled my way into the band,” Bowman said. “He was getting ready to go on tour, and I told him I would buy all the guitar strings if he'd let me come on tour and play... …