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Guitarist Monte Pittman Talks Gear, Playing with Madonna and His New Album, 'The Power of Three'

On January 21, guitarist Monte Pittman — who is best known for his work with Prong and Madonna — dropped his third album, The Power of Three, through Metal Blade Records. We recently caught up with Pittman between gigs to discuss his new album, what it's like to play for Madonna and, of course, his gear. Here’s what he had to say.

Interview: Five Questions with Graveyard Guitarist Jonatan Ramm

We recently caught up with guitarist Jonatan Ramm of Swedish powerhouse Graveyard. The band, which wears its vintage influences proudly on its sleeve, have cultivated a unique '70s metal feel that has caught of the ears of the metal community.

Interview: Incubus Guitarist Mike Einziger Talks 'HQ Live,' the Changing Music Industry, Science and More

In the summer of 2011, as Incubus prepared to release their seventh studio album, If Not Now, When?, the band built their own performance space in a West Los Angeles warehouse and launched into something new: a participatory media exhibit and real-time performance and documentary project that allowed fans to experience and interact with the band as never before.

Interview: Ted Nugent Discusses His New Discovery Channel TV Show, 'Ted Nugent's Gun Country'

Rocker Ted Nugent, a strong proponent of Gibson Byrdlands and the Second Amendment (the right to keep and bear arms), is about to get a lot more face time on national TV. His new show, Ted Nugent's Gun Country, debuts on the Discovery Channel 10 p.m. (9 p.m. Central) Wednesday, October 10.

Interview: Staind Guitarist Mike Mushok Discusses 'Live from Mohegan Sun,' PRS Guitars and More

It was an action-packed summer for Massachusetts-based rockers Staind. They released their first official live album, Live From Mohegan Sun (Buy on iTunes), which also is available on DVD and Blu-Ray, on July 10. The concert was recorded and filmed in high def on November 25, 2011, at the Mohegan Sun and Casino in Montville, Connecticut.

Interview: Five Questions with Guitarist Dimitri Coats of OFF!

Hardcore punk supergroup OFF! released their self-titled sophomore album May 8 through Vice Records (Buy it at

Interview: Bassist Rudy Sarzo Discusses Gear, Randy Rhoads and Animetal USA

Since Rudy Sarzo turned up on heavy metal's radar in the early '80s as Ozzy Osbourne's bassist, he's made a career out of providing the low end to a slew of heavy, household-name bands, from Whitesnake and Quiet Riot to Dio and Blue Oyster Cult.

Interview: Gustav Wood and John Taylor of Young Guns Discuss 'Bones' and the UK Scene

A new band from the UK might just take the U.S. by storm. Young Guns, who recently signed with Wind-Up Records, is a London-based band consisting of vocalist Gustav Wood, guitarists Fraser Taylor and John Taylor, bassist Simon Mitchell and drummer Ben Jolliffe. After toping British music charts and playing to thousands of people across the pond, they are officially U.S.-bound.

Interview: Guitarist Nancy Wilson Discusses Gear and Heart's Hard-Rocking New Album, 'Fanatic'

Ann and Nancy Wilson are arguably two of the most influential women in rock and roll. The sisters, Heart's heart and soul, struck it big in the '70s with hit albums like Dreamboat Annie, Little Queen and Magazine, not to mention a string of unforgettable singles ("Crazy On You," anyone?) that are still considered classic rock mainstays.

Interview: Guitarist Yuri Tsaler of Russia's Mumiy Troll Discusses Their First English-Language Album, 'Vladivostok'

Mumiy Troll might not be a household-name band in the US, but they sure have made their mark on the world. In 1998, a music video by Mumiy Troll was the first video to appear on the new MTV Russia. In the 1980s, the Communist Party considered them as socially dangerous as Black Sabbath. That said, they are arguably that country's most popular band.