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Photo Gallery: Kiss Tear It Up in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, September 2

Kiss made a stop at the First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, Sunday, September 2, as part of their co-headlining tour with Mötley Crüe. Kiss took the stage to a near-capacity crowd and tore through many of their live standards. Sprinkled in with "Shout It Out Loud," "Deuce" and "Love Gun" was their new single, "Hell Or Hallelujah," and "War Machine."

Interview: Eric Johnson Discusses His Dunlop Signature Fuzz Face Pedal

Ask any guitarist to describe Eric Johnson in one word, and you'll likely get one response: “Tone." Johnson took the music world by storm with the release of his 1986 album Tones and the subsequent Ah Via Musicom from 1990. Since that time, he's released a successful DVD, appeared on several G3 and Experience Hendrix tours -- and he's even won a Grammy.

Interview: Jason Myers, Quinn Lukas and Dave Watson of Icarus Witch Discuss New Album, 'Rise'

Although often labeled as a “traditional” metal band, Icarus Witch’s new album, Rise, shows a much broader scope of musical ability. We sat down with Icarus Witch's bassist Jason Myers and guitarists Quinn Lukas and Dave Watson to discuss changes in the band and the new album.

Guitars on Tour: Traveling Exhibit Hints at Possibilities of Permanent National Guitar Museum

You'd be hard pressed to find a guitarist who wouldn't consider the guitar, by its very nature, to be a work of art. The colors, the shapes, the wood and all those little idiosyncrasies make each guitar While many manufacturers have created showcases of their instruments in specific museums, there has yet to be one singular museum in the United States to focus on the guitar word as a whole.

Interview: David Ellefson of Megadeth Discusses His New Signature X Series Basses by Jackson

To say David Ellefson has Jackson is his blood is no exaggeration. Born in the small town of Jackson, Minnesota, Ellefson was drawn to the bass immediately. Over the course of his musical career, Ellefson has inspired many budding musicians to take up the bass guitar.

Interview: Black Label Society's Nick Catanese Discusses Signature PRS SE Guitar and Dean Markley Artist Series Helix Strings

Guitarist Nick Catanese — or the “Evil Twin” as he is known to the legions of Black Label Society fans — has been a member of the band for 16 years now. What started as a side project of sorts for Zakk Wylde has grown into an extremely successful machine. Catanese has the task of keeping up with Wylde’s guitar pyrotechnics night in and night out on stage.

Interview: Tesla Guitarist Dave Rude Talks Gibson Guitars, Marshall Amps and Touring with the Scorpions

When Tesla first set the rock world on fire with their debut album, 1986's Mechanical Resonance, Dave Rude was 8 years old. As fate would have it, in 2006, founding Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon came across The Dave Rude Band on MySpace and asked Rude to join his band as a rhythm guitarist. That eventually led to Rude joining Tesla.

Review: 'David Ellefson Rock Shop' App for iPhone and iPad

While there is no shortage of guitar-oriented apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, many of them can be full of so many configurations and settings that they become cumbersome to use -- especially on the smaller screens. And even after mastering the settings, you can quickly rack up a hefty sum with in-app purchases.

Interview: Dead Sara Guitarist Siouxsie Medley Discusses Gear and the Band's Self-Titled New Album

Singer Emily Armstrong, bassist Chris Null, drummer Sean Friday and guitarist Siouxsie Medley -- better known as Dead Sara -- combine a high-energy live show with well-crafted, organic rock and roll music. The band, which released a six-song EP, The Airport Sessions, in 2008, is now set to release their self-titled debut album on April 10 on Pocket Kid Records through Fontana/Universal.

Interview: Megadeth's David Ellefson Discusses His New Book, 'Unsung: Words & Images'

Lately, a musician releasing a book is nothing unusual, and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has joined the fray, releasing Unsung: Words & Images, a self-published book of his lyrics and photograph.