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Dimebag Darrell: Powerage

     From the ashes of Pantera rise Damageplan to usher in a new golden age of power- groovin’ metal. In an exclusive interview, legendary guitarist Dimebag Darrell tells the whole truth and nothin’ but the truth, so help him God.  “C’mon! Getcha pull,” Dimebag Darrell roars as he showers a delighted fan with a fistful of freshly minted guitar picks that bear the name of his new group,... …

The Setlist: Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains

Originally printed in Guitar World, December 2007 Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - August 18, 2007 - Long Island, NY    Click to see a larger version.   “The set list that night was a little different from usual,” says Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, “and we didn’t realize it until we were onstage. When we got to ‘Would?’ we all looked at each other, because it’s usually the second-to... …

The Doom Generation: The Art of Playing Heavy

Reprinted from Maximum Guitar, July 1997 What do Mountain, the MC5, Motörhead, Metallica, Megadeth, Ministry, Marilyn Manson and Machine Head all have in common? Besides the obvious fact that these bands’ names all begin with the letter “q,” they are all purveyors of heaviness. In fact, heaviness forms a common bond between bands from genres as disparate as hard rock, heavy metal, punk,... …