Dylan LeBlanc: "Certain guitar moments can sound like poetry if you get ’em right"

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Dylan LeBlanc was thrilled to have nabbed superstar producer Dave Cobb for his fourth album, Renegade. There was just one problem: Cobb didn’t want to use LeBlanc’s backing band, the Pollies, in the studio. 

“Dave has a formula, and he likes to record with a certain bunch of players,” LeBlanc says. “So I came up with a compromise: I said, ‘Just try my guys out for a day. If you don’t like them, you can send them home.’”

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Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar World, Guitar Player, MusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.