Dave Keuning: “The second I get a pedal, I write a song with it right then and there, because it’s some fun, new sound that inspires me”

Dave Keuning
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When it became known in 2017 that the Killers’ guitarist, Dave Keuning, was to take a sabbatical from recording and touring with the band, some fans figured they had seen the last of one of the group’s co-founders in its ranks.

But upon the arrival of the band's seventh studio album, Pressure Machine, in August 2021, Keuning was back in the band full-time – and a few months earlier, had even issued a sophomore solo studio effort, A Mild Case of Everything.

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Greg Prato

Greg is a contributing writer at Guitar World. He has written for other outlets over the years, and has been lucky to interview some of his favorite all-time guitarists and bassists: Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley, Adrian Belew, Andy Summers, East Bay Ray, Billy Corgan, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, and Mike Watt, among others (and even took lessons from John Petrucci back in the summer of ’91!). He is the author of such books as Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Shredders: The Oral History of Speed Guitar (And More) and Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story.