“Some people use one guitar, one amp, and then, ‘This is what I am going to use for the rest of my life’... We change it up as much as we can”: The Gaslight Anthem are on an eternal tonal quest

The Gaslight Anthem's Alex Rosamilia [left] and Brian Fallon live onstage in London
(Image credit: Burak Cingi/Redferns)

Just think for a moment on how a year of life feels, how things change, how you change, and then think what nine years of living feels like. That’s the time and distance The Gaslight Anthem put between the release of 2014’s Get Hurt and current album History Books

During their hiatus, declared in the summer of 2015, life marched on relentlessly. For one thing, frontman/guitarist Brian Fallon had a solo career to launch, releasing four albums in the interim. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.