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Jessica Pratt

Jessica Pratt Announces US Tour

California folk singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt is a bit of a deity. She plays her guitar as if she has just returned from the ’60s, using her whimsical voice to turn austere guitar playing into something much darker. After releasing her debut self-titled LP in 2012 and the excellent full-length On Your Own Love Again at the beginning […]

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UTG PHOTOS: Black Label Society & Down (5/10/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to Best Buy Theater in New York City to photograph The Revolver Golden Gods Tour on May 10, 2014. Over 2,000 members of the BLS New York Chapter gathered Saturday night for a sold-out evening of metal music. The stacked lineup included Black Label Society, Down, Devil You […]

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Let Real Estate Teach You How to Play Guitar in Video for New Single “Crime”

Learning how to play an instrument is never as easy as it looks, even if Rock Band pretends otherwise. Having to rely on online tabs uploaded by fans can get iffy sometimes, too. Knowing the struggle is all too real, indie rockers Real Estate have gone ahead and given their new single “Crime” an animated guitar […]

Scott Ian

UTG INTERVIEW: Scott Ian Discusses ‘Speaking Words’ Tour, Anthrax, And NOT Watching The Grammys

“I have as much to do with the Grammys as I do with the fucking Oscars.” Scott Ian, guitarist of iconic metal band Anthrax, is a straight shooter. It’s probably rooted in his Queens, NY attitude, but regardless of where it came from, the man doesn’t dance around what he’s trying to say. When I […]

Paul Seidel

The Ocean Bring In Paul Seidel As New Drummer

It’s always depressing when you see one of your favorite bands go through line-up changes, it somehow hurts deep in your bones for the band. You don’t want the band’s integrity or framework tarnished, it’s understandable. When Luc Hess and Jonathan Nido announced they were leaving The Ocean earlier this week, fans were pretty upset. […]

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Staind Guitarist Mike Mushok Joins Newsted

Staind guitarist Mike Mushok announced that he has joined the band Newsted. Newsted has been built around former Metallica and Voivod bassist Jason Newsted. Staind are still going as a band so that means Mushok will be pulling double duty. The group will be touring Europe in June on the festival circuit so catch them […]

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Justin Vernon of Bon Iver Designs Guitar Made From Whiskey Barrels, Puts It Up For Auction

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver has designed a guitar made from the wood of Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey barrels. This unique guitar, called “The 1608”, was built by Gordy Bischoff, a luthier from Vernon’s home town of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The guitar is up for auction on eBay to help benefit Eau Claire’s Confluence Project, which is […]

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Dinosaur Jr Guitar Stolen

J Mascis, the singer, songwriter, and guitarist behind Dinosaur Jr, had his guitar stolen after a recent show. The guitar was stolen at the October 11 show in Oregon. The guitar is a white Squire Jazzmaster; ironically, this is a pretty cheap guitar – you can buy one new for $400. But hey, I guess […]

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UTG EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Yellowcard’s Ryan Mendez

Recently at Vans’ Warped Tour in Camden, NJ, I sat down with Ryan Mendez, guitar player of Yellowcard to talk about the tour, bands they are excited about, their new record Southern Air, and their Fall plans. It was an absolute pleasure speaking with the man, and it only got me more anxious to see […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: Periphery – Make Total Destroy

Prog-metal outfit, Periphery have released their new music video for their single, “Make Total Destroy” and, oh man, is it pretty freakin’ great. The futuristic, stop-and-go bruiser of a video compliments the thrashing hostility of the song itself; a true testament to fun metal videos. Hit the jump to check the video out. “Make Total […]

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Taking Back Sunday Tracking New Album In 2013

Taking Back Sunday‘s own Eddie Reyes sat down with Ultimate Guitar recently and revealed that they will be tracking a new album in early 2013. This is very exciting news and we cannot wait to hear the new material when it is released. To read the entire interview please head past the link provided and […]

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Joseph Marro Leaves Hellogoodbye

Joseph Marro (keyboard/guitar) has revealed that he is leaving Hellogoodbye and focusing more on his other band, The Early November. Please take a moment to read his statement and give UTG your thoughts on this situation by commenting. “Every once and a while I’ll read a post on Absolute Punk about The Early November or […]