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Rush celebrate 40 years of Moving Pictures with new Super Deluxe Edition, including liner notes from Kim Thayil, Les Claypool and Bill Kelliher

Rush will celebrate the 40th anniversary of eighth studio album Moving Pictures by releasing an array of expanded reissue editions on April 15. Moving Pictures, produced by the band and Terry Brown, was the album that gave us tracks like Tom Sawyer, Limelight and famed instrumental YYZ. It remains the band’s highest-selling album in the US.
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Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher on Why Weezer’s ‘Pinkerton’ Is His Desert-Island Jam

Plus, how he minimizes stress during the riff-writing process. Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Sultan's Curse" - Premier Guitar ›. Mastodon's Bill Kelliher Channels Pain and Gain - Premier Guitar ›. In our 13th year of the popular video series, we cataloged setups of a guitar god, Nashville session ace, audaciously charming...
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MASTODON's Bill Kelliher Calls METALLICA's Black Album "An Absolute Crusher"

Metallica's 1991 classic Black Album is inescapable in terms of both its songs and its influence. The record has sold nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, and is one of the best-selling albums in the Nielsen SoundScan era (so 1991 and beyond). One of the very many ears the album has touched over the years is Mastodon guitarist and vocalist Bill Kelliher, who expressed his love for it in a recent interview with Guitar World. Kelliher also called the "Sad But True" riff "perfect," adding that it's also a blast to play.
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Bill Kelliher: “Metallica practiced for three hours a night before playing onstage for another two. Meanwhile, we were sitting around drinking beer and picking our noses!”

As part of Guitar World's cover story celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Black Album, we spoke to some key players whose lives had been changed by Metallica’s self-titled 1991 opus. One of those musicians was Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher, then just 20 years old and already a fully fledged ‘Tallica...
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