Artist Interviews

From heavy-metal bangers to country twangers to EDM mix wizards, The Hub gets up close and personal with musicians from every significant genre. We ask probing questions about their gear, their inspiration, their strategies in carving out a distinctive sound and style. We skip the fluff in seeking their perspectives about what it takes to launch and sustain a life in music. You’ll find interviews with major recording and performing artists and bands as well as profiles of new, emerging acts. Count on The Hub’s exclusive Artist Interviews for the inspiration and gear intelligence you need to make your own musical aspirations a reality.

Matt Halpern Interview

A Central Focus of Rhythm

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Drummer Matt Halpern reveals his rhythmic philosophy, gear choices and the unexpected influences that helped form his technique.

Nailing the Perfect Guitar/Amp Matchup

Nailing the Perfect Guitar/Amp Matchup

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Our panel of pro guitarists offers hard-won advice on pairing your electric guitar with an amp that’ll do it justice.

How Music Photographers Improve Your Image

How Music Photographers Improve Your Image

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Our panel of music photographers offers tips to musicians on how to get the most out of photo shoots and concert coverage.

George Marinelli Interview

George Marinelli: Evolution of a Journeyman Session Pro

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The longtime Bonnie Raitt sideman dishes on his history and gear, then talks about cutting with Ray Charles.

Interview: Yngwie Malmsteen Unleashes His Fury!

Yngwie Malmsteen Unleashes His Fury!

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The master of shred dishes deep on his gear, creative process and…love of Letterman.

Music for Kids: A Career Worth Pursuing?

Music for Kids: A Career Worth Pursuing?

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Our panel of kid-friendly performing and recording artists weighs in on the rewards.

Eight Nonprofits Changing the World with Music

Eight Nonprofits Changing the World with Music

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These artists and and organizations bring the transformative power of music to a world in need of education and healing.

Derek Trucks Interview

Derek Trucks on His Heroes and the Vintage Gear They Played

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The slide guitar phenom talks about why Rolling Stone’s all-time guitarist list is bogus and reveals the iconic instruments he’d love to own.

6 Pros Weigh in on Home Studio Gear, Software & Pitfalls

6 Pros Weigh in on Home Studio Gear, Software & Pitfalls

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From basic recording gear advice to the right DAW, our experts tell you what you should and shouldn’t expect from a home setup.

Touring Tips: Go-To Gear for the Road

Touring Tips: Go-To Gear for the Road

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Our panel of pro musicians run down the must-have music gear (and other things) they won’t leave home without.

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