Don’t miss the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival this fall to be held over two consecutive weekends October 4-6 and October 11-13 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The 2019 lineup includes some of Epiphone's hottest artists including Black Pistol Fire, Gary Clark Jr., Slash with Guns N’ Roses, Jenny Lewis, the Raconteurs, and Casino fan Thom Yorke of Radiohead. 

Read our classic interviews with Gary Clark Jr., Jenny Lewis guitarist and rising Americana star Megan McCormick, Slash, Brendan Benson, and our new interview with Black Pistol Fire founder Kevin McKeown

"I grew up on old rock & roll, R&B—Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino," McKeown told "That was the stuff that was playing in the house. I always thought when I was older I’d do something along those lines. Maybe kind of find a way to do some kind of throwback.

Then you get a little older and you start to discover Nirvana, the White Stripes and all of the sudden, rock & roll hits you like a freight train and then you have to go back and find out what inspired those dudes, and they were inspired by these blues. So yeah, it didn’t exactly wind up where I thought it would when I was younger, but now I just can’t really picture myself—or me and Eric—doing any other type of music then what we’re doing.  But we’re constantly changing. That’s the thing with a two piece—those boxes and walls can get pretty close-in after a certain amount of time goes by."