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An Interview with Paul Gilbert of Racer X & Mr. Big

Paul Gilbert was an absolute pleasure to talk to. There’s a reason why he’s on the top of many people’s lists for best guitar players out there. Starting his career at a very young age after picking up a guitar at 11 years old, Paul was already giving lessons just years later. Not too long after that Racer X was born, and the rest is history.

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An Interview with Pat McManus of The Mama’s Boys & The Pat McManus Band

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with one of the most underrated Guitar Heroes in the game, Ireland’s own, Pat McManus. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, Pat’s newest music, his days with The Mama’s Boys, sharing the stage with Thin Lizzy, his favorite guitarists, and his favorite music, and more.

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Into The Void: Thirteen of “Space Ace” Frehley’s Most Savage Tracks

There is no denying that “Space Ace” has a special swagger about him…that certain something that simply makes him special. Ace is both unable and uninterested in reading music and is generally averse to playing by anybody else’s rules but his own. Still, Ace has managed to forge a fifty-year career in music and has seen the wildly unheard-of success that street-walking guys from the Bronx don’t often see.

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An Interview with Bob Paré of KIX

By the time he received the inevitable phone call in May, Bob Paré was prepared to put everything on hold for an opportunity of a lifetime. The veteran guitarist had been hand-picked to become the newest member of Maryland’s treasured Hard Rock act, KIX.

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The Final Countdown: 5 Underrated Guitarists of the 80s Hard Rock & Heavy Metal-Era

When it comes to the guitar, speak to me with your playing. Send me a message without actually talking to me. I don’t care how fast you can play, or how many notes you can jam in a 30-second solo. Is that impressive from a technical standpoint? Sure. Does it speak to me personally? Not really.

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An Interview with Wolf Hoffmann of Accept

In early 2021, when veteran Metal outfit, Accept, released their newest effort, Too Mean To Die smack dab in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were doing more than just pushing new tunes out into the world. No, they were reminding us that life is a litmus test.

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An Interview with Michael Gilbert of Flotsam and Jetsam

Flotsam and Jetsam are one of the underrated, and perhaps unheralded heroes of the Thrash and Speed Metal genres. For nearly forty years the group has consistently released outstanding music within their genre.

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An Interview with Courtney Cox of The Iron Maidens

As I’ve said before, the Rock and Metal game has long been dominated by men. These days, there are so many incredible, shredding lead guitarists out there who are females. With hard-rocking players like Courtney Cox in the game, the narrative is changing.

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An Interview with Kee Marcello of Europe & Easy Action

In a decade known for its guitarists, Kee Marcello was truly a standout from the bunch. Beginning with Easy Action, soring to fame with Europe and beyond with his solo work, most recently with Our Of This World, Kee has established a firm legacy as one of the better lead players within the genre of Heavy Metal and Glam.

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