Interviews

Interview with Marty Friedman (Guitars) (Marty Friedman) ex Megadeth

I believe that Megadeth are in the market for a new guitarist. Has that chapter finally closed for you? You earlier said that you prefer to move forward rather than go back.

Marty “I don’t really have an answer for you, I know that people would want to know. Honestly I don’t have an answer. I have never said never to anything in my life, so who knows? I really don’t know.”

Album Reviews

The Dirk Scheuer Softcore Explosion – Nulla Vita Sine Musica

An interesting array of influences are shown in the promo pack, for instance apparently Dirk was influenced by a very and still underrated guitar man, the late Tommy Bolin and I can actually hear some similarities in it’s music for instance on the instrumental, fusion track “Organic Tubes” you can sense a little of the style of playing that Bolin experienced before he joined Deep Purple for that tragic period in time, more loosely resembling his stint in Zephyr.

Album Reviews

Joop Wolters – False Poetry

JOOP WOLTERS’ blend of speedy shredding mixed with jazz fusion and sprinkled with a bit of classical inspired stuff is very easy on the ears and is a guitarist’s wet dream. Seriously, this is one of those albums that you listen to and then decide to hang your guitar up in shame as there is so much technicality here that it just shouldn’t be possible for one man to be so versatile…

Album Reviews

Ben Levin Group – Pulse Of A Nation

The latest oddity to come across my desk is a largely instrumental album from the BEN LEVIN GROUP, who were formed of all places at the Berkley School Of Music, which as a lot of you would know gave us the almighty Dream Theater. So as you can imagine, instrumentation is the main course here and I’ll tell you now that these guys are very highly skilled on a technical level…