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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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An Interview with Esmée van Sinderen

Today I have young guitar wizard, Esmée van Sinderen, for a chat. We dig into what initially led her to the guitar, her ongoing evolution as a guitarist, her thoughts and feelings on social media, some of her favorite records, and more.

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An Interview with Matt Smith of Poison

Before achieving mainstream success and earning a spot on the Mount Rushmore of perhaps the most transcendent era in music history, the humble beginnings of Poison were established in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1983.

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An Interview with Steve Lynch of Autograph

Praised for the evolution of the multi-fingered tapping technique he once discovered in Seattle in the mid-1970s, Lynch had a prominent hand in introducing a more technical style to the guitar community.

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An Interview with Sonia Anubis of Cobra Spell & Crypta

I’ve said before, the Rock game has long been dominated by men. These days, there are so many incredible, shredding lead guitarists out there who are females and in this way, Rock has never had more balance than it does now.

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