Interview with Alex Skolnick: Joe Satriani, Jazz vs Thrash

Guitarist Alex Skolnick has had an illustrious career in bands such as Testament, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and his self-titled jazz trio. In this video, got the chance to speak with Skolnick while he was in town judging Heavy MTL’s Battle of the Bands. We chat about how he first became interested in music thanks to some KISS trading cards, how his guitar lessons with Joe Satriani taught him to blend work and play, and how he describes his signature sound. He also talks about the challenges of blending his guitar style with thrash metal, and how that led him to practice jazz guitar. For more information, click Here.

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