Tag: Alex Skolnick

TESTAMENT Guitarists Talk with Fox17 TV About the Roots of Thrash

Testament guitarists Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson spoke to Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Fox 17 TV about the roots of thrash and their current “Dark Roots Of Thrash” tour and you can check it out below.   The band also shot a professional video for a 90-minute DVD of their February 15th show in Huntington, NY as part of “The Dark Roots …

TESTAMENT Guitarist Demonstrates New Peavey Amp at NAMM 2013

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick demonstrated the new Peavey Vypyr VIP-2 modeling guitar amp yesterday (Wednesday, January 23) during media preview day at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Check out video footage of the demo as well as a couple of interviews below.  You can check out more video footage over at Blabbermouth.net Interview …

$100 Guitar Purchase Project

On Oct 20, 2010, Nick Didkovsky and Chuck O’Meara bought a $100 electric guitar from Elderly Instruments. They were so charmed by it that they decided to send it to a few of their friends to cut some riffs and create music for a new compilation. Metal shredders like Alex Skolnick, Colin Marston and many …

DYING FETUS’ John Gallagher to Guest on Louder Education

Louder Education is a new collaborative show starring Testament shredder Alex Skolnick, Sound Of Urchin’s Chris “Tomato” Harfenist, and the students of T.H.O.R. (Tomato’s House of Rock). Each week on the series, a new special guest is invited to Tomato’s House of Rock, to discuss their journey in the music business, provide educational tips for the growing artists, …

Negative Vibes in TESTAMENT?

According to EddieTrunk.com, Testament guitarist Eric Peterson doesn’t believe the band’s current lineup will survive if they should face hard times in the near future. The only original member of the acclaimed thrash outfit admits there’s some negative vibes between the five men who recorded their new album Dark Roots of Earth. Long time frontman Chuck …

ANTHRAX / TESTAMENT / DEATH ANGEL Announce Tour Dates in U.S. and Canada

Fans in Canada and select cities in the northern part of the U.S. will finally have a chance to see what reviewers have called “The Best Metal Tour of the Year,” when co-headliners Anthrax and Testament, joined by Death Angel, start a late-summer tour on September 14th. Starting in Portland, OR, the bands will work …

THAT METAL SHOW Releases Season 8 Guest Lineup

Eddie Trunk’s “That Metal Show”  have released their guest lineup for season 8 which premieres August 20th.  I love this show!! Here’s the lineup: * Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger/Ozzy) & Jack Blades (Night Ranger & Damn Yankees) * Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Tim Ripper Owens (Priest, Yngwie, Iced Earth, etc) * Jani …

Joe Satriani: Exclusive Video Launch from “Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards”

SMNnews is proud to exclusively launch a Joe Satriani exclusive for 24-hours only. It’s all in support of Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards, his 13th solo album. Below you can see footage of Joe Satriani and his latest podcast before it hits the general public. A complete listing of the episodes can be found over …

Joe Satriani (guitar)

Joe Satriani is one of the most prolific guitarists in the business. The multi-instrumentalist is revered and cited as an influence by countless musicians. As an instructor, his students have included Kirk Hammett, Alex Skolnick and Steve Vai. He’s well-developed in writing and composing, and has a side gig as the guitarist for the supergroup …

Chris Caffery and Alex Skolnick – Trans-Siberian Orchestra (guitars)

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA’s traveling holiday rock opera is a multimillion-dollar act that keeps growing since its inception in 1996. Their rock renditions of traditional Christmas songs performed by 14 musicians, 14 vocalist and two narrators with a full-on synchronized light show with lasers and pyrotechnics captivates audiences of all ages. Mastermind Paul O’Neill, former SAVATAGE vocalist …

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