The Future Of Shred: ANDY JAMES!
Elevenses Throws Eleven Quick Questions At 'The Future Of Shred’ Andy James!
Andy James is the highly revered UK guitarist of whom many critics and seasoned players fondly refer to as ‘The Future Of Shred’. Andy is not only a solo artist (currently working on his third album) but also in the midlands-based band ‘Sacred Mother Tongue’, who are also targeted for a bright future.
Andy is a tutor for the premier tutorial site ‘Lick Library’, an Ernie Ball endorsee (terrorizing trade show goers from London to LA) and has performed with such names as Vinnie Moore and Zakk Wylde.
Diet coke if there is any going or just some orange squash.
Appetite for Destruction is the one that got into guitar playing but Surfing with the Alien was the one that got me into shred!
Its two really. Andy Timmons for phrasing and tone, and Oli Herbert from All That Remains for melodic metal soloing.
If you had said overrated I could have reeled off a list, but I can’t think of any really.
Sacred Mother Tongue have just finished our debut album The Ruin of Man. It will be out around February/March 2009 time from all good retailers. Clips can be found at www.myspace.com/sacredmothertongue
I’m also going to be doing an instrumental mini-album later this year, that will be just metal shred. No soppy ballads or obligatory country songs will feature, as that seems to be the standard for instrumentals these days. I play metal as I am no good at anything else - LOL!
Megadeth, nuff said on that!
Myles Kennedy on vocals
Billy Sheehan on bass
and Virgil Donati on drums.
(And with Andy on Guitar, that band would f**kin' Rock! Ed)
I have 3 working at the moment. All Musicman, but the one I use the most is a 6 string petrucci model that I fused together with a black OLP Petrucci signiture body, the official EBMM JP neck and EMG pickups. Amazing!
End of the Heartache (Killswitch Engage), Pornograffitti (Extreme) and Crystal Planet (Joe Satriani)!!!
1. Joe Satriani
2. Marco Sfogli
3. Chris Broderick
4. Vinnie Moore
and 5. Eddie Van Halen.