Michael Romeo Interview – A Perfect Symphony Part Two: 2002 - 2008

In Part One of our exclusive Michael Romeo Interview: ‘A Perfect Symphony’, Michael and I discussed his early days and influences as a player, and he gave us the low down on both the formation of Symphony X and the first phase of their career. Now we look at the last few years - a time when Symphony X have been going from strength to strength in the International arena culminating in the recent sold out Headlining European Tour.

Kiko Loureiro Interview at The Guitar Institute

Brazilian Kiko Loureiro recently played a Masterclass at London's The Institute of Contemporary Music, and the Guitar Institute's master of ‘world guitar' Tolis Zavaliaris was on hand on 11th March 2008 to ask a few pertinent questions to this exciting new guitar star. Kiko is a genuinely fresh new addition to the ranks of virtuoso metal based guitarists, bringing an eclectic mix of influences that reflect his South American heritage - and these combined with a world class command of the modern rock guitar idiom results in a genuinely cutting edge axeman.

The Texan Shredder: RUSTY COOLEY!

Our Brand New Feature 'Elevenses', Throws Eleven Quick Questions 'The Texan Shredder' Rusty Cooley!

Rusty Cooley is the highly revered, Houston based Guitarist from progressive metal masters Outworld. He is also at the forefront of the instructional video world, offers online guitar lessons using Skype and endorses an array of brands including Ibanez 7 string guitars

Paul Gilbert Interview - The Shredmeister General

Paul Gilbert is synonymous with not only extreme technique, but also an irrepressible humour that crosses all musical boundaries; consequently he tends to be the shredder non shred fans love as well!

For this exclusive new Paul Gilbert Interview Mike Blackburn met up with Paul at a recent G3 show in Toronto.

A Little History

Joe Satriani - Instrumental Hero - G3 2007 Update

Joe Satriani Interview

On the eve of the new G3 2007 tour, this time with fellow virtuoso guitarists Paul Gilbert (of Mr Big, Racer X and solo fame) and John Petrucci (from progressive metal titans Dream Theatre) Joe found time to give Alloutguitar an update on life as arguably the premier instrumental guitarist of the last two decades.

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