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60 Minutes: Symphony X Guitarist Michael Romeo

60 Minutes: Symphony X Guitarist Michael Romeo

With Symphony X kicking off a North American tour with Iced Earth this week, we couldn't think of a better candidate to relaunch our "60 Minutes" feature online with that the band's virtuoso guitarist, Michael Romeo.

For those of you who aren't familiar with one of our longest-running magazine features, the idea is simple: to create your ultimate hour-long playlist of the music that most rocks your world.

When making his "60 Minutes" selections, Romeo decided to stay true to his roots, focusing on the bands and guitarists that helped him become one of the most respected axe-slingers in metal. Given his love of neo-Classical shredders like Yngwie Malmsteen and his penchant for orchestral music, it's no wonder he's given us more than his share of epic music over the years, including the 24-plus-minute "Odyssey" and stellar albums like The Divine Wings of Tragedy and, most recently, Iconoclast.

Symphony X are currently on the road with Iced Earth and Warbringer, and you can get all of the tour dates and info here.

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