Dreamlike, grandiose, cinematic, disarming. Each term could describe the emotionally arresting instrumental music of Explosions in the Sky, the post-rock poster boys from Austin, Texas. Each could also describe Explosions’ ongoing success story since the release of their 2007 album, All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone.
Full Metal Jackie, corresponding for Guitar World from the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, got the chance to catch up with Unearth guitarists Buz McGrath and Ken Susi for an exclusive interview. You can check it out in the video below.
In the hours before taking the stage in Holmdel, NJ, on the Mayhem tour, Machine Head guitarist Robb Flynn stopped by the GW studio in New York for a lesson on "Davidian" and "Locust." Here's video of Robb warming up.
In this exclusive -- and brief -- video, Asking Alexandria guitarists Cameron Liddell, left, and Ben Bruce demonstrate how they warm up before a Vans Warped Tour show. Be sure to watch closely; it's fairly complicated!
One of the most important things I can explain to people who want to become session players is how they need to take a good long look at those who have gone before. In this photo gallery is a list of some of MY faves -- and a brief description of each player.