“When ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ was written, it was a joke as far as I was concerned,” Slash says. “I was just fuckin’ around when I came up with that riff. To me it was a nightmare because, for some strange reason, everyone picked up on it and, the next thing you knew, it had turned into a song. I hated it forever!
Below, check out an all-too-brief guitar shoot-out featuring Cacophony guitarists Jason Becker and Marty Friedman. The clip, which is just over a minute long, was shot in 1989 in Japan during one of Cacophony's final tours. After '89, both shredders went their own way to forge solo careers or join successful bands.
His primary gigs as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist and leader of Firewind may both be on hiatus at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that Gus G. is taking it easy. Guitar World catches up with the hotshot Greek shredaholic as he prepares to unleash his second solo album, Brand New Revolution.
On Shockwave Supernova, Joe Satriani taps into his alter ego and unleashes a concept record that sees the instrumental legend taking on swing, samba and blues shuffles alongside his brand of fiery shred licks. Here, the guitarist takes you track by track through his latest release.
Let’s face it: one of the most important parts of a song is its intro. A memorable intro can bring lighters out of pockets, prompt roars of recognition from a crowd and cause freeway drivers to reach for the volume knob.