Saturday, July 9 was Dethklok's only performance of 2011, taking Megadeth's place on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival bill in San Bernardino, California. Radio personality and special Guitar World correspondent Full Metal Jackie caught up with Dethklok mastermind Brendon Small backstage before the show for an exclusive interview and a tour of his live gear set-up.
Smiley, cute, petite. Kristen Capolino looks like she could be a high school cheerleader. But put a guitar in her hand and she will kick your ass! Sort of like the Buffy the Vampire Slayer of power rock.
Guitar World recently got the chance to catch up with Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger about the new album and the band's evolution from their funk metal beginnings to the textural moods that now dominate their music.
Steven Bradley, guitarist and keyboardist for IWrestledABearOnce, is the first to say he and bandmate/guitarist John Ganey aren't the world's best guitarists. “Neither one of us claim to be good at the guitar,” Bradley said. “He and I are weird and have guitar ideas, and always seem to complement whatever the other person is doing.”
Timo Tolkki is power metal royalty. From Stratovarius to Revolution Renaissance and now Symfonia, the Finnish guitarist was once ranked by Guitar World as one of the 50 fastest players in the world (27th, in fact).
If you Google “quirky kick-ass two-piece modern rock band,” you won’t see Viva Voce on the list (Pronounce it VEEvah VOchay). But you should! In fact, that search comes up empty. But that’s only because Viva Voce’s unique blend of singable, irreverent indie retro folk rock just can’t be categorized.