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Interview: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Discusses the New Mars Volta Album, 'Noctourniquet'

It isn’t difficult for Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, guitarist, songwriter, producer and all-around conceptual mastermind for art-rock unit the Mars Volta, to define the role that music and creativity plays in his life. “It’s all there is,” he says simply. “I have no other agenda. I don’t want to rule the world, I don’t have a lust for money, I’m not obsessed with sex. Expressing myself through my art... …

The New Guitar Gods: Mars Volta

   Originally printed in Guitar World Magazine, November 2006 The Mars Volta's reluctant guitar hero, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, talks about their new album, Amputechture, and his animosity for his instrument. “I've never considered myself a guitarist, and I’ve never liked the guitar,” says the Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. These statements may startle the many Mars Volta fans and Guitar World... …