I recently interviewed Michael Angelo Batio, who discussed touring, meeting his guitar heroes and recording his upcoming album, which will be out in 2012. Here's part one of our three-part conversation.
For this week's column, I wanted to give some attention to a buddy of mine who is a very promising young guitarist. His name is Florent Atem from Tahiti. He has a very cool technique that he created called slide picking that he will explain in this interview.
Speed king Michael Angelo Batio delivers more than 90 minutes of lessons and exercises that can take your shredding to the next level. Batio was recently voted one of the 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All-Time by Guitar World.
Watch shred hero Michael Angelo Batio perform the intro to the title track of his album Hands Without Shadows. Then film yourself putting your signature spin on Batio's lick, and post the video as a response to ours.