Technical Difficulties, the third studio album by Racer X, was released in late 1999. One of the album's many shred highlights is its instrumental title track, which was composed by Paul Gilbert and Racer X drummer Scott Travis.
Yes, it's another pro-shot video that combines great shredders in days of yore! This one, however, isn't a shredder combination you'd expect to see. At least I didn't. The clip, which you can check out below, shows Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert and Andy Timmons trading solos on the Kinks' 1964 hit, "All Day and All of the Night" in 1997.
For today's Friday Flashback, we revisit June 20, 2009, when Mr. Big performed at the world-famous Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. During the second half of the band's set, which is available as an impressive CD/DVD called Back to Budokan, bassist Billy Sheehan and guitarist Paul Gilbert took the stage for a truly phenomenal solo; well, a truly phenomenal duet, to be more exact.
Guitarist Troy Grady hosts a web series called "Cracking the Code." In each episode, he breaks down a phrase — or something awesome that he has learned or figured out — and then explains it in a detail-packed way that includes an information- and graphics-packed video.
No, it's not a leftover video from Y2K! It's actually a new-ish video of Paul Gilbert playing Procol Harem's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" on a custom Ibanez "2000" light-show guitar in honor of the 2,000th "Video Exchange" from his Rock Online Guitar School.