Here's part two of my recent interview with guitarist Alex Skolnick of Testament and the Alex Skolnick Trio. To read part one, which focused on Skolnick's unique journey as a jazz player, head here. When we left off, Skolnick was answering questions from readers about a variety of topics.
Van Halen's new album, A Different Kind of Truth, was released yesterday, and as part of the fanfare, Howard Stern ran a four-plus hour special titled The Whole Truth: The Howard Stern/Van Halen, which includes interviews with all members of the band (minus Wolfgang) over the years.
Ringo Starr has announced that there will be another All Starr Band tour this summer, and he's named the new band lineup. This time around, the band will include Starr, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie (Santana), Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette.
Yesterday, we pointed out the new picture on Killswitch Engage's website that featured original vocalist Jesse Leach, and speculated that this was surely a sign that Leach had official rejoined the band after the departure of Howard Jones.