Matt Kourie is a one man electro-pop artist based in NYC. Kourie has played in countless bands for many years before he decided to cut out the usual troubles of band life to pursue a solo concept project called theWhen. Along with the "to do's" and "not to do's," many musicians can benefit from what went wrong and what he learned from his extensive experience playing in bands.
When it comes to social networks for guitar builders, CigarBoxNation.com is like the Island of Misfit Toys. Weird and bizarre inventions abound over there, starting with simple cigar box guitars and eventually venturing into things that should never exist in a normal world.
Rock and metal have had no shortage of super groups over the last decade. Occasionally one comes along that rely on the quality of their music more than individual personalities. Saint Asonia is one such band. We had a chance to speak with Mike Mushok, Saint Asonia's guitarist, recently to get all the details.
In this Guitar World exclusive, we’ve gathered together Mustaine and his Megadeth coguitarist, Glen Drover, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Willie Adler, Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott and Fredrik Akesson and Trivium’s Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu to teach you the essential skills of modern shred.