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Interview: Tony MacAlpine Discusses Gear and Tone and Answers Readers' Questions

For this week's column, I had a talk with guitar legend Tony MacAlpine about the heavy tone on his new self-titled album; and he answers some of your questions. Enjoy!

Interview: Catching Up with Revocation Guitarist David Davidson

On Revocation’s recent Boston tour stop (and hometown show), I had a lot of fun hanging out with the band's wailing singer, founder and all-around badass guitarist, David Davidson, and the band's monster drummer, Phil Dubois Coyne. I caught up with David recently to talk about Revocation’s new CD, Chaos Of Forms, his influences, gear, practice regimen, and his thoughts on music piracy among other things.

Interview: Glen Drover Talks About His September 25 Worldwide Live Concert Webcast

For this week's column, I sat down to speak a bit with my friend Glen Drover. I had the honor of having Glen perform a solo on my song “Devils Roadmap.” Glen plays the solo from 0:08 to 0:34 in the song. I do all of the ones in the middle and then another Megadeth alum, Chris Poland, does the solo at the end.

Whitesnake's Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach: Ripping it Up in America

I first saw Whitesnake back in 2001. I was living in Denver, Colorado, at the time, and a friend of mine invited me to go see The Scorpions with him at the Magness Arena. I loved the Scorpions but only knew “Here I Go Again” from Whitesnake, who were the opening act. I figured the rest of their set would be in that same vein, and as a young metalhead I wasn’t terribly excited about seeing them. Little did I know!

The 21 Best Kiss Songs

When I talk music, I always bring up Kiss because, pound for pound, they are probably my favorite band of all time. It’s a toss-up between them and Megadeth. But from a lot of people what I hear is, “Oh man, I could just never get into Kiss." I really feel like a lot of people are missing out on the greatness they have to offer.

Reader Question: Is Music School Worth It?

Reader question: “Dave, I want to know if going to music school is worth it. I have thought about it but I’m not sure; I might want to take the Hendrix or Dimebag route. My goal is to play heavy metal on the stage. What do you recommend?"

Want to Get Signed by a Label? Listen Up

Having a business degree and having worked at record labels in the past, I get asked questions all of the time about all things music business related, and personally I love it.

Equipped To Punish: In Music, Business and Life

I've had the honor to have worked with some of the most phenomenal musicians and producers on the planet, including George Lynch, Mike Mangini, Michael Angelo Batio, Chris Poland and Glen Drover. It's all the result of a dedicated work ethic and a positive attitude.