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Interview: Loudness Guitarist Akira Takasaki on the Band's 30th Anniversary

Loudness guitarist Akira Takasaki recently stopped by the Guitar World studio to shoot some licks for our Lick of the Day App, and we were able to catch up with him for a brief chat.

In this exclusive video interview, he talks about Loudness celebrating their 30th anniversary, the future of the band, and how the music scene around the world responded to the recent earthquake in Japan.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.