Here's an interesting clip we stumbled upon this afternoon.
It's a semi-recently shot video of Paul Gilbert discussing the differences between blues and metal guitar playing.
And, if we can take it a step further, the advantages of blues guitar over metal guitar.
"Of course, there's great things in that style [metal], but harmonically it's kind of limiting—at least for me, and I played it for a long time," Gilbert says. "You just kind of run out of ideas. I can't change those notes; there's no other options."
If you happen to read Italian, be sure to check out a story about this topic—and this video—right here at accordo.it. The Accordo headline is "Paul Gilbert: perchè il blues è meglio del metal," or, "Paul Gilbert: Why blues is better than metal."