Dear Guitar Hero - DragonForce's Herman Li answers your questions: "I am a specialist in my own weird guitar sound"

Herman Li
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Sure, the longtime DragonForce guitarist loves Ibanez guitars, video game sound effects and shredding while snorkeling. These days, however, he’s also understandably excited about the band’s killer new album, Extreme Power Metal. That said, what Guitar World readers really wanna know is…

You have a very definite musical and technical style. I’d like to know if, when no one’s watching, you play other styles. Maybe some blues, jazz or reggae? -David Alvarez

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Mark McStea

Mark is a freelance writer with particular expertise in the fields of ‘70s glam, punk, rockabilly and classic ‘50s rock and roll. He sings and plays guitar in his own musical project, Star Studded Sham, which has been described as sounding like the hits of T. Rex and Slade as played by Johnny Thunders. He had several indie hits with his band, Private Sector and has worked with a host of UK punk luminaries. Mark also presents themed radio shows for Generating Steam Heat. He has just completed his first novel, The Bulletproof Truth, and is currently working on the sequel.