Greg Howe: “I realized that I wasn't going to push pure technique any further than Paul Gilbert or Jason Becker. So, I thought, 'OK, what am I going to do after that?'”

Greg Howe
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Greg Howe has always been intrepid. He's never been one to settle. And he's seemingly never had much interest in being a part of the herd.

Since the late-'80s and early, Howe set a standard that few could match through unmatched compositional prowess and records such as Greg Howe (1988) and Introspection (1993). Through an aggressively articulated tone and uninhibited approach, Howe settled in as an anti-hero of the shred era, making his territory with vigor.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.