Gus G on his first-ever all-instrumental solo record: “I wanted to avoid making a boring album that’s 45 minutes of ‘widdly widdly’!”

Gus G
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The list of guitarists Ozzy Osbourne has worked with throughout his career is second to none, including Tony Iommi, Randy Rhoads, Brad Gillis, Jake E. Lee and Zakk Wylde.

So, whenever the Prince of Darkness announces a new shredder in his line-up, headbangers certainly take note. And for his 2010 offering, Scream, that six-stringer was Gus G.

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Greg Prato

Greg is a contributing writer at Guitar World. He has written for other outlets over the years, and has been lucky to interview some of his favorite all-time guitarists and bassists: Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley, Adrian Belew, Andy Summers, East Bay Ray, Billy Corgan, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, and Mike Watt, among others (and even took lessons from John Petrucci back in the summer of ’91!). He is the author of such books as Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Shredders: The Oral History of Speed Guitar (And More) and Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story.