Skid Row's Scotti Hill names 10 guitarists who shaped his sound

Guitarist Scotti Hill of Skid Row performs as the band opens for the Scorpions' nine-date residency, "Sin City Nights" at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on March 26, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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As a founding member of New Jersey hard-rock outfit Skid Row, Scotti Hill has been thrashing around the tri-state circuit for over 30 years. Perched alongside Dave 'Snake' Sabo, Hill has aided in the creation of more than a few nasty riffs to remember.

Skid Row had a bit of trouble finding its footing after its first two releases – Skid Row (1989) and Slave to the Grind (1991) – sent shivers down the collective spines of headbangers across the globe. But if you've written them off, hold fire, as Skid Row's latest release, The Gang's All Here, finds Hill and his cohorts firing back at detractors who proclaimed them dead.

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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.