“I’m excited to infuse some nasty, dirty, effects-laden stuff into Gwar and make it sound disgusting sonically… And I think I’m gonna have a mullet”: Gwar’s new guitarist Tommy Meehan gets set to destroy

Tommy Meehan

Tommy Meehan, a master of disturbing, grizzled, and gnarly sounds, has been slinging his axe with Squid Pisser and Cancer Christ, who revel in the toxicity that waves of molten effects and gargantuan tube amps provide.

If that sounds like a lot to take in, or the dissonance is giving you trouble, let’s allow Meehan to shed some light. “I try and create textures that I haven’t heard before,” he says. “I love using tons of effects and atypical melodies to keep things interesting.”

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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.