Watch guitarist Kayla Kent perform a track that her musically gifted guinea pig co-wrote on virtual piano

Despite her formidable chops, Pantera enthusiast Kayla Kent wasn’t considered for the guitar slot on the metal powerhouse’s upcoming reunion tour. That position went to Zakk Wylde who, to be fair, is a worthy contender to fill Dimebag Darrell’s monolithic shoes, and said recently that he’s “beyond honored” to be joining the trek.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.