Lamb of God’s Willie Adler on His Greatest Weakness as a Guitarist

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Lamb of God guitarist Willie Adler recently spoke with Total Guitar about his first instrument, the gear he would take with him to a desert island and what he liked about recording the covers album Legion: XX, which Lamb of God released under their original band name, Burn the Priest.

Adler also discussed what he sees as his greatest weakness and strength as a guitarist: “My biggest weakness is that I haven’t explored any lead or solo territory,” he said. “I haven’t even tried it because it doesn’t necessarily interest me. I love seeing dudes play crazy leads, scales and arpeggios, but that’s not where my brain’s at.”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.