Misha Mansoor on why he “hates” writing guitar solos: “It's more of a chore than anything”

Misha Mansoor
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Misha Mansoor is a visionary: his guitar and production work under both the Bulb and Periphery banners broke new ground in the metal scene. But one component of the genre he doesn't vibe with – even though it's often regarded as essential – is the guitar solo.

In a new interview with Jude Gold's No Guitar Is Safe podcast, the djent god reveals that he “hates” doing solos, saying they're his “least favorite part of a live show”.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com 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.