Seven String Summitt: Korn, Incubus and Steve Vai

With their dreadlocks, Adidas trainers and baggy pants, not to mention their love of detuned, sludgey guitar riffs, Korn's James "Munky" Shaffer and Incubus' Mike Einziger could serve as alternative poster boys. Not exactly the kind of guys you'd think would love Steve Vai. But you'd be wrong.

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.