Alex Skolnick

Alex Skolnick: “Going from metal to jazz is like going from tackle football to figure skating”

Testament legend Alex Skolnick on discovering his inner jazz cat, different rigs for different moods and the influence of Eddie Van Halen.

“Learn not to attach your personal sense of value or self-worth to your playing”: Alex Skolnick

Testament’s six-string aficionado talks about the music that started him on his lifelong love of the guitar, his secret penchant for jazz and be-bop and convincing airport security that his wah pedal was not a suspicious package.
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