alexskolnick So much gear in storage, unused 4 years - big sale coming in near future. Yet 4 some reason, I just can't part w this! 1d
  •   zlmetal See you in Albuquerque on Saturday . Testament o us!!!! 1d
  •   jj_nova2013beerblog It's hard to part with something unique. Even setting aside the personal sentimental (if any) value. Cheers my man! 1d
  •   jacob_chavez23 I couldn't imagine selling my guitar and I barely bought one not too long ago. Much respect, one of many inspirations for me and trying to learn guitar. April 4th cant arrive soon enough \m/ 1d
  •   wagmarshallpage That's one funky looking plank! What is it, @alexskolnick? 1d
  •   68chargerjohn I hope you have one of those reverse body Ibanez 540 from the Practice what you Preach era going up for sale. Loved those forever. 20h
  •   alexskolnick Everyone's asking about that red Ibanez, keeping that one - sorry! However there are some really cool ones I'm making available, incl the no longer made Ibanez Maxxis (fromPractice What u Preach Vid), a white 540p seen in Ibanez catalogue and used on tours, guitar from "The Legacy" sessions and much more. Amps & memorabilia too. Details soon! 10h
  •   alexskolnick By the way, that's a Hagstrom, pieced together from original parts. I have plenty of vintage enthusiast friends who know this stuff so much better than me, but my understanding is: Hagstrom was part of the Danelectro/Silvertone family and in the early '60s, were all available from Sears. I also have a Silvertone w "lipstick pickups," these were often picked up as starter guitars for guys like SRV (and many others) who were just coming of age then (later used by Page in Led Zep). I think this one was more for "surf" players. Funny thing is, the "cheap" guitars of back then have seriously held up, still play pretty damn good and put most "cheap" guitars of today to shame! 10h
  •   68chargerjohn I can't believe Ibanez never made that your signature model. You're the only player I've ever seen use them. Cool guitars. 3h

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alexskolnick Finally got a chance to read the current Guitar Player, w multi-page "Frets" acoustic insert devoted to the Planetary Coalition album. Thanks to Vinnie DeMasi who did a fantastic job w thorough insight and extensive musical examples. Although the guy on the front cover is blocking part of my name with his head, considering who it is, I'm quite ok with that. 5d
  •   cheezeontoast4 Two of the finest guitarists in history. No I'm not intentionally ass kissing, and yes I mean it. You are as creative to our generation as Jimmy was to his. 5d
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alexskolnick View outside recording studio, yesterday & today. Happy Spring everyone! WTF?! (PS Does NOT disprove global warming/climate change. Quite the opposite). 1w
  •   kjspelts Looks dreary. Or tiresome. Agreed re climate change: this is weather. 1w
  •   thekevinhoefling Climate changes all the time. Its been changing for 3.5 billion years. We arent effecting it. 1w
  •   kennedyirl You are the best for mentioning Climate Change. We need more like you. 1w
  •   cheezeontoast4 Hey Alex. Could you send Kevin Hoefling a straightjacket? 1w
  •   scott_manning_02 We are effecting it. Never in history has the climate changed at this rate. Asked meteorologist at my work if we were causing problems he said " oh yeah, we're fuckin it up" sad. 1w
  •   revlover100 Maybe it's The Legacy and we are seeing The Formation Of Damnation and The Beginning Of The End. Hopefully the new Testament album Will be out before that! 1w

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alexskolnick Happy St. Pat's Day! (Pic: Sep 2013) 2w

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alexskolnick Closing shot from last weekend's gig with tremendously inspiring musicians Prasanna & Anton Fig - memorable mix of Eastern & Western guitar dialogues with dynamic drums and an amazing crowd. Can't wait to do this again. Also fun to catch Anton killing it behind Stevie Wonder on Letterman last night, and say "That's right, we just jammed with that guy!" (Pic by Vikas Nambiar Photography) 2w

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alexskolnick Fantasy: Rick Rubin & I start a band, launch new trend in popular hairstyles (Pics: @jenmsilver, @UltClassicRock) 3w

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alexskolnick This is a long way off (nearly a year, Feb '16) but they're planning a music cruise strictly devoted to the guitar, with clinics, performances. Cool, eh? Honored to be one of the first 2 chosen, along with this guy, whose arpeggios I painstakingly learned in high school. Info: http://axesandanchors.com/ 3w

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alexskolnick Producer-mode today. Can't say much 4 now, you'll hear about it soon. ;) 4w

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alexskolnick Tonight: Yours Truly, guest guitarist, @ThatMetalShow 9/8C on @VH1Classic! #TMS. Tune in! 1mon
  •   gxm777 Signs of chaos! 1mon
  •   celestegtrgrl Gotta wait a couple more hours here on the West Coast but I look forward to checking it out! 1mon
  •   ericwrightp226 Fuck yea!!!!! 1mon
  •   najadeostos Thanks for the great music, just bought Planetary Coalition... 10/10 4w
  •   remington_ludtke can't wait to see testament at the harpos 4w
  •   dancingtava haha! That's my friend Laura Jordan clapping for ya. All the good ones love metal ;) 4w
  •   scott_manning_02 Can I bring you and the fellas some local ipa's when you're in town 4/4/15? 4w
  •   thearmandovega @alexskolnick You KILLED it! Was a great watch... #bravo 4w

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alexskolnick Rehearsed with a unique new improv trio: Indian guitarist Prasanna, myself & Anton Fig (THE Anton Fig). Details soon 1mon
  •   bungle094 Anton always makes me think of Ace's solo album! 1mon
  •   bobtyrrell Sweet!!! 1mon
  •   zz_alec_zz Play I was made for lovin you!!! 1mon
  •   dewey_white @mikelester95 lol alex skolnick and Anton fig 1mon
  •   luchoporras Saludos desde Perú Amazing Alex Skolnick siempre escucho tu cd. Last Day In Paradise. 1mon
  •   nikkiblakk666 I wanna hear about this! 1mon
  •   evanzf Alex loving the gold and white outfit man 1mon
  •   moonedit Don't sell yourself short because you are THE Alex Skolnick! 1mon

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alexskolnick On the set of @ThatMetalShow. Run thru now, few hrs till showtime. 1mon

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alexskolnick Watched the legendary Geddy Lee on Season Premier of @ThatMetalShow tonight - great episode! Psyched to return as guest musician in a few days. Tune in next week! 1mon
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  •   jack__the__ripper_ Same here. John Petrucci was an amazing guest musician. 1mon
  •   jack__the__ripper_ Can't wait to see you play on the show as well. Its gonna be sick. 1mon
  •   jetjock015 @d_gargs he essentially said this will likely be the last full-scale tour for the foreseeable future due to the personal needs of each member. 1mon
  •   d_gargs @jetjock015 thanks for that info. Hmm. I know they've been touring a lot the last few years. It will be interesting to see how they gig once they make the next album. 1mon
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  •   alextrevelyan Geddy Lee, best bass player ever, come on @hellspawn198413 1mon
  •   andresgroove OMFG!!! My main band ever on my rock/metal likes 1mon

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alexskolnick Go out and get the new issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Right now! ;) 1mon

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alexskolnick Some guitarists go to 11, this one IS 11! Latest "bedshredder?" No, a kid w true feel: Brandon "TAZ" @BrandonNiederauer (From the other night w the great @LivingColourOfficial) 1mon
  •   hawkthebrawk This gives me hope for mankind. What a great gesture to acknowledge his talent and make the world aware of him, @alexskolnick 1mon
  •   hawkthebrawk ...I looked him up. I guess he was already fairly well-known. Thanks for making me aware, the. :) 1mon
  •   sam66bower HOLY SHIT, DARK ROOTS OF THRASH ROUND 2?!?!? My body is ready. 1mon

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alexskolnick Another great jam tonight with @LivingColourOfficial,this time Brooklyn Bowl. Great shot w my partner in jazz sensibilities meets metal intensity, @VernonReid (thx @JoshMusto for pic). 1mon

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alexskolnick Scenes from last weeks tribute to Van Halen's debut LP on @ShipRocked: "MeVH" (pic by Stephanie Cabral), Rehearsal with Wolfgang Van Halen, Troy Sanders, Mike Portney & yours truly - being filmed by Scott Ian (pic by Erik Luftglass) and MA/VH promo art (by Josh Bernstein). 2mon

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alexskolnick Great times on the @ShipRocked cruise! Many more pics/vids to shared in the future but for now... 2 highlights (not only of the week but of my career!): The 1st with @MetalAllegiance, the all- star group I'm proud 2 be a part of. Our 1st set included the entire debut VH album in its entirety (which explains the previous posts). To say this was a challenge to pull off on guitar is to understate. Adding to the excitement (and yes, a bit of pressure), bass on first few tracks played by none other than Wolfgang Van Halen! From the first note he played, there is no question that this is a true Van Halen (say what you will about classic vs current line ups, this kid inspires the elder VH's to get off their butts, hit the road and do what they do; hearing Wolf up close, it all makes sense). I became a lead guitarist solely because of hearing VH's album as a kid, so to get a big hug and thumbs up from him (after having the gal to perform "Eruption" in front of him next to me and thousands watching - with full '78 wardrobe & striped guitar) was hard not to feel a bit emotional. The next night, still high from the VH experience, I was invited to sit in with @LivingColour. This is a band I've not only enjoyed for years but am still inspired by, blending shredding jazz inspired hard rock guitar with syncopated drums, slamming bass and soulful vocals. We paid tribute to two influences, Jack Bruce & Jimi Hendrix. Also had great hang with Wolf's other band Tremonti who can really play (and shouldn't be judged by Creed alone) and @missscabbia of Lacuna Coil who joined us for first time. Again, much more to share soon! 2mon

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alexskolnick Another lick for you VH nuts out there. This 1 (hint hint) a bit more obvious. ;) 2mon

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alexskolnick Always loved this lick, just learned it (finally)! The guitar gives away who but can u guess the tune? 2mon

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alexskolnick Mastodon's Troy Sanders - The DLR to my EVH 2mon
  •   rocknrozi Omg Alex. That face! I...just. can't. Bahaha 2mon
  •   aladdin_22 Brutal face:D 2mon
  •   saam_svart awesome master 2mon
  •   alexskolnick @rocknrozi certain VH squeals bring out that face. Hope you're well! 2mon
  •   rocknrozi Haha. I am doing well sir! Thank you! Hope the same for you. Please grab Maddy and swing through vegas soon or lets skype and catch up. Whichever opportunity presents itself first. :) lol 2mon
  •   rocknrozi Haha. I am doing well sir @alexskolnick ! Thank you! Hope the same for you. Please grab Maddy and swing through vegas soon or lets skype and catch up. Whichever opportunity presents itself first. :) lol 2mon

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