Tobin Abasi’s Generation Axe dream team includes Derek Trucks, Eric Gales, Jimmy Herring, and…Gilad Hekselman?


By Steve Newton

When I interviewed Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi last month I told him that I’d seen him six months earlier on the Generation Axe tour, when he was in the company of Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, and Nuno Bettencourt.

Then I asked him, if we were able to pick four other guys to tour with in a guitar show, who they might be.

He didn’t care for my suggestion of Jeff Beck, strangely enough, but came up with a few other names that sounded interesting.

And one guy I’d never heard, Gilad Hekselman, who I should probly check out.

Have a listen:



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