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 … Continue reading Tobin Abasi’s Generation Axe dream team includes Derek Trucks, Eric Gales, Jimmy Herring, and…Gilad Hekselman?
By Steve Newton Some guy named Fretfire did not totally agree with my review of the Generation Axe show in Vancouver the other night. Here’s his comment: Pathetic, Steve. I thought you were cooler than this, especially since you recently posted the interview: “Uli Jon Roth calls Yngwie Malmsteen “one of the alltime greats”, but says he’s … Continue reading Outraged guitar freak defends Yngwie Malmsteen and rips the s*** out of my Generation Axe review
By Steve Newton Went to see the Generation Axe show in Vancouver last night--featuring Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi--and, as expected, there were a lotta notes. But the term "wanking" didn't come to mind that often, surprisingly--and usually only when flashmaster Malmsteen was practicing his scales at breakneck speed. … Continue reading Generation Axe in Vancouver: 2.5 million notes and no wanking (except for Yngwie)