Just because you know umpteen billion scales, it doesn't mean you have to use them all in a solo.
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We wanted to offer something new to our audience. I hate it when bands stop taking chances.
My guitars are my umbilical cord. They're directly wired into my head.
I don't think success has changed us as people at all. We are the same lunatics that we were when this band first got going. We never see ourselves as being on a higher level than our fans.
I would have to say I'm bored with the standard rock, guitar solos, but I've done it for five albums now, and this time I wanted to go in a completely different direction. I wasn't interested in showing off any more.
I didn't want to fall into the trap of competing with all these other great guitar players. I just want to sidestep the whole thing and get out of the race.
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