Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Russ Parrish: Satchel, Canoga Park's finest, delivers a lesson for Guitar World



This exclusive lesson continues at:http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-palm-muting-vibrato-and-how-play-gold-digging-whore

The following content is related to the October 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store:http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-october-13-avenged-sevenfold

Hi everyone, and welcome to my new column for Guitar World. Over the next few months, I will be demonstrating many of the totally awesome solos, rhythm parts and techniques I use in creating the incredible music for my band, Steel Panther, surely one of the greatest heavy metal bands to come out of Canoga Park in the last three years.

I'd like to kick things off with a song of mine called "Gold-Digging Whore." This is a topic I think everyone can relate to, even you eight-year olds out there, because there's always some girl that is just talking to you because you have extra lunch money. It never stops. At my age, ladies see me driving by in my '92 Toyota Corolla with 22-inch rims and they know immediately that I have a lot of expendable money.

The solo in "Gold-Digging Whore" is a timeless classic, so let's focus on the rhythm and lead parts for this section of the song in this column. Before we get to the solo, let me tell you that, even though they don't have Grammys for guitar solos, this solo was nominated for a Guammy on the island of Guam, for Best Solo, based on the note choice alone.

Man of Steel w/Steel Panther's Satchel - Oct 13 - "Gold-Digging Whore"