When Guglielmo Malusardi [the Shred Baron] invited me [the Shred Admiral] to Milan, I was delighted to accept. Guglielmo had compared ZC3 show in Bucarest a few weeks earlier. This was Milan's 6th guitar day and it featured loads of great Italian guitar players and Michael Angelo Batio. The full list
|Guglielmo Malusardi and Laurie Monk|
At the end of the evening the players got up on stage and jammed this classic track, Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix. Daniele and Michael had a trade off solo section which was great fun!
After the gig, I was lucky enough to get a free guitar lesson with Daniele Gottardo [the king of rock fusion tap] ... although to me the scalloped neck and strings felt more like chopping board and cheese wire! I think Daniele must have laughed his socks off at my poor attempt at two handed tapping!
|Laurie Monk... this is the way you play 8 finger guitar!|
A little later on I talked with the very likeable Michael Angelo Batio, aka the King of Shred. His clinic show is chock full of humour and his trade mark lightening fast alternate picking! I was also able to have a go at holding the famous double neck!
|Michael Angelo Batio and Laurie Monk|
|Michael Angelo Batio, Laurie Monk and Daniele Gottardo|