Paul Gilbert: Matt Blackett interviews the Big Shred

Who are the players you hear these days who get a good sound or play interesting parts?
Guthrie Govan always comes to mind. He can do some things that I’ve never heard before. I always like Eric Johnson. The new guitar player in Judas Priest, Richie Faulkner, is fantastic. I just did some festivals with them, and Richie was absolutely killer. There are a couple of young guitar players that I’ve seen on YouTube who I think are great. One is Sam Coulson. His vibrato is stunning and his fast stuff is face-melting. There’s also a 16-year-old girl named Alicia who plays really good blues. full interview