Guns N' Roses, Megadeth Stars Lead Guitars for Wounded Warriors
Guns N' Roses' Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Billy Sheehan and former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland lead the all-star lineup of producer/composer Brian Tarquin's "The Guitars for Wounded Warriors" album, which was released this week. Tarquin produced, engineered, wrote and performed on the songs that appear on the tribute album and he is joined by Thal, Sheehan, Poland and Deep Purple's Steve Morse, Dire Straits' Hal Lindes, Whitesnake's Reb Beach, Dokken's Alex De Rosso and acclaimed guitarists Gary Hoey and Chuck Loeb. Bumblefoot had this to say about the project, "What an honor to be part of this album, to play alongside many of the best players out there. Had a blast trading solos with Brian Tarquin!! And, best of all, this album supports an important cause, Wounded Warriors. Love to our Warriors, and to everyone for their support." Chris Poland says, "It's challenging, but always fun working with Brian. I feel we both have similar taste in music and in our approach to creating it. We are both searching for that elusive tone or phrase." Billy Sheehan says, "I had a blast playing bass on 'Black Hawk'. It's a cool riff that pushes the song into a slick overdrive. Nice! Also, and more importantly, the cause it supports is supremely important to me and I'm honored to contribute to our brave soldiers in any way possible. Glad to be involved in this wonderful project!" Morse adds, "It is an honor to be a part of this cause. I was just turning drafting age at the end of the Vietnam War, and I still remember that the returning military weren't always treated with the greatest respect. For our modern, volunteer military, we hopefully have learned to show our respect and gratitude. They don't set the policy, but they set the standards."
Read more: Thursday, August 21