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ALICE COOPER - "When I Want To Use A Guitar Player, I Don’t Think Of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN"

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Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 13:18:56 EST

BW&BK's Aaron Small spoke to hard rock legend ALICE COOPER recently for a feature found in BW&BK Magazine #113 - available now. Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash appears on Cooper's new album, Along Came A Spider, and laid down a killer solo on ‘Vengeance Is Mine’.

"He’s a ‘70s guitar player," says the shock-rocker about having Slash on board. "That’s what I like about him. Guns N’ Roses were very ‘70s. They kind of aped that sound. They loved all those bands from the ‘70s and they ended up being that. When I want to use a guitar player, I don’t think of YNGWIE (MALMSTEEN). I’m not crazy about the whole hammering thing. I think it has its place in the world, but usually not in my stuff. I would much rather hear a guitar player who plays in the middle of the fret board like Slash or Joe Perry (AEROSMITH), somebody who’s just a rock guitar player. That’s probably why the two guitar players in my band (Keri Kelli and Jason Hook) have both played with Slash.”

Check out more of the chat with Alice Cooper in BW&BK's famous year-end Brave Picks 2008 issue #113, available at this location.



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