DevilDriver Members Relaunch Guitar Community Website
DevilDriver axe-men Jeff Kendrick and Mike Spreitzer are well-known for their abilities onstage. The groove metal duo have been shredding along side each other since Spreitzer joined the band in 2004. After seven years of musical success together, Kendrick and Spreitzer turned their creative minds to capture success with a different idea – All Axess, a website where famous guitarists tutor their own fans on how to play their favorite songs.
All Axess (pronounced “access”) originally launched on Jan. 31, 2011, and the site immediately began attracting guitarists around the world, with 13,000 members signing up in a short amount of time. Fans reacted extremely positively to All Axess, many of whom felt unsatisfied with amateur YouTube tutorials which fell sort in terms of accuracy and feeling.
Rob Zombie’s John 5, Jim Root (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Marc Rizzo (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Ill Nino) were among the first to collaborate with All Axess, with John 5 and Rizzo actively discussing their lessons with fans within the comment sections of the tutorials.
Kendrick commented on All Axess, stating, “Only a few years ago it would’ve been almost impossible for fans to reach out to their favorite guitarists but with the advent of social media, it has become a lot easier. We want to bridge that gap even more and make it easy for fans to ask their favorite guitarist’s questions that will help them improve their playing. That is why we created All Axess.”
Mike Spreitzer offers his thoughts on the site’s evolution, saying, “When we first came up with the idea for All Axess, it was purely about making sure people were learning how to play songs correctly and being able to ask the artist’s questions. Already it has grown into so much more. We now include gear reviews, rig rundowns and with the relaunch, we will be adding several more new sections. This site is growing quicker than we ever expected and we hope that one day, it will be one of the largest online guitar communities in the world.”
Check out www.allaxess.com for guitar news, lessons and bios of your favorite shredders.