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Anthrax Members, Testament’s Alex Skolnick Visit VH1 Classic’s ‘That Metal Show’ [Sneak Peek]

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Anthrax's members and Testament shredder Alex Skolnick are the guest on Saturday's edition of VH1 Classic's 'That Metal Show.'

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Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Recruits Testament’s Alex Skolnick for iPad Music Project

Alex Skolnick / Randy Blythe
Kathy Flynn, / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe recently recruited Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick for a new 'wacked out' musical project he's recording using his iPad.

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Joe Satriani vs. Alex Skolnick – Greatest Metal Guitarist, Round 1

Joe Satriani vs. Alex Skolnick
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Joe Satriani is one of the most virtuosic guitar players in the world. Satch’s guitar lines take the place of vocals with leads that were played like the guitar itself was singing. The breakthrough album ‘Surfing With the Alien’ features an adventurous title track and ‘Midnight’ which utilizes eight-finger tapping

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Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick Talks Band’s Current Success, Dillinger Escape Plan + More

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Kathy Flynn,

Testament are currently enjoying one of the most successful albums of their career, 'Dark Roots of Earth,' and they recently turned up at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards to not only take their rightful place amongst metal's top acts, but also to serve as presenters, introducing one of metal's top young acts, the Dillinger Escape Plan.

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Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick Pays Tribute to ‘Immense’ Slayer Shredder Jeff Hanneman

Alex Skolnick / Jeff Hanneman
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Metal musicians of all sub genres are continuing to pay their respects to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. Few guitarists have earned their spot with Hanneman as members of thrash's most elite pedigree, but Testament shredder Alex Skolnick is undeniably at the side of Hanneman in terms of skill and respect. As one of thrash's most admired guitarists, Skolnick has written an in-depth memorial of Hanneman from the viewpoint of a true six-string master.

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Testament’s Alex Skolnick + Eric Peterson Talk Thrash on Fox Station

Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick of Testament
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Whenever a metal band gets some attention from the mainstream media without having to go on a drunken or drug-fueled rampage, we as fans definitely count it as a win for our beloved subculture. However, it's even greater when a hilarious dichotomy is created between vanilla news anchors and metal musicians, which is what happened earlier this week (Feb. 21) when Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson of Testament stopped by a Fox news program in Michigan.

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Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Testament’s Alex Skolnick + More Invade New York Comic Con

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Comic Con attracts all walks of life, and this year some metal luminaries made appearances at the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City over the weekend.

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Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick Kicks Off ‘Louder Education’ Web Series

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David Livingston, Getty Images

For many metalheads, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick is considered one of the greatest of all time. As one of the most talented and sonically diverse guitarists in music today, Skolnick possesses the skills of a master metal, jazz and symphonic artist, which is why he's the perfect teacher and host for the new series 'Louder Education.'

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Testament’s Alex Skolnick Has No Plans To Return to Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Alex Skolnick of Testament
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Testament's Alex Skolnick is one of the most beloved and admired guitarists in the world. Along with fellow band member Eric Peterson, the duo have unleashed some of the most ear-gasmic guitar hooks and solos in metal history. As well as being a thrash shredder, Skolnick dabbles in jazz with the Alex Skolnick Trio and has toured with the iconic rock opera outfit Trans-Siberian Orchestra. However, during our recent interview with Skolnick, he revealed that he has no plans to ever return to the Orchestra.

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Testament’s Alex Skolnick Talks Upcoming Album ‘The Dark Roots of Earth’

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Guitar virtuoso and Testament veteran Alex Skolnick recently spoke about the band's next album, getting older and much more in an interview from the 2012 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) gathering. Skolnick talked in depth about the lyrical content of Testament's upcoming record 'The Dark Roots of Earth' and how he views time as he gets older.

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