Myles Kennedy [Alter Bridge, Slash] was asked by Music Radar if he thought the ‘guitar hero’ was a dying breed. When answering, he mentioned Avenged Sevenfold.
Slash is an undisputed guitar hero, but do you think the guitar hero is a dying breed – and is the nature of guitar heroes changing?
MK: “Fifteen years ago I would have said yes. Grunge, in a lot of ways, kind of killed the guitar hero for a little while. Then I think in the last decade there are a handful of bands that are coming around with these kind of guitar players who are very proficient technically.
“We just did some shows with Avenged Sevenfold the other day and those guys can play – those guys are really tight guitar players. [Guitar heroes are] there; guitar is not dead. As long as there are people who want to hear music from musicians who have put the time and effort in and who are very dedicated to their craft, there will always be people who want to hear a guitar hero… hopefully. It’s a very important part of rock music and hopefully that won’t go away.”