Paul Gilbert interviewed by Music Radar

Another year, another cool interview (6 pages!!) from the folks at Music Radar with Paul Gilbert, discussing among other things the Mr Big. reunion, his practice and hearing loss. Check out an excerpt below:

Last year you put out the solo record Fuzz Universe, and you were quoted as saying it was “a giant step closer to the ultimate rock guitar sound and playing of my dreams.” Would you say something similar about the new Mr Big record?

“I keep tweaking those knobs, and I keep liking it more. I was at my studio today, still trying new tone experiments. I don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse, but I love the constant exploration for the most satisfying tone. It’s not just how it sounds, but also how it feels to the player. Different tones inspire different directions of playing. I’m still giddy that you thought I played something that sounded like Leslie West, so I hope I’m heading in a good tone direction.”

For the whole interview, head over to Music Radar

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2 Responses to “Paul Gilbert interviewed by Music Radar”

  1. Jenn says:

    It's a great interview. Love how excited and relieved he sounds to finally be playing guitar in a band again, vs. being the frontman. Yet again they try to pin him with the 'tinnitus' term and yet again he denies it. Where did people get the idea he had tinnitus in the first place?! Hearing loss isn't the same thing… I'd LOVE to read an interview where he confirms anything other then hearing loss – from any year. The coolest thing about the interview is that he sounds so optimistic. Paul's had a stellar career and it's not going 'bad' anytime soon. 🙂

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