DAVE “SNAKE” SABO of SKID ROW says JAMES HETFIELD is “one of the most underrated guitarists”
In a brand new interview with RadioactiveMike Zhost of 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program “Hardwired in the Empire”, SKID RANK guitarist Dave “Snake” Sabo we asked which of the METALLIC guitarists, James Hetfield Where Kirk Hammetthad more influence on his game. He replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):”Hetfield, without a doubt. And it’s funny you say that because I have a warm-up playlist that I go through before every show, and there are two METALLIC songs that I put there to work on my right hand. And the first is “It Was Just Your Life” stopped “Magnetic Death”and the second is “Disposable Heroes” [off ‘Master Of Puppets’]. This is [James‘s] right hand. Because it was something that I hadn’t really developed as I was developing as a guitarist; it was more my left hand than my right hand. And then when I started to hear how efficient and precise he was with his rhythms, I thought to myself, “I have to develop that somehow.” And he’s just the king of it – him and guys like Ian Scott [ANTHRAX]of whom I think of the world, and Dave Mustaine [MEGADETH] so, and Kerry King [SLAYER], without a doubt. They just have tremendous control over the synchronicity between their right and left hands, and their right hand in particular.
“[James‘s right hand is] mad. To me, he’s one of the most underrated guitarists. Because all guitarists will say it, but the general public is not fully aware of his incredible talent as a rhythm guitarist… Church is amazing in itself. jamesof his right hand and the riffs he writes using that skill, it’s pretty amazing.”
SKID RANKthe new album of, “The Gang is All There”will be released on October 14 via earMUSIC. The band recorded most of the effort in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Nick Raskulineczwho has worked with FOO FIGHTERS, ACID STONE, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, RUSH and CHAINED ALICEamong many others.
In May, SKID RANK shared the clip of “The Gang is All There” title track.
Swedish singer Erik Grönwall joined SKID RANK in January replacing PZ Théartwho had been with the group for over six years. Art played his last gig with SKID RANK in February before being officially kicked.
Greenwall was a member of the Swedish hard rock band HEAT with whom he recorded four studio albums — “Address the Nation” (2012),“Tear Down the Walls” (2014),“Into the Great Unknown” (2017) and “HEAT II” (2020) — before leaving the group in October 2020.
Greenwall was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March 2021. Six months later he announced he was cancer free after receiving a bone marrow transplant in August. “A wonderful, anonymous human being somewhere in the world donated his blood cells so that I could have a second chance at life,” he said. Headbanger lifestyle in January. “Sometimes I get teary eyed when I think about it. It’s so beautiful that someone who has no connection with me wanted to do this for me. He/she doesn’t know that blood cells have been for me. It’s completely anonymous.
last september, Greenwall released their cover version of “18 and Life” via all streaming platforms.
In 2018, Greenwall debuted in the United States to 10 million viewers in NBClive broadcast from Andrew Lloyd Webber‘the sand Tim Riceit’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”. In the same way john legend, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles and others, Erik played the key role of Simon Zealots.