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December 2005 Q&A With Tommy Thayer!

Dec 01, 2005 | Posted in Q & A Archives

Question #1 What do you think of people like Satriani, Vai, Sheehan and others that take guitar playing to a whole new level, practically making their names on doing solos? -- Robert Del Monte, Corpus Christi, TX

ANSWER: That's great, especially for the technique-minded guitar player. I've always appreciated more of a song-oriented or melodic approach to guitar playing and guitar solos, where the parts are memorable and quite often very simple.

Question #2 I have noticed that the open guitar licks to the Black 'N Blue song "Nasty Nasty" are very similar, if not the same, to the KISS song "Domino" Was this a co-ink-a-dink? -- Teri Nelsen, Portland, OR

ANSWER: It's possible. Gene had produced the B 'N B album, so the "Domino" riff might have subliminally come from that.