Alex Skolnick

Alex Skolnick

Alex Skolnick is the lead guitarist for Testament, the influential thrash metal band, as well as for his own jazz trio.

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Missing Anthony Bourdain

Missing Anthony Bourdain

It was a dark day. Like earlier generations, who remembered where they were when they learned of the great rock ’n’ roll deaths of the ’60s and ’70s, the moment we heard of Anthony Bourdain’s death will be forever etched in our minds.

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‘Shut Up and Play Your Guitar’

‘Shut Up and Play Your Guitar’

Alex Skolnick is a virtuoso musician best known as the lead guitarist for thrash legends Testament and his own jazz trio. When he started weighing in on politics, he was told to “shut up and play your guitar.” In an essay for Newlines, he writes about the responsibility of artists in a time of political turmoil.

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