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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“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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