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Alex Skolnick  Guitarist, Writer, World traveller. All pics by yours truly (except the ones I'm in, shares etc) via iPhone

Hate to have to say it yet again, but farewell to another great. I had the huge honor of attending 1 of the very last ABB rehearsals, just before their final NYC run. Probably wasn't supposed to takes pics, snuck this one for my private collection but now must share in tribute. #RIPGreggAllman & say hi to the Great Duane from all of us.

It's been great to reconnect w my bro @oferassaf, fine tenor sax player I know from @thenewschool Recently we got some new music together & shot this vid. This 1st one is with guest percussionist David Silliman; there will be another soon with another special guest musician on a different instrument. WARNING: This is NOT METAL! It is MELLOW! It might even be called contemporary instrumental/contemporary jazz, 'adult jazz' (ie Pat Metheny Group). But unless you live under a (hard) rock, you may be aware that I play many different kinds of guitar styles in addition to metal. If this one isn't your cup of tea, that's totally fine, no one is forcing it upon you, just ignore it (besides there's no shortage of recent clips of me playing screaming shred -just do a search!). However, if that's the case please refrain from complaining/trolling/online bitching about it ok? (Wish that didn't need to be said). This is being shared for those who are interested. Give it a shot if you dare & who knows...If you're not careful, you may find yourself digging a new type of music you didn't think you'd like (uh oh!) 😎 Watch the full video by going to YouTube & looking up #Altruism by Ofer Assaf Enjoy!

‪My new @guitarworldmagazine lesson is up. This is more the type of stuff I use w AST, Stu Hamm Band and definitely will be throwing in at the Allan Holdsworth Tribute in July (check timeline for info) However, I do occasionally manage to sneak it into metal here & there, especially live (if you caught the recent tour, the long ending solo of Eyes of Wrath for example which is largely improvised). Disclaimer: Not a pose I make while playing "outside the tonal center" (but might have 2 try it) 😎‬

Coming out of 48hr post tour rest/hibernation, catching up on news, difficult 2 process. Thoughts 4 the great city of #Manchester & hopes more can be done 2 keep all concerts safe. Be careful out there, everyone. And please if you wish to comment: no finger-pointing/demonizing/politicizing, especially towards ethnicity, religions, etc. This is not the time, nor place and we are better than that (at least we must aspire to be if we're going to rise above situations like this).

Last night of tour! This one's been a real blast, thanks 2 #Sepultura, #Prong (+ on select shows: #DyingGorgeousLies & #TheConvalescence). One final stop before heading home to Brooklyn...OF COURSE, Brooklyn Bowl (in Las Vegas. Impressive venue best of the BBowls yet) Imagine all these acts together? Would make a heck of an interesting festival @bbowlvegas

Very Proud of our latest issue @unbuiltmag ! Details: ORDERS for UNBUILT magazine’s Issue 03 are now LIVE via the link in our bio!

Limited to just 250 signed, hand-numbered copies worldwide, Issue 03 is now available exclusively at the Man Alive Creative online store. Shipping begins Friday, June 2nd. •
Each and every copy of Issue 03 is signed by D. Randall Blythe, Alex Skolnick, Alissa White-Gluz, and Tom Bejgrowicz while also being hand-numbered out of an edition of 250. As a very special bonus, issues #1-100 are signed by none other than legendary musician/radio personality, Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx AM). Additionally, the cover features a photograph taken by Blythe and is strikingly printed in white ink on the cover’s black paper. The issue’s unique offset cover and interior page dimensions give Issue 03 a unique look and feel when reading it.

Issue 03 includes interviews about photography and sobriety with Nikki Sixx, celebrity culture with author Timothy Caulfield PhD, the future of food with the staff at the innovative Impossible Foods, the plight of orangutans in the palm oil conflict with the Communication Manager at the Centre for Orangutan Protection in Indonesia, and a discussion about the influence and legacy of the Misfits’ artwork with the creative team at House Industries.

Further, Blythe delivers a scathingly-wonderful photo essay about his time spent on an all-inclusive resort in Mexico, Skolnick pens a short, engaging piece on the relationship between Jews and heavy metal, and artwork from our featured “Works Of Art” artist, Wayne White (“Pee Wee’s Playhouse,” Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight,” Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time”).

$1 from every sale of UNBUILT will go to help our planet. Surfrider and The Nature Conservancy will each receive 50¢ from every issue sold.

36 pages, 8" x 10.75", self-published and ad-free, UNBUILT is limited to only 250 physical copies and ships worldwide! #unbuilt #alexskolnick #randyblythe #alissawhitegluz #lambofgod #testament #archenemy #culture #lifestyle #magazine #nikkisixx #motleycrue #timothycaulfield #gwynethpaltrow #impossiblefoods #palmoil #orangutans #houseindustries #themisifts #way

#TBT Never met Chris but had a really nice hang w Kim who was at our 2016 Seattle gig. When u respect each other's work, labels like "shred" & "grunge" don't exist. #RIPChrisCornell #soundgarden meets #Testament #BrosInGuitar

‪Entrance to today's venue: @HOBAnaheim doing it right #RIPChrisCornell

Arizona, views from the highway. Some wish for all this to be developed & drilled, along with various reserves and national parks in other US States (not naming names but not hard to guess who these ""people"" are). To them, on behalf of nature, I say this: 🖕

‪Italian review, #AST in Roma (assuming it's a 'good' review) 🤞😏‬

This was on TV in the hotel gym this morning, had no idea there was a show with this name. Better not mess with me or I will find you IN CONTEMPT! ‬

‪Happy #MothersDay‬!

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