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  1. Ethn Hayabusa

    Ok… Ron Thal “Bumblefoot” or John Petrucci?

    His wife is a veterinarian. While he was helping her study, they came across the animal disease nicknamed "Bumblefoot". He liked the name, so it became the subject of his first album (The Adventures of Bumblefoot, 1995), and subsequently his band name. Eventually fans just started calling him...
  2. Ethn Hayabusa

    Ok… Ron Thal “Bumblefoot” or John Petrucci?

    Go to 4:14 to hear him sing some Queen.
  3. Ethn Hayabusa

    Ok… Ron Thal “Bumblefoot” or John Petrucci?

    I hate competition in music, but Bumble's skill level is off the charts. He's the pinnacle of what can be done on the instrument, from what I've seen. Nevermind that he can sing in any register. Love Petrucci, for the record. Huge influence.
  4. Ethn Hayabusa

    What do we think of Sammy Hagar?

    How dare you speak ill of Over The Top. Have you no shame?!
  5. Ethn Hayabusa

    What do we think of Sammy Hagar?

    Yeah. Half the stuff people blame Sammy for, was stuff that Eddie wrote when Dave was in the band. Sammy was just more versatile, and open minded about trying different ideas (than Dave).
  6. Ethn Hayabusa

    What do we think of Sammy Hagar?

    Huge fan. I got into Van Halen right around the time that 5150 came out. I was young enough that I didn't understand the videos I was seeing on MTV for 1984, were the same band that was playing on 5150. I loved both. Still love both eras, even though I have to tune out David Lee Roth. Cannot...
  7. Ethn Hayabusa

    If you could have any musicians ability’s who would it be?

    Bumblefoot. Unreal ears, technique, recording knowledge, understanding of timing, experience, vocal range, general musicality and the nicest most approachable and professional attitude. Total package.
  8. Ethn Hayabusa

    FIRST album that actually changed you?

    Surfing with the Alien. Already loved Van Halen, Prince, ZZ Top, Duran Duran, etc. Half way through the solo of the opening track, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I was 9 or 10.
  9. Ethn Hayabusa

    Your Biggest Misconception/Revelation?

    That I love teaching more than playing in public. When I was a kid, I thought I wanted to be like Vai, Evh and Satriani. Guitar magazines, endorsements and all that. Didn't know I was too introverted to really enjoy performing for others all that much.
  10. Ethn Hayabusa

    Steve Morse announces his departure from Deep Purple

    Steve was always positive about the gig. I have to admit, I am of the same mind as the original commenter. I never got the appeal of Deep Purple, as much as I respect their contribution. I was always happy for him, as I know he wasn't being financially compensated in a manner I believe would be...
  11. Ethn Hayabusa

    Who’s your favorite 3piece band

    King's X, Rush, Steve Morse Band, ZZ Top.
  12. Ethn Hayabusa

    Steve Morse announces his departure from Deep Purple

    Exactly. I don't know how Steve finds the energy. The guy that followed him back to his car was persistent, but it looked like just another day to Steve.
  13. Ethn Hayabusa

    so, what style of music would you say that you play?

    I'm still figuring out the best way to answer that. In my opinion, it's just rock. That opinion doesn't seem to be shared by any audience.
  14. Ethn Hayabusa

    Steve Morse announces his departure from Deep Purple

    He is possibly the nicest person I have ever met. I got to meet him in Orlando back in the early 2000s, when he would sit in for G3 encores. He spent so much time with me, and was so patient. I had asked for a photo. He asked me what kind of camera I was using (it was a disposable kodak thing)...
  15. Ethn Hayabusa

    I don't understand background music

    This is my personal hell. I HATE the insertion of music into other things. My mother puts on obnoxious smooth jazz and Santana during family gatherings. Not to mention grocery stores, youtube videos, TV shows that have some melodramatic pop song during serious scenes. So distracting.
  16. Ethn Hayabusa

    Steve Morse announces his departure from Deep Purple

    Steve is my all time hero. So sorry to hear of his wife's struggles. For selfish reasons, I've wanted him to leave for years. I wanted more music from Steve. It sucks that he has to leave due to a situation like this. How old DP fans treated him has always bothered me, but it's been nice seeing...
  17. Ethn Hayabusa

    Are there "great" rhythm guitarists?

    EVH, Ty Tabor, Jerry Cantrell, and Steve Morse all had a big impact on how I approach accompaniment. A lot of it is subtle adjustments and decisions, so I feel great rhythm playing is easily overlooked.
  18. Ethn Hayabusa

    The TGP award for the most technically & emotionally gifted, unique sounding and inspiring to all FEMALE singer goes to ?

    My favorites are Bjork, Etta James, early Tori Amos, Ella Fitzgerald, and Imogen Heap. All unique voices, all different approaches.
  19. Ethn Hayabusa

    Nita Strauss leaves Alice Cooper

    Why should anyone care what you have or haven't heard? You are not the target demographic. Get over it.
  20. Ethn Hayabusa

    Nita Strauss leaves Alice Cooper

    The clueless are often tenacious, and enthusiastic. I don't know where they find the energy.
  21. Ethn Hayabusa

    Nita Strauss leaves Alice Cooper

    I love these threads. Always a great place to find accounts to add to my ignore list.
  22. Ethn Hayabusa

    5 bands that influenced your style and sound most when first learning guitar.

    The big 5 for me when I first picked it up in 90 were: Van Halen Satriani Vai Morse Eric Johnson Morse is definitely the biggest influence, overall. I was obsessed with everything the other guys did until my mid-20s. Still love them all.
  23. Ethn Hayabusa

    Nita Strauss leaves Alice Cooper

    People respect me too much, as far as I'm concerned. I'm all stocked up.
  24. Ethn Hayabusa

    absolutely stunning Gibson with QC issues: would you buy it?

    Nope. I won't support that scumbag company.
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