When John5 is in the Audience

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  1. UncleDuke

    UncleDuke Member

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    I'm watching That Metal Show and the guests are Rob Zombie and John5. They've got Ritchie Kotzen playing the bounce solos to go to commercial.

    There are fewer things I could think of than having to riff solos in front of John5. At the same time, he seems to be generally appreciating Kotzen's solos.
     
  2. Noah

    Noah Supporting Member

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    I don't think Ritchie Kotzen has anything to worry about. John 5 is really good at what he does, but IMO Kotzen is on an entirely different level then most guitarists on this planet.
     
  3. beckstriad

    beckstriad I'm frosting a cake with a paper knife Gold Supporting Member

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    Richie Kotzen is an absolute monster player. John5 is great, too, but he's definitely not putting Kotzen to shame.
     
  4. Hand of Doom

    Hand of Doom Member

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    John5 is sick, both of those guys in the same room is even sicker!
     
  5. 6stringgrind

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    I'm a huge Kotzen fan, but I thought his performance on the show was pretty lackluster.
     
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    Couldn't agree more----I couldn't wait to watch this episode. Very disappointing.....MF
     
  7. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    All the bumper playing on That Metal Show seems pretty underwhelming. At best it is like hearing and seeing a great player try out gear in a music store.
     
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  8. 6stringgrind

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    John5 is about the only guy I've seen on there that was actually entertaining.
     
  9. Doug G

    Doug G Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd rather have John5 than the average hobbyist (like myself). I think the guys with that much talent are generally going to be much more gracious critics.
     
  10. whitehall

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    It's too bad none of the guest players are ever allowed to play the riffs that made them famous
     
  11. guitz

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    All due respect to John5 a fine guitar player, Ritchie Kotzen is a ways farther up the 'impressive player' ladder. You had to be back in the day to be a Shrapnel guy.
     
  12. RLD

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    What does that even mean?
     
  13. gtrlw

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    Kotzen was with Shrapnel at the pinnacle of the shred movement. Listen to the 2 CDs Kotzen recorded with Greg Howe. I really doubt Kotzen would be nervous to play in front of any "shred" style player.
     
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    Despite the "weasel tone" on his first Shrapnel album, I still dig it!
    Steve Smith and Stu Hamm as the rhythm section, and RK's
    crazy chops and compositions made for a fun album!!
     
  15. Ethn Hayabusa

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    Kotzen is beyond awesome.
     
  16. kokohi5

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    It seemed that Kotzen, like most guitarist guests, just kind of noodles around whereas John 5 plans out what he does. Of course Kotzen noodling around is going to sound better than a large percentage of guitarists, but John 5 is more than just a shredder guitar player with his visual thing and tricks.
     
  17. HurricaneJesus

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    Well he forgot his pick, silly! ;)
     
  18. Misterbulbous

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    Easy, guys.. Richie puts his pants on just like the rest of you -- one leg at a time. Except, once his pants are on, he makes gold records.
     
  19. Lance

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    Richie by a mile. Hmm, let's see now...

    John 5 Shredding. He gets off a few cool ideas towards the end.


    Richie Shredding. Oh, and this clip is from like 1987, or so.

     
  20. DirtLover

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    I love both of those guys as players and really need to check out the Winery Dogs album and I'm not as familiar with Kotzen's past material.

    BUT, maybe it's just me, but my TGP inspired critical ear thought his tone was aweful. Muddy and over reverbed, didn't sound good to my ears. Still a fan though, not knocking his skills.

    :bounce
     

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