Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

James D. Gilmore

Name: James D. Gilmore

Playing (years): 28 Years

Style: Progressive Metal Guitar

Gear: Gibson Flying V’s “Jerid” Custom Built Amps, and Boss-Morley- Ross-ADA-BBE-Aria-Yamaha, and various other effects.

Endorsements: None Currently. I’ve always had a problem with kissing ass.

Past accomplishments: My CDs! Method 2 Madness, Return II Madness, and Resurrection. These are the most important.

Current and upcoming projects: Currently promoting Resurrection, New 100% instrumental release coming in early 2005, also currently writing material for an 06 studio release. I’ll be recording a new batch of shows in the spring for the “Instrumental Warfare…Live!” CD. Also I’m considering shooting an instructional DVD.

Favorite guitarist: From Malmsteen to Vai, Hendrix to Angelo, Rhoads to Van Halen, there are too many to list!

Most Underrated Players: Michael Angelo, Michael Harris, and Joe Stump.

Best musician you’ve ever seen: See Above!

Four words that best describe what you want to get across in your playing: Melody, Progressive, Intense, SHRED

Your hero: Guys like Hendrix, Van Halen, Malmsteen, and anyone who flipped the rock world on it’s ear, and burned it!

Ultimate goal: To keep doing what I’m currently doing and if my biggest problem is getting cramps from smiling too much, I’m a lucky guy.

Midwest Independent Records
PO Box 103
Mason, OH 45040

Note: Soundstation may be changing to Soundloud in early 05.

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