Axe Banger: The Guitarist Showcase

Joe Sims

Name: Joe Sims

Playing (years): 28

Style: Metal

Gear: Jackson & Ibanez guitars, Mesa-Boogie Rectifier amp

Endorsements: None at the moment……..

Past accomplishments:
– 9 releases (bands include: Dream or Nightmare, Axemaster, The Awakening, and Reign) – Music featured on the rock music encyclopedia on CD-ROM titled “Recorded History” (which is included in, among others, the United Nation’s “Great Library of Alexandria” and “The National Library of Canada”) – Music in the comedy/horror movie “Killer Nerd” – Featured in publications and on radio internationally for 20 years

Current and upcoming projects: I play with the band Dream or Nightmare, we’re currently in the process of writing material for a new CD. The band will also soon be featured on the CD-ROM “The Polishing of Metal” (same format as the CD-ROM listed above but specific to metal).

Favorite guitarist: Can’t name just one, I’d say my main favorites are Criss Oliva, Michael Schenker, Kirk Hammet, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Tony Iommi.

Most underrated players: Jon Schaffer (not enough of the general public recognize players for outstanding rhythm guitar work) & Criss Oliva.

Best musician you’ve ever seen: Geddy Lee & Yngwie Malmsteen

Four words that best describe what you want to get across in your playing: Power, Feeling, Intensity, Emotion

Ultimate goal: To leave as big a legacy in music as I can; I want people to still be listening to my music long after I’m gone……..

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