Alex Skolnick


This week, RJ talks with Alex Skolnick, who at age 16 joined the band Testament, which would become one of the bands that defined the thrash metal scene of the late 1980s.


Alex talks about studying with Joe Satriani, touring the world with some of the leading metal bands, and changing his life completely by moving to New York, studying jazz, and forming the Alex Skolnick Trio, which is still playing jazz today. We also discussed his new podcast, Moods & Modes, which is now part of the Osiris family.


After the interview, you’ll hear Alex play Unbound, Gymnopedie, and Beth by KISS.

You can see the videos of Alex’s performances on our show page, and a Spotify playlist based on this episode.


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