TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Talks With Guitar Legend PETER FRAMPTON On 'Moods & Modes' Podcast

April 8, 2021

Osiris Media has released the latest episode of Alex Skolnick's "Moods & Modes" featuring legendary guitarist Peter Frampton.

Frampton is among the most celebrated guitarists in rock history. His 1976 album, "Frampton Comes Alive!", remains one of the top-selling live records of all time. In this episode, he joins Alex to talk about his exceptional career, from his early days with HUMBLE PIE to his success as a solo artist and the making of his upcoming release, "Frampton Forgets The Words". Peter tells Alex about growing up with David Bowie, his reluctance to be a lead vocalist, and the two geek out over Peter's signature guitar gadget, the talk box.

Frampton says: "If you think you're the bee's knees and there's no end and you say, 'I don't need to practice' or learn a new solo by somebody else, you know, when you reach the point where you don't think you need that, you're over and done with it."

Frampton has collaborated with such legends as George Harrison, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Wyman and Ringo Starr, among many others. In 2007 he won the Grammy Award for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" for "Fingerprints", and in 2014 he was inducted into the Musicians Hall Of Fame. His memoir, "Do You Feel Like I Do", was published in 2020.

"Moods & Modes" is, in Skolnick's words, a "'No Reservations' for guitar." Traveling from vintage guitar shops in Brooklyn to iconic recording studios and legendary music venues around the world, Skolnick explores the work of renowned musicians through commentary, conversation, and live performance.

A televised performance of the MILES DAVIS ELECTRIC BAND in the late '90s led Skolnick to New York City, where he immersed himself in the jazz world. For the past decade and a half, Skolnick has led a double life as a member of TESTAMENT.

Three years ago, the ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO — comprised of Skolnick, bassist Nathan Peck and drummer Matt Zebroski — released "Conundrum", its first album since 2011.

On returning to jazz with his trio for the first time in a number of years, the TESTAMENT guitarist noted: "These days I still love playing screaming, loud guitar and heavy metal, though I don't think I'm going to be one of these guys who's past social-security age and in a rock band and touring. But I can see myself doing these songs with the trio for many years to come."

Find more on Testament
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).