December 15, 2013

American guitarist Vinnie Moore (UFO) recently spoke with Guitarhoo! about his roots as a musician, recording guitars for video game soundtracks, the making of his signature Vin Man guitars by Dean Guitars, upcoming record projects and tours with UFO and much more. You can now watch the chat below.

Once Vinnie Moore picked up his first guitar (a Kay) at the age of 12, he became, as he describes it, a "guitar freak." His earliest influences included — among others — Jeff Beck, THE BEATLES, LED ZEPPELIN, DEEP PURPLE and QUEEN.

In 1987, Shrapnel released Vinnie's breakout album, "Mind's Eye". Vinnie was quickly heralded "best new talent" in Guitar Player, Guitar and Guitar World magazines, and "Mind's Eye" sold more than 100,000 copies.

As a performer, Vinnie Moore's resume is impressive. A former member of Alice Cooper's band, he toured the U.S. on the Operation Rock 'N' Roll tour, and also performed on Alice's album "Hey Stoopid".

Vinnie has done hundreds of guitar clinics all over the world, including such places as, Japan, Scandanavia, Italy, Poland, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, England, Germany and Australia.

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