"I know that hair metal gets a bad rap, but there’s so many great guitar players that came from the ‘80s. Sure, they might have been using too much Aqua Net, and there might have been some love ballads going on, but there’s no denying that the guitarists could shred.
“The guitar solo on the song Tooth And Nail blew me away. I had just started playing the guitar, and here was this new guy, George Lynch, performing with such precision and creativity. His solos on Alone Again and Into The Fire were smart, melodic and memorable. I would air-guitar to them – that’s how hooky they were.
“George was a great guitar player to learn from because he sort of did a little bit of everything. He had his own way of tapping, too, at a time when everybody was doing it. I practiced to him a lot, for sure.”