Santolla: "To Master The Guitar Requires Suffering"

Death metal legend Ralph Santolla has revealed the only way to become an awesome guitarist is to suffer for your art...

Obituary guitarist Ralph Santolla (also ex-Deicide, Death and Iced Earth) has revealed the only way to become an awesome guitarist is to suffer for your art...
And in a frank and forthright myspace blog the death metal axe legend slammed fans who continue to ask him what his secret is...

"It's a stupid question, not to insult anybody... The point is, I don't know ANY secrets about playing guitar, and there's no fairy dust that you can sprinkle on your guitar to make you good or great. To master an instrument requires suffering. It is also a process, not something that can ever be finished... If you REALLY want to play great, there's only one way — work. It's like trying to take down a mountain with a toothbrush — you can never finish, just scrape a little more every day."