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In our latest episode, presenter Jude Gold chats to UFO guitarist and solo artist Vinnie Moore.
Guitar in hand, Moore then shares some licks and approaches he employs on his new solo album, Double Exposure, and with UFO.
Speaking of UFO, Moore reveals he is the band’s 17th guitarist! And with nearly 20 years under his belt he is also one of the group’s longest-serving members.
“We’re approaching 20 and it’s funny because I never thought it would go that long,” he says. “I thought it might go five years when I first joined.”
Bringing to mind his first encounter with “quintessential” UFO axeman Michael Schenker, Moore recalls, “I first met him at a Concrete Foundations Forum back in ’91, I think. Mike Varney actually introduced me to him. That was just a real quick meeting – not much happening there.”
And when Moore later toured with Schenker, it appears the UFO/MSG/Scorpions guitar legend remained equally enigmatic.
“We toured together in ’99,” he explains. “We did 32 shows in America. I opened. We shared the same band. We all travelled on a tour bus except Michael. He wanted to drive alone with his wife.
“To be totally honest, I didn’t see him much on the whole tour. He was like, very much to himself and, you know, not a lot of conversation to be honest on that tour.
"He was friendly enough. And I heard him play every night. It was awesome, but I just didn’t really get to know him.”
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Whether he’s interviewing great guitarists for Guitar Player magazine or on his respected podcast, No Guitar Is Safe – “The guitar show where guitar heroes plug in” – Jude Gold has been a passionate guitar journalist since 2001, when he became a full-time Guitar Player staff editor. In 2012, Jude became lead guitarist for iconic rock band Jefferson Starship, yet still has, in his role as Los Angeles Editor, continued to contribute regularly to all things Guitar Player.
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