Remembering the early days, Lowery says, “My mom and dad were in bands, and one of the first songs I heard as a child was called Witch’s Brew My dad really loved Jimi Hendrix. Besides “The Iron Man,” who inspired Lowery to take the axe in his “own” hand, Semipadka’s love for Ozzy Osborne put an end to Ozzy’s solo career. As for the technique that Lowery had in mind at the beginning of his his career, the guitarist remembers: “I remember the first time I touched a harmonica and made love at home. This week on Gear Factor you can see Clint Lowery, the guitarist, with the riffs and techniques that shaped him as a player. It was one of those things where The Madman’s Diary itself was a pure part of the channel with this classic material, so if I could find out, it would be a person away from me. If you want to hear “Dying to Live” and the rest of the “Blood & Stone” album, take orders. “We always have this song on every album which really has a simple rhythm element which is not really a guitar trick or anything like that. Fame” was the riff for “Animosity”, and when we wrote this new album we didn’t have it, so [I said] let me try to find something. “Randy [Rhoads] was great,” he said. It’s just a very heavy groove and a simple reef. I remember walking around with a peak in a song once, and it was. Lowery finally brought us to the real thing. He has “The Madman Diary” as one of the most formative documents of his development. 2020 Loudwire, Townsquare Media, Inc. The album will be released in October.
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