In August 2014,Musician's Friendconducted an interview with Greek guitar virtuosoGus G., well known in rock […]
September 20, 2014

In August 2014,Musician's Friendconducted an interview with Greek guitar virtuosoGus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work asOzzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own bandFIREWIND. You can now watch the chat in three parts below.

Gus' debut solo album,"I Am The Fire", entered the official chart in Greece at position No. 27. The CD sold around 700 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

GusandLYNAMwill team up for a string of West Coast dates in October. The shows kick off October 15 in Los Angeles at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go and markGus' first solo appearances in North America.
SaysGus: "I'm very excited to play my first solo shows in North America! Expect a killer setlist with songs from my debut solo album,'I Am The Fire', as well as material fromFIREWIND,Ozzyand some surprises!"

Gus G.andLYNAMtour dates:
Oct. 15 - The Whisky a Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 17 - Count's Vamped - Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 18 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
Oct. 19 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ

Gushandles all guitar, bass and keyboards on"I Am The Fire", and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that help bring his vision to fruition: drummersJeff Friedl(A PERFECT CIRCLE,PUSCIFER,DEVO) andDaniel Erlandsson(ARCH ENEMY), bassistsDavid Ellefson(MEGADETH),Billy Sheehan(MR. BIG,DAVID LEE ROTH) andMarty O'Brien(TOMMY LEE,WE ARE THE FALLEN,LITA FORD), and vocalistsMats Levén(CANDLEMASS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN,THERION),Blake Allison(DEVOUR THE DAY),Michael Starr(STEEL PANTHER),Alexia Rodriguez(EYES SET TO KILL),Tom S. Englund(EVERGREY),Jacob Bunton(ADLER) andJeff Scott Soto(TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA,TALISMAN, ex-JOURNEY,YNGWIE MALMSTEEN).

"I Am The Fire"was mixed byJay Ruston(ANTHRAX,STONE SOUR,STEEL PANTHER) and was recorded between Los Angeles andGus' home country of Greece through the latter half of 2013. A few of the album's tracks include"Eyes Wide Open","Redemption","End Of The Line"and"Blame It On Me". The album showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey and opening doors toGus G.'s soulful playing.

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