KING'S X's TY TABOR: 'I Don't Really Care For Guitar Players'

Vassil Varbanov of Bulgaria's Tangra Mega Rock recently conducted an interview with KING'S X guitarist Ty Tabor. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

Tangra Mega Rock: Could you please tell us to what point of the creation of the next [KING'S X] album are you guys right now?

Ty: "We are working on some songs for it right now, and that is the idea we want to send; we want to be sure that this is the right music and that it gets better and you know we are working on an album ourselves until we are really happy with it before we go into studio."

Tangra Mega Rock: OK, you are going to record the album in your own studio, I believe?

Ty: "No, no, we are gonna record again with Michael Wagener in Tennessee."

Tangra Mega Rock: In the musician community all around the world you and all of your bandmates get a huge response and respect, but now today, in 2006, who is the greatest guitar player of all times?

Ty: "Oh, I don't have an idea who the greatest guitar player of all time is. The truth is, for me being a guitarist, I don't really care for guitar players — I don't listen to guitar players I don't really care about individual good musicians as much as I care for bands that know how to make magic together that know how to play music together. I don't really listen to guitarists like that — I don't listen to any of the guitarist that are known as great. I would much rather listen to Neil Young and 'Cinnamon Girl' than I would like to listen to anybody that is a virtuoso on a guitar because there is more heart in that one note in 'Cinnamon Girl' to me than in the whole world of wanker guitar players. For me, it is way more about the song and about the magic of a human being playing the music together and it has nothing to do with whether they are great musicians it has more to do with whether they understand what makes a song good and what moves people."

Tangra Mega Rock: So what kind of stuff are you listening to these days?

Ty: "I don't listen to guitarist or drummers or stuff like that, I listen to bands that do that for me. There is a band called BILLY TALENT, they happen to be good musicians also, but it's not what is important about them. ?hey get what good music is about — that's why I really like them. And another band is the original ALICE COOPER BAND; they are not great musicians, but the magic they made… lately I find myself listening to a lot of stuff that people might even laugh about but I'm looking for something different. I listen to a radio here and there is a band that I really respect and how they make magic together …there is a band called MIDWEST PRODUCT and I don't really know if they are popular at all, I heard them on a TV show in the background they were credited on the show and I downloaded the album and I find myself playing just this one record over and over all the time. The name of the album is 'World Series of Love'."

Read the entire interview at www.radiotangra.com.

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