GUS G.: 'I Really Cannot Imagine Myself Not Being Out There And Playing For The Fans'

GUS G.: 'I Really Cannot Imagine Myself Not Being Out There And Playing For The Fans'

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, has answered a number of fan-submitted questions in a new video posted on his official YouTube channel.

Asked why he continues to live in Greece when there are so many more opportunities for him in America, Gus said: "That's a very good question. I have spent a lot of time in America in the past, and I still try to do one tour every year, and I go there on business trips all the time. However, I decided a long time ago, because my lifestyle is basically on the road, I decided, 'Where do I wanna be when I am away from touring, when I'm not touring?' And the [answer] was back home in Greece, I felt that there's a better quality of life there for me and my family. Sure, there's more business opportunities probably in America — I realize that — so I never close the door. Maybe someday I will find my way back there. But for now, I enjoy living in Greece."

Pressed about which place, other than Greece, he would like to spend the rest of his life in, Gus said: "If I would go to another place, I'd probably go somewhere warm and maybe somewhere in America. Probably somewhere in California. I like the climate out there and I have a lot of friends out there, so maybe, yeah, that's where I would [go]."

Asked how he handles being on tour all the time, Gus said: "Of course, traveling all the time with a suitcase in hand and checking into a different hotel every day, it can become tiring sometimes. But I actually love traveling. I love this type of lifestyle. Of course, I love being at home, but this is what I've been doing since I was in my early 20s, so I really cannot imagine myself doing anything else, and I really cannot imagine myself not being out there and playing for the fans. So, this is it."

Gus's latest solo album, "Fearless", was released in April 2018 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Brand New Revolution" marks his first release since exiting Osbourne's band in 2017.

On "Fearless", Gus joined forces with vocalist/bassist Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, UNISONIC) and drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE).


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