We’re still working on musical examples and tablature, but Joe Stump’s interview itself is ready to Bach ‘n’ Roll for anyone who’s interested:
I spoke to Joe on email earlier today, and if you haven’t heard, he has been touring the world with Alcatrazz. Joe is a sweetheart and this is the perfect gig for him, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
This was a fun conversation. We talk about metal-friendly altered seventh / ninth chord voicings, metal scales like Phrygian Dominant and Hungarian minor, and of course all the mechanical stuff like economy picking and pedal tone licks.
Joe uses a really interesting cocktail of motions, including bits of fingers, forearm, and wrist, that I’m sure no guitar teacher sat down and taught him. I don’t know where you would have gone to learn that stuff back when he learned it, and he’s a great example of why picking technique is such voodoo for a lot of us that weren’t lucky or talented enough to stumble across our own methods for doing these things.