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Posted on August 21, 2011

GuitarWorld.com is currently hosting an exclusive premiere of “Paper Wings”, a brand-new song from STAIND’s upcoming self-titled album. You can hear that track by heading to THIS LOCATION. They also interviewed guitarist Mike Mushok and we’ve copied an extract from the interview below:

GUITAR WORLD: Why did you want to become a guitarist?

I was drawn to the guitar by folk players — Harry Chapin, Jim Croce — people my parents listened to. My uncle was a singer/songwriter with an acoustic guitar. He sang and wrote stuff, and I loved that. Then I heard Led Zeppelin and Van Halen. The first time I heard “Eruption,” I was like, “What is this?”

GUITAR WORLD: Do you remember your first guitar?

It was a Fender Bullet. My parents found it one year for Christmas and they gave me the receipt, which I have sitting right here. They framed it and gave it to me. I’m going to date myself, but I’ll read it to you. It was June 5, 1982, and it says, “One Fender Bullet with case and a Vibro Champ amp, $364.” They bought it while we were on vacation in Cape Cod at a little music store there. I also had a nice acoustic guitar that I saved up for. I wouldn’t eat my lunch and saved the lunch money for it. I bought a Guild D40 that I still use.

Read the full article HERE.


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