Paul Brandon Gilbert is an American hard rock and heavy metal guitarist best known for being the co-founder of the band Mr. Big. He was also a member of Racer X, with whom he released several albums.
From heavy metal shreddings with Racer X, to hard rock with Mr. Big, plus punk, pop, classical, blues and more with his 15 solo studio LPs, Paul Gilbert has been one of the most highly regarded guitarists of the last 30 years Loads of insight into Paul’s personal life, growing up in small town PA, moving to Japan, leading a band vs. being a band member, seeing life and hearing music differently since losing his hearing… the story behind his PGM guitar, being too agreeable, dealing with fears and other heady stuff. Fun and very interesting convo, 100% REAL: Subscribe  Facebook: Instagram:  Twitter: 
Steve Cooper talks with guitarist Paul Gilbert. Paul is best known for his guitar work with the bands Mr. Big and Racer X. In 1986 he started Racer X. Their debut album, Street Lethal, appeared later that year, but in the wake of the follow-up, 1987's Second Heat, that he exited to join Mr. Big, which in 1992 topped the pop charts with the ballad "To Be with You." Mr. Big disbanded in 1996, and a year later he made his solo debut with King of Clubs. He also re-formed Racer X, who had enormous success in Japan with the 1999 LP Technical Difficulties and 2000's Superheroes. The ensuing years saw him continuing to release solo albums while recording and touring with Racer X, and in 2011 he teamed back up with Mr. Big and released the album What If. The following year he issued his 12th solo outing, Vibrato, followed by the 2014 covers LP Stone Pushing Uphill Man, and in 2015 the Heatseekers-bound I Can Destroy. In July Mr. Big will be releasing their album Defying Gravity and will tour.  
It’s a very guitar-centric show this week as we bring you Paul Gilbert and Tyler Morris. Paul Just released his latest “I Can Destroy” and he’ll tell us all about it. I hear ya asking, who’s this Tyler Morris guy. Tyler is an up and coming player that’s shared the stage with the likes of Vai and Malmsteen and the dude’s only eighteen. Plus we’ll spin some great guitar tracks for you. Find out more about Paul at Tyler can be found on the web at And as always Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.
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Nov 6th, 1966
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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4 hours, 59 minutes
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