"Guitar playing is kind of like therapy... you can go and not think about things for a while, and just feel. It’s pretty cool." In this episode Ernie Ball artists, Phil Manansala and Alan Ashby from Of Mice & Men discuss their beginnings with guitar, their love of playing, and their relationship with Ernie Ball.
"I don’t think I picked music, music picked me… I don’t know where I’d be without it, it’s always been apart of my identity." In this episode, guitarist Daron Malakian of System of A Down and Scars on Broadway discusses his beginnings with music and guitar, his love of playing, and his relationship with Ernie Ball.
“I love guitar playing. It's a passion for me....It's one of the few things I've been sure of in my entire life....It's the one thing consistently throughout my life that I've strived to get better at and...always felt challenged and engaged in.” Watch Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! dive into her early musical influences, her creative process, and why she’s played Ernie Ball strings since she was 12.
“The guitar was like a language, each chord was like a sentence, each part was a paragraph or a chapter, and then you could create a whole story, and I became obsessed." Watch Tim McIlrath of Rise Against dive into his creative process and why he’s always played with Ernie Ball strings.
"It's a super power. It's an invisible cape. It's a magic trick. It's a tenuous operation of unfathomable nuance. It's an ever-evolving stream of happy accidents. It's a culture made up of weirdos and rule breakers, and geniuses of design and beach freaks and brainiacs and cavemen and beautiful little flowers...and it's been a huge part of my identity for as long as I can remember." In this episode, Ernie Ball artist Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N' Roses) discusses his beginnings with music and guitar, his love of playing, and his relationship with Ernie Ball.
"The first time I ever picked up a guitar it was empowering, it was almost like a magical sword, pulling it from the stone and looking at it....at that moment my life was completely changed forever." Ernie Ball artists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold discuss their beginnings with guitar, their love of playing, and their relationship with Ernie Ball.
"Guitar has always been the messenger of rock and roll. That is the voice, the bullhorn, the call to arms and the foundation of rock and roll. I've always been incredibly enamored and taken by it, before I could even play." In this episode, Ernie Ball artist Paul Stanley discusses his influences, playing in KISS, and his guitar strings.
"I almost resisted being a shredder and learning stuff, because that put you in another world. That put you in the metal world, where as punk was just about aggression and simplicity. Early on it crept in there because I realized I actually like to shred." Ernie Ball 代言人Jade Puget of AFI 在谈及他的影响力，弹琴的历史，和他的Ernie Ball琴弦时曾说道。
"I guess my fingers were just ready, and I learned to play guitar really quickly. It was something that drove me through my teenage years." In this episode, Ernie Ball artist Tom Dumont of No Doubt and Dreamcar discusses his influences, his history with playing guitar, and his Ernie Ball strings.
"弹奏Bass对我来说是终极的自由，当我演奏音乐的时候，表达自己变得容易了许多。". In this episode Ernie Ball artist and bassist for the legendary hard rock band TOOL, Justin Chancellor explores his early influences and how performing live is the ultimate confluence of emotions. 传奇硬摇乐队，TOOL乐队的Bass手，Justin Chancellor 在探究其早期所受影响和现场演奏时的情感融合时说道。