Guitar virtuoso Gus G has spent a great deal of time performing with some of Heavy Metal’s finest including Arch Enemy, Kamelot and Ozzy Osbourne to name but a few. With his solo album ‘Fearless’ set to drop on April 20th, Gus sat down with Metal Wani’s Carl O’Rourke to talk about the record, the future of Rock and Metal as well as what he learned from his time spent playing with Ozzy Osbourne.
When asked what thinking behind the album was for him and the title ‘Fearless’, Gus said:
“Originally I wanted to call it scared shitless [laughs] , but somebody said well maybe that won’t go down too well and maybe people will think its negative so I changed it to Fearless [Laughs] . No but the thing is, with this record at the time I was writing instrumental and i realised pretty early on that it was a pretty technically demanding track (Fearless) so I shouldn’t hold back I should go all in with it and just named it Fearless.”
“But honestly the meaning is, it’s a general meaning behind the whole statement of the record where I think fear is what really hold people back from doing what they wanna do with their life and once you realsie that we’ve only got one shot, one life, you know you should really go out there and be fearless, that’s what being fearless is about, it’s about doing what you want.”
On whether or not he ever anticipated playing with his heroes such as Ozzy Osbourne, Gus said:
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think this was gonna happen in my life. it’s pretty surreal even looking back now, it almost seems like another lifetime away I’m like wow did all this stuff even happen? It really opened a lot of doors for me.”