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Testament’s Alex Skolnick is a Billie Eilish Fan


While 18-year-old pop star phenom Billie Eilish remains controversial amongst the metal populace, this much is clear: anyone who actually makes music is a fan.

With the likes of Avenged Sevenfold and Wolfgang Van Halen having already publicly voiced their support for the young star, Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick — who joined Testament at only 15 years old — joins the ranks of music makers the world over who see the incredible talent in Eilish. Speaking to the Scars & Guitars podcast, he said:

“I got to be honest, she’s singing for real, Some of her live television appearances have been really good – that live on the radio…

“And her brother [Finneas] is a really great musician. He plays keyboards, guitar… I respect what she’s doing.

“I know it would probably be an odd fit, but she’s one of the few I would probably say ‘yes’ to [a collaboration]. There’s plenty of who I would absolutely not work with.”

Skolnick, of course, does way more than just metal — his jazz work with the Alex Skolnick Trio the best known of his current non-Testament projects — so a collaboration with someone like Eilish would not at all be a stretch. I, for one, would be AMPED for that! It’ll likely never happen, but why not hope?

Listen to Testament’s new song “Night of the Witch” from their upcoming album Titans of Creation below. Testament are currently on tour in Europe with Exodus and Death Angel, then they hit the States this spring with The Black Dahlia Murder and Municipal Waste. All dates below:

Europe with Exodus and Death Angel:

Feb. 13 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks [tickets]
Feb. 14 – Oberhausen, DE @ Turbinenhalle [tickets]
Feb. 15 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof [tickets]
Feb. 160 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli [tickets]
Feb. 18 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys [tickets]
Feb. 19 – Wroclaw, PL @ Orbita Hall [tickets]
Feb. 20 – Vienna, AT @ Arena [tickets]
Feb. 21 – Munich, DE @ Backstage [tickets]
Feb. 22 – Filderstadt, DE @ Filharmonie [tickets]
Feb. 25 – Milano, IT @ Live Club [tickets]
Feb. 27 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz [tickets]
Feb. 28 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio Vistalegre [tickets]
Feb. 29 – Toulouse, FR @ Bikini [tickets]
Mar. 01 – Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmartre [tickets]
Mar. 03 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy [tickets]
Mar. 04 – Dublin, IE @ National Stadium [tickets]
Mar. 06 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town [tickets]
Mar. 07 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy [tickets]
Mar. 08 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland [tickets]
Mar. 10 – Brussels, BE @ AB [tickets]
Mar. 11 – Hanover, DE @ Capitol [tickets]

North America with The Black Dahlia Murder and Municipal Waste:

4/20/2020 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren [tickets]
4/21/2020 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey [tickets]
4/23/2020. Houston, TX @ House Of Blues [tickets]
4/24/2020 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues [tickets]
4/25/2020 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom [tickets]
4/26/2020 Austin, TX @ Emo’s [tickets]
4/28/2020 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall [tickets]
4/29/2020 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade [tickets]
4/30/2020 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz [tickets]
5/02/2020 Mexico City, MX ^ Festival – TESTAMENT only [tickets]
5/05/2020 Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore [tickets]
5/06/2020 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA [tickets]
5/07/2020 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount [tickets]
5/08/2020 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom [tickets]
5/09/2020 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues [tickets]
5/10/2020 Montreal, QC @ M’Telus [tickets]
5/11/2020 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall [tickets]
5/13/2020. Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre [tickets]
5/14/2020 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall [tickets]
5/15/2020 Columbus, OH Festival – TESTAMENT only [tickets]
5/16/2020 Joliet, IL @ The Forge [tickets]
5/17/2020 Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore [tickets]
5/19/2020 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall [tickets]
5/20/2020 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot [tickets]
5/22/2020 Portland, CA @ Roseland Theater [tickets]
5/23/2020 Vancouver, BC w/o MUNICIPAL WASTE [tickets]
5/24/2020 Seattle, WA w/o MUNICIPAL WASTE [tickets]
5/24/2020 Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling + Festival – MUNICIPAL WASTE only [tickets]
5/26/2020 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades [tickets]
5/27/2020 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues [tickets]
5/28/2020 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues [tickets]

[via Ultimate Guitar]

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