Vinnie Moore

Workshop with one of the most important shredder guitarists of the heavy metal scene from the 80s to today.

Monday, November 26th, 2018
h 09:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Saint Louis via urbana, 49/a

Credits for academic courses: 0.5 CFA


Born in New Castle(Delaware) on April 14th, 1964, Vinnie Moore began his professional career at the age of 12 playing in various clubs and bars until Mike Varney, from the Shrapnel label, discovered him through an article in a magazine.

Through this opportunity, he had the chance to take part in a Pepsi commercial in 1985 even if in the commercial Vinnie does not appear: there are shots of his hands playing and the guitar track you hear was actually recorded by him, an actor portrays the part.

Moore later recorded his first solo album, Mind's Eye, on Shrapnel Records and with fellow guitarist Tony MacAlpine on keyboards. This album received numerous awards from magazines in the sector and sold over 100,000 copies.
Moore then joined the heavy metal band "Vicious Rumors", participating in the recording of their debut album, Soldiers of the Night, and later with Alice Cooper's band.

In 1987, he recorded the instructional video "Advanced Lead Guitar Techniques" and in 1989 a second video called "Speed, Accuracy and Articulation".
Along with other guitarists such as Al Di Meola and Allan Holdsworth, Vinnie Moore still continues to record for Shrapnel Records.
Since 2003 he has been part of the hard rock band UFO.