Chris Broderick and Alex Skolnick’s Winter Guitar Retreat ‘Over The Top’

By Pauline France

January 6, 2012

As we previously reported, metal maestros Chris Broderick of Megadeth and Alex Skolnick of Testament joined forces for their first annual Skolnick & Broderick’s Winter Guitar Retreat at New York’s Full Moon Resort from Dec. 26-30.

Students of all levels received a full serving of music lessons and experienced master classes with Skolnick and Broderick.  There were also jam sessions, open-mic nights and optional private lessons.

Broderick commented on the success of the event.

“I just wanted to give a quick shout-out to all my fellow musicians that attended the Guitar Retreat this last week,” he said on the retreat’s website. “The jam sessions were over the top just the way rock and thrash should be.”

The Jackson signature artist also commented on the winter metal getaway in an exhaustive interview with Artist Direct, which you can read here.

Watch the video below to see a 12-year-old student jamming on-stage with Broderick and Skolnick during the winter retreat.

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