Alter Bridge's Tremonti and Kennedy still learn from each other

Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti
Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti (Image credit: Getty)

Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy say they still constantly learn from each other after playing together for 12 years.

Kennedy says he and his bandmate are “kindred spirits” who absorb each other’s musical influences and techniques.

He tells Loudwire: “Mark’s right hand is his attack. He reminds me of James Hetfield.

“It’s something which is not in my repertoire. I still can’t touch what he does, but I think that’s good for me to try and absorb that.

“Both of us are sponges. Both of us always want to learn and evolve. I don’t think either one of us feel content by any stretch of the imagination. We both have long ways to go.”

He adds: “I recognised a kindred spirit from the beginning. The guy sold 30 million records by the time we started playing together, and every day before and after soundcheck, he’s just obsessed with trying to evolve.

“I think that’s really important – it shows you truly care about the art, its not about how many records can you sell. There’s no rockstar ego. It’s about the music.”

Tremonti adds: “I think I try to pick Myles’ jazz and blues brain and I think over the years I’ve probably thrown a hell of a lot of metal at him, and you just learn from whoever you’re writing with and we’ve been working together now for what seems like 15 years or so. I still don’t know how to sing like him.”

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Two packages are available, both of which come with a new Alter Bridge t-shirt design that celebrates the band’s upcoming UK tour. The deal also includes six months free access to TeamRock+.

Alter Bridge tour dates 2016⁄2017

Nov 24: London O2 Arena, UK
Nov 26: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
Nov 27: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK
Nov 28: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Dec 01: Glasgow Hydro, UK
Dec 02: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
Dec 04: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Dec 05: Cologne Palladium, Germany
Dec 06: Hamburg Mehri Theater, Germany
Dec 09: Bolognia Unipol Arena, Italy
Dec 10: Munich Zenith, Germany
Dec 11: Basel Jakobshalle, Switzerland
Jan 21: Mobile Saenger Theatre, AL
Jan 22: Atlanta Tabernacle, GA
Jan 24: Royal Oak Music Theatre, MI
Jan 25: Chicago Riviera Theatre, IL
Jan 27: Sioux City Anthem At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, IA
Jan 28: Kansas City Voodoo Lounge At Harrah’s Casino, MO
Jan 31: Niagara Falls Rapids Theatre, NY
Feb 01: Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre, ON
Feb 03: Montreal Metropols, QC
Feb 04: Philadelphia Electric Factory, PA
Feb 07: Boston House Of Blues, MA
Feb 09: New York Playstation Theater, NY
Feb 10: Silverspring The Fillmore, MD
Feb 12: Raleigh The Ritz, NC
Feb 14: Houston House Of Blues, TX
Feb 16: Las Vegas Brooklyn Bowl, NV
Feb 18: Tempe The Marquee, AZ
Feb 19: Los Angeles Wiltern, CA
Feb 20: San Francisco Regency Ballroom, CA
Feb 22: Seattle Moore Theatre, WA

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