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Guitar World Magazine Pays Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner in April 2007 Issue

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The April 2007 issue of Guitar World will feature a lengthy article about the life and music of Chuck Schuldiner, as well as transcriptions and videos of Death songs. The feature story is written by GW executive editor Christopher Scapelliti, who interviewed some of those who were closest to Chuck and knew him best, including his mother, Jane Schuldiner, and Death/Control Denied drummer Richard Christy, who was Chuck’s closest friend.

The feature covers Chuck’s life and music from its happy beginning to its untimely end. Jane talks about Chuck’s childhood and gives a revealing look at his difficulty overcoming the death of his brother Frank. (“He never really came to terms with it. He always missed Frank.”) Metal writer and former Combat Records publicist Don Kaye tells the previously untold story about the label signing Death to their first record contract. (“Steve Sinclair said to me, ‘Somewhere in the credits, I’m gonna put, “This record is Don Kaye’s folly.” ’ ”) And both Jane and Richard reveal Chuck’s struggles to complete the second Control Denied album during the last months of his life. (“He drove himself unmercifully that last year,” says Jane. “We worried so much about him and begged him to rest.”) The article is generously illustrated with previously unpublishe d private photos of Chuck that were kindly provided by Jane.

The April 2007 issue will also feature a complete guitar and bass transcription of the Death song “Pull the Plug.” In addition, the included CD-ROM (newsstand only) will include the guitar and bass transcription for the Death track “The Philosopher” as well as live videos for both songs taken from the 2001 Death DVD Live in L.A. (Death & Raw).

The April 2007 Guitar World will also feature tributes to other fallen guitar heroes, including Dimebag Darrell, Randy Rhoades, Stevie Ray Vaughan and former Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman. The issue goes on sale at newsstands everywhere February 13, 2007.

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1. Cynic writes:

Ah Chuck... I've got that DVD, it's pretty good apart from the video production. I hate guitar magazines but this is at least one good step. Make's up for the posers they put on the covers...not.

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2. DDD writes:

VERY strange that GW is doing that. Then again, what's a "lenghty article" to GW... what, a page, as usual?

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3. BodomBastard writes:

wish you didnt have to die chuck, r.i.p.

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4. metalhead644 writes:

ABOUT f***ING TIME

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5. zebo writes:

well..interesting....CHUCK is/was/will be GOD!!!

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6. exzoomer writes:

good lord......

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7. Zero Tolerance writes:

I agree, FINALLY he will be getting some recognition! He's one of the reasons I play guitar.

RIP Chuck, we miss ya everyday!

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8. Guy writes:

WHO?

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