Guitarist THOMAS McROCKLIN To Guest On DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS' December Patreon Live Chat
December 10, 2021, a year ago
Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess has checked in with the following update:
"December's Patreon Live Chat will take place December 19th at 3pm EST and my special guest with be Thomas McRocklin. He was the child prodigy guitarist featured in Steve Vai's music video, 'The Audience is Listening'. He opened for Ozzy Osbourne when he was 8 years old. He was also featured in the documentary "Legends of the Guitar" at the age of 11! He currently runs his own online teaching platform, SchoolOfMcRock.com, is a music producer, and a mastering engineer. Join us to hear all about his amazing career!"
British guitarist Thomas McRocklin rose to fame playing a young Steve Vai in the classic video, "The Audience Is Listening", and went on to play in Bad4Good, a band formed by Vai in 1991. In the clip below he tells the tale of why Vai gave him the Flame guitar featured in the video. McRocklin also runs through the guitar's features.
Bad4Good was formed in 1991 by Steve Vai. The band was a quartet of teenagers, the oldest of whom was 16. The group consisted of McRocklin, bassist Zack Young, drummer Brooks Wackerman, and singer Danny Cooksey. Wackerman went on to play with Bad Religion, Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, and is the current drummer for Avenged Sevenfold.
Check out McRocklin's online guitar school at SchoolOfMcRock.