… speaks to Guitar Edge magazine, that is.
With Paul Gilbert interviews you can bank on a 100% chance of being amazed and amused and a 64% chance of Frank Marino being mentioned. The April 2010 (damn, they’re ahead of the game) GE feature with Paul does not disappoint on either account. Among the essential bits of wisdom made available:
Learn to analyze songs down to their basic chord structure, regardless of the instruments in the recording. I recommend learning “The Things We Do For Love” by 10CC. The guitar solo is the last thing to work on—first check out those awesome chords!
You can read the entire interview (and the entire magazine, for that matter) online.