The New York Times just featured a rarity in 2016… a happy news story. We live in a world where touring musicians often lose their instruments in robberies and never end up seeing their precious mediums of sound again. Here we have a rare exception with quite the story behind it.
A part of that exception is that the instruments weren’t on tour at the time of their robbery. In fact, they were taken from a storage facility while the owner was out on tour. And that owner is none other than the mighty Alex Skolnick from the legendary Thrash Metal band Testament.
You can begin reading the story just below and CLICK HERE to head over to The New York Times for the full story:
A new seller who entered Sam Ash on Sept. 28 had a plausible explanation for not knowing much about the contents of the guitar case he carried that day and, later, other cases. “His father moved to North Carolina and left him the guitars,” said Jeremy Kolmin, another manager. The store bought his Gibson that day, and $4,300 worth of other instruments, mostly guitars, in the weeks that followed.
In other Testament news, the band just released their 12th studio album in late October. You can have a listen to some of the music just below. Show the band some love if you enjoy their latest music!