Alice Cooper guitarist, Ryan Roxie, cites Brian May as influence



“Guitar driven music, that’s what I like!” 2
March 2018 by Tamara Chastain
Ryan Roxie talks about his upcoming album and about his career “Guitar driven music, that’s what I like!” Ryan Roxie talks about his upcoming album and about his career

Ryan Roxie

Ryan Roxie, the guitar player for Alice Cooper who lives in Stockholm, and who is also known from bands like Slash’s Snakepit, Casablanca and Roxie 77, has an upcoming solo album in the works. A first video off the album has already been released, and Robin Zander of Cheap Trick made a vocal guest appearance on this song. The reporter from Rockbladet wanted to find out more about the solo album, as well as the man behind it, and decided to have a chat with Ryan, who was in the middle of preparations before going on yet another tour with the legendary shock rocker. It was very nice talking to Ryan, and Rockbladet found out many interesting things about the friendly American Swede with the impressive rock ‘n’ roll résumé.


Were there any guitarists that inspired you in the beginning, when you started playing the guitar?

RYAN: I feel the guitar player of all time is Brian May of the band Queen, because he has it all, in my opinion. He’s got the look, he’s got the tone, he’s got an amazing voice and he can write great songs. When you think of Guitar Heroes, you’ve got to understand that there are a lot of guitar shredders out there, but Guitar Heroes come from great bands, and Queen was one of the best bands I have ever listened to.