News of guitarist Gary Moore's death at age 59 shocked me. I pulled this 2004 Guitar World interview out of my arhcives. I did several pieces on Gary, who was a UK and Euro legend, but rarely made it to the US. I saw one of his few US solo shows, at the Beacon Theatre when he was promoting his second blues album. The great Albert Collins opened.
Gary was a kind and easy interview, the kind of guitar guy whom I could have easily spent hours just shooting it with. And he was not, frankly, one of the guys I expected to hear this kind of news about.