I like Paul Gilbert AND Rusty Cooley... And Liszt for that matter. I hate when people say stuff is overly technical and because of that lacks emotion. Not that anybody has said this yet, but people do say it a lot. To me very virtuosic technical playing creates a certain kind of emotion that isn't achievable any other way, and this goes for Gilbert, Cooley, and Liszt in my opinion.To those who are confused by the expression "macho red bull time music".
This is in my opinion just macho Red Bull time music, but still rather good:
Now this on the other hand is bad kind of macho Red Bull time music I think.