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Stuttgart-born German guitarist Robert Walker started playing guitar at the age of 15, influenced by Rory Gallagher, Ritchie Blackmore and modern players such as Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons and Steve Vai.

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  1. The city where you get your next job needs meaningful posters. Put phrases on it like "Faster than Yngwie" or, "The god has landed".

2. Always wear dark sunglasses when you go on stage and welcome your audience with the legendary sentence, "Hello you crazy motherf......s."

3. If you make a mistake on the guitar, cast an angry look towards your bass player and apologize for your musicians through the microphone.

4. If it's too obvious that you made that mistake, play it over and over again. The audience will think that it's a part of that song.

5. Always remind your audience that it is so great to be back in the USA again!

6. Always carry messages in your songs. Child-Work, social disease, unemployment, war, environmental pollution - put it all in one song and let your audience feel that you have the solution.

7. Don't tune your guitar before you play. Keith didn't either.

8. Buy some new stuff for your guitar amp and read the instructions on stage.

9. Don't miss playing a bonus track at the end of the show. The audience is so fascinated with your playing and your appearance, it's been so mind-blowing and spectacular, that they just forgot to call for it.

10. Play a love song with great lyrics, "I heard your voice in the wind over the mountains where the moonlight shined in the deep blue sea, and an eagle told me that you belong to me..." or something like that.
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