We caught up with guitar god Jeff Loomis last night in San Francisco, before his band’s opening set for Periphery and Protest the Hero.

Fresh off a previous interview with a raving fangirl, Loomis talked to us about why he actually likes his label (Century Media — same as Warbringer), offered his best advice to younger bands, and warned against being a “bedroom guitar player.”

Thanks to Mr. Loomis for successfully talking to us, despite the confusion that came with setting up an interview between two “Jeff’s!”