Paul’s career has been varied and interesting, covering many different areas of the music business, from TV & film, touring, recording, teaching, and the music products business.
Paul writes and records music for TV and film. You can hear his music on the main menu of the first Matrix DVD, and also many movie previews including The Fantastic Four, Talledega Nights, Paul Blart – Mall Cop and more.
In addition to touring with major bands including Vanilla Fudge and Andy Taylor from Duran Duran, Paul has been a guitar coach in Hollywood and taught stars including George Clooney, Michael J Fox, Eric Stoltz, Mitch Polleggi (X-files), Maria Conchita Alonso and Charlotte Ross.
As an author, Paul’s works include the best selling guitar instructional book and CD set Shred Guitar (Alfred Publishing), Hard Rock Solos (REH), Metal and Rock Improvising, (Video, REH), Arpeggios for Lead Guitar (Video, Hal Leonard).
Paul was a rock specialist at Musicians Institute (GIT) in Hollywood from the mid 1980’s through 1999. Also in the 90’s Paul was the director of the Rock Guitar Department at the American Institute of Music in Vienna, Austria where he also toured in support of his first solo album The Visitor.
Paul has four albums out and available at iTunes and CDBaby. Paul is currently a guitar clinician for BOSS and Roland and produces and hosts a guitar oriented talk radio podcast called Boss Tone Radio you can find it at iTunes and www.bossus.com.
I’ve also been fortunate to share the stage or studio with these greats too:Jennifer Batten Paul Gilbert Michael Ward Billy Sheehan Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) Steve Trovato TJ Helmerich Scott Henderson Frank Gambale Don Mock Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) Nigel Harrison (Blondie) Joan Jett Tommy Tu-Tone Michael McKean (Spinal Tap) Alice Cooper Rafael Moreira (Pink, Christina Aguilera) You can find out more about Paul at www.PaulHanson.net