Shawn Lane was an extremely talented and underrated musician. Guitar World named him as the 5th greatest shredder of all time. He joined Black Oak Arkansas when he was only 14 years old. He released one solo album, Powers of Ten. Unfortunately he suffered from psoriasis his whole life as well as psoriatic arthritis. He died September 26, 2003.
The great Shawn Lane is one of the most underrated virtuosos in guitar history today. he'd give malmsteen and vai a run for their money, thats for sure.