He says they're "guitar playing" bands but not "shredding" bands. I.e. bands who play proper guitar and have solos, but aren't crazy technical. Or something like that.
Given the shafting he gave the UK with Gigantour, I have to say I don't care.
27/4 Dan Patlansky
3/5 Maiden United
7/5 One Machine
8/5 Blaze Bayley