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August 10, 2022

Episode #191 JHale Guitars

In this episode I talk to Jay Hale from from JHale guitars and one of his best customers Charles Lamb.

jhaleguitars website

jhaleguitars twitter

JayHale Youtube Channel

 

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In this episode I talk to Steven Rosen about his new album with his band “Highway Sentinels” which features some amazing guest guitarists including Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert.

Steve also informs us on the latest news of his book “Tone Chaser - Understanding Edward Van Halen”

Here is how you can purchase Steve’s book: (all prices are in US dollars)

For U.S. residents, the total cost is $47 - $35 for the book and $12 for shipping.

Send $47 to Steves PayPal address:

scrosen@sbcglobal.net

Include your address.

 

For Australian residents, the total cost is $110 - $35 for the book and $75 for shipping.

Send $110 to Steves PayPal address:

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Include your address.

 

For European residents, the total cost is $75 - $35 for the book and $40 for shipping.

Send $75 to Steves PayPal address:

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Include your address.

 

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Check out my other episode with Steven where we talk about the book:

Episode #172 with Steven Rosen

 

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In this episode I talk to Bill Leverty from the band “Firehouse” for my 5th anniversary of the podcast.

We discuss when we first met back in 1995 at the Hard Rock cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, to my very first episode of the podcast with Bill.

We also chat about our hero Eddie Van halen, the music industry plus lots more,

 

Website: www.leverty.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/leverty

Firehouse: www.firehousemusic.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/leverty (@leverty)

Instagram: www.instagram.com/billleverty (@billleverty)

 

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In this episode I interview vocalist Mike Craig and guitarist Tommy Gibbons from the band “Farewell To Fear” to talk about their album “Polarity”.

The guys give us a break down to some of the songs and their influences.

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In this episode I talk to bassist Jake Mackin from the Australian band “Mirrors”. We talk about their album “The Ego’s Weight”, the story of the band plus lots more.

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In this episode I talk to guitarist/songwriter from Sinner and Primal Fear Tom Naumann. We discuss the new Sinner album “Brotherhood”, the songwriting process, life after the pandemic plus lots more.

Youtube: "Bulletproof"

Youtube: "Brotherhood"

 

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June 23, 2022

Episode #185 Ben Christo

In this episode I talk to guitarist Ben Christo from the band “Sisters Of Mercy” about their tour coming up in New Zealand and Australia later in 2022.

Ben shares some great stories about how he first got the gig, his other bands, plus a great story about Tony Iommi.

Ben's website

 

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In this episode I talk to guitarist/vocalist Jacob Deraps from the band “Deraps” about their new album that is coming out on Friday 17th June. Jacob breaks down some of the songs and talks about some of his influences plus lots more.

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In this episode I talk to guitarist Simon McBride about his new album “The Fighter”, touring with Deep Purple, his influences plus lots more.

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In this episode I talk to vocalist/guitarist John Corabi about his tour coming up in Australia. We discuss what people can expect from the show, his KISS connections, his new book “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”, the Pam and Tommy series plus lots more.

John Corabi website

Youtube interview

 

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May 18, 2022

Episode #181 Scott Ian

In this episode I talk to guitarist Scott Ian from the band Anthrax and Motor Sister. We chat about the new Motor Sister album “Get Off”.

Scott breaks down some of the songs and gives us an insight to the album, a great story about Eddie Van Halen, his son’s band plus a lot more.

Check out the album here

Links to his son's band "Honeybee" here

 

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In this episode I talk to Paul Martin from the band “Devilskin” about their Australian tour that starts on April 29th 2022. Paul lets us know what to expect from the tour and what is coming up after the tour.

Hear more about the  Red album here:

Episode #100 with Paul Martin from March 2020

Tickets for the Australian Tour.

  

YouTube Links:

"Sweet Release"

"Corrode"

 

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April 22, 2022

Episode #179 Crashdiet

In this episode I talk to Martin Sweet and Peter London from the band “Crashdiet” about their new album “Automaton”. We discuss the recording process, writing songs, influences plus lots more.

Crashdiet Website

"Together Whatever" video

Interview on Youtube

 

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In this episode I talk to Sacra Victoria from the USA about her guitar playing, her influences, working with Eddie Kramer, guitars, her skull fracture  plus lots more.

Youtube Interview

 

Sacra's Socials:

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Youtube Channel

Facebook

Twitter

Bandcamp

Website

 

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April 16, 2022

Episode #177 Joe Satriani

In this episode I talk to one of hero’s growing up. The one and only Joe Satriani. We discuss his new album “The Elephants Of Mars” and talk about the musicians, artists and everything that made this album what it is. A masterpiece.

Download and stream the album here.

"The Elephants of Mars" - film clip  

 

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In this episode I talk to Vic Zino from the band “Hardcore Superstar” about their new album “Abrakadabra”. Vic shares some great stories about the album and some behind the scenes stories.

To watch the Youtube video of this interview click here

 

Sales Link: Digital     Physical

YouTube Clips: "Abrakadabra"

"Forever And A Day"

 

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In this episode I talk to Elise Krentzel from the USA about her new book “Under My Skin: Drama, Trauma & Rock’n’Roll”.

Elise shares some great stories about the back story of the book.

To find out more about Elise's socials and how to get the book click here

You can also watch the video of this interview and all episodes on my Youtube Channel. Don't forget to subscribe.

Youtube Channel.

 

Here are the 2 of the interviews Elise has done talking about the KISS days:

Three Sides Of The Coin

The Rock Experience

 

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March 23, 2022

Episode #174 FTR Project

In this episode I talk to Phoenix Van Der Weyden and Charles Lamb from the FTR Project about their new project, songwriting plus lots more.

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Youtube interview

 

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In this episode I talk to Elias Viljanen from the band “Sonata Arctica” about their album “Acoustic Adventures - Volume One” which is out now.

Elias gives us a breakdown of some of the songs and how they changed the songs around from the original versions. He also demonstrates a bit of his banjo playing and lets us know what he has coming up this year.

Check out the album: here

 

Youtube Clips:

 The Rest Of The Sun Belongs To Me

 For The Sake Of Revenge

 

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February 16, 2022

Episode #172 Steve Rosen

In this episode I talk to Steve Rosen about his new book “Tone Chaser” which is about his 26 year journey with Eddie Van Halen.

This interview is also available on my Youtube channel. Click here.

 

Here is how you can purchase Steve’s book: (all prices are in US dollars)

Steve's Paypal address: scrosen@sbcglobal.net

Don't forget to include your address when ordering.

For U.S. residents, the total cost is $47

$35 for the book and $12 for shipping.

 

For Australian residents, the total cost is $110

$35 for the book and $75 for shipping..

 

For European residents, the total cost is $75

$35 for the book and $40 for shipping.

 

Steve Rosen's Instagram

Steve's Youtube Channel

 

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In this episode I talk to Tomi Koivusaari from the band Amorphis about their new album “Halo”. Tomi shares some great stories about the recording process and a behind the scenes about some of the songs.

Pre order the album here

 Youtube clips: The Moon

On The Dark Waters

 

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January 26, 2022

Episode #170 Daniel Nistico

In this episode I talk to classical guitarist Daniel Nistico about the differences between the classical and the electric guitar.

This interview is also available on my youtube channel where you can view Daniel's amazing playing:

Daniel Nistico Youtube interview

To find out more about Daniel and his teaching click here

 

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January 18, 2022

Episode #169 Zakk Wylde

In this episode I talk to Zakk Wylde from Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society about his new album “Doom Crew Inc.”

We break down some of the songs including how he came up with the riffs, writing melodies plus more.

Zakk also tells us where the inspiration came from to do his famous pinch harmonics.

Purchase the album here

YouTube Clips: "Set You Free"

"End Of Days"

 

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In this episode I talk to guitarist Kee Marcello (ex Europe) about his new album “Out Of This World” which is out on January 14th 2022.

Kee also gives us a great lesson on writing great melodies and hooks.

He informs us of a guitarist named “Ollie Halsall” from the early 70’s that influenced him and might have influenced some other well known guitarists from the 70’s!!

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In this episode I talk to Phoenix Van Der Weyden and Arnaud Krakowka about our new album “The Mission”.

We break down each song from the album and discuss the behind the scenes of each song including the songwriting, recording process plus lots more.

The album is available here.

 

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December 30, 2021

2021 Wrap up

2021 wrap up

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In this episode I talk to Link Meanie from the band “The Meanies” about the Uncaged Festival coming up next month around Australia.

Link also shares some great stories about the band and what else they have planned for 2022 including his project “Bagful Of Beez”.

The Meanies - "Cruel To Be Caned"

Bagful Of Beez - "Syco"

The Meanies website

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In this episode I talk to bassist Dale Prinsse from the band “Caligula’s Horse” about the Caged Festival coming up next month around Australia.

Youtube:

"Slow Violence"

 

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November 20, 2021

Episode #164 Ben Hutcherson

In this episode I talk to Ben Hutcherson from the band “Khemmis” about their new album "Deceiver".

Ben gives us a great insight to recording the album and shares some great stories about the recording process.

Youtube Link: Living Pyre

 

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In this episode I interview returning guest Bill Hudson from the band “Northtale” about their new album “Eternal Flame”

Bill lets us know all about the recording process of the album, some behind the scenes stories plus lots more.

We are also joined by a special guest towards the end!!

YouTube Clips:

"Only Human"

"Midnight Bells"

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Physical sale link: here

Check out my podcast from 2 years ago with Bill:

Episode #75

 

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