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This podcast is designed to give you an insight to different guitarists and tips on how to become a guitarist today.

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In this episode I interview bassist Markus Grosskopf from the band “Helloween”

We talk about the new album coming out tomorrow.

Markus shares a great story about when the band were in South America 10-15 years ago at a club where they got to jam with a Helloween cover band!!

Both songs heard throughout the podcast are from the new album.

Album sale link: here

 

YouTube Videos:

"Fear Of The Fallen"

"Skyfall"

 

 

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In this episode I talk to the worlds most famous female guitarist, Jennifer Batten, who performed with the king of pop, Michael Jackson, and the one and only Jeff Beck.

Jennifer is also the principal of the number one online seminar event called “Guitar Cloud Symposium” which featuring top guitarists/instructors from around the world.

The next event is happening next weekend June 19th and 20th 2021 and features special guest Robben Ford. An event not to be missed.

Go to https://guitarcloudsymposium.com for more details and to book your ticket.

 

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In this episode I talk to guitarist/vocalist from the band “Interloper”, Andrew Virrueta. We discuss the making of their new album “Search Party” coming out on June 11th 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Pre order the album here.

Video Clips:

Drift

Search Party

Idle Years

 

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In this episode I talk to Lala, the drummer from the band “Burning Witches” about their new album “The Witch Of The North”. We also discuss their live streaming concert coming up in 2 days.

 

Access the live stream here

Preorder ‘THE WITCH OF THE NORTH’ here.

Watch The Video For ‘The Witch Of The North’ here.

 

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In  this episode I talk to Stevie D from the band Buckcherry about their new album “Hellbound” which is out June 25th 2021.

To find out more about Stevie check out Episode #82.

Pre-sale link: here

Youtube link: "So Hott"

 

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In this episode I talk to Gilby Clarke about his new album “The Gospel Truth” which is out now.

We chat about writing the album, playing guitar with Kings Of Chaos, Guns’n’Roses, Heart  and his daughters band “Frankie & the Studs”.

 

Digital Sales Link click here

Physical Sales Link click here

 

Video links: "Rock'n'Roll Is Getting Louder"

"Tightwad"

 

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In this episode I talk to 4 different guitarists who participated in the Guitar Cloud Symposium (GCS) on April 16th - 19th with instructors Jennifer Batten, Gretchen Menn, Daniele Gottardo, Vicki Genfan, Mundo Juilarat and Greg Koch. And special guest Steve Lukather.

Click here to find out more about GCS.

Episode 8 with Jennifer Batten

Episode 103 with Jennifer Batten

Jennifer's Youtube channel

 

My 4 guests:

Elisa Miconi

Perry Dillard

Wanda Lopez 

IIse Gudino

 

Sign up for the next Guitar Cloud Symposium here

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In this episode I talk to guitarist Mundo Juillerat who is based out of Las Vegas but originally from Hawaii.

Mundo is another one of the instructors at this weekends “Guitar Cloud Symposium where he will be talking about Gypsy Jazz playing and soloing.

Check out Mundo’s youtube here.

To find out more about the Guitar Cloud Symposium click here

 

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April 12, 2021

Episode #136 Vicki Genfan

In this podcast I talk to Vicki Genfan who is an amazing singer/guitarist about her modules that she will be teaching this weekend at the Guitar Cloud Symposium. April 16th -19th.

Click here to find out more about the Guitar Cloud Symposium and to order tickets.

Vicki Genfan's website

 

Thank you to my sponsors:

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In this episode I talk to Gretchen Menn and Daniele Gottardo about their role in the Guitar Cloud Symposium coming up on April 16th - 19th 2021.

Click here for more info about the event: Guitar Cloud Symposium

Gretchen Menn website

Daniele Gottardo website

Click here to find out more about the Pickup Generator or here

to watch the tutorial.

 

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In this episode I talk to Rick Chapple from the band “Devil Sold His Soul” about their new album “Loss” which is out April 9th 2021.

Rick gives us a great insight to the album and his influences.

 

Check out their YouTube Links:

Burdened

Beyond Reach

The Narcissist

 

To preorder the album click  here

 

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In this episode I talk to Matt Wakeling from the “Guitar Speak Podcast” and Andrew McKaysmith from the “Scars and Guitars” podcast.

We talk about hosting a podcast and share some stories about interviewing various guests.

 

Make sure you check out both podcasts:

Guitar Speak Podcast Facebook

Guitar Speak Podcast iTunes

Scars And Guitars Podcast

Scars And Guitars Facebook

 

 

Thank you to my sponsors:

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In this episode I talk to guitarist Loko McDonald from the Sydney based band “Introspect” about their new EP “Midnight Sun”.

Click here to pre order the album

 

Thank you to my sponsors:

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In this episode I talk to Mat Robins from the Melbourne based band “Cicadastone” about their new album “Cold Chamber” which be available on March 19th. Check out their 3 singles:

Dying In Sunshine. Box Of Anger. Out Of Sight

Watch the making of the album: Inside The Chamber

Pre Order the album here

Click here to get tickets for the album launch.

 

Thank you to my sponsors:

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In this episode I interview Tom Englund from the Swedish band “Evergrey”. We discuss  their new album “Escape  Of The Phoenix”.

https://www.facebook.com/Evergrey/

Purchase the album here: Escape Of The Phoenix

 

Intro music by  Mammoth WVH

Thank you to my sponsors:

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February 20, 2021

Episode #129 Robert Vargas

In this episode I talk artist Robert Vargas about his mural of Eddie Van Halen at the Guitar Centre in Hollywood plus lots more.

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twitter

 

Intro music by:  Mammoth WVH

 

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In this episode I talk to guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen from the band Epica about their new album Omega.

Check out their Youtube channel to see the making of the album:

Epica

 

To watch their clips:

Abyss Of Time

Freedom - The Wolves Within

 

To pre oder the album:  click here

Intro music by Mammoth WVH

 

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In this episode I talk to Phoenix Van Der Weyden from Brazil about her new album “Eyes On The Prize”. 

To learn more about Phoenix check out: Episode #93

Get your copy of the album here: shredguyrecords

 

To get lessons from Phoenix go to:

https://www.phoenixguitaracademy.com/

 

Check out the collaboration videos here:

 No Matter What

 Tribute to Eddie Van Halen

 Am challenge

 Let It Be

 Don't Stop Believen

 

Thank you to my sponsors:

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In this episode I talk to guitarist Wolf Hoffman from the band Accept. We talk about their new album called “Too Mean To Die”.

 

YouTube links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQy6npwdwsY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHwCTnH5_Z8

 

iTunes Pre Sale link: https://music.apple.com/au/album/too-mean-to-die/1534988260

 

A big thank you to Nuclear Blast for all their support with getting the artists for the podcast and releasing some great music.

 

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In this episode I talk to the one and only Michael Schenker about his new album “Immortal”.

Michael gives us a great insight to the making of the album plus lots more.

To pre-order the album click here

YouTube Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lss0xI2HaA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLMn1nPqANM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrU9ZS6CZA

 

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In this episode I talk to Tommy Johansson from the band Majestica.

We discuss his new album that is out now “A Christmas Carol”. 

Download the album here:

https://music.apple.com/au/album/a-christmas-carol/1533955619

 

Check out Majestica’s Youtube channel to follow their Christmas calendar:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC43NLMOwGME-q3o90WDuGlw

 

More film clips:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_RKRbA9gRY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ol8DlEPEaM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p72uHnOY7C8

 

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In this episode I talk to the author of the book "Eruption In the Canyon", Andrew Bennett.

The book is about his time with Eddie Van Halen and features some great photos and stories that Andrew shares in this podcast.

To purchase the book click here: https://www.eruptioninthecanyon.com/product-page/eruption-in-the-canyon-coffee-table-photo-book

 

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In this episode I talk to Michael Gonthier from Shredd Guitar Worx. Michael lets us know all about his business and his connection with VegaTrem, plus his new Van Halen tribute band “Mean Street”.

 

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In this podcast I talk to Japanese guitarist Saki from the band “Amahiru” which also features Frederic from Dragonforce. We talk about their new album plus Saki’s other bands and lots more.

Pre order the album: https://amahiru.lnk.to/Amahiru

First single “Hours”: https://youtu.be/DTQjIjYvEM8

 

Thank you to my sponsors:

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In this episode I talk to guitarist Phil Campbell from Motorhead and now with his sons “Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons”. We discuss his new album “We’re The Bastards” plus lots more.

 

iTunes: click here

 

YouTube clips: 

"Son Of A Gun"

"Bite My Tongue"

"We're The Bastards"

 

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In this episode I talk bassist Kelly Nickels from the band LA Guns.

We talk about the new album “Renegades” coming out November 13th.

Check out all the different bundles available here

 

YouTube Videos: Renegades

Well Oiled Machine

Crawl

 

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In this episode I talk to Mike Spreitzer from the band “DevilDriver” about their new album “Dealing With Demons”.

Mike gives us a breakdown to the recording process for the album plus how he first joined the band.

 

https://www.devildriver.com

 

Eddie Van Halen Tribute Video

Adam Roach - "No Matter What"

 

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October 13, 2020

Episode #117 Mark Pyjama

In this episode I talk to Mark Pyjama from South Africa about his song “Prelude” and his new album coming out soon.

Click here to  download the song.

Watch the film clip here.

 

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In this episode I talk to guitarist/songwriter from the band “Enslaved”, Ivar Bjornson. We talk about the new coming out on October 2nd 2020 “Utgard”.

 

Sales link: https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/cd-enslaved-utgard-cd

iTunes Link: https://music.apple.com/au/album/utgard/1502372159

 

YouTube Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkEXIpym5E0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92ptxt1FQiU

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September 18, 2020

Episode #115 Roy Ziv

In this episode I talk to guitarist Roy Ziv from Canada about his new album “Distant Visions, his online guitar speed builder course plus lots more.

Check out Roy’s site: www.royzivmusic.com

Here is the Youtube clip we talk about in the podcast: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDY5aGqPsz8

 

 

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