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We sit down and talk with interesting professional guitar players, and find out what makes them tick. Uncover the backstory behind your favorite guitar players, artists and sidemen. If you love guitar, success, life stories and meaningful life lessons, then stick around… you’re in the right place.

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    Tim Godwin - Taylor Guitars, “Trust my instincts...”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 90:05

    Tim talks about the decision-making process involved in leaving music as a full-time player… what he misses about playing and what he definitely doesn't miss… playing at Red Rocks, trusting himself more, karaoke, surfing, golf, family, and more. Really cool convo with an industry member who's respected, successful, and very well-liked by all Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Tim's had a dual career in music. As a full-time guitarist, he was a side man with acts like Air Supply, Tanya Tucker & Laura Brannigan… he also co-founded a band that got signed to EMI, has done soundtracks, and currently produces other artists. Tim's also had a second career in artist relations, for Taylor Guitars Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Michelle Malone “I have an INNER STRENGTH that KEEPS ME GOING…”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 72:56

    On this Michelle Malone interview: Getting a record contract from Clive Davis at Arista Records, and then walking away because the label wanted her to be “Joan Jett”... Moving from rebelliousness to awareness & gratitude… benefits and challenges of having your own indy label, stories about working with Albert King, Johnny Winter, Greg Allman & Chuck Leavell, and singing the national anthem at an Atlanta Braves game… favorite guitars, using her songs to work stuff out, and more. SUPER cool, really sincere convo! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Michelle Malone is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, from Atlanta, Georgia. She's released 19 LPs since 1988 - as a solo artist and with her band Drag the River. She has a new LP out, called 1977. In addition to her solo career, she's also recorded on records and collaborated with Amy Ray (former ELG guest), The Indigo Girls, Tinsley Ellis, Drivin' 'n Cryin, Greg Allman, Shawn Mullins, Little Feat, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Lonnie Brooks, ZZ Top, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Rory Block, Chris Whitley, Steve Earle, KT Tunstall, Shawn Colvin, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Joan Osborne & others. Her music has been played on major network television... and been recorded by Indigo Girls for which she received both gold and platinum records. Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Bill Champlin - “All God's chillun' got rent...” Sons of Champlin, Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 103:07

    On this Bill Champlin Interview, getting the gig with Chicago and why he split from them 30 years later… working with Elton John & Boz Scaggs, why working “just for the money,” isn't worth it… opening for the Yardbirds and BB King, dealing with very serious health issues and a tragic loss… and bouncing back like a warrior. VERY candid convo, great guy and a survivor Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Bill Champlin is the founder of the legendary San Francisco band Sons of Champlin, a member of Chicago for almost 30 years, and co-writer of 2 Grammy winning hit songs (“Turn Your Love Around” & “After The Love Has Gone”) Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Larry Mitchell, The TOUGHEST DECISION he's EVER HAD TO MAKE

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 125:28

    Moving from NYC to San Diego and back, eventually settling in New Mexico for years… the incredible serendipity of how we wound up working with Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek, Tracy Chapman & Robert Mirabal… hanging out with Nile Rodgers at The China Club in NYC… the importance of knowing when to do something, and when NOT to… his interesting hobby, toughest decision he's EVER had to make, taking care of your emotional health, and much more. VERY cool & REAL convo Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!  http://www.GuitarMerch.com   A Grammy winning producer, engineer & performer, Larry has 9 solo LPs and has toured the world playing with Ric Ocasec, Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Miguel Bose, and Johnny Whitehorse, better known as Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Jace Everett “I love DEEPLY & PASSIONATELY & IRRITATINGLY…”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 152:15

    On this Jace Everett interview: What came out of the pandemic for him, structuring his albums and working to keep them consistent, the surprising benefit of NOT playing any instruments on his new record, having his son at his bachelor party… and as always, lots of laughs with Jace! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!  http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Jace is probably best known for his song “Bad Things” the theme song for True Blood. But he's been a prolific creator over the last 15 years making rock, ambient, singer-songwriter, Americana and blues flavored music. Jace has a new solo EP, Way Down Here, and is also featured in a behind the scenes interview about his music licensing career, and you can find this in our Music Licensing Program, at MusicLicensingProfits.com. Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Eli Wulfmeier - Leroy From The North, “Pay it forward...”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 44:08

    A side man who's also leader of his own band, Leroy From The North, Eli talks about moving from a suburb of Detroit to LA. Being painfully shy and working through it… “accidentally” stumbling into being an artist, music business highs and lows, developing endurance (physically and mentally), paying it forward and other good deeds done. Kind and soft spoken guy you'll be hearing more music from in the future Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!  http://www.GuitarMerch.com Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “I wanted to be as good as I could...” Steve Hunter - Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, “You're dodging bullets from the time you're born…”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 233:33

    On this Steve Hunter interview: WOW! Steve opens up about LOADS of cool stuff. Including stories about getting drafted into the Army at 19, and the tremendous benefits he got out of this experience… GREAT story about some dark times and how he got out of them… an unusual conversation he had with BB King, which changed his life… his experiences with Bob Ezrin, Aerosmith, Lou Reed & Jason Becker, top 3 musical experiences (NOT what you're thinking), falling in love at 59 & LOADS more cool stuff. Amazing history from one of the great rock and roll guitarists of our time Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Steve Hunter's responsible for a ton of famous licks with people like Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel, Aerosmith, Jack Bruce, David Lee Roth, Julian Lennon, Glen Campbell, Dr. John & more. He's also recorded with Joe Satriani, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Marty Friedman, Michael Lee Firkins, Tony Levin, Tommy Henriksen, Jason Becker, 2Cellos & Karen Ann Hunter Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Niko Bolas “I'll get SOBER AGAIN, later…” Neil Young, Keith Richards, Zevon, Toto, CSNY & more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 108:43

    “The Universe will do things in your life that you don't know why, at the time…” On this Niko Bolas Interview: Learning engineering by mixing church music and porn soundtracks, Getting sober and choosing to stay sober every morning, letting go of toxic friendships, amazing stories about working with Val Garay, Jack Nitzsche, Neil Young, Dolly Parton (one of his best gigs ever), Don Henley, Warren Zevon, Keith Richards, Vinny Colaiuta, Mike Scott & The Waterboys… Forgetting to hit “record” while Glyn Johns was in the studio with him, dealing with self-doubt, why “If you have an intention and you truly feel it, your needs will be met,” and loads more - absolutely awesome conversation Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Niko Bolas is a producer, recording engineer and mixer. Here's a small sample of the artists Niko has worked with: Neil Young, Keith Richards, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Kim Carnes, Linda Ronstadt, Toto (IV), Barbara Streisand, Steve Perry, Dan Fogelberg, CSNY, Stan Getz, Tracy Chapman, The Waterboys, Robben Ford, Kiss, Herbie Hancock, Jeff Babko, Jeff Beck, The Mavericks, Boz Scaggs, Beth Hart, Los Lobos, Steve Jordan, doz. of others Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Jeff Kollman - “I'm busy living...” Cosmosquad, Bombastic Meatbats

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 94:15

    Jeff opens up about a personal tragedy that remains unsolved… growing up with an alcoholic parent, leaving his hometown of Toledo, playing with Michael Landau, enjoying life, being a father, more Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Jeff Kollman is a solo artist with 18 band and solo releases, and a sideman who's worked with artists like Brian May, Phil Mogg, Patti Labelle, Miranda Lambert, Lyle Lovette, Joe Lynn Turner… Jeff is also a member of Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats, runs his own power trio, Cosmosquad… is currently touring with Alan Parsons, and has had placements in over 250 major motion pictures, TV shows & commercials Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Kelly LeMieux - Buckcherry “I needed a SOUL ENEMA...” BEATING CANCER, Getting SOBER & SURVIVING a personal TRAGEDY

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 107:37

    Kelly opens up about beating cancer, getting sober, and losing a close family member in this emotional interview. Also, his early rocker days… moving to (and from) LA, why he always “GOES FOR IT!” biggest life changes he's made, LOADS more. 110% REAL:  Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Founding member of The Electric Love Hogs, Kelly LeMieux also played with 22 Jacks, Paul  Gilbert, Lee Ving, currently plays with Goldfinger & has been with Buckcherry since 2013 Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Nick Lee - Moon Tooth & RIOT: “I equated MUSIC with GOOD FEELINGS and FUN…”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 109:13

    On this Nick Lee interview: Playing over 100 gigs the first year Moon Tooth formed, and how this changed the band… the ups and downs of managing, booking and running the band's social media… how the band determined what their musical vibe was going to be… the secret behind the band's success… his top 3 favorite albums (NOT what you're thinking), getting the gig with RIOT, and much more! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Guitarist Nick Lee is a founding member of Moon Tooth, which started in 2013. They are about to release their 3rd full-length LP, Phototroph. In 2014 Nick was asked to join legendary band RIOT and he has since toured the world with them playing to thousands of fans in festivals throughout Europe, Japan, & South America Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    John Ferraro - Larry Carlton, Rod Stewart “You've got to SEPARATE your EGO from your ATTITUDE...”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 129:06

    Great stories about playing w Larry Carlton, Rod Stewart, George Benson, Steve Morse, EVH, more… why he turned down Allan Holdsworth, the literal once in a lifetime plane flight that COMPLETELY changed his business & personal life… cool music side-hustles John's involved with, tons more. Great convo with a class act: Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com Larry Carlton's drummer for 18 years, John's been touring with Burt Bacarach for the last 7 years, and has also played with Rod Stewart, George Benson, Robben Ford, Jay Graydon, Abraham Laboriel Sr, Albert Lee, Steve Lukather, Boz Scaggs, Steve Morse, Linda Rondstadt, Eddie Van Halen, Carl Verheyen, Promise Keeper's… and done soundtracks for The Warriors, Frasier, Anchorman 2 and hundreds of other projects Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Eugene Edwards - Dwight Yoakam “It's OK to NOT KNOW everything...”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 115:30

    On this Eugene Edwards interview: Eugene talks about the challenges and limitations of growing up in Yuma… discipline, responsibility, making connections… some lonely times on the road and how he coped with them, getting married, being assertive, why it's OK to not know everything, and more. Really cool convo with a first-class guy Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com What a story - originally from the small border town of Yuma, AZ… Eugene has been Dwight Yoakam's lead guitarist since 2012, and has performed in some of the most well-known arenas world-wide Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Steve Lukather “Miles calls me and says, “I want you to join my band...”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 102:12

    On this Steve Lukather interview: Luke opens up about getting sober and the most difficult thing he's had to do… stories galore about playing with Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Carlos Santana, Roger Waters, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson walking around with Bubbles the Chimp… turning down Miles Davis when asked to join his band, his top 3 musical experiences (NOT what you might think), how he came up with specific parts in the studio - and what happens when people can't do this… a brief history of LA session players, the difference in his thinking now and before getting sober, and tons of interesting stuff. This man is a warrior, and this is a MUST listen Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com Founder of Toto & Los Lobotomys, 5-time Grammy winner & one of the most prolific LA Session guitarists in the history of music, Steve's played with: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Alice Cooper, Elton John, John Mayall, Lee Ritenour, Bill Champlin, Larry Carlton, Peter Frampton, David Crosby, Van Halen, Greg Lake, Joe Cocker, Todd Rundgren, Ringo Star, and hundreds more Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Robin Trower “Every time I pick up the guitar I LEARN SOMETHING...”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 40:04

    On this Robin Trower interview: Why James Brown & BB King influenced him more than Hendrix, benefit of being in Procul Harum before his solo career, how Bridge of Sighs changed his life, opening for The Beatles, The Stones & Ten Years After, working with Geoff Emerick, his top 2 musical experiences, John Peel's support, MOST IMPORTANT decision he made which contributed to his success, how Martin Barre (from Jethro Tull) helped “convert” him from Gibsons to Fender Strats, favorite songs from his own catalog, Alexander The Great, what he's most grateful for, and what drives him. Absolutely LOVELY guy, amazing musician! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com Robin Trower just came out with his 27th studio LP called No More Worlds To Conquer, and we'll talk about this new LP along with some of his amazing history. Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Craig Garber, host of Everyone Loves Guitar: “How YOU FEEL is a lot more UP TO YOU, than you think…”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 49:19

    On this Craig Garber interview: Establishing rapport with my guests, my own preferences in playing guitar, the most surprising thing I've learned from running Everyone Loves Guitar over close to 900 episodes, why discipline is an important part of my life, why you can't rush when things happen, being open-minded and vulnerable, pushing boundaries, being less guarded, why I just want to be a better person… and more Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   After 900 interviews hosting Everyone Loves Guitar and I reveal some of the unexpected lessons learned from doing the show Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Beth Hart “I Got TIRED of being in PSYCH WARDS…”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 86:05

    On this Beth Hart Interview: ABSOLUTELY one of my favorite interviews ever! This was amazing, open and as raw and honest as someone can be. We covered a shit-load of stuff including sobriety, dealing with childhood trauma, therapy & treatment for self-harming behaviors, trust issues, painful sources of Beth's early trauma, stages of recovery, and other issues around mental illness… Musically we talked about the backstory to some of her best songs, how she wound up connecting with Jeff Beck, Slash & Deep Purple…  why Jimmy Page's ex-wife didn't want Jimmy working with Beth, what she wants most, the impact of being misdiagnosed as bi-polar, the most fun she's ever had, and TONS more Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Beth Hart is an artist, pianist and songwriter with one of the most passionate voices around. Beth has written and sang with artists including Slash, Toots Thielemans, Deep Purple, Eric Gales, Buddy Guy & Jeff Beck - who she also toured with - both as an opening act, and joining JB on stage… She's done 3 LPs with Joe Bonamassa… and she's put out a tremendous body of her own solo work: 10 Studio LPs since 1993 including her most recent, A Tribute to Led Zeppelin. 6 of her LPs hit #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart & she's had tracks placed in TV & movies Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Ross Hogarth “I'd be DEAD if I DIDN'T GET OUT” Prod/Eng Van Halen, Motley Crue, Dio, REM, Doobies

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 133:12

    On this Ross Hogarth interview: Moving to California on his own and growing his entire career by being “of service”… great stories about working with Eddie & Wolf Van Halen, David Lindley, Jackson Browne, Bob Glaub, The Captain & Tennille, Keb'Mo', Ziggy Marley, Edgar Winter, REM, Motley Crue, John Mellencamp & his band, James McMurtry, Dio & more… Insight he picked up from his parents, who both had unique careers & outlooks on life… listening to learn - learning to listen, being kind, becoming more tolerant, Hawaii, not having a “Plan B,” and LOADS more cool stuff from someone who's been DEEP in the trenches with hundreds of artists over the years. Authentic and cool! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Ross Hogarth is a 4-time Grammy winning producer, mixer and engineer who's worked with the following artists: Van Halen (A Different Kind of Truth), REM, Ratt, Dio, Motley Crue, Quincy Jones, Keb' Mo', Ziggy Marley, Taj Mahal, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie,, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, John Mellencamp, James McMurtry, Larry Carlton, Sass Jordan, Quincy Jones, Jewel, Gov't Mule, Lyle Lovett, John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Janis Ian, Doobie Brothers, Steven Tyler, The Bronx & others. He also produced, engineered & mixed the new Brother Johnny LP, which is a tribute to Johnny Winter Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Oz Noy “I still LOVE to present MUSIC...”

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 26:37

    Oz is a well-known NYC jazz, funk, blues and fusion player who's originally from Israel. Oz talks about his new album, Booga Looga Loo - how he wrote the concept for it, and his song-writing methods… why he prefers in-studio “live” recordings over tracking at home, his post-production routine, and more. Interesting convo: Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “I'm ALWAYS a practicing OPTIMIST…” Scott Matthews

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 127:34

    On this Scott Matthews interview, how Hendrix changed his life, getting Robert Plant to sing on his 2nd album, putting 19 songs on his first record, why he didn't sing until his late 20's, The Cotswolds, dealing with loss, Ballerina Lake, being more empathetic, learning to be a parent, and the backstory behind some of his best songs Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Scott Matthews is a singer-songwriter guitarist from England. He's an excellent songwriter and storyteller in his lyrics, and his music is quite moving. Scott's voice has the tenderness of Thom Yorke and the tone of Chris Cornell, his voice is great. He's performed on a number of international sell-out tours with artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Bert Jansch, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, The Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol & Tori Amos Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “You fucking guitar players, with your E and your A...” Troy VanLeeuwen - Queens of The Stone Age, Gone Is Gone

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 71:23

    Troy talks about having his first child, early session work he did, interesting lessons he learned about writing & the music business… cool stories about playing w Iggy Pop & Elton John, growing up, gear, baking, being easygoing, leaving A Perfect Circle, very cool stuff Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “You CAN'T LET things like THIS RUIN YOUR LIFE…” Riley Couzzourt, The Georgia Thunderbolts

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 70:09

    “Ya'll want to CUT A RECORD in Glasgow, Kentucky?…” On this Riley Couzzourt interview: From playing local restaurants and bars to opening for Deep Purple, the Georgia Thunderbolts are on their way! A shy kid from a small town in Georgia, Riley spent time hunting & fishing in the woods when he got the music bug. One he connected with the other members of the Thunderbolts though, he was “all in.” Riley talks about losing his mom when he was 12, and why you can't let the negative run your life… his enthusiasm and gratitude over the progress the band is making, the smartest man in the music industry, bass fishing, ass-crack-itis, family, and why it's so important to just Be Kind. GREAT conversation with this up-and-coming awesome picker from a powerful new band! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Riley Couzzourt is the lead guitarist of the up-and-coming band the Georgia Thunderbolts. The band has opened for Deep Purple, Black Stone Cherry, The Kentucky Headhunters, Blackberry Smoke & The Outlaws… and has released an EP and a 13-song full-length LP over the last two years - their next LP is in the works! Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “Make your OWN MISTAKES” Gus G - Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 103:46

    On this Gus G interview: An incredibly grounded person, Gus talks candidly about playing with Ozzy (and a funny Ozzy story), why he prefers living in Greece, why he left Berklee, his top 3 musical experiences, his signature Jackson guitar & Blackstar amp, Tony Iommi, John Lennon, being mindful of others, most difficult thing he's had to do, GREAT stuff: Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Gus played the biggest stages worldwide, between 2009 - 2017 as a member of Ozzy Osbourne's band, and played on Ozzy's album Scream. He's also the founder of Firewind, releasing 8 LPs and touring around the world with the band, and has also released 3 solo LPs Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “You can't get on stage with BILLY IDOL and WEAR SWEAT PANTS...” Steve Stevens

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 90:07

    On this Steve Stevens Interview: Steve talks intimately about Sobriety, his 37 year partnership with Billy Idol & how they connected in the first place, his 17 year marriage, playing with Geezer Butler… Bubbles The Chimp (recording with Michael Jackson & Quincy Jones)... his 3 greatest musical memories, developing his signature sound & putting on a show… best decision he ever made, trusting the Universe, making amends, LOADS more. 100% REAL & no filler - a MUST listen Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “I SMOKED CRACK with MY DAD at 15…” Mike Squires: Duff McKagan's Loaded “I went to Seattle & BECAME A GRAVE DIGGER…”

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 128:13

    On this Mike Squires interview: Mike grew up in a very rough environment and successfully broke the cycle… He went from smoking crack with his dad to touring the world as a successful musician, releasing an LP as a very creative solo artist, and hosting a successful music podcast. Growing up in a rural Washington state logging town, joining the Marines, working as a gravedigger, creating his own music opportunities, getting married, the genesis of his new LP and much more. Super cool and 100% RAW! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Mike is an artist, sideman and host of the Couch Riffs podcast. He played bass & guitar in several indie bands including Alien Crime Syndicate, Harvey Danger (Flagpole Sitta) and The Long Winters before joining Duff McKagan's Loaded in 2001, as lead guitarist. Mike just released a LP called #2 Record.  Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    Why it DIDN'T WORK OUT with Paul McCARTNEY - Kevin Armstrong: David Bowie, Iggy Pop

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 80:18

    Kevin talks about playing with Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Paul McCartney (and why it didn't work out), Morrissey… the making of his first solo record (RUN), an early family tragedy that influenced the rest of his life, low points in his career, top 3 musical experiences, practicing Buddhism and more. VERY interesting convo: Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   A career sideman since the early 1980's for artists like David Bowie, Iggy Pop (who he's touring with now), Morrissey, Sinead O'Connor, Prefab Sprout, Thomas Dolby… he was an early member of Tin Machine & has also played w/ Mick Jagger, Nine Inch Nails, Sia, Roy Orbison, Brian Eno, Paul McCartney and many more Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “Who would believe THIS was GEORGE HARRISON'S GUITAR?” “The FINAL STRAW was…” “If you're ABLE to do something, WHY wouldn't you DO IT?...” Norm Harris, Norman's Rare Guitars

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 77:33

    On this Norm Harris interview: how he got started buying & selling guitars, his  “Plan B” from Miami to LA, critical lessons he learned from his father - a Russian Immigrant who escaped from Crimea and forged his own success story as well… Why every day is like Christmas for Norm. LOADS of creative ways Norm used to find guitars to buy… stories about  Dave Amato, Bob Dylan, Jaco Pastorius, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Richie Sambora, a low point in his life and how he handled it, work ethic, social media, Midnight Mission and loads more cool stuff. Lovely guy…! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Norm Harris has been successfully buying and selling Vintage guitars in LA, for well over 50 years. He carved out this niche in the market, before it even existed, and has a great story to share in his book, Confessions of a Vintage Guitar Dealer Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    TOUGHEST DECISION he's had to make: Todd Kerns - Slash, Age of Electric, Toque

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 135:47

    Slash's bassist/vocalist since 2010, Todd is also the guitarist/frontman of the legendary Canadian group The Age of Electric & has a successful solo career. He's also shared the stage with Alice Cooper, Duff Mckagan, Adam Levine, Fergie, Bill Murray, Sammy Hagar, Sylvain Sylvain & others Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Todd on being balanced, interacting with the audience, playing with Lemmy, playing at Download Festival in the UK, relationships lost and other “tuition” you pay for success… toughest decision he's had to make, making his personal life more of a priority, loads more. VERY cool: Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “It was the TOUGHEST DECISION I ever had to MAKE…” Greg Martin, Kentucky Headhunters

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 108:18

    On this Greg Martin interview: How the pandemic changed him, 3 BEST decisions & 2 toughest decisions he's made, what he likes and dislikes most about himself, most important lesson life has taught him, and everything you could ever want to know about the Headhunters awesome new LP, That's a Fact Jack! GREAT conversation as always with this first-class kind soul… Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Greg Martin has been the lead guitarist of the Kentucky Headhunters since 1968, with an earlier version of the band originally called Itchy Brother. In 1989, the current lineup was formed and since that time, the Headhunters have released 12 LPs including their most recent one, called That's A Fact Jack! Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    It was a TRAGIC EVENT, Many Years Ago: Nels Cline

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 141:12

    Nels opens up about his childhood in LA, the origins of his interest in sound, leaving LA and his relationship with NYC, how he got into creating layers of sonic textures, a tragic event he went through many years ago, career highs and lows, unraveling of relationships, overcoming insecurities, … his cool guitar and amp collection, white slice pizza & garlic, and LOADS more cool stuff. INCREDIBLY sincere and thoughtful guy, this is a MUST listen with one of the top guitarists around Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   AMAZING! Best known as the lead guitarist for Wilco, Nels' prolific career encompasses jazz, rock, punk, and experimental, with over 200 recordings including 30 of his own projects. Rolling Stone called him one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. He also performs in duos with both Julian Lage & his wife, Yuka Honda Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “Pick yourself up, It AIN'T OVER…” Eric Gales WORST GIG EVER, TOP 3 Music Experiences

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 35:17

    On this Eric Gales interview: Sobriety, appreciating the journey he's traveled,  and how he conveys this in his music. Redemption, his most autobiographical songs, his TOP THREE musical experiences, why he wants the world to know Eric Gales, why he “just likes himself now,” most important things his mom and dad taught him, why “It Ain't Over,” and more. Super cool guy  Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Eric Gales is one of the most talented and soulful blues guitarists out there, over 30 years of playing and 18 LPs, including his latest LP, I Want My Crown Photo by Josh Brick Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “Steven Tyler looks at me and says, ‘Who the hell are you?'...” Jared James Nichols: TOUGHEST Decision He's Ever Made

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 100:06

    Only 30 years old, Jared James Nichols has opened for Derek Trucks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Zakk Wylde, UFO, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Walter Trout, Glenn Hughes, Saxon & more. Jared spills the beans on leaving Berklee, moving to LA and entering Musicians Institute, the importance of following through on commitments to yourself… the unexpected way he wound up getting a signature guitar, 3 experiences that changed his life, toughest decision he's made, and loads more. VERY cool convo: Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “Sean, you dig TOO MANY HOLES and you never STRIKE OIL!” “I HAD to PUSH as much as I could…” Sean Beavan - Producer/Engineer Nine Inch Nails, Manson, A Perfect Circle

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 149:14

    On this Sean Beavan interview: If you like hearing stories about guys who constantly hustled and still hustle to build a successful career in music and keep it going, then this is it! Growing up in Cleveland and going from volunteering at the local studio to producing and mixing LPs that have sold over 4 million copies… Cool stories about working with Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle, Guns N Roses (on Chinese Demoracy), POD, No Doubt… his top 3 musical experiences, being less volatile & more present, TONS of cool stuff… incredibly sincere and passionate Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Sean Beavan is a successful producer/mixer/composer. He's worked with artists like Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, GNR, Slayer, A Perfect Circle, System of a Down, PaloAlto, Emptiness, Kill Hannah, P.O.D, No Doubt, Depeche Mode & others. As a musician, he played with Eric Carmen (Raspberries) & toured with Humble Pie. He also co-founded his own band 8mm, along with his wife Juliette. 8mm has released 7 EPs and LPs and has successfully licensed a lot of their music licensed in major productions, as well as scoring close to a dozen movies Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “When you STOP DRINKING, everything is going to get 10x WORSE but then it's going to get 100x BETTER...” Joey Landreth, The Bros. Landreth

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 68:47

    Completely upbeat conversation, Joey talks about getting sober and what this process has been like... how his singles Whiskey and Forgiveness play a part in his sobriety, realizing being genuine was the most effective way of connecting with his listeners, what he likes and dislikes most about himself, his optimistic approach to running his business, forgiving yourself, marriage and LOADS more very cool stuff. A MUST listen Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “It was a LEAP of FAITH, but it WORKED OUT…” Browan Lollar, St. Paul & The Broken Bones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 147:44

    On this Browan Lollar interview: The magic of “The Shoals” and how it formed him, musically… Getting the gig with Jason Isbell & how he hooked up with the guys in St Paul & The Broken Bones (AWESOME story), hanging with the Rolling Stones & Elton John… Australia, becoming a dad, his constant pursuit of knowledge, how he got so good at painting, life before & after “Spain,” realizing it ain't about me, son of a preacher man & loads more cool stuff. Sincere and fun! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com Browan is the original guitarist for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit... & founding member of the amazing funk & soul band St Paul & The Broken Bones. The band is an 8 piece unit, with keyboards, trumpet, trombone and saxophone. They've just released their 4th LP, The Alien Coast and have been touring their asses off since 2013. They've opened for The Rolling Stones 3 times, performed with Elton John in his AIDS Foundation show, and have played literally every major festival here and in Europe Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “The OLDER he got, the YOUNGER he got...” Phil Collen, Def Leppard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 101:35

    Great stories about Def Leppard, playing with Richie Blackmore, Gary Moore, Michael Schenker… Getting sober 32 years ago and what the trigger was… drinking $20,000 worth of coffee… putting Delta Deep (one of Phil's side projects) together… his top 3 musical experiences, favorite guitarists he's played with… biggest life lesson he's learned (which has helped keep him very grounded), the toughest thing he's had to do, and much more. INCREDIBLY cool!  Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Subscribe:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

    “I'm feeling pretty CONTENT these days...” Mark Engles, dredg & Black Map

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 68:58

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    “Where are my HAPPY PLACES?...” Chris Bellamy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 108:10

    “I've always envied short bassists...” “I could NEVER be BORED...” Kaveh Rastegar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 133:01

    Feeling like you “haven't suffered enough” to play the blues, Muriel Anderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 94:47

    “The desert CHANGED our LIVES...” Phil Vilenski, Wayland

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 115:13

    “I think I can be my own TV show...” Mike Bradley

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 114:08

    “You're in the band & you're doing Leno in 2 weeks...” Janet Robin

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 115:52

    “EVERYTHING that DEFINES YOU is GONE...” “In many ways it's NOT the same life…” Joel Wilkens, Vintage Gibson & Fender Master Luthier

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 110:14

    “It's alright to be exactly who you are...” Carl Orr - Billy Cobham, George Duke, Sting

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 132:23

    “I'm getting BETTER at EXPRESSING FEELINGS...” Sean Rowe

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 98:10

    I can only hire you till Thanksgiving...” Jerry Becker - Train

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 105:17

    “It's a problem when you don't DARE TO SUCK…” Jorgen Carlsson, Gov't Mule

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 82:02

    I could always stay up late WITHOUT COCAINE...” Don Dixon - R.E.M., Smithereens, Hootie & The Blowfish

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 148:18

    My DEFAULT setting is JOYFUL...” Mark Whitfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 162:59

    “DON'T get too COMFORTABLE…” Mark Plati - David Bowie, Prince, Lou Reed

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 96:45

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