So. If you know me, you know I’m a huge Jerry Cantrell nut-swinger. I celebrate the man’s entire catalogue. The new Alice In Chains album Ranier Fog is released at the end of this week and it’s a killer evolution of the Alice In Chains sound: just like everything else AIC, it’s recognisably them yet recognisably different at the same time. I had the chance to talk with Jerry about it, along with as many other nerdy guitar questions as I could cram in to the chat. I hope you dig it. You can check it out on iTunes, at BlogTalkRadio or on pretty much all good podcast catchers (and if it’s not on yours, let me know and I’ll change that).
Roger Mayer is the Father of the Fuzz. Oracle of the Octavia. His early effects for the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page changed the way we listen to and play guitar, and he’s still making great gear today. Join us for a chat about why analog is superior to digital, what it was like to work with Jimi Hendrix, and the emotion-heightening impact of a well-placed effect.
Listen to it on iTunes here, in the embedded player below, or in the podcast catcher of your choice. Let me know if you need me to add it to any podcast services that you’re not finding it on yet!
Be sure to visit Roger’s website at roger-mayer.co.uk.
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Yup, you read that right: Episode 2 of the I Heart Guitar Podcast is out now and the guests are St. Vincent, Richie Kotzen, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, and blues legend Walter Trout.
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There’s also a Patreon page where you can show me some love and get access to an exclusive subscriber-only podcast feed. The first subscriber-only bonus just went out on Monday: a live track from my performance at the Melbourne Guitar Show in 2015. Subscribers will get all sorts of stuff: gear demos, extended interviews, live call-in shows, previews of the album I’m releasing in early 2018 and more (while also helping to pay for things like hosting fees, podcasting gear, food for my sausagedog, etc).
Well, I’ve finally gone and done it: meet the I Heart Guitar Podcast! The first episode is online now and it features Rich Ward of Fozzy, Tony MacAlpine, and an interview from the archives with Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi. I hope you enjoy it, and there’s a lot more where that came future will include guest co-hosts, gear reviews, blogpods from various events, and lots more.
I’ve also started a Patreon for those who wish to support this site and the podcast. $3 monthly subscribers will get a patron-exclusive bonus podcast each week.
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I missed this last week when I was zipping around California doing NAMM and Seymour Duncan stuff, but Dean Delray recently interviewed Shrapnel Records founder Mike Varney for his Let There Be Talk podcast. It’s hard to think of someone who’s had a more powerful influence on the direction of guitar post-1980 than Mike Varney. In his search to uncover the next Eddie Van Halen or Jimi Hendrix he’s brought us players like Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman and Richie Kotzen. And you need to listen to this interview. It’s embedded below, but if it’s not working for you for whatever reason, you can check it out at All Things Comedy or on iTunes. And go give Dean a good review on iTunes. His podcast is a must-hear for rock and metal fans. Read More …
Here’s my wrap-up of Day 2 of NAMM. Lots of cool gear to talk about, and the Periphery/Aristocrats/Jake E Lee gig!
It took a lot of prompting but I’ve decided to try my hand at this podcasting biz. This first one’s a little raw and I have the sniffles so please ignore that, but in the future there’ll be a lot more going on, and a lot less sniffling. So, here are my highlights from NAMM Day 1.