Check out Dean Delray’s new podcast, The Grail.

My buddy comedian Dean Delray has just launched a new podcast called The Grail. You surely know Dean from his Let There Be Talk podcast, and the idea behind The Grail is to talk with people who make stuff, just liked the ‘Handmade’ episodes of Let There Be Talk. Although the podcast will feature all sorts of topics like watches, architecture and who knows what else, the first episode is part one of a chat with Grover Jackson. There’s some great music history weaved throughout this chat and I can’t wait to hear part two.

You can find The Grail on your podcast catcher of choice. Here it is on iTunes.


EarthQuaker Devices’ Jamie Stillman On Let There Be Talk

Check out this week’s episode of Dean Delray’s Let There Be Talk podcast. Dean talks to Jamie Stillman, founder of pedal company EarthQuaker Devices. Jamie gives some great insight into pedals in general, EarthQuaker in particular, the craziness of the NAMM Show and all sorts of other good stuff. Check out the episode in the widget above or click here to open it in a new window. And you can check out my interview with Dean on

Mike Varney Interviewed On Let There Be Talk

LETTHEREBETALK_ATCcoverI 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 …

Dean Delray’s Let There Be Talk EP70

LETTHEREBETALK_ATCcoverIf you haven’t checked out Dean Delray’s Let There Be Talk podcast yet, you have some homework to do, okay? Dean is a comedian and incredibly knowledgable and passionate rock dog (anyone who has toured the world as a party DJ for the Rolling Stones is bound to have lots of stories), and his podcast frequently features loose, in-depth chats with rock and metal legends – recent episodes have featured dudes like Brian Slagel of Metal Blade, Juan Alderete from Racer X/The Mars Volta and Mr. Big’s Eric Martin. The latest is with journalist Steffan Chirazi, creative director of Metallica – So What! magazine …and maaaaaan does he have some great stories, like interviewing Lemmy when he was 14, and getting frog-marched out of Sounds magazine only to immediately be hired by… aw I won’t give it away. You can listen to it in the widget below or by clicking on this link. Make sure you subcribe and show Dean some love in the iTunes reviews, okay? Read More …