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Lenny Castro Interview: Lenny shares loads of great stories about playing at after hours clubs in Spanish Harlem - at age 14!... Getting discovered by Melissa Manchester in a retail drumming store, how TOTO built their song Africa using dozens of tape loops… dealing with the loss of his first wife, his favorite guitarists, the importance of keeping…
 
On this Casey Aylward interview: Dealing with career and personal low points, Astronoid’s big break and how it helped the band, struggles recording Radiant Bloom, key personal strengths that have helped him succeed and persevere, living in “the clouds,” best childhood memories, why “the simple things” make him happy, and why he’d NEVER do anything …
 
Cory Churko Interview: Cory opens up about busking on the streets for 4 years, in Canada… leaving the music business and getting back in (with an incredible gig)... being a sideman vs. running his own band… getting married, being a vegan, how he stays happy & more, very candid Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com Cory is a mult…
 
On this Kenny Neal interview: “Maybe I’M HERE for a REASON…” Using his integrity & incredible work ethic early on, to reach his goals… Most important life lesson he learned… taking time off from music to become a Broadway actor, and the one thing he took back to his music career from this experience… dealing with a horrible family tragedy & loss, a…
 
James LoMenzo Interview: James talks about leaving NYC for LA, getting out of his own way so the Universe can guide him… playing with Richie Blackmore, abruptly leaving the music business and then re-entering it later on… a dark period in time for him, more. 100% Real & enthusiastic: Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com James h…
 
On this Michael Bradford interview: This is a Masterclass in songwriting, in how the music business works on the other side of the glass & loads of other cool stuff. His early struggles in the industry and what it took to get him through this, the WORST thing you can do as an engineer, most important service you can provide to others inside the stu…
 
Brian Quinn Interview: Brian shares his incredibly hard work ethic and where it came from, learning slide from Warren Haynes, some of the career moves he made - deferring income - to further his music career and learn more about the business… his passion to play music, best moments in his life, toughest decision he had to make, letting stuff go, an…
 
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 G…
 
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 & Chuc…
 
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 …
 
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, tough…
 
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 pr…
 
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 sof…
 
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…
 
“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 Parto…
 
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 ar…
 
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 Hog…
 
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), ge…
 
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! h…
 
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 & Mu…
 
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 to…
 
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 m…
 
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, …
 
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 o…
 
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……
 
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-Shir…
 
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 & M…
 
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: …
 
“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 membe…
 
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 s…
 
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…
 
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 Mar…
 
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…
 
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 abou…
 
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 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-cl…
 
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 pizz…
 
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 m…
 
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 …
 
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 w…
 
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…
 
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, lif…
 
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 h…
 
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