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@TaimaneGardner interview: a virtuoso on ukulele

Oct 29 • 28 Views • No Comments

The ukulele is an instrument we see more and more these days. And that’s a very good thing. This summer during a guitar festival called Graines de Guitare I had the pleasure to meet Taimane...

@StephanForte interview: discover Enigma Opera Black, his latest album

Oct 15 • 259 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:43 — 21.3MB) Stéphan Forté is one of those French musician who is more famous in the rest of the world than in his home country....

1st Skype guitar lesson with @brunopelbac: I loved it!

Oct 5 • 175 Views • No Comments

We see more and more offers of guitar lessons via Skype, I admit I was ​​one of the skeptics until I tried it with Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert. Bruno is a pro Jazz guitar player based in San...

Doug Redler interview: guitar tech of the stars (@gotechyourself2)

Oct 3 • 476 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:17 — 40.8MB) Doug Redler is one of the top guitar tech, he has toured behind countless musicians. From Brian Ferry to K.D. Lang to the Black...

John Cruz interview, master builder at @Fender (extract)

Sep 30 • 458 Views • No Comments

The video above is an extract of an interview of John Cruz, Fender Master Builder, done in Paris on September 29th 2014. The full interview is available with the Backstage Pass. Subjects discussed...

Get Money For Nothing from @FreddJudge and @JMBExperience

Sep 25 • 262 Views • No Comments

On the interview above Judge Fredd presents the Money For Nothing pedal he has developed with JMB Experience to obtain the famous Mark Knopfler sound on the Dire Straits song Money For Nothing and...

5% off the @Two_Notes products: another reason to go Backstage

Sep 24 • 240 Views • No Comments

A new Backstage benefit: 5% discount on all hardware products Two Notes (except the tuner) in their online store. The Backstage Pass it’s not only access to exclusive video content, to the...

The 2014/2015 projects of The Guitar Channel

Sep 22 • 397 Views • No Comments

The next 12 months will be very busy on The Guitar Channel, as were the last 12. More than ever I am determined to produce the best possible content to amplify our shared passion for the guitar. This...

Grover Jackson interview: a legendary guitar builder for @GJ2Guitars

Sep 19 • 9086 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:05 — 34.3MB) At one point or another we all have fantasized on the Jackson guitars during the 90s. The brands Jackson and Charvel were...

Watch all the gear reviews

Sep 15 • 234 Views • No Comments

Here’s a YouTube Playlist with all the gear reviews produced for the show. Enjoy, Pierre. Get the Backstage Pass to support the show and to access great exclusive video content, deals and...

Support the show on @Patreon for the price of a coffee per month

Sep 11 • 450 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:38 — 1.5MB) You can now show your support for The Guitar Channel for less than the price of a coffee per month. How? Via my Patreon page....

400th Backstage Pass activated: thanks!

Sep 6 • 167 Views • No Comments

400, the figure seems huge and yet here we are: I activated yesterday the 400th Backstage Pass since the launch of the formula last year. Thank you very much to everyone for supporting the project....

@RiccardoGioggi interview, an italian shredder from Italy

Sep 5 • 940 Views • 1 Comment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:17 — 28.1MB) Riccardo Gioggi contacted me in February 2013, and each time the shuffle mode on my iPhone offered me a song from his album...

Review of the Sardine Can compressor (and the best deal to get it)

Sep 5 • 2235 Views • No Comments

www.celmo.com Compressor 260$ -> 192$ shipped to the US Includes 1 month Backstage Pass 20 units only Description The Sardine Can compressor from Celmo is a high quality pedal built in France. It...

@MarkTremonti interview from @Alterbridge during the 2014 @hellfestopenair (extract)

Sep 4 • 602 Views • No Comments

Here’s an extract from the interview with Mark Tremonti at the 2014 Hellfest right before he went onstage with Alter Bridge. It was hot as hell in the Press zone but Mark answered all my...

Review of the Dumkudo overdrive pedal from @tanabetv

Aug 31 • 638 Views • 1 Comment

Toshihiko Tanabe from tanabe.tv builds boutique pedal for famous musicians like Robben Ford or Larry Carlton. You can read an interview with him on this article. The Dumkudo reviewed in this video...

John Petrucci (@jpetrucci) interview before the Paris concert of @DreamTheaterNet (extract)

Aug 24 • 1260 Views • No Comments

Here’s an extract of a 20min interview with John Petrucci done in Paris right before the Dream Theater concert at the Olympia on July 7th 2014. The full 20min video is available via the...

Warren Haynes interview from Govt Mule (@govtmuleband)

Aug 22 • 1755 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:51 — 25.3MB) Do I need to write an introduction for Warren Haynes? He was in Paris for a concert with Govt Mule so I jumped on the...

Toshihiko Tanabe from @tanabetv, pedal boutique builder for Robben Ford and Larry Carlton

Aug 17 • 1702 Views • 2 Comments

In July 2014 Premier Guitar released a cool Rig Rundown of Larry Carlton gear shot in his studio. The video is cool despite the fact that we don’t get to hear Larry play except at the very...

Install The Guitar Channel on your smartphone!

Aug 13 • 1431 Views • No Comments

You can now have The Guitar Channel always with you in your pocket with the 2 free mobiles apps for Android and iPhone. Link to the iPhone app Link to the Android app Features of the app Access...

Greg Howe (@greghoweguitar) interview: a great guitar player with @MaragoldBand

Aug 8 • 2234 Views • 2 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:26 — 47.7MB) Greg Howe is no newbie, he has been around for a while in the guitar world. I was thrilled to see him involved in a vocal...

How to play “One Last Breath” from @Creed

Aug 4 • 7051 Views • No Comments

The admission of failure It had been years since I played badly intro of this fabulous piece from Creed. Sometimes I missed a note, sometimes and I had an extra note or two and, very rarely, did I...

@PeteThorn, the best guitar nerd?

Aug 2 • 1115 Views • No Comments

Hey Pete Thorn titled his solo album Guitar Nerd so I guess it gives me the right call him that right? If you are a gear addicts (as we all are at one level) you must have viewed one of the numerous...

Top videos of the show

Aug 1 • 1029 Views • No Comments

Here’s a YouTube Playlist with all the most popular videos of the show with gems such as : + A private session with Popa Chubby + An interview with Steve Lukather + A Tommy Emmanuel soundcheck...

Review of the @Line6 AMPLIFi 150: a super cool amp full of tones

Jul 28 • 3051 Views • 3 Comments

The AMPLIFi line is the latest offering from Line6 regarding guitar amps. The brand from Calabasas is not new in this market but it is really coming with something new with this range of products...

@NilsLofgren interview: a great guitar player AND awesome songwriter

Jul 25 • 816 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:15 — 35.9MB) Nils Lofgren has released a retrospective of his music in the form of a box set of 9 discs! Given his career, especially...

Jonathan Kreisberg interview, one of the hottest Jazz player around

Jul 20 • 1331 Views • No Comments

Jonathan Kreisberg was in Paris for a tour with Doctor Lonnie Smith. I took the opportunity to interview him to talk about his latest albums Shadowless and One as well as many other things. The video...

Serge and John interview from @TaoGuitars

Jul 15 • 1195 Views • No Comments

Here’s an interview of Serge and John, guitar builders from Tao Guitars. They are based in Brussel in Belgium. I had the pleasure to meet them at Issoudun in 2013 and took the opportunity of a...

Andy McKee interview, one of the hottest fingerpicker (@TheRealMcKee)

Jul 11 • 1142 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:52 — 41.8MB) Andy McKee has been on my radar for a while as he is one of the hottest fingerpicker at the moment. He has released this April...

Steve Stevens interview, awesome guitar player with multiple talents

Jun 27 • 866 Views • No Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:41 — 24.3MB) Steve Stevens is one of those guitarists who have many strings to their bow. Indeed, not only is he an outstanding soloist but...