I was very happy to interview Simon McBride (aka @smcbridemusic) via Skype as his music kept on showing up when I did some listening in shuffle mode to go through all the music I receive.
And each time it happened I said to myself ”I really MUST have this guy in the show!”.
That’s the method I use: I hit play and if the music I hear interests me I take a note. When it happened several times for the same artist, it really means I am on to something.
Extracts played before the interview:
Devil’s Road (Since Then)
Tear Down Your Soul (Since Then)
Down To The Wire (Nine Lives)
Rich Man Falling (Nine Lives)
PS: note that toward the end of the interview there is a weird offset between our voices so it sounds like we are talking at the same time and like there were some long silences during our conversation. I had to way to correct that after the fact. Sorry about that.
For this episode #150 I am very happy to present you with an interview from guitar super star Richie Kotzen (aka @Richie_Kotzen) himself! He was in Paris a couple of weeks ago for a concert and I had the opportunity to meet him right before the gig.
I cannot recommend enough his latest CD “24 Hours” which is shock full of good songs, excellent singing and awesome guitar parts.
Extracts from his album “24 hours” played before the interview:
Get It On
I Don’t Know Why
Richie’s guitar pics right before the show (notice the inboard tuner around the volume pot):
PS: thanks Michelle (aka @mholland5001) for putting me in contact with Richie’s management to organize the interview.
For the second time I had the opportunity to talk with Dave Weiner. The first time was in episode #32 to talk with Dave about his life as the guitar player for Steve Vaï (whom you can hear the interview in episode #25), this time the occasion was to talk about his solo album called “On Revolute”.
None other than Nuno Bettencourt in this episode!! I just had today the opportunity to meet and interview this incredible musician I have been a fan of since the early days of Extreme. He was in Paris to play Bercy with Rihanna.
So still hot from my Zoom H2 digital recorder, here it is unedited and unabridged, the Nuno interview.
Here is a blurry picture I took just before the interview (see how proud I am on my face??):
A true rock icon in this episode with Matthias Jabs from Scorpions, super-nice guy and very talktative. It was a real pleasure to meet and have a little guitar chat with the Scorpions lead guitar player.
Another guitar super-star on The Guitar Channel with none other than Bruce Kulick himself!! World wide known for his 12 year time as the lead guitar for KISS, he is now pursuing a solo carreer as well as being involved in many different projects.
I had the pleasure to do a Skype interview with Bruce to talk about his latest solo album BK3 and many other subjects.