Exclusively for the Backstage pass owners, here's the long 20min version of the Richie Kotzen interview done when he was in Paris for the european tour of the Winery Dogs (Billy Sheehan on bass, Mike Portnoy on drums) on Sept. 15th 2013.

Here's a backing track related to the interview in French of Franck Grazziano in episode #210 where he talks about his great instrumental album with Poppy Street.

Link to the backing track for Takeoff !

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The Backstage bonus for the interview of Yossi Sassi is the original backing track for the song called Drive

Link to the backing track for Drive in MP3 format
Zip file with all the backing tracks from 2013


Backing tracks archives

2014 backing tracks
+ Ivano Icardi "Walking with the Giants" full album (75 Mb)
2013 backing tracks (link to the 44,5 MB ZIP file)
+ Dance of the Aristocrats - The Aristocrats (interviews Guthrie Govan and Bryan Beller)
+ Gary's Gone - Fred Chapellier (interview in French in episode #203)
+ Takeoff !

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The Aristocrats - Culture Clash

In partnership with Jam Track Central, this is the original backing track of "Dance of the Aristocrats" from the album "Culture Clash" after the interview with Guthrie Govan in this episode and Bryan Beller in this one.

Link to the backing track of "Dance of the Aristocrats"
If you want to buy other backing track of Guthrie Jam Track Central, here is a code reduction of 10% for the exclusive use of subscribers Backstage: B7F24-99CB9-F01A5-78BBF-545E7



Here's an original backing track from Fred Chapellier, great French guitar bluesman, who composed the tune "Gary's Gone" to pay hommage to Gary Moore death in February 2011.

Link to the "Gary's Gone" backing track
Here's a Spotify player to listen to the original version :


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When I stumbled onto Mika Tyyskä (aka Mr Fastfinger) in Hall 4.0 of the MusiMesse, I immediately asked him to do a video interview and he accepted at once.

The Fight Is On - Popa Chubby


Here is a transcription by Jenn at Random Chatter Music of the Popa Chubby interview I did back in episode #81.

Link to the PDF transcription
Good reading,


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Here is the full written transcription of the Paul Gilbert interview you can listen to on episode #87.

Thanks again to my usual transcriptor (is that a word?? Not sure...

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Back in september I had the pleasure to meet Matthias Eklundh while he was doing some promo for the Freak Kitchen album "Land Of The Freaks", here is a word-by-word complete written transcription done by Jenn at Random Chatter Music.

The audio recording of the interview is in episode #38.

Direct link to the PDF transcription
Happy reading,




Here is a complete written transcription of the Paul Gilbert interview you can listen to in this episode.

I was able to meet Paul Gilbert for a 15 minute interview a couple of hours before the MrBig show in Paris at Le Bataclan on September 16th 2009.

Jenn from did a wonderful job, thanks a lot Jenn!
Direct link to download the PDF file
Enjoy your reading,


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