Stuart Hamm bass player interview at the Guitar Summit

During Guitar Summit 2016 held in Mannheim, Germany, I had the pleasure of doing an interview with legendary bassist Stuart Hamm again. This incredible musician has accompanied such six-string stars as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai or Frank Gambale. Stuart Hamm interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.

Janek Gwizdala bass in hand interview with a super creative musician

Janek Gwizdala ( is a world class bass player who has played with many musicians from John Mayer to Mike Stern. It was Mark Lettieri who recommended him to me and put me in touch with Janek. I didn't know before this London-born musician who is now based in Los Angeles. The 40min interview with

Julia Hofer and Ferdinand Rikkers interview - EGB Community Build

On the occasion of the Holy Grail Guitar Show in 2018, the European Guitar Builders ( association launched a project to build instruments for several female musicians. Here is the interview with bassist Julia Hofer and luthier Ferdinand Rikkers ( to talk about the bass designed and built in the framework of this EGB Community

Rhonda Smith interview - Prince and Jeff Beck bass player - 2019 Winter NAMM

Unfortunately, it is not often that we have the opportunity to meet women musicians and even rarer when they play bass! The 2019 Winter NAMM was an opportunity to meet Rhonda Smith at the PRS booth who played for Prince and Jeff Beck. Rhonda Smith interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!

Laurent David session - Tiphaine Gallucci Bibass

Laurent David ( is a brilliant musician who splits his time between France and the US, specifically in New York City. He recently came to our Paris, France showroom to do an interview in French and to record this solo session. He's playing an instrument he initially developed with the late luthier Xavier Petit, the Bibass.

Graham Maby interview - Joe Jackson legendary bass player

At the Montreal Jazz Festival 2016, The Guitar Channel was able to get in touch via guitarist Teddy Kumpel with legendary bassist Joe Jackson: Graham Maby! Yes, bass guitar is in the spotlight again, and it's a very good thing.

Stuart Hamm interview - A legend of a bass player

Stuart Hamm is a bass player discovered by the guitar players through his work behind Steve Vai and Joe Satriani.

Charlie Hunter interview during the 2016 Montreal Jazz festival

Discovered in the excellent podcast No Guitar Is Safe produced by Jude Gold, The Guitar Channel is very happy to present you with an interview with Charlie Hunter, a 7-string guitar player. This Guitar in Hand interview took place during the 2016 Montreal Jazz Festival before his concert. Charlie plays an electric guitar built by luthier John Traugott with 3 strings from a bass guitar and 4 string from a regular guitar.

This instrument allows Charlie to sounds like two musicians playing when there's only him.

J.S. Bach played on a Jazz Bass by Philippe Bussonnet (Magma)

Here's 2min of pure happiness with some J.S. Bach played on a Jazz Bass by Philippe Bussonnet, bass player for the mythical band Magma. It happened yesterday in The Guitar Channel studio right after we recorded an in-depth interview with Philippe.

Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar or...

Interview with @MrStanleyClarke: a bass master at the @MtlJazzFestival

It's not that often that you get to meet and interview such a huge star like Stanley Clarke.

During the 2015 Musikmesse, I had the great pleasure to meet one of the bass master Jeff Berlin for an in depth interview.

Jeff plays Mark Bass amps and Cort bass
Subjects discussed in the interview

His first guitar
The main turning point in his career
His approach to teaching
The unconventional views he has about online teaching services
His piece of advice to progress

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Mark Bass website:



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Chris Squire interview - Bass player for @YesOfficial
Chris Squire interview – Legendary bass player for Yes

The band Yes was in Paris for one night to play 3 legendary albums in full at the Grand Rex, I took the opportunity to do an exclusive video interview with Chris Squire right before the show.

The Guitar Channel Video Chronicle

Here's a video chronicle in a magazine format packed with news, mini gear reviews and interviews from Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan who were in Paris for the european tour of the Winery Dogs and Eric Bibb, a great bluesman who is about to release a superb album called Jericho Road.


News from The Guitar Channel
Giveaway to win the great book from Jean-Pierre Danel The Legend of the Fender Stratocaster
Mini gear reviews of picks : the Chicken Picks and the ergonomic Niglo
Eric Bibb interview (short version) - The long version is here for the Backstage pass owners

Here's the short version of the Billy Sheehan interview done when he was in Paris for the european tour of the Winery Dogs (Richie Kotzen on guitar and lead vocal, Mike Portnoy on drums) on Sept. 15th 2013.

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

Bryan Beller interview (The Aristocrats): one of the best bass player of the moment

After Guthrie Govan in last episode, it is now the turn of Bryan Beller, also a member of the Aristocrats to answer my questions. I had already had the opportunity to interview Bryan in this episode, this time we talked about "Culture Clash" The Aristocrats 2nd studio album, his role as bassist scene behind Joe Satriani and many other things.

Extracts from "Culture Clash" played before the interview:

Cocktail Umbrellas
And Finally

As the last time we spoke via Skype, it was a lot of fun to interview Bryan who is very open about how he approaches music.

Here's a legendary bass player in that episode #185 with Glenn Hughes (aka @glenn_hughes on Twitter) who is currently playing with Black Country Communion with Joe Bonnamassa.

He is not only a great bass player but also a very unique singer with a voice you recognize at the first word of a lyric.

Extracts from "Afterglow" played before the interview :

+ Cry Freedom
+ Afterglow
+ Common Man
+ Crawl


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