Everyone Loves Guitar

Craig Garber

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We sit down and talk with celebrity guitar players, musicians and industry insiders, and find out their backstory, as well as what makes them tick. If you love guitar, music, personal development & meaningful life lessons, then stick around… you’re in the right place.

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Joan Armatrading - “I was born to write. That’s why I’m here...” Wonderfully positive woman

On this Joan Armatrading Interview: Joan shares what really makes her happy, getting her first big break, storyteller vs. songwriter, her experiences meeting Nelson Mandela & getting an MBE, why she never felt she was in the limelight, her favorite attributes, putting out positivity. Great convo with a genuinely happy and positive woman, very cool stuff: Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com In a recording career spanning almost 50 years, Joan’s released 21 studio LPs and a handful of live & compilation records. She is also the 1st UK female artist to debut at #1 in Billboards Blues charts for Into the Blues Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 8m
Aug 08
Lenny Castro - TOTO, Most Recorded Percussionist in History

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 your eyes open and literally LOADS more cool stuff. Very positive vibe, tons of energy! Cool Guitar, Music & ELG T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com One of the most recorded percussionists in pop history, Lenny’s a member of TOTO and has played with Steve Lukather, Rolling Stones, Elton John, U2, Glen Frey, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Fleetwood Mac, George Benson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, Rod Stewart, Mars Volta, Los Lobotomys, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Cocker, hundreds of others, and has also worked on major motion pictures, commercials and animations Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support  

1h 28m
Aug 02
Casey Aylward, Astronoid: WHAT YOU DO isn’t ALWAYS WHO YOU ARE…

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 that wasn’t fun. AWESOME conversation, you’ll be hearing more from Casey & Astronoid, for sure! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Casey Aylward is the lead guitarist for Astronoid, a metal / shoegaze band started in 2012. The band released 2 EPs and 3 LPs, including their most recent album, Radiant Bloom. I think you’ll be hearing a lot more about Astronoid as their career unfolds. Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 12m
Jul 29
Cory Churko - Shania Twain, Kelly Clarkson: From a CUBICLE to TIMES SQUARE, literally OVERNIGHT

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 multi-instrumentalist & mix engineer who’s worked with Shania Twain, Mutt Lange, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, Slash & others, and he also has his own band, Toque, which is just about to release their second LP Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support  

1h 38m
Jul 26
Teddy Kumpel - Joe Jackson, Nome Sane - “I like that I’m a LOVING person...”

Teddy Kumpel Interview: Teddy shares some incredibly big challenges he dealt deal with in his childhood and the fallout on him as an adult - and how he’s managed to handle things and rise above. Getting the gig with Joe Jackson, Tower of Power (which he turned down), Phil Lesh, Nine Inch Nails... his latest record, Loopestra Volume One, marriage, New York City, Xian Famous Foods, his solo Loopestra project, loads more. POWER PACKED episode with an extremely talented player and survivor! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com A talented side man and solo artist, Teddy’s been touring and recording with Joe Jackson since 2015. He’s also played with Rickie Lee Jones, Feist, Phil Lesh, Nine Inch Nails, Paquito D’Rivera, Tower of Power and loads of others… has released several records as a band leader, and has also worked on major motion picture scores. Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

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Jul 19
Kenny Neal, “I BURIED 3 family members & SURVIVED STAGE 4 Cancer…”

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, and surviving cancer all in the same year… stories about working with Buddy Guy, Lucky Peterson, Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, Big Mama Thornton, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Big Mama Thornton… Best childhood memories, love, passion, being “a man to your word” and more. Positive, pure and good vibes on this one, a must see/listen! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Kenny Neal is a blues artist who’s an outstanding guitarist, singer & songwriter from New Orleans. Kenny’s a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and has won more blues awards for songs, performances and albums... than I could even fit on this page. Kenny’s dad, Raful was a successful harp player working with artists like Buddy Guy and Slim Harpo. When he was 13, Kenny started playing out on the road with his dad’s band and eventually was playing bass with Buddy Guy. Kenny’s had a prolific career releasing 22 albums since 1987, including his latest album, Straight From The Heart. Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 15m
Jul 15
Eddie Martinez - Stanley Clarke, Robert Palmer - From the South Bronx to touring the World

Eddie Martinez Interview: LOADS of stories about playing with Blondie, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke & George Duke, Robert Palmer, Steve Winwood, David Lee Roth (NOT what you might be thinking), Run DMC, Lou Reed… the making of Eddie’s new LP, Bernard Edwards’ influence, growing up in the South Bronx and leaving NYC (toughest decision he’s ever made), his biggest regret, Chinese fast food, Lots more really cool stuff. GREAT guy: Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com Lifetime sideman who’s just released his 2nd (AMAZING) record, Akosua. Eddie’s played with Robert Palmer, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, George Duke, Blondie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Steve Winwood, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, David Lee Roth, Joe Cocker, Lou Reed, Lou Gramm… and has performed on hundreds of major motion pictures and jingles Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support  

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Jul 12
James LoMenzo - Megadeth, White Lion, DLR - Learning to GET OUT OF his own

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 has toured and played with White Lion, Megadeth, Zakk Wylde, Pride & Glory, Black Label Society, Slash’s Snakepit, David Lee Roth, and has been with John Fogerty for the last 6 years. Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 37m
Jul 05
“What are YOU going to do…?” “He who lasts longest wins…” Michael Bradford “BIGGEST MISTAKE people make in the STUDIO…”

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 studio… Lessons learned working with Earl Klugh, Gerard Smereck, Paul Buckmaster, Madonna, Deep Purple, Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, Dave Stewart… #1 thing all artists really need in the studio, What’s Cheaper Than Free?  Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Michael Bradford is a multi-platinum producer and songwriter, who’s produced artists including Anita Baker, Run-DMC, Stevie Nicks, Deep Purple, Terence Trent d’Arby, Beth Hart, Dave Stewart, Ben Folds, The Butthole Surfers, Kid Rock & others. His songwriting catalog includes several hits for Uncle Kracker, including his global smash Follow Me, which Michael also co-produced. As a musician, playing guitar, bass & keyboards, and often holding down the position of Music Director, Michael’s recorded or toured with Anita Baker, Madonna, Uncle Kracker, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Eurythmics, Richie Sambora, Kid Rock, Stevie Nicks, and others. He just finished up a European tour with English blues artist Joanne Shaw Taylor. Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

2h 15m
Jul 01
Brian Quinn - Candlebox, Fosterchild “KEEP... LOOKING... FORWARD...”

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, and much more Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com After founding the popular hardcore band, Burial Ground, Brian founded Octane and Fosterchild. For the last 5 years he has been co-lead guitarist of Candlebox, touring all over the world & recording 2 LPs Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 26m
Jun 28
Tim Godwin - Taylor Guitars, “Trust my instincts...”

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 Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Tim’s had a dual career in music. As a full-time guitarist, he was a side man with acts like Air Supply, Tanya Tucker & Laura Brannigan… he also co-founded a band that got signed to EMI, has done soundtracks, and currently produces other artists. Tim’s also had a second career in artist relations, for Taylor Guitars Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 30m
Jun 21
Michelle Malone “I have an INNER STRENGTH that KEEPS ME GOING…”

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 & Chuck Leavell, and singing the national anthem at an Atlanta Braves game… favorite guitars, using her songs to work stuff out, and more. SUPER cool, really sincere convo! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Michelle Malone is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, from Atlanta, Georgia. She’s released 19 LPs since 1988 - as a solo artist and with her band Drag the River. She has a new LP out, called 1977. In addition to her solo career, she’s also recorded on records and collaborated with Amy Ray (former ELG guest), The Indigo Girls, Tinsley Ellis, Drivin’ ’n Cryin, Greg Allman, Shawn Mullins, Little Feat, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Lonnie Brooks, ZZ Top, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Rory Block, Chris Whitley, Steve Earle, KT Tunstall, Shawn Colvin, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Joan Osborne & others. Her music has been played on major network television... and been recorded by Indigo Girls for which she received both gold and platinum records. Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 12m
Jun 17
Bill Champlin - “All God’s chillun’ got rent...” Sons of Champlin, Chicago

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 guy and a survivor Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Bill Champlin is the founder of the legendary San Francisco band Sons of Champlin, a member of Chicago for almost 30 years, and co-writer of 2 Grammy winning hit songs (“Turn Your Love Around” & “After The Love Has Gone”) Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 43m
Jun 14
Larry Mitchell, The TOUGHEST DECISION he’s EVER HAD TO MAKE

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, toughest decision he’s EVER had to make, taking care of your emotional health, and much more. VERY cool & REAL convo Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!  http://www.GuitarMerch.com   A Grammy winning producer, engineer & performer, Larry has 9 solo LPs and has toured the world playing with Ric Ocasec, Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Miguel Bose, and Johnny Whitehorse, better known as Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

2h 5m
Jun 07
Jace Everett “I love DEEPLY & PASSIONATELY & IRRITATINGLY…”

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 probably best known for his song “Bad Things” the theme song for True Blood. But he’s been a prolific creator over the last 15 years making rock, ambient, singer-songwriter, Americana and blues flavored music. Jace has a new solo EP, Way Down Here, and is also featured in a behind the scenes interview about his music licensing career, and you can find this in our Music Licensing Program, at MusicLicensingProfits.com. Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

2h 32m
Jun 03
Eli Wulfmeier - Leroy From The North, “Pay it forward...”

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 soft spoken guy you’ll be hearing more music from in the future Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!  http://www.GuitarMerch.com Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

44m
May 31
“I wanted to be as good as I could...” Steve Hunter - Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, “You’re dodging bullets from the time you’re born…”

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 Bob Ezrin, Aerosmith, Lou Reed & Jason Becker, top 3 musical experiences (NOT what you’re thinking), falling in love at 59 & LOADS more cool stuff. Amazing history from one of the great rock and roll guitarists of our time Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Steve Hunter’s responsible for a ton of famous licks with people like Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Peter Gabriel, Aerosmith, Jack Bruce, David Lee Roth, Julian Lennon, Glen Campbell, Dr. John & more. He’s also recorded with Joe Satriani, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Marty Friedman, Michael Lee Firkins, Tony Levin, Tommy Henriksen, Jason Becker, 2Cellos & Karen Ann Hunter Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

3h 53m
May 24
Niko Bolas “I'll get SOBER AGAIN, later…” Neil Young, Keith Richards, Zevon, Toto, CSNY & more

“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 Parton (one of his best gigs ever), Don Henley, Warren Zevon, Keith Richards, Vinny Colaiuta, Mike Scott & The Waterboys… Forgetting to hit “record” while Glyn Johns was in the studio with him, dealing with self-doubt, why “If you have an intention and you truly feel it, your needs will be met,” and loads more - absolutely awesome conversation Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Niko Bolas is a producer, recording engineer and mixer. Here’s a small sample of the artists Niko has worked with: Neil Young, Keith Richards, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Kim Carnes, Linda Ronstadt, Toto (IV), Barbara Streisand, Steve Perry, Dan Fogelberg, CSNY, Stan Getz, Tracy Chapman, The Waterboys, Robben Ford, Kiss, Herbie Hancock, Jeff Babko, Jeff Beck, The Mavericks, Boz Scaggs, Beth Hart, Los Lobos, Steve Jordan, doz. of others Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 48m
May 20
Jeff Kollman - “I’m busy living...” Cosmosquad, Bombastic Meatbats

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 artists like Brian May, Phil Mogg, Patti Labelle, Miranda Lambert, Lyle Lovette, Joe Lynn Turner… Jeff is also a member of Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats, runs his own power trio, Cosmosquad… is currently touring with Alan Parsons, and has had placements in over 250 major motion pictures, TV shows & commercials Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 34m
May 17
Kelly LeMieux - Buckcherry “I needed a SOUL ENEMA...” BEATING CANCER, Getting SOBER & SURVIVING a personal TRAGEDY

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 http://www.guitarmerch.com   Founding member of The Electric Love Hogs, Kelly LeMieux also played with 22 Jacks, Paul  Gilbert, Lee Ving, currently plays with Goldfinger & has been with Buckcherry since 2013 Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 47m
May 10
Nick Lee - Moon Tooth & RIOT: “I equated MUSIC with GOOD FEELINGS and FUN…”

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), getting the gig with RIOT, and much more! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts!: http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Guitarist Nick Lee is a founding member of Moon Tooth, which started in 2013. They are about to release their 3rd full-length LP, Phototroph. In 2014 Nick was asked to join legendary band RIOT and he has since toured the world with them playing to thousands of fans in festivals throughout Europe, Japan, & South America Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 49m
May 06
John Ferraro - Larry Carlton, Rod Stewart “You’ve got to SEPARATE your EGO from your ATTITUDE...”

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! http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com Larry Carlton’s drummer for 18 years, John’s been touring with Burt Bacarach for the last 7 years, and has also played with Rod Stewart, George Benson, Robben Ford, Jay Graydon, Abraham Laboriel Sr, Albert Lee, Steve Lukather, Boz Scaggs, Steve Morse, Linda Rondstadt, Eddie Van Halen, Carl Verheyen, Promise Keeper’s… and done soundtracks for The Warriors, Frasier, Anchorman 2 and hundreds of other projects Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

2h 9m
May 03
Eugene Edwards - Dwight Yoakam “It’s OK to NOT KNOW everything...”

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 & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com What a story - originally from the small border town of Yuma, AZ… Eugene has been Dwight Yoakam’s lead guitarist since 2012, and has performed in some of the most well-known arenas world-wide Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 55m
Apr 26
Steve Lukather “Miles calls me and says, “I want you to join my band...”

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 top 3 musical experiences (NOT what you might think), how he came up with specific parts in the studio - and what happens when people can’t do this… a brief history of LA session players, the difference in his thinking now and before getting sober, and tons of interesting stuff. This man is a warrior, and this is a MUST listen Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com Founder of Toto & Los Lobotomys, 5-time Grammy winner & one of the most prolific LA Session guitarists in the history of music, Steve’s played with: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Alice Cooper, Elton John, John Mayall, Lee Ritenour, Bill Champlin, Larry Carlton, Peter Frampton, David Crosby, Van Halen, Greg Lake, Joe Cocker, Todd Rundgren, Ringo Star, and hundreds more Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 42m
Apr 19
Robin Trower “Every time I pick up the guitar I LEARN SOMETHING...”

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 made which contributed to his success, how Martin Barre (from Jethro Tull) helped “convert” him from Gibsons to Fender Strats, favorite songs from his own catalog, Alexander The Great, what he’s most grateful for, and what drives him. Absolutely LOVELY guy, amazing musician! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com Robin Trower just came out with his 27th studio LP called No More Worlds To Conquer, and we’ll talk about this new LP along with some of his amazing history. Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

40m
Apr 15
Craig Garber, host of Everyone Loves Guitar: “How YOU FEEL is a lot more UP TO YOU, than you think…”

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, being less guarded, why I just want to be a better person… and more Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   After 900 interviews hosting Everyone Loves Guitar and I reveal some of the unexpected lessons learned from doing the show Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

49m
Apr 12
Beth Hart “I Got TIRED of being in PSYCH WARDS…”

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 other issues around mental illness… Musically we talked about the backstory to some of her best songs, how she wound up connecting with Jeff Beck, Slash & Deep Purple…  why Jimmy Page’s ex-wife didn’t want Jimmy working with Beth, what she wants most, the impact of being misdiagnosed as bi-polar, the most fun she’s ever had, and TONS more Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Beth Hart is an artist, pianist and songwriter with one of the most passionate voices around. Beth has written and sang with artists including Slash, Toots Thielemans, Deep Purple, Eric Gales, Buddy Guy & Jeff Beck - who she also toured with - both as an opening act, and joining JB on stage… She’s done 3 LPs with Joe Bonamassa… and she’s put out a tremendous body of her own solo work: 10 Studio LPs since 1993 including her most recent, A Tribute to Led Zeppelin. 6 of her LPs hit #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart & she’s had tracks placed in TV & movies Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

1h 26m
Apr 08
Jeff Schroeder - Smashing Pumpkins, “Focus on the MUSIC during the DARK TIMES...”

Within a week after joining the Pumpkins, Jeff went from playing small clubs to standing in front of 70,000 fans at festivals in Europe. He opens up about loads of cool, interesting stuff, like: How he handled financial tough times, his actual practice routine, a renewed spiritual connection to guitar and how this came about… Also, a difficult decision Jeff had to make, forgiving yourself and giving yourself the same benefit of the doubt you might easily extend to others. GREAT conversation, really candid and insightful, VERY bight guy: Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

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Apr 05
Ross Hogarth “I’d be DEAD if I DIDN’T GET OUT” Prod/Eng Van Halen, Motley Crue, Dio, REM, Doobies

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… Insight he picked up from his parents, who both had unique careers & outlooks on life… listening to learn - learning to listen, being kind, becoming more tolerant, Hawaii, not having a “Plan B,” and LOADS more cool stuff from someone who’s been DEEP in the trenches with hundreds of artists over the years. Authentic and cool! Cool Guitar & Music T-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com http://www.guitarmerch.com   Ross Hogarth is a 4-time Grammy winning producer, mixer and engineer who’s worked with the following artists: Van Halen (A Different Kind of Truth), REM, Ratt, Dio, Motley Crue, Quincy Jones, Keb’ Mo’, Ziggy Marley, Taj Mahal, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie,, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, John Mellencamp, James McMurtry, Larry Carlton, Sass Jordan, Quincy Jones, Jewel, Gov’t Mule, Lyle Lovett, John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, Janis Ian, Doobie Brothers, Steven Tyler, The Bronx & others. He also produced, engineered & mixed the new Brother Johnny LP, which is a tribute to Johnny Winter Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

2h 13m
Apr 01
Oz Noy “I still LOVE to present MUSIC...”

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-Shirts! http://www.GuitarMerch.com   Subscribe & Website:  https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe Support this show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support

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Mar 29