No Guitar Is Safe Podcast

No Guitar Is Safe

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Episode 93 finds us jamming with PARTHENON "HUX" HUXLEY, the great lead guitarist/lead singer of The Orchestra (which features former members of ELO). In this episode, Hux and I plug in our guitars at Woodrum Productions (the five-star studio of producer Michael Woodrum)in Southern California and explore everything from ELO songs to tracks off Huxley's new studio album, "This Is the One." -- JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe Podcast.
Super sideman and solo artist NICK MAYBURY is still in shock after being on tour with Scott Weiland the day the legendary rock singer died. Now, six weeks later, he's ready, with guitar in hand, to tell host Jude Gold all about that dark day and the whirlwind seven months prior that he spent as Weiland's lead guitarist. Nick also discusses his side band, Pluuto, his epic jam with Prince, his tours with everyone from Perry Farrell to Cody Simpson, and how he conjures Hendrix tones using a 20-watt Marshall head.
Kevin Cadogan's hypnotic open-tuned riffs helped Third Eye Blind sell eight million copies of their first two albums. Here, the guitarist plugs in and shows host Jude Gold how he evolved his signature style, as well as discusses his fulfilling, yet bittersweet, ride with one of the ’90s' most successful bands.
Jeff Pevar has played lead guitar with everyone from Ray Charles and David Crosby to Bette Midler and Steely Dan's Donald Fagen. Now, the sideman par excellence has finally released two very special albums of his own. On this episode of No Guitar Is Safe, Pevar shares his experiences in music and jams on both electric guitar and lap steel with host Jude Gold.
It's no wonder CHRISTIAN LOPEZ landed a record deal when he was just a freshman in college — his old-soul singing, playing, and writing abilities belie his youthful age. Now 22, Christian is touring his latest album, RED ARROW (Blaster Records), and recently, at the Los Angeles home of his girlfriend, actor SKYLER SHAYE, we sat down and jammed on several of his wonderful songs, and he explained to me how he constructed them. He also shared how he evolved from playing restaurant gigs as a teenager in the tiny town of Martinsburg, West Virginia, to becoming one of the hottest up-and-coming signed artists in Nashville. —JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe
Recorded at Swing House Studios in Los Angeles, this episode features an interview and jam with Grammy-winning guitarist/producer SHANE THERIOT. Currently the lead guitarist for multi-platinum rock-soul hitmakers Hall and Oates, Shane has also worked with everyone from Jewel and Willie Nelson to LeAnn Rimes and the Neville Brothers. Shane's "other" job is being musical director for Daryl Hall on Daryl's popular music show, "Live From Daryl's House," wherein Daryl, Shane, and the band perform sets with a wide cross-section of famous singers. A soulful soloist and a super funky rhythm player, Shane has a rare versatility that should continue to land him huge gigs for many years to come. From what it's like growing up in New Orleans to sharing the guitar approaches he used on his new album, Still Motion, Shane covers a lot of territory on this interview, and I thank him for that. I offer Additional thanks to Swing House Studio's Phil Jauriqui (who visits the mics near the end of the episode to talk a little shop as well). His generosity made this episode happen. — JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast.
For the two-year anniversary of No Guitar Is Safe, I am proud to bring you a guitar hang with "the Jimi Hendrix of podcasting," MARC MARON. I met up with the famed interviewer/comedian/actor (and, yes, guitarist) in his now-legendary garage — the same place he has interviewed everyone from famous actors, musicians, and comedians to President Obama. The garage is also the same place where, as you'll hear, Marc likes to crank up vintage amps and play the blues. (Check out Maron's new hit comedy series, GLOW, which is binge-watchable now on Netflix!) Thanks for listening to No Guitar Is Safe. JUDE GOLD Host, No Guitar Is Safe
Presented by AUDIO-TECHNICA, this episode tracks down guitar ace TIM STEWART just three days after he rocked the Super Bowl with Lady Gaga. Talking shop, demonstrating pedals, and jamming with host Jude Gold, Stewart gives you his insights into what it’s like playing stadiums with Lady Gaga and Rihanna. He also shows you some sweet gospel guitar moves, and details the tracking of KNIVES' debut album, Boy Thursday.
Virtuoso Milwaukee guitar mangler GREG KOCH plugs in with host Jude Gold and jams on great licks from his albums as well as shares what he learned studying the playing of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, and Roy Buchanan. Greg also demonstrates his new Fishman Fluency Gristle-Tone signature pickups and discusses what it's like having 25 million views on YouTube as Wildwood Guitars' primary gear demo artist.
In a gear-filled room at Suhr Guitars headquarters, Tennessee guitar virtuoso Andy Wood plugs in and jams with host Jude Gold and shares what it's like touring with one of the most successful country bands in history, Rascal Flatts.
With a guitar in his hands, Joe Satriani traces his astonishing evolution from adolescent garage rocker to the world's most successful instrumental guitarist.
Esteemed guitar virtuoso and educator DANIEL GILBERT plugs a Suhr guitar into a Suhr amp and demonstrates the mighty power of triads and other handy guitar shapes. Gilbert also reflects on his 30+ years of teaching at Musicians Institute, as well as shares hilarious and inspiring stories of those magical days back when he, Tommy Tedesco, Pat Hicks, Howard Roberts, Beth Marlis, Frank Gambale, Paul Gilbert, Jennifer Batten, Don Mock, Ron Escheté, Steve Lynch, and many other famous alumni and teachers all roamed the halls and performance rooms of GIT together. Hosted by JUDE GOLD. Presented by Guitar Player magazine and
Previewing tracks from his forthcoming album, GUITRONICA, and playing a ton of guitar for you, solo artist and super sideman JAY GORE is on the show. Surrounded by guitars and amps in his Hollywood Hills studio, Jay details an adventurous professional odyssey that began when he was a 13-year-old kid trying to land gigs on the Sunset Strip and has since taken him all over the world. Jay has shared stages and/or studios with Sly Stone, Mindi Abair, Rick James, Hillary Duff, the Pointer Sisters, Seal, Eddie Money, Lauryn Hill, Dave Koz, Bobby Caldwell, and Michael McDonald, and has composed for major television shows such as E.R. and American Dad. And while his main gigs these days are in the contemporary ("smooth") jazz arena, you’re about to find out that he’s just as handy at rock, funk, metal, and other genres. — JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe Podcast
From Django jazz to pop, rock, bebop, and beyond, JOSH WORKMAN is an astonishingly well-versed cat. And from the opening moment of this episode forward, he plays a ton of spirited guitar for you, and even shares a super-useful, Barry Harris-inspired "six-to-diminished" lesson. I've been friends with Josh since we met as youths at music camp, where he was already playing like a pro. It was only a few years later that Josh actually BECAME a pro, ultimately landing gigs with Indigo Swing (we'll hear some great examples of Josh blazing with them later in the episode), the Hot Club of Los Angeles, Lynda Carter, Debbie Harry, David Grisman, John Jorgenson, Jon Hendricks, Maria Muldaur, Groove Collective/Groove Thing, Deanna Martin, the Hot Club of San Francisco, Benny Green, and others. On this episode, Josh also plays tracks for you from his solo album, called Jumpin' at the Border. (This episode brought to you by Guitar Player magazine and Dig it! — JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast
Def Leppard's PHIL COLLEN is on the show! Presented by FU-TONE (check out FU-TONE's tone-enhancing guitar hardware at, this interview was conducted at Studio A in the Capitol Records building in Hollywood nearly 30 years to the day since Def Leppard released their hugest selling album, HYSTERIA. With a guitar in his hands the entire time, Phil shows you exactly how the guitar parts on the album's many hit singles were created and tracked (and, when needed, I play rhythm guitar parts beneath Phil so he can show you the leads). Phil also recalls the magical role super-producer John "Mutt" Lange played in delivering one of the biggest rock albums of all time. —JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast.
Mark Lettieri has two exciting new albums out — one as guitarist for adventure-jazz posse Snarky Puppy, and one as a solo artist. On this episode of No Guitar Is Safe, Lettieri plugs in with host Jude Gold to demonstrate his über-tasty guitar style and trace the funk, gospel, and rock guitar techniques that inform it.
Playing with Prince enriched KAT DYSON's life immensely, and she will be the the first to tell you that. PRESENTED BY AUDIO TECHNICA, this interview/jam — recorded just five days before to Prince's death — finds Dyson plugging in with host Jude Gold and diving deep into the music of Prince, Cyndi Lauper, and Italian superstar Zucchero — all of whom are artists she has shared the stage with extensively. BONUS INTERVIEW: Four days after Prince's passing, Dyson and longtime Prince guitarist MIKE SCOTT reflect on the impact their late, great bandleader had on their lives.
From Ray Charles to Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt to Stevie Wonder, BRAD RABUCHIN has played guitar with a long list of legends. He has also released albums under his own name. Brad's latest record is actually a duo effort, called FOR JOHN, which he recorded with co-guitarist David Becker. In this episode (Ep. 97), host JUDE GOLD "flies the chopper" over to Brad's Los Angeles home, plugs in some guitars with Brad, jams on some tunes, talks about Brad's prolific career, tries to find out what the meaning of jazz is (!), and even takes a spin on Brad's electric sitar. Brought to you by Guitar Player magazine and
Proclaimed by Guitar Player magazine to be the greatest shredder ever, JASON BECKER has also emerged as a world-class composer. He used to play guitar -- now, after battling ALS for nearly three decades, he "plays guitar players," as well as writes for orchestras and choirs. And when he puts the two together, he blows your mind -- as you'll find out if snag his new album, TRIUMPHANT HEARTS. The record should please insatiable guitar fans everywhere, because it features an A-list roster of guest guitarists, including Trevor Rabin, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Ben Woods, Aleks Sever, Steve Morse, Neal Schon, Marty Friedman, Daniele Gottardo, Dave Shul, Steve Hunter, Gus G, Uli Jon Roth, Chris Broderick, and others, as well as ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. In addition to speaking with Jason, I caught up with people close to him who have helped him along his wild guitar adventure over the years, including MARILYN WHITE, MIKE BEMESDERFER, DAN ALVAREZ, DAVE LOPEZ, MATT BLACKETT, and Jason's father, GARY BECKER. It was a thrill to dive into the Jason Becker legacy with all of these great humans, and I thank them all for being so generous with their time. -- JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast.
The Cult's BILLY DUFFY plugs in his live rig for you on a soundstage in Los Angeles where the band was rehearsing for their current tour, which celebrates 30 years since the release of their platinum fourth album, SONIC TEMPLE. The album is being remastered for an August re-issue that will feature bonus tracks, rare demos, and other sonic goodies. In 1989, the album catapulted the Cult to a new level of touring and radio airplay, and in this interview Duffy reflects on the glories and perils of such sudden success. Also on hand is Duffy's guitar tech MATT McKENNA. No Guitar Is Safe is hosted by JUDE GOLD. Thanks to Mitch Schneider of MSO for setting up the interview. Made possible by Guitar Player magazine and
TOSHI YANAGI came to America with no English skills and nowhere to stay. But he had a dream. Now, he is the house guitarist on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and has released stellar solo albums under his own name, and his dream of becoming a pro musician has been realized. On this episode, Toshi visit's host Jude Gold's house, bringing with him a killer pedalboard full of sounds, and the pair jam on a variety of grooves. Toshi also recalls funny skits he has filmed with Kimmel and remembers how when he first arrived in California in the late '80s, the late Johnny Nitro "opened a door for him" — which is ironic, because Nitro's band was called the Doorslammers.
Presented by AUDIO-TECHNICA and their E-Series in-ear monitoring headphones, Grammy-winning guitarist STEVE LUKATHER reflects on five years as a member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band, and 40 years on stage (and 40 million albums sold) with Toto, the band Lukather co-founded when he was still a teenager. Lukather also jams with host Jude Gold on a variety of songs; comments on the art of rhythm guitar; examines his sobriety; discusses both his new autobiography, The Gospel According to Luke; and Toto's new album, 40 Trips Around the Sun; and looks back on his years as a session ace tracking guitar parts on hit records by Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Boz Scaggs, and other stars.
Episode 98 finds us plugging in with 25-year-old Norwegian guitar virtuoso FREDRIK HALLAND. As a solo artist, Fredrik has released three new singles under his own name, and he has a résumé that includes playing guitar on Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber albums, performing on the soundtrack to the hit dramatic series Empire, and touring with star singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat. On this episode, Fredrik is plugs a Tom Anderson T-style guitar into his pedalboard and a Two Rock head and cabinet, while host JUDE GOLD plays one of Fredrik's Fender Stratocasters through an Egnater combo. Presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine.
Grammy-winning guitarist JAMIE KIME plugs in, jams with me on one of the funkiest tunes of all time (hope we do it justice!), shares some cool improvisation/soloing techniques you might dig, and looks back on his tenures as guitarist for JEWEL, ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA (feat. DWEEZIL ZAPPA), and the late, great New Orleans funk legend, DR. JOHN, who died mere weeks ago. This episode is brought to you by Guitar Player magazine and ——JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast.
Founding Kiss lead guitarist ACE FREHLEY, aka "the Spaceman," has released a hard-rocking new solo album called just that — SPACEMAN. Plugging in one of his favorite ’59 reissue Les Pauls, Ace sits down with me to jam a little, as well as detail the writing and recording of Spaceman, reflect on reuniting (for two songs) with Gene Simmons, and, of course, look back on his legacy — a wild ride that spanned everything from a youth spent surviving the streets of the Bronx to adult years surviving adventures with the Hall-of-Fame rock band that made him famous. Hope you enjoy it! -- JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast. Presented by Guitar Player magazine and
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Jul 17th, 2015
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Feb 26th, 2020
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