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Weekly Podcast with in-depth profile interviews with a variety of Musicians and Producers of guitar based music.

Weekly Podcast with in-depth profile interviews with a variety of Musicians and Producers of guitar based music.


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Weekly Podcast with in-depth profile interviews with a variety of Musicians and Producers of guitar based music.




Ep. 105: Ian Little (Producer: Duran Duran) Part 2

We continue our interview with Ian Little, and learn about the writing and recording process for "Seven and the Ragged Tiger", his life and career post Duran as well as his new Music Outreach Project (MOP). Learn more about the music outreach project at:


Ep. 104: Ian Little (Producer: Duran Duran)

Producer Ian Little joins us to discuss his life and career. In part one of a two part interview, Ian discusses his early days, how he got started in music and takes us up to (and including) the recording of the Duran Duran single "Is There Something I Should Know?"


Ep. 103: Kelly Hansen (Foreigner, Hurricane)

Kelly Hansen joins us to discuss his career. From his early days, to forming Hurricane (and their four albums), working with Stuart Smith in Heaven & Earth, Unruly Child, Into The Light (with past guest Tim Donahue) and joining Foreigner (and his 13 years in the band).


Ep. 102: Chris Tsangarides (Producer: The Tragically Hip, Judas Priest, Gary Moore)

Producer Chris Tsangarides joins us to discuss his life and career. From how he got started in the industry, to working on legendary albums by Judas Priest, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy and The Tragically Hip. Sadly, Gord Downie passed away just a few days after we recorded this interview.


Ep. 101: Patrick Francis (Tora Tora)

This episode we learn about the life and career of Patrick Francis from Tora Tora. He discusses his early days, formation of Tora Tora, success with "Surprise Attack", recording of "Wild America" onset of grunge, recording and shelving of "Revolution Day", the band breakup, reunion and eventual release of the "lost album". We finish on the news of new recordings. This episode was recorded live at the Nashville Rock N Pod Expo. Big thanks to Chris Czynszak from The Decibel Geek Podcast for...


Ep. 100: Steve Thompson (Metallica, Guns 'n Roses, Cinderella)

Steve Thompson joins us for episode 100! Steve discusses his early days, how he got into production, working with Guns n' Roses, Metallica, Dokken, Cinderella and many more. He also plays us some clips of his newer music.


Bonus Episode: Frank Hannon (Tesla)

Short bonus episode featuring Frank Hannon from Tesla discussing his early days and the current Tesla tour. Special thanks to Music Recall Magazine for setting up the interview - Tesla website


Ep. 99: Eric Martin (Mr. Big, Solo)

Eric Martin returns to discuss the new Mr Big album "Defying Gravity", as well as his past solo records, Triumph's cover of "Just One Night" and dealing with online trolls.


Ep. 98: Tony Platt (AC/DC, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Buddy Guy)

This week Tony Platt discusses his life and career. From his early days in the studio to engineering such albums as AC/DC's Back in Black and Flick of the Switch. He shares the story of being with Mutt Lange when they heard that Bon Scott died, to working on Foreigner 4, and his experiences working with Cheap Trick and Buddy Guy. I also talk about the Rock n Pod Expo fundraiser. Learn more at


Ep. 97: Jay Messina (Aerosmith, KISS, Slash)

Jay Messina (and guest co-host BJ Kramp from the Rock and/or Roll Podcast) join us to discuss his life and career. From how he got started, to working with such acts as KISS, Aerosmith, Slash and George Benson.


Ep. 96: Micajah Ryan (Engineer: Guns 'N Roses, Megadeth, Bob Dylan)

After a long hiatus, we return with an extended interview with Micajah Ryan. We discuss how he got into the business, and he shares his experiences working on Guns 'N Roses "Appetite For Destruction" and "Lies". As well as Megadeth's "Rust In Peace" and "Countdown To Extinction", Bob Dylan's "Good As I Been To You" and "World Gone Wrong" and even Was Not Was's "Walk The Dinosaur".


Tom Size Remembered

Tom Size passed away on October 30, 2016. This interview took place on January 16th, 2016, and is re-aired in tribute to Tom.


Ep. 95: Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X)

Paul Gilbert discusses his career, from his early days, to his time at GIT, Racer X, Mr. Big, and his solo albums - including his new release, "I Can Destroy".


Ep. 94: Mick Brown (Dokken, Lynch Mob, Ted Nugent)

'Wild' Mick Brown joins us to discuss his life and career. From his early days with The Boyz and Exciter, to success with Dokken and Lynch Mob, Mick shares his story (and all the mistakes made!). He also discusses the possible reunion with Dokken, his status with the Ted Nugent Band, and goes into detail on his new project - Wild Mick's Bourbon Ballet.


Ep. 93: Tim Donahue (Solo, Madmen & Sinners)

Guitarist Tim Donahue calls in from Japan to discuss his life and career. From building his first fretless guitar as a teenager to his first big break from Mike Varney, to his solo releases Fifth Season, Still Dreaming, Voices In The Wind (Featuring producer Eddie Kramer and vocalist Paul Rogers), Into The Light (featuring Foreigner vocalist Kelly Hansen), Madmen + Sinners (featuring Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie), and Earlyworks. We also cover his new project - The Cage.


Ep. 92: Mike Slamer (City Boy, Streets, Steelhouse Lane, Seventh Key, Ozone)

Mike Slamer discusses his life and career. From his early days to the 5 albums he recorded with Producer Mutt Lange (with the band City Boy), why he was thanked in Def Leppard's 'Pyromania', his secret session playing on the first two Warrant releases, and most of his other band / recording projects (Streets, Steelhouse Lane, Seventh Key, Slamer, Ozone).


Ep. 91: Michael Thompson Part 2 (Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Madonna)

In part 2 of the conversation with Michael Thompson, we cover specific sessions such as Animal Logic, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Shania Twain (including over a month working closely with Mutt Lange).


Ep. 90: Michael Thompson (Animal Logic, Michael Jackson, Madonna)

Michael Thompson discusses his life and career, and explains how he became one of the most sought-after session guitarists of the last twenty-five years. A small sample of his sessions includes Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, 'N Sync, Toni Braxton, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey, Bette Midler, Madonna, Animal Logic with Stewart Copeland and Stanley Clarke and Shania Twain. And producers such as Mutt Lange, Quincey Jones, Babyface,...


Ep. 89: Tom Size (Engineer: Aerosmith, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar)

Recording Engineer/Mixer Tom Size joins us this week to talk about his life and career. He discusses his path into production and covers some of his key projects such as Aerosmith's Done With Mirrors, Sammy Hagar's VOA, David Lee Roth's Eat 'Em and Smile, and the numerous cd's he's worked on for Mr. Big - including solo albums by Eric Martin and Paul Gilbert. He also discusses the new live DVD's by Eric Martin (newly released in Japan) and Mr. Big (release date TBA).


Ep. 88: Darren Housholder (Solo, Love/Hate)

As a part of the later wave of Shrapnel shredders, Darren Housholder missed out on the exposure of some of his counterparts that came out in the 80's, but his 3 records for Shrapnel in the 90's set the bar high for shred. We cover his entire career including his album with Love/Hate, his brief time working with Jeff Pilson's War & Peace, W.A.S.P, Enuff Z'nuff and a near-miss with David Lee Roth. We also cover how he ended up with George Lynch's famous bomber jacket - and its return to Lynch.