Episode 14: Uli Jon Roth
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3d ago
In the year 1973, Uli’s friend, Michael Schenker, quit the already established band Scorpions to join UFO in England. This lead to the break-up of the Scorpions, which his brother, Rudolf Schenker, had formed in the Sixties. But before leaving the band, Michael asked Uli to take his place instead. Later that year, the two remaining members of Scorpions – Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine – joined forces with the four members of Dawn Road in the summer of 1973. Soon afterwards, the “new” Scorpions played their first gig, which happened to be a two-song live appearance on one of the two main Germa ..read more
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Episode 13: Dave Mason Interview
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3d ago
Dave Mason left Traffic in 1969 to pursue a solo career in the U.S. Dave has penned over 100 songs, has 3 gold albums: Alone Together, Dave Mason, Mariposa De Oro, and platinum album Let It Flow, which contained the top-ten single “We Just Disagree”. In addition to cranking out hits, Dave has performed on, or contributed to, a number of famous albums, including: The Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, Paul McCartney and Wings’ Venus and Mars, and Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland. Mason is featured playing acoustic guitar in “All Along the Watchtower” on El ..read more
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Episode 12: Percy Jones (Brand X) Interview
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3w ago
Percy Jones is the renowned pioneer fusion bass player with the British band Brand X. Virtuoso guitarist Steve Hackett stated "it was in fact Percy who chronologically emerged with his own unique fretless sound and should be given full credit for it”. Jones appeared on Eno’s Before and After Science, and Another Green World, on Steve Hackett’s debut solo album Voyage of the Acolyte and played on Roy Harper’s Bullinamingvase, all within a short time of Brand X exploding on the British scene.  He also recorded sessions for a number of avant-garde players like Jon Hassel, and David Syl ..read more
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Episode 11: Steve Hackett (Genesis) Interview
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1M ago
Steve Hackett the legendary guitarist from the band Genesis contributed to six of the band's studio albums, three live albums, seven singles and one EP before he left to pursue a solo career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. He released his first solo album, Voyage of the Acolyte, while still a member of Genesis in 1975. Hackett also co-founded the supergroup GTR with Steve Howe in 1986. The group released the self-titled album GTR, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 in the United States and spawned the Top 20 single "When the He ..read more
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Episode 10: Gus G (Ozzy) Interview
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1M ago
Gus G. former Ozzy guitarist was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece and is hailed as one of the most important and influential Metal guitarists of his generation. Gus played guitar for Ozzy from 2009 till 2017, recorded all guitars on his Grammy nominated album “Scream” and toured the globe with the Prince Of Darkness until 2016. Gus has appeared on more than 50 magazine covers around the world including major music publications like Guitar World, Total Guitar, Metal Hammer, Young Guitar, Burrn!, and many more. He’s won 2 Metal Hammer awards (“God of Riffs” and “Best Shredder”) and topped ..read more
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Episode 9: Geoff Tate (Queensrÿche) Interview
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1M ago
Geoff Tate was vocalist and originaly member of the band Queensrÿche, who had groundbreaking metal albums like Rage for Order, Operation: Mindcrime and  Empire. Tate is ranked fourteenth on Hit Parader's list of the 100 Greatest Metal Vocalists of All Time. He was voted No. 2 on That Metal Show's top 5 hard rock vocalists of the 1980s. In 2012, he won the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Award for "Voice in Progressive Heavy Metal". In 2015, he placed ninth on OC Weekly's list of the 10 Best High-Pitched Metal Singers. GUITAR TRAX is hosted by mulit-Emmy award winning guitarist Brian Tarquin ..read more
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Episode 8: Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
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2M ago
Kingfish debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart in the #1 position and remained on the chart for an astonishing 91 weeks. In addition to receiving a GRAMMY Award nomination, Kingfish was named the #1 Best Blues Album of The Year by UK tastemaker magazine MOJO. Ingram’s lead single, Fresh Out (featuring Buddy Guy) was the most played song on SiriusXM’s highly regarded Bluesville channel. Kingfish was also #1 on Living Blues magazine’s Top 50 Albums of The Year Radio Chart. The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Guitar World, and many other publications shared the joy of their musical discovery with t ..read more
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Episode 7: Al Di Meola Interview
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2M ago
Al Di Meola a bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner, and prolific composer, he has amassed over 20 albums as a leader while collaborating on a dozen or so others with the likes of the fusion supergroup Return to Forever (with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the celebrated acoustic Guitar Trio featuring fellow virtuosos John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, and the Rite of Strings trio with bassist Clarke and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. And while his dazzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the hordes of fretboard fanatics who ..read more
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Episode 6: Paul Stanley of Kiss Interview
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1y ago
For more than 45 years, Paul Stanley has reigned supreme as one of the single-most recognizable front men in the history of rock and roll. Although preferring to live his off stage life out of the media spotlight he continues to be the chief songwriter, driving force and unwavering voice of KISS. A visionary and trendsetter since the early 1970s, Stanley’s passion for both the musical and visual arts has perhaps been the key to the astonishing ongoing worldwide phenomenon known as KISS. Stanley also returned to his passion for painting ten years ago by creating portraits and abstracts that are ..read more
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Episode 1: Jeff Berlin Interview
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1y ago
For over 40 years, he has stood as one of the most innovative electric bassists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Known for his one-of-a-kind tone, jaw dropping technique and highly advanced harmonic approaches to the bass, Jeff has been one of the major figures in firmly establishing the electric bass as a solo instrument well deserving of its own distinct place in modern music. Jeff’s recording and performance credits include a who’s who of jazz and rock. They include: Bill Bruford, Allan Holdsworth, Larry Coryell, Pat Martino, John McLaughlin, Yes, Frank Zappa, Patrick Moraz and many more. G ..read more
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