“..we played Maynard Keenan’s 50th Birthday” (Ken Andrews of Failure)

Blake

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"..we played Maynard Keenan's 50th Birthday" (Ken Andrews of Failure)
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We are starting this year off with a BANG! Today I am talking with Ken Andrews from the band Failure. We dive into the rather unique way they recorded their latest release “Wild Type Droid”, how a band can play around each other instead of with each other, their reunion, his dive into a fully digital guitar rig, and a …

The Gristleman Arrives!!! (Greg Koch)

Blake

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The Gristleman Arrives!!! (Greg Koch)
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Greg Koch has been a force in the guitar world for decades. He has toured all over the world, made a whole variety of different albums, and is one of the original guitar “content creators”. The dude is a wealth of knowledge, and just a fantastic conversationalist. This is a truly epic “part 2 but also part 1” podcast conversation. …

John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday

Blake

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John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday
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We have John from Taking Back Sunday on the show this week. We go over his musical back story briefly, along with his gear journey that he took along the way. We also talk about song writing approaches, studio vs road gear, digital vs tube amps, his views and advice for younger artists/bands, and a whole lot more. This is …

Eruption: Conversations w/ Eddie Van Halen (Brad Tolinski & Chris Gill)

Blake

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Eruption: Conversations w/ Eddie Van Halen (Brad Tolinski & Chris Gill)
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Brad Tolinski and Chris Gill have been in the guitar media world for decades. Through that, these fellas have had many, many epic conversations with some of the most influential guitarists to ever walk the planet. They had the opportunity to interview Eddie Van Halen multiple times, and the resulting 50+ hours of interviews were compiled into an epic tome …

Why Do You Play Guitar In The First Place? (w/ Dylan McKerchie)

Blake

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Why Do You Play Guitar In The First Place? (w/ Dylan McKerchie)
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Dylan McKerchie has been producing guitar content for a quite some time. Even longer than myself! He has a YouTube channel where he talks about making pickups along with many other things related to the guitar world. He is also the only guitar content creator that I know of that is making his videos/products on the road! We had an …

Kyle Gass of Tenacious D

Blake

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Kyle Gass of Tenacious D
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It was a great pleasure to chat with KG on this episode of the podcast! Kyle has played with Jack Black in Tenacious D, his own project The Kyle Gass Band, and a whole lot more! We talked about some his favorite guitarists, the history of the band, show business, potentially going electric and a whole lot more! This one …

Going Digital w/ Dan Sugarman of Ice Nine Kills

Blake

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Going Digital w/ Dan Sugarman of Ice Nine Kills
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Bloody guitars, drop tuning, no pedalboard and a Kemper??? Dan Sugarman is a successful guitar player who doesn’t do ANYTHING that I (Blake) do as far as gear goes. Is he on to something? Well, he is in a professional touring band with a super dedicated fanbase, and I am alone in the Shred Shed making bleep/bloop noises. So there …

Red Beardium w/ Mikey Demus

Blake

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Red Beardium w/ Mikey Demus
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Mikey Demus has returned to the show! Mikey plays guitar in the band Skindred, and has a great pedal company called Red Beard Effects. We got all caught up on this one and it was WAY overdue. We talk about difficult podcast episodes, how buff Adrian Thorpe is, some of the difficulties that he went through last year, not buying …

Chris Turpin of Ida Mae

Blake

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Chris Turpin of Ida Mae
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This might be the Tone Mob episode that is the most overdue! I explain in more detail on the episode, but Chris and I have been in touch for YEARS. He is an amazing guitarist and a fantastic dude. We got into some heavy music industry stuff, his love of old guitar amplifiers, songwriting, navigating as an artist and a …

Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake

Blake

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Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake
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Hey everyone! It is time for a tasty bonus episode featuring my dude Chris DeMakes from the band Less Than Jake, and his show, Chris DeMakes A Podcast. We had a most excellent chat about his musical history, his gear over time, the concept behind his podcast and a whole lot more. Give it a spin, I think you’ll really …