For the first time ever, a guitar player from Central America on show, please meet Hedras Ramos from Guatemala!
This musician is only 19 but is showing a musical maturity way beyond his age. His latest album (no, it is not his first CD, it’s the third one!) “Atoms And Space” is a great CD I took a lot of pleasure to discover. For sure Hedras is only getting started.
For the second time I had the opportunity to talk with Dave Weiner. The first time was in episode 32 to talk with Dave about his life as the guitar player for Steve Vaï (whom you can hear the interview in episode 25), this time the occasion was to talk about his solo album called “On Revolute”.
I am sure you heard at least once the hit “Do You Kiss On The First Date?”, the song is great, the guitars are juicy and the opening riff is massive! Well, this gem comes from the Toronto based trio called Danko Jones. The band was in Paris to do some promo for their latest album “Below The Belt” and I had the pleasure to talk to Danko, their singer and guitar player.
None other than Nuno Bettencourt in this episode!! I just had today the opportunity to meet and interview this incredible musician I have been a fan of since the early days of Extreme. He was in Paris to play Bercy with Rihanna.
So still hot from my Zoom H2 digital recorder, here it is unedited and unabridged, the Nuno interview.
Here is a blurry picture I took just before the interview (see how proud I am on my face??):
A true rock icon in this episode with Matthias Jabs from Scorpions, super-nice guy and very talktative. It was a real pleasure to meet and have a little guitar chat with the Scorpions lead guitar player.
This is the ONE YEAR anniversary episode of The Guitar Channel!!
Let me tell you it was quite a ride the past 12 months. Even in my wildest dreams when I started I did not think about being able to meet so many great musicians, from Steve Vaï to Pierre Bensusan??? No Way!! And here we are, 50 episodes later with many interviews and guitar soundseeings, one year later, going stronger than ever.
Back in december I had the honor to interview Vernon Reid, a great musician and an incredible guitar player, when he was in Paris on tour with Living Colour. I think it is pretty appropriate to publish his interview for this episode #50 AND the one year anniversary.
An iPhone picture taken during the soundcheck:
The VERY impressive equiment Vernon uses on stage:
As an added bonus for this special episode, I am VERY proud to debut a new music for the intro with a beautiful instrumental “Der aKtivist” piece from Jean-Michel Kajdan (a french guitar player you can hear in episodes #15, #42 and #43 in french). THANKS a ton Jean-Michel for allowing me to use your music.
If you want to hear “Der aKtivist” in its entirety, you have to install the free iPhone/iPod Touch app JMK to stream it. I encourage you to do so as this instrumental is really great from the first second until the very last.