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Category Archives: Interviews

A collection of video interviews by Guitar Noize and from YouTube with guitarists, luthiers, amp designers etc.

That Pedal Show – Andy Timmons Talks Tone TheGigRig G2

Written on May 7, 2015 at 11:18 pm, by Jon


Daniel from TheGigRig (leaders of effect switching and power supply solutions) interviews Andy Timmons and talks about his tone, his effects and how he uses TheGigRig G2 switching system on his pedalboard that Daniel built for him.…

Interview: John Petrucci At Guitar Center

Written on May 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm, by Jon


“John Petrucci dropped by the Carle Place, NY GCPlatinum room and talked to us about his musical beginnings, the genesis of his sound, and signature guitars with Ernie Ball Music Man.”

For more info on John’s signature Music Man Majesty …

Eddie Van Halen Hour Long Interview At The Smithsonian

Written on February 14, 2015 at 9:08 pm, by Jon


A small crowd were lucky enough to experience an interview with the legend himself and personal guitar inspiration Eddie Van Halen at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History as part of ‘What it means to be an American‘. …

Interview: Nili Brosh

Written on October 28, 2014 at 7:50 am, by Jon

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Nili Brosh has just released her second debut album, ‘A Matter Of Perception‘, an incredible instrumental guitar record featuring world class musicians that illustrates just how far she has come since her Berklee College days. I caught up …

Fret12 Q&A With Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders

Written on September 4, 2014 at 11:36 am, by Jon


I can’t get enough of Animals As Leaders, especially their latest album ‘The Joy of Motion’ which is one of my favourite albums of the last couple of years. If you have only heard their first couple of albums …

Interview: Nita Strauss on joining the Alice Cooper band

Written on July 1, 2014 at 9:56 am, by Jon

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Hi Nita, first of all congratulations on getting the gig with Alice Cooper, that’s huge news.

Thank you so much! I’m beyond excited about it.

Before we talk about Alice, let’s rewind a little. People will probably know you best

Guitar Messenger Interviews Ola Englund

Written on June 26, 2014 at 9:49 pm, by Jon

Guitar Messenger caught up with me old mate Ola Englund at Winter NAMM 2014 and recorded a pretty rare 2 part interview, I say rare because I have hassled Ola many times over the years for an audio interview which …

8 Questions With Keith Merrow

Written on March 18, 2014 at 11:04 am, by pappy

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Signature guitars are so interesting to me that I should classify them as a hobby unto themselves.  They have had varying degrees of success from different brands trying to attack different genres and appeal to different customers, but …

Keith Merrow & Jeff Loomis Conquering Dystopia track playthrough + Q&A

Written on March 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm, by Jon


Keith Merrow and Jeff Loomis perform their new track ‘Ashes of Lesser Men’ from their album ‘Conquering Dystopia’ and in the video below answer some questions about their guitars, playing and the album itself.

http://www.conqueringdystopia.com/

Wishaw Music Centre interviews Mattias IA Eklundh

Written on March 12, 2014 at 10:37 am, by Jon


I love listening to Mattias talk almost as much as I enjoy his playing, very funny and interesting person as well as a phenomenal guitar player and musician. Mattias recently conducted a clinic at Wishaw Music Centre in Scotland and …