August 9th, 2016
You will enjoy this 1992 interview with Tonight Show drummer Ed Shaughnessy. Packed with stories and even a lesson...
May 13th, 2016
There isn’t anyone who knows anything about the Beatles who doesn’t know who Pete Best is.
May 13th, 2016
1993 Vinnie interview where he talks about joining Sting and making "Ten Summoner's Tales." There's only one Vinnie!
May 13th, 2016
Audio interview with the great Harvey Mason in which we discussed his ridiculous studio and live schedule which included completing Fourplay's album at the time and studio dates with Lou Rawls, Chet Baker, Sammy Davis, Jr, Frank Sinatra and the Grammy Awards!
May 13th, 2016
From his first big break in 1976 with Jean-Luc Ponty, followed by Gino Vannelli's "Brother to Brother" and his work with Jethro Tull in 1980, Mark Craney left an indelible mark.
March 14th, 2016
Interview with Michael Shrieve about the recent Santana reunion.
February 26th, 2016
Narada talks about his latest album Evolution
April 15th, 2015
It was a real privilege to interview my son, Jamie Eblen, not just because he’s my son and I’m obviously proud of his accomplishments, but because you can raise a kid and know about those accomplishments, but you don’t always know what’s in another person’s mind. This interview even gave me some insight into the journey that has been my son, from young drummer in Agoura Hills, CA to the Broadway stage and some of the moments that helped define his professionalism, his musical values and what prepared him for a world class job.
November 25th, 2014
Hi John Wackerman fans! Here is the interview that I did yesterday with John. I'm not going to say much because you can hear it all right here. BTW, His NEW DVD is shipping as we speak and you can pick up a copy at Drum Channel, Guitar Center and Amazon.com. John is an amazing drummer, composer and Artist. I was blown away by this DVD and you Must add it to your collection!
October 10th, 2014
I think everyone will enjoy this engaging, in-depth interview with John J.R. Robinson that traces his beginnings in Iowa all the way up to his recent recording with Daft Punk. We cover his schooling at Berklee, beginnings with Rufus and Chaka, his work with the Academy Awards, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, the not so easy sessions and the highlights of his career. Academy Awards, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, the not so easy sessions and the highlights of his career.
September 28th, 2014
In 1978 I sat down to do a rare interview with Bobby Colomby, the drummer of Blood, Sweat and Tears who along with Danny Seraphine of Chicago is known as the first two to combine jazz and rock music. Colomby's "Spinning Wheel," "God Bless the Child" and "You've Made me so Very Happy" was touted for its innovative drumming, but Colomby didn't remain in the band (although he owns the name) and chose the business side of music instead.
September 27th, 2014
When Randy Castillo died at 51 years old, it was almost impossible to believe that the musical force who had worked with Lita Ford, Ozzy and Motley Crüe had passed away. Randy was not only a wonderful drummer, he was smart and someone people liked to be around. For those who knew Randy, I think you'll enjoy reminiscing with him in this interview. Those who didn't, I think you'll really enjoy getting to know him.
September 24th, 2014
In November, 1980 I had the incredible opportunity to go down to Muscle Shoals to interview Roger Hawkins at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio where I got to hang out with him and the rest of the incredible rhythm section, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson and Barry Beckett. One of the fun stories is that one night we all drove up to the Tennessee state line to a club just to have some drinks...I couldn’t believe that we had to go to another state to get a drink! Being there was something I will never forget and somehow it felt like I was in the presence of magic.
June 16th, 2014
The next time the round table convened, it was a slightly different group: Keltner, Krampf, Colaiuta, Porcaro and Marotta. You'll hear the radio on in the background...it seems to me someone or two asked for some sports game to stay on, so that's annoying. Who knew 20 years later I would be sharing these with the public?
June 10th, 2014
In this portion of the 1984 round table with Keltner, Blaine, Colaiuta, Krampf, and Manne, more great studio stories. Shelly talks about working with Zappa, Keltner talks about the track "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics. Hal talks about the beginnings of the disco hi-hat, they talk about being mistreated in the studio and much more!
May 21st, 2014
In this first part of the 1984 L.A. Studio round table, the amazing drummers who convened at my apartment that day were Shelly Manne, Hal Blaine, Jim Keltner, Vinnie Colaiuta and Craig Krampf. Later that month we had part two at which Hal and Shelly couldn't make it, but Jeff Porcaro and Rick Marotta could. These conversations are priceless and being able to listen to them all these years later makes it an entirely different experience. Check out the free sample below:
May 18th, 2014
What can I say about John Guerin?...A WHOLE LOT! Most of you already know about his incredible work with Joni Mitchell, Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa and as a founding member of LA Express! This is a 1:30 min interview with one of LA's top session men. Enjoy!