If you are fan of the guitar this man needs no introduction, his work as a solo artist is second to none. Most recently his work as the guitarist of the supergroup Chickenfoot has proved that he can do it in a band situation as well. Over the last two years Joe has worked with author Jake Brown to put together an autobiography of his music. The book called Strange Beautiful Music will be out in May. During that time he remastered every thing he ever recorded and the box-set The Complete Studio Recordings just hit stores. The replica head you can order right here with the high res files of the music is worth it for any collector. Joe goes into great detail about his book, his music and much more on the latest Hangar 19 Podcast edition.
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James LaBrie isn’t a founding member of Dream Theater but he has been the lead singer since 199o. James sits down for a long conversation about the current North American Tour An Evening With Dream Theater, the new self titled album, playing with orchestras, why girls didn’t like them at first and much much more. Enjoy a conversation with a progressive metal legend.
Matthias Jabs is part of the incredible guitar attack of the legendary German Metal/Hard Rock band The Scorpions. After joining the band in 1978 after the departure of Ulrich Roth he has been an incredible important member of this band. Be prepared for a long and in depth conversation about the new Scorpions MTV Unplugged in Athens acoustic album, plus touring, their 50th anniversary as a band next year and why after the band after saying their were done in 2012 are still going strong.
Michael Schenker is one of the top 100 guitarists of all time, and in the hard rock/metal world he’s probably top 10. He started in the early 70’s in The Scorpions, went on to join UFO, then left UFO to join The Scorpions again before finally going solo in 1980. With a new album out Bridge The Gap plus last year’s concert film Temple of Rock with one of the most amazing band lineups of his career consisting of ex-Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell and bassist Francis Buchholz, vocalist Doogie White (ex-Rainbow) and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards). If you don’t know Herman and Francis played with Michael on The Scorpions Lovedrive album. Here’s a pretty in depth and inspiring conversations with one of the greatest guitarists to plug into an amp. It’s Michael Schenker on the Hangar 19 Podcast.