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Episode 73 - Anton Fig
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July 30, 2014 10:02 AM PDT
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Anton Fig has been the Drummer for David Letterman's CBS Orchestra for 21 years, and seven years before that with The World's Most Dangerous Band over at NBC. Anton talks about his early days in New York, playing with Ace Frehley, and then KISS, ghost drumming on their albums Dynasty and Unmasked. He played with Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger. He talks about replacing Steve Jordan in The World's Most Dangerous Band, getting to work with Paul Shaffer, Will Lee and Sid McGinnis. Anton's been on TV for almost twenty nine years, soon to begin a new chapter in his life. We get into that. The first part of the interview was recorded in a writers room in the Letterman offices, that's Biff Henderson who interrupts. Part two was recorded in Paul Shaffer's office. Recorded in New York City at Worldwide Pants, July, 2014

Episode 72 - Lee Sklar
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June 18, 2014 04:23 PM PDT
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Lee Fuckin' Sklar.

Photo Courtesy of Rich Saputo

Recorded in Hollywood, CA, June 2014

Episode 71 - Mike Elizondo
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May 12, 2014 05:58 PM PDT
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Bassist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Producer Mike Elizondo has worked with everyone from Ry Cooder, Dr. Dre, T-Bone Burnett, Eminem, B.B. King, Snoop Dog, Rickie Lee Jones, Gary Clark Jr, Mastodan, Pink, Alanis Morisette, Avenged Sevenfold, Timbaland, Maroon 5, Gewn Stefani, 50 Cent, Sheryl Crow, Tegan and Sara, Switchfoot, Keith Urban, Busta Rhymes, Alice Cooper, and a lot more. Look up his full credits and your head will spin. Mike co-wrote 'The Real Slim Shady' for Eminem, is also responsible for co-writing hits like 50 Cent's 'In Da Club', The Game's 'Higher', and Eminem's 'Just Lose It,' as well as Producing Fiona Apple's 'Extraordinary Machine,' Gary Clark Jr's 'Black and Blu' album, and many other records for many other artists and bands you know. Mike talks about his time working with these people as well as working with Jim Keltner, Working at Warner Bros Records as A&R, Producing, Growing up playing with Abe Laboriel Jr, working with Peter Erskine, and much more. Great guy, great hang. Mike Elizondo puts his pants on one leg at a time just the like the rest of us - Only once his pants are on, Mike makes Gold Records. Recorded at Can-Am studios in Tarzana, CA, May 2014

Episode 70 - Satnam Ramgotra
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May 01, 2014 08:05 AM PDT
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Drummer, Percussionist, Composer Satnam Ramgotra is interviewed by Guest Host Kirkee B, AKA Curt Bisquera. Satnam talks about growing up in Canada, going to school at PIT in Los Angeles, his unique blend of drum set and tabla, working on the 'Man of Steel' soundtrack with Hans Zimmer and eleven other drummers, Working with Dennis Leary, If he prefers the Red Pill or the Blue Pill, and a lot more. Satnam works often with Hans Zimmer, having played on a ton of soundtracks to blockbuster films. He's worked with Nikka Costa, Beck, Sting, Seal, Lili Haydn, Steve Vai, Eric Clapton, Dave Stewart, Pharrell, Jada Pinkett-Smith & Wicked Wisdom, Ustad Shafquat Ali Khan, Macy Gray, etc. Satnam also has a project with Curt Bisquera and Toss Panos called 'Glactic Booty Co.' which is just badass - This is a great hang between two friends, and I'm definitely jealous I didn't get to hang with Satnam myself. I will get an appointment to do so. Oh Dear. Thanks to Kirkee B for stepping in and stepping UP. Great job Kirkee. Recorded in West Lake Village, Los Angeles, CA, April 2014

Episode 69 - Lyle Workman
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April 21, 2014 02:44 PM PDT
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Lyle Workman is a guitarist, composer, producer and session musician. Lyle talks about working with Todd Rundgren, Beck, Sting, Frank Black, composing music for Judd Apatow films, working with drummers like Toss Panos, Matt Laug, Vinnie, Josh Freese, as well as working on the Superbad soundtrack with Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Starks, Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell. Lyle's done it all, and he discusses most of his career. Great guy, great hang. Recorded at Lyle's home studio in Glendale, California, March 2014

Episode 68 - Victor Indrizzo
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April 13, 2014 10:01 AM PDT
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Victor Indrizzo is one bad ass mutha. He is known as one of the most sought after session drummers in LA. His list of credits is staggering. He's worked with Willie Nelson, Scott Weiland, Daniel Lanois, Chris Cornell, Marrianne Faithful, Masters of Reality, Michael Penn, Macy Gray, Aimee Mann, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, and so many more bands and artists your head would spin. We sat in his recording studio in Hollywood and discussed his entire career. Victor's a very knowledgeable guy who's been around and seen it all. He's spent countless hours in studios and on the road. A lot of ground is covered here. Great guy, great hang. Recorded in Victor's studio, Hollywood, CA April 2014

Episode 67 - Matt Laug
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April 05, 2014 09:17 PM PDT
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Matt Laug is a Los Angeles based session drummer who first came to prominence playing on Alanis Morrisette's now classic album 'Jagged Little Pill' in 1995. He went on to record with Eddie Money, Alice Cooper, Slash's Snakepit, The Corrs, Pat Benatar, Lisa Loeb, Richard Marx, Melissa Etheridge, and a lot more. We talk about Matt moving to LA, Studying at Musicians Institute, Getting the gig with Morrisette, Recording 'Jagged Little Pill,' His focus on song over chops, Working with Slash, His experience touring with AC/DC (as opening act with Slash's Snakepit) and getting to study Phil Rudd, and a lot more. Matt even knows what kind of snare drum Phil Rudd used on 'Back on Black.' Matt Laug's a Great drummer and a great guy. www.mattlaugdrums.com Recorded in Hollywood, CA March 2014

Episode 66 - John Paterno
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March 24, 2014 01:58 PM PDT
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John Paterno is an Engineer, Mixer, Producer, Composer and Guitar player. We talk about his time at the University of Miami, Coming to LA and working with Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake on the Los Lobos album Kiko (John also worked on the Los Lobos album Colossal Head). John has worked with drummers Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Vinnie, Jeremy Stacey, Pete Thomas, Toss Panos, Matt Chamberlain, Jim Keltner, Steve Ferrone, Mark Guiliana, Joey Waronker, as well as Artists Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Williams, Brad Paisley, Robben Ford, Tim McGraw, Joan Osbourne, The Bad Plus, Faith Hill, The Latin Playboys, Charlie Musselwhite, Oingo Boingo, Sheryl Crow, and a lot more. We discuss a whole range of topics - John has been around and seen a lot. Recorded at John's Studio in Los Angeles, CA March 2014

Episode 65 - Tim Lefebvre
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March 03, 2014 09:25 AM PST
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This marks Tim Lefebvre's second appearance on the show, and we discuss the bassists' career more in depth this time. We talk about his time in New York, subbing on SNL and Letterman, Working with Wayne Krantz, Keith Carlock, Zach Danziger, Mark Guiliana, His move to Los Angeles, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and a whole lot more, including Tim's tips for drummers, Working with Vinnie, the differences between New York and LA, and a whole lot more. Great stuff here. Great player, Great Hang. Recorded in Hollywood, CA, February 2014

Episode 64 - Jeff Babko
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February 17, 2014 12:43 PM PST
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Jeff Babko is a keys player whose current day job is playing in the house band for The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Jeff has also played with just about every great drummer you can think of - Vinnie, Gadd, Simon Phillips, Matt Chamberlain, Curt Bisquera, Ricky Lawson, Toss Panos, Mark Guiliana, Zigaboo Modeliste, Victor Indrizzo, and many many more. Jeff talks about working with all these cats as well as his time with Toto (filling in for David Paich), Working with Martin Short, James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Getting the gig with The Kimmel Show, and a whole lot more. Great Guy, Great Player, Great Stories - Great Hang. Recorded in Hollywood, CA, February 2014

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