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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

Episode 63 - Toss Panos
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February 04, 2014 09:38 AM PST
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Toss Panos is a Drummers' Drummer. He's played with everyone from Steve Vai to Faith Hill to Robben Ford and Michael McDonald to Steve Lukather and Chris Cornell. Recently Toss was one of the 12 drummers to be featured on Hans Zimmer's Superman track, and he also played on a Grammy Winning Album by Draco Rosa. Toss talks about coming up in the biz, working with Steve Vai, his time as house drummer for both The Dennis Miller Show and Roseanne Barr's show, An audition for Roger Daltrey, Hanging with Zigaboo Modeliste, a Great Jeff Porcaro story, and a whole lot more, including talking about the Hans Zimmer session. Toss drops knowledge here. Recorded at Toss' home studio in North Hollywood, CA, January 2014

Episode 62 - Jeff Friedl
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January 02, 2014 06:30 AM PST
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Jeff Friedl is best known for playing with A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Devo, Ashes Divide, Filter, Carina Round, his own project, Beta Machine, and many others. Jeff talks about growing up in Tuscon, Arizona, Gigging as a teenager, His move to Hollywood, Getting the gigs with Devo and APC, The mindset needed to work with so many bands, His audition with The Smashing Pumpkins, and a lot more. You can catch Jeff on two new dvd's - "What Is..." a Live Concert film by Pusicfer, as well as "A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo," a 5 cd and dvd package. Great Drummer, Great Hang. Recorded in Jeff's home in Los Angeles, CA, November 2013

Episode 61 - Dave Krusen
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November 19, 2013 02:14 PM PST
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Dave Krusen is best known as the Original Pearl Jam Drummer having played on the bands classic debut album "Ten," which features the songs "Alive," "Evenflow," "Jeremy," "Black," and other songs you've heard on the radio thousands of times. Dave talks about his time with Pearl Jam, the substance abuse that lead to him being replaced by Matt Chamberlain, Working with Eddie Vedder in Hovercraft, Home Recording, Gear, Sobriety, and a lot more. Recorded in Dave's Home Studio in Thousand Oaks, CA, October 2013

Episode 60 - Tim Lefebvre, JJ Johnson & Tyler Greenwell
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November 07, 2013 03:18 PM PST
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The mighty rhythm section of Tedeschi Trucks Band; Drummers JJ Johnson, Tyler Greenwell, and Bassist Tim Lefebvre sat down backstage at Conan O'Brien's studio before being the musical guests that night. We discuss Double Drumming, Pet peeves for a bass player, Tones, and a lot more - including an explanation to the question, "why Falcon?" Recorded at Warner Bros Studios, Burbank, CA, October 2013

Episode 58 - Craig Macintyre
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October 13, 2013 12:45 PM PDT
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Craig Macintyre currently plays with pop singer Katherine McPhee, Actress/Singer Rita Wilson and Country Artist Deana Carter. He also spends a lot of time doing studio work in LA with various different artists. Craig has recorded and/or performed with Andrea Bocelli, Michael Penn, Richard Marx, Seal, Vertical Horizon, Idina Menzel, Colbie Caillat, and he spent 6 years touring and recording with Josh Groban. We talked about everything from growing up in Boston, Scottish accents, Small kits vs Bigger kits, Getting up early, and a lot more. Good Hang. Recorded in the (quiet) back room of a diner in Studio City, CA, September 2013

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