NO GUITAR IS SAFE Guitar Hangs with Guitar Heroes. Hosted by Guitar Player Magazine's Jude Gold.


  • 101 - Jennifer Batten (with Gretchen Menn)

    101 - Jennifer Batten (with Gretchen Menn)

    08/11/2019 Duração: 01h24min

    Virtuoso solo artist and super sidewoman JENNIFER BATTEN gained renown in the late '80s when MICHAEL JACKSON hired her to rock stadiums with him all over the globe. They did three mega-tours together, including playing at the 1993 Superbowl halftime show for a worldwide viewership of approximately 1.3 billion people. Batten went on to accompany the great JEFF BECK on stage and in the studio, and has released thrilling solo albums under her own name. For this episode we head to the home of -- speaking of great players -- GRETCHEN MENN and DANIELE GOTTARDO (who were each featured on this podcast in earlier episodes), where Batten plugs in her Washburn Parallaxe electric guitar, jams with host JUDE GOLD, and reflects on everything from her past musical adventures to her current California co-headlining tour with Gretchen and NILI BROSH.

  • 100 - Matt Fuller

    100 - Matt Fuller

    30/10/2019 Duração: 01h46min

    Episode 100 finds PUDDLE OF MUDD lead guitarist MATT FULLER plugging in and detailing the recording of the band’s new album, WELCOME TO GALVANIA, as well as chronicling the adventures and misadventures he has had with the group since joining in 2012. Matt also shares an an inspiring BRIAN MAY story, reflects on playing with BOW WOW WOW and other bands, and introduces you to his cool SHECTER guitars and ORANGE amplifiers …. And, yes — this is the 100th episode of No Guitar Is Safe! Thank you to the the many of you who have been faithful listeners and helped spread the word about this show. In celebration of this milestone moment, at the end of my interview with Matt I offer you a special epilogue in which I share some insights into the nearly 100 “helicopter rides” I have embarked upon to bring all these epic guitar hangs to your podcast feed. KIATY95! — JUDE GOLD, host and creator, No Guitar Is Safe

  • Samantha Fish

    Samantha Fish

    04/10/2019 Duração: 56min

    Episode 99 features SAMANTHA FISH, the soulful young, Kansas City-bred guitarist/singer, plugging in with me in Beverly Hills, performing songs from her new album, KILL OR BE KIND [Rounder Records], as well as riffing on other cool staples of her live set. Samantha also proves "War Pigs" can be performed in blues clubs and shares the funniest banana prank since Eddie Murphy's banana shenanigans in Beverly Hills Cop .... Actually, Samantha's prank is actually funnier than Eddie's, I think. You decide. -- JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast.

  • Fredrik Halland

    Fredrik Halland

    21/09/2019 Duração: 01h11min

    Episode 98 finds us plugging in with 25-year-old Norwegian guitar virtuoso FREDRIK HALLAND. As a solo artist, Fredrik has released three new singles under his own name, and he has a résumé that includes playing guitar on Michael Jackson and Justin Bieber albums, performing on the soundtrack to the hit dramatic series Empire, and touring with star singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat. On this episode, Fredrik is plugs a Tom Anderson T-style guitar into his pedalboard and a Two Rock head and cabinet, while host JUDE GOLD plays one of Fredrik's Fender Stratocasters through an Egnater combo. Presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine.

  • Brad Rabuchin

    Brad Rabuchin

    28/08/2019 Duração: 01h15min

    From Ray Charles to Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt to Stevie Wonder, BRAD RABUCHIN has played guitar with a long list of legends. He has also released albums under his own name. Brad's latest record is actually a duo effort, called FOR JOHN, which he recorded with co-guitarist David Becker. In this episode (Ep. 97), host JUDE GOLD "flies the chopper" over to Brad's Los Angeles home, plugs in some guitars with Brad, jams on some tunes, talks about Brad's prolific career, tries to find out what the meaning of jazz is (!), and even takes a spin on Brad's electric sitar. Brought to you by Guitar Player magazine and

  • Marc Bonilla

    Marc Bonilla

    15/08/2019 Duração: 01h36min

    For episode 96, I plug in with MARC BONILLA — virtuoso guitarist, established composer, renowned solo artist, longtime musical partner of the late, great KEITH EMERSON (of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame), and king of all metaphors — and take a deep dive into his new solo album, CELLULOID DEBRIS, which is available at We also learn how Marc engineered his incredible career and close with an epic jam in honor of another of Marc's late, great friends, RONNIE MONTROSE. BONUS: I also tell you about an adventure I went on with Marc wherein I discovered there IS, in fact, one guitar that is safe from this show. Hosted by JUDE GOLD and presented by Guitar Player magazine and

  • Jean Marc Belkadi

    Jean Marc Belkadi

    31/07/2019 Duração: 57min

    Episode 95 features a visit with "guitar coach to the stars" JEAN MARC BELKADI. Showing up with his favorite Telecaster, Jean Marc plugs in with host JUDE GOLD and demonstrates his encyclopedic knowledge of riffs, licks, and guitar styles, a prowess that spans funk, fusion, jazz, and more. Jean Marc also tells you about an amazing friend he made back when he was studying guitar at GIT in Hollywood, and goes on to explain how he evolved a career teaching A-list celebrities, musicians, and power players in the Hollywood area. ("It's the accent," he jokes. "They like the accent.") BONUS: We also hear tracks from Belkadi's two albums, TOULOUSE LOS ANGELES and STOPOVER. (Tip: If you want a guitar lesson with Jean Marc, visit his website, This episode is presented by Guitar Player Magazine, and

  • Jamie Kime

    Jamie Kime

    29/06/2019 Duração: 01h20min

    Grammy-winning guitarist JAMIE KIME plugs in, jams with me on one of the funkiest tunes of all time (hope we do it justice!), shares some cool improvisation/soloing techniques you might dig, and looks back on his tenures as guitarist for JEWEL, ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA (feat. DWEEZIL ZAPPA), and the late, great New Orleans funk legend, DR. JOHN, who died mere weeks ago. This episode is brought to you by Guitar Player magazine and ——JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast.

  • Parthenon Huxley

    Parthenon Huxley

    07/06/2019 Duração: 01h03min

    Episode 93 finds us jamming with PARTHENON "HUX" HUXLEY, the great lead guitarist/lead singer of The Orchestra (which features former members of ELO). In this episode, Hux and I plug in our guitars at Woodrum Productions (the five-star studio of producer Michael Woodrum)in Southern California and explore everything from ELO songs to tracks off Huxley's new studio album, "This Is the One." -- JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe Podcast.

  • Billy Duffy

    Billy Duffy

    23/05/2019 Duração: 01h19min

    The Cult's BILLY DUFFY plugs in his live rig for you on a soundstage in Los Angeles where the band was rehearsing for their current tour, which celebrates 30 years since the release of their platinum fourth album, SONIC TEMPLE. The album is being remastered for an August re-issue that will feature bonus tracks, rare demos, and other sonic goodies. In 1989, the album catapulted the Cult to a new level of touring and radio airplay, and in this interview Duffy reflects on the glories and perils of such sudden success. Also on hand is Duffy's guitar tech MATT McKENNA. No Guitar Is Safe is hosted by JUDE GOLD. Thanks to Mitch Schneider of MSO for setting up the interview. Made possible by Guitar Player magazine and

  • Stuart Hamm

    Stuart Hamm

    25/04/2019 Duração: 01h25min

    Bass virtuoso and composer STUART HAMM gained instant renown worldwide in the late '80s, when his boss at the time, Joe Satriani, let him take over the stage for ten minutes each night on tour, during which the innovative bassist would consistently blow people's minds with his thunderous, contrapuntal, and funky solo pieces. Stuart is also a prolific solo artist, and his latest album, Diary of Patrick Xavier finds him playing several hypnotic solo electric bass compositions. Additionally, Stu, as his friends and fans often call him, has played with dozens of other great guitar players. Besides backing Satch on stage and in the studio, Stu has worked with Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Lorn Leber, Mark McGee, Eric Johnson, and Greg Howe. A particularly entertaining session Stu did was with Yngwie Malmsteen and the late, great singer Ronnie James Dio. (We'll check that out towards the end of the episode.) Heck, I'VE even had some thrilling adventures touring and tracking with my friend Stu. It

  • Alan Parsons and Jeff Kollman

    Alan Parsons and Jeff Kollman

    12/04/2019 Duração: 01h20min

    Today we visit the great producer, bandleader, and composer ALAN PARSONS and hang out with him in his magical home studio, which is seated on a hill high above the Pacific Ocean. Also present, plugged in, and ready to rock for you is Parsons' lead guitarist, JEFF KOLLMAN (whom you may remember from an earlier episode of this podcast). With Jeff's spectacular playing and Parsons' unforgettable stories and production insights, the pair share with you how they produced and recorded the new Alan Parsons solo album, THE SECRET. The Secret comes out April 26th, but here's a bonus: On this episode of No Guitar Is Safe, you get to hear song samples of Parsons' amazing record well in advance. Yeah! Parsons also shares tales from earlier days, when he recorded the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and other notable artists. Enjoy. JUDE GOLD, Host, No Guitar Is Safe.

  • Jason Becker and Friends

    Jason Becker and Friends

    13/03/2019 Duração: 01h09min

    Proclaimed by Guitar Player magazine to be the greatest shredder ever, JASON BECKER has also emerged as a world-class composer. He used to play guitar -- now, after battling ALS for nearly three decades, he "plays guitar players," as well as writes for orchestras and choirs. And when he puts the two together, he blows your mind -- as you'll find out if snag his new album, TRIUMPHANT HEARTS. The record should please insatiable guitar fans everywhere, because it features an A-list roster of guest guitarists, including Trevor Rabin, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Ben Woods, Aleks Sever, Steve Morse, Neal Schon, Marty Friedman, Daniele Gottardo, Dave Shul, Steve Hunter, Gus G, Uli Jon Roth, Chris Broderick, and others, as well as ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. In addition to speaking with Jason, I caught up with people close to him who have helped him along his wild guitar adventure over the years, including MARILYN WHITE, MIKE BEMESDERFER, DAN ALVAREZ, DAVE LOPEZ, MATT BLACKETT, and Jason's father, GARY BECKE

  • Thomas Blug

    Thomas Blug

    14/02/2019 Duração: 01h20min

    German Strat master, solo artist, and amp designer THOMAS BLUG never backs down from a challenge. As a teenager, Blug taught himself to both play guitar and build guitar amps. Later in life, Blug’s killer playing skills caught the attention of renowned amplifier manufacturer Hughes & Kettner, who immediately hired Blug as a clinician. Soon, they discovered Blug — who would be crowned “Strat King of Europe” by Fender in 2004 — wasn’t just a great guitarist, but also a crafty amp designer, so they hired him in that capacity as well. Blug went on to create or co-create many of the company’s most successful products. Now, Thomas has launched his own company — BluGuitar and its flagship product is a ferocious 100-watt pedalboard amp called Amp1. I was thrilled to plug in with Blug at the home studio of Gunnar Larsson ( in Los Angeles. PRESENTED BY Guitar Player magazine and -- JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast.

  • Episode 87 - Rick Holmstrom

    Episode 87 - Rick Holmstrom

    25/01/2019 Duração: 01h13min

    RICK HOLMSTROM is one of the most tasteful blues/gospel/Americana guitarists I know. Whether he's playing lead for gospel/R&B legend (and Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Famer) Mavis Staples, or recording his own albums, Holmstrom somehow manages to keep his guitar parts powerful and groovy without ever getting in the way of the vocals. He's a pocket player with plenty of blues sting in his solos. It was a thrill to set up some mics at Holmstrom's house, trade licks with him, hear him demonstrate a wide range of cool blues grooves, and talk with him about how he moved from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Southern California, where he built an inspiring career playing guitar. This episode is presented by Guitar Player magazine and Thanks for listening! -- JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe.

  • 86 - The Power of Capos

    86 - The Power of Capos

    05/01/2019 Duração: 14min

    Surprisingly, there are many working guitarists who are not fully "capo literate." If you listen to this special episode of No Guitar Is Safe, you won't be one of them, because host Jude Gold is about to explore for you many magical ways that legendary guitarists use the little string-clamping, neck-choking guitar accessory we call the capo. (Thanks to Guitar Player magazine and for supporting this podcast, and thanks to Fender for the use of their new Parallel Universe American Elite Telecaster herein.)

  • Episode 85 - Jeff Marshall

    Episode 85 - Jeff Marshall

    16/12/2018 Duração: 01h27min

    Tonight we land the 'copter at JEFF MARSHALL's house, where the versatile guitarist plugs in his favorite Iconic guitars and shows you some of the great guitar approaches (and great guitar pedals) he employs with artists such as BLEEDING HARP -- his "blusion" band -- ALAN PARSONS and MARK MACKAY. He also relives such adventures as being involved in perhaps the first big rock band performance at BURNING MAN (with Parsons) and surviving two weeks opening for "The Nuge" himself, Ted Nugent. Hosted by JUDE GOLD. Presented by GUITAR PLAYER magazine and GUITARPLAYER.COM.

  • Episode 84 - Adam Hawley

    Episode 84 - Adam Hawley

    20/11/2018 Duração: 48min

    ADAM HAWLEY, the funky young guitarist who has already topped Billboard's Smooth Jazz chart five times, plugs in his favorite Paul Reed Smith, jams with me, and reflects on his evolution as a musician. He also talks about what it was like earning a doctorate in music and becoming a sideman to Jennifer Lopez, Joss Stone, the Manhattan Transfer, and countless other headlining vocal acts — including his wife, Kat Hawley. I also poke a little fun at Adam by getting him to explain the epic case of "champagne problems" he related to me when we were chatting in the hall one day at Musicians Institute. This episode is brought to you by Guitar Player magazine and Thanks for listening. Enjoy! -- JUDE GOLD, host and creator of No Guitar Is Safe

  • Episode 83 - BONUS Marty Friedman Guitar Clinic

    Episode 83 - BONUS Marty Friedman Guitar Clinic

    15/11/2018 Duração: 01h01min

    This episode (Ep. 83) is a bonus show presenting exclusive audio from MARTY FRIEDMAN's recent guitar clinic at Musicians Institute. With 50 or so guitar students to interact with, the renowned rocker discussed everything from why he feels that backing tracks are "the devil" to how, one year, a single cab ride dramatically changed his musical trajectory; from epic hair/image fails to what it is he believes is the very most important thing you can do to further your career as a guitarist and develop your voice as an artist. (To hear my sit-down interview with Marty - and hear him play his Jackson Signature Model Marty Friedman guitar - listen to the previous episode of No Guitar Is Safe, which was Ep. 82.) Also, be sure to check out Marty's new live album, ONE BAD M.F. LIVE, and catch him on his 2019 winter U.S. tour, which spans the continental United States and starts on January 23rd. Hosted by JUDE GOLD.

  • Episode 82 - Marty Friedman

    Episode 82 - Marty Friedman

    31/10/2018 Duração: 37min

    Renowned guitar virtuoso MARTY FRIEDMAN visits Los Angeles to plug in his signature-model Jackson guitar, throw down a few licks for you, and talk about the planning and tracking of his explosive new live album, ONE BAD M.F. LIVE. He also reflects on what it's like to be a well-known TV personality in Japan. Hosted by JUDE GOLD. Presented by Guitar Player magazine and

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