Gary Cherone of Extreme joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days discovering his voice, stage presence and songwriting, the evolution from Extreme’s self-title debut through to the epic III Sides To Every Story and beyond. Also a lot of his solo efforts from Tribe of Judah, Hurtsmile and Cherone. Memories of Concert for Life and performing Queen’s Love of My Life at Rock In Rio, the Pornograffiti 25 CD and documentary DVD set, what’s the new Extreme record looking like and much more.
Neal Morse joins Eric in conversation to discuss his musical family, his early days in Los Angeles, his days with Spock’s Beard, influences such as Frank Zappa and his personal, spiritual kinship with Kerry Livgren of Kansas, his partnership with his current band including Mike Portnoy. We also talk about the new Neal Morse Band concept album, The Similitude of a Dream, the writing and recording process, what’s next and much more.
Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale, Steve Hunt, Jean Luc Ponty, Jennifer Batten and Ty Tabor of Kings X join Eric in conversation to pay tribute to musical pioneer and guitar god Allan Holdsworth. Lots of funny stories, tributes, praise, kind words and guitar geekery in homage to Mr Holdsworth. Part 3 of 3.