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.
Track By Track: Styx / Paradise Theater
Styx’s masterpiece? Join Eric and Craig as they visit the Paradise Theatre. Also included: The Room (warning: includes spoilers), potential alcoholism and bar experiences, and some wonderful wresting discussion.