Bryan Beller shares his 10 Essential Mike Keneally songs. Originally connecting in Dweezil Zappa’s band in the early 90s, Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats) and Mike Keneally have been longtime friends and collaborators in various bands (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3, Dethklok) and on each other’s work for 25+ years. The music of Mike Keneally is creative, progressive, versatile, introspective, layered, adventurous, humorous, emotionally powerful, and musically brilliant. Bryan walks us through his list of Keneally song selections, sharing memories of recording and performing these songs, why he chose the songs he chose, and offers wonderfully detailed musical and technical insight.
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.
Dweezil Zappa joins Eric in conversation. As Dweezil is embarking on his latest tour – Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the F@%k He Wants, we talk about his early recordings, his days in Z with his brother, where things currently stand with the Zappa Family Trust but moreover we talk about his music, his ever evolving composing talents and the passion to keep his father’s musical legacy alive for fans to enjoy.
Terry Bozzio joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his early days growing up and discovering drumming and composing, also some of his early days of creating various drums. He shares details about his audition with Frank Zappa and talks quite a bit about his influence and friendship. We also cover his work with Dweezil, Missing Persons, Jeff Beck and so much more! Plus his approach to composing, drumming and his current projects.