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We thought, “We can make a guitar. Maybe we can make something that’s better than anybody has ever made.” My dad had that attitude, which I inherit, “If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly.” And I kind of extend that. I think, “If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” That’s kind of a Queen thing.
Brian May on the making of his Red Special guitar, Absolute Radio interview

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways: A Conversation with Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl & Co. discuss the making of the Sonic Highways HBO series and album project.

Make sure your volume is low or you are wearing headphones. This clip contains some NSFW language. You have been warned.

The Daves discuss the Sonic Highways HBO show and album on Late Show with David Letterman

Tesla’s Frank Hannon talks Guitars & Gear with Nick D’Virgilio for Sweetwater Music

Ace Frehley at Guitar Center

Ace Frehley graced us with his legendary presence at the Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage Room where he talked about what it feels like to play music, his musical beginnings, and his relationship with Gibson and the Les Paul. Be sure to check out Ace’s latest album “Space Invader” at

We played our hearts out. We always did. We’ve never not given 120%.
dUg Pinnick on playing to three people in clubs on the Out of the Silent Planet tour, Rick Davenport’s Rock Show
My career started at 38, so I always try to tell people don’t give up on it if you believe. Just keep doing it.
I was so sick of trying to figure out what people wanted to hear. One day I just woke up and said, “I’m not gonna play that game. I’m gonna write whatever the heck I feel like. Whatever comes out is whatever comes out, and that’s gonna be that.”
Ty Tabor on his songwriting mindset for King’s X, Rich Davenport’s Rock Show
There’s been a lot of pressure on [the Rock Hall] to induct us over the years, and they resisted. We could’ve been inducted 15 years ago. You’re eligible after 25 years as a band, but they waited 40. Sooner or later, it doesn’t matter to me. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a big honor and I plan to have a good time.
Ace Frehley on KISS’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Noisy interview

Dave Ellefson and Frank Bello talk bass gear with Sweetwater Music’s Mitch Gallagher for the Guitars & Gear series

Yep. More bass.

Frank Bello sets the record straight on Loudwire’s Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?

Looks like it’s a bass kinda day, huh?

Soundgarden sits down with Guitar Center to discuss the band’s history, their influences, and their breakout album Superunknown

Bono answers the question, “Who is Jesus?”

I think it’s the defining question for a Christian–’Who was Christ?’ And I don’t think you’re let off easily by saying, ‘A great thinker,’ or ‘A great philosopher,’ because actually, he went around saying he was the messiah. That’s why he was crucified. He was crucified because he said he was the son of God. So he either was the son of God, or he was nuts. Forget rock ‘n’ roll messianic complexes, this is Charlie Manson-type delirium. And I find it hard to accept that all the millions and millions of lives…for two-thousand years have been touched–have felt their lives touched and inspired by a nutter.

My respect for Bono just increased. Watch the entire video to find out what he also believes about prayer, miracles, and the resurrection.

I did a little digging and found out this interview comes from the June 25, 2013 episode of The Meaning of Life, a series on Ireland’s public broadcast network RTE. Hosted by Gay Byrne, it delves into matters of faith and religion with public figures.

And it turns out this isn’t the first time Byrne interviewed Bono.

…I’m a person who can go pretty dark. That’s the other thing that a lot of these songs, as happy as the choruses may be, my brain tries really hard to make me destroy myself.
Glen Phillips on writing for Toad the Wet Sprocket’s New Constellation, Whopperjaw interview

James Hetfield at Guitar Center

James Hetfield, the man himself, sat down with us at Guitar Center in San Francisco. In the small room, he shared stories about becoming a musician, rising to fame, and even played a bit. All the while, customers continued to shop in the store, having no idea it was James playing.

I wonder if he played “Stairway to Heaven” while he was there?!