The Blog

Tag Archives: interview

John Frusciante on Hendrix: Vintage Interview


In the rare 1990 interview on Dutch TV, John Frusciante, lead guitarist for The Red Hot Chili Peppers talks about Hendrix and how he influenced his style. Frusciante’s guitar work is considered by many to be strongly influenced by the melodic power pioneered by Hendrix. This interview took place in 1990 as part of a Hendrix documentary filmed by Dutch TV, and contains some great black and white live footage of Jimi performing Machine Gun– Not to be missed

Enhanced by Zemanta

Posted in BACKSTAGE, Shop talk | Tagged , , ,

Gear Profile: Gretsch Duo Jet George Harrison Tribute Guitar

Joe Carducci, Product Specialist for GRETSCH GUITARS, shows us this amazing Limited Edition instrument and several other cool Gretsches.


Posted in Gear locker | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Shop Spotlight: Chelsea Guitars – New York

Chelsea Guitars owner Dan Courtenay shows Guitar Shop TV the store’s collection of vintage and “affordable” guitars. As he says, “I don’t consider myself a ‘vintage’ guitar dealer; I consider myself a ‘used’ guitar dealer.”


This small, unpretentious store adjacent to the famous Chelsea Hotel is a rock-star hangout for artists like Billy Corgan and The Hives, who come for… Read More

Posted in Gear locker | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

GSTV Featured Artist : Vintage Trouble – Artist Showcase


Vintage Trouble describes its sounds as “live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d, pelvis-pushing juke music.” Indeed. This band rocks. Truly. They are also extremely soulful, consistently delivering a very big sound and exciting stage performances. In the current Los Angeles musical milieu of over-hyped, indie bands with hipster haircuts and limited musical abilities, Vintage Trouble are truly a breath of fresh air. A charismatic and musically potent quartet, Vintage Trouble take the classic soul sound and breathe new life… Read More

Posted in Artist Showcase Winner, Artists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

GSTV Featured Artist : The Oz Noy Trio – Artist Showcase

Fusion guitarist Oz Noy chats with Guitar Shop TV backstage at The Bitter End in New York. Noy talks about his melodic approach to improvising, along with his interest in jazz guitarists who experiment with their tones to give them “the presence of a saxophone.” Afterwards, The Oz Noy Trio delivers a smokin’ live performance!
The Israeli-born NYC resident is a tasteful virtuoso who is receiving growing acclaim in jazz circles. He brings fresh energy to Read More

Posted in Artist Showcase Winner, Artists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rare 1967 European TV Interview with Eric Clapton in Cream

This black and white video of Cream-era Clapton being interviewed for a Dutch psychedelic pop show in 1967 is simply a must-see! Cheeky, young, shaggy haired Clapton is just brimming with confidence as he pours forth about the Beatles, Hendrix, and the emerging psychedelic underground.


Cream drummer Ginger Baker smokes nonchalantly in the background, while young master Clapton says things like, “I like the PinkRead More

Posted in BACKSTAGE, Shop talk | Tagged , , , , ,