Check out two major artists in interview podcasts now in the Dave Report and Classic Interview Player!

SLASH: Brand new interview! Listen now in the DAVE REPORT. Check out the podcast with iconic guitarist/songwriter/performer Slash. This new interview comes as his New York Times Best-Selling List hardcover “Slash” was just released as a paperback; in stores now. Get it At Amazon.

Filled with fun, rapport, great stories and memories, the ex-Guns N Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist talks about some of his lifes interesting twists and turns, reflections on his musical path, growing up with a mom who was David Bowie’s costume designer, and much more.  A chance to speak with a guitarist whose work has been a staple on rock radio for decades, with increasing importance, in no small part due to Guitar Hero, and his sense of timelessness.


I hope you enjoy my second-ever chat with Slash and a conversation that’s a great follow-up to last month’s Gene Simmons interview, plus the recent one with his Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver bandmate Duff McKagan.

QUEEN’S BRIAN MAY: This month’s feature in the Classic Interview Player. We’re celebrating Queen+Paul Rodgers, their great new CD “The Cosmos Rocks” (out now), and successful world tour with the November issue of the Classic Interview Player. In the fall of 2006, my good friend Carmine Appice released the “Ultimate Guitar Zeus” CD, which included Brian May. Brian was generous and spent time with me on a call from London to promote it. In this interview with one of the founders of the group Queen, we discussed details of the project with Carmine and their long relationship, the recording sessions that made it happen, the new incarnation of Queen with Paul Rodgers, Brian’s fascination with blogging and the internet, astronomy and his book “Bang: The Complete History Of The Universe”, plus much more… With Queen+Paul Rodgers in the news, Brian May seemed perfect for this month’s edition of the Classic Interview Player, which also features some great live videos of Brian and Queen through the years, including from the O2 Arena in London on the latest tour, classic Wembley Stadium performances, and more. I hope you dig it.

Dave News: Duff McKagan interview up now, Styx coming!

Fresh interviews are happening. As promised, a brand new one with Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan is up! Duff was there from the very beginning with G n R, and has had a huge next chapter with Velvet. He’s also plugged into the new Nutsie music sharing service. Hear the juicy details on Scott Weiland’s shaky last tour with Velvet, his recent departure, and now quick reunion with Stone Temple Pilots. Get the 411 on all that and more – Enjoy this new conversation with a great guy and guest: Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver’s Duff McKagan in DAVE REPORT now!

Also: Styx is coming to Honolulu for an October 9th show at the Blaisdell Concert Hall (on sale now through Ticketmaster), and in August we’ll welcome Styx co-founder, guitarist and original member James Young. JY does another interview with me — his third — and this is one you don’t want to miss. It was just recorded, and nearly 30 minutes long, featuring a founding member of one of the truly enduring American rock acts. He’s a really cool guy to spend time talking with, and this new conversation arrives online in August. More on it soon, plus details on an upcoming Classic Interview Player flashback featuring Styx as we celebrate their show in October –