Artist Interviews

From heavy-metal bangers to country twangers to EDM mix wizards, The Hub gets up close and personal with musicians from every significant genre. We ask probing questions about their gear, their inspiration, their strategies in carving out a distinctive sound and style. We skip the fluff in seeking their perspectives about what it takes to launch and sustain a life in music. You’ll find interviews with major recording and performing artists and bands as well as profiles of new, emerging acts. Count on The Hub’s exclusive Artist Interviews for the inspiration and gear intelligence you need to make your own musical aspirations a reality.

Geoff Emerick with George Martin (Photo: Phil Dent/Getty Images)

Geoff Emerick: The Beatles’ Legendary Recording Engineer

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(Ed. Note: In light of the recent passing of legendary Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick, we have republished our interview with Geoff, originally conducted around the release of his auto-biography, Here, There and Everywhere.)

Frankie and the Witch Fingers at Desert Daze 2017

Vibing with Frankie and The Witch Fingers

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We grill this up-and-coming garage psych quartet about their DIY work ethic and obsession with the Mellotron. 

Bassist Bakithi Kumalo

A Conversation with Bassist Bakithi Kumalo

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Paul Simon’s groove keeper for three decades talks gear, paying dues in Soweto & practicing on a cardboard bass.

Misha with his Jackson Pro Juggernaut HT7FM. Photo Credit: Eric Fairchild

Misha Mansoor Dissects His Jackson Juggernaut HT7FM 7-String

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Misha Mansoor of Periphery proudly discusses the ins and outs of his signature Jackson Pro Series Juggernaut HT7FM 7-String Electric Guitar

Gil Sharone Interview

Wellspring of Swing: A Conversation with Gil Sharone

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The clinician & session player talks about his first kit & the drumming paragons who informed his grooves.

Guitar Icon Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen: Early Guitar Gear, Tone, EVH and more

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As a special gift to our friends this month, we’re excited to present an exclusive interview with one of the greatest guitar players of all time, Eddie Van Halen.

The Budos Band live at Desert Daze music festival

Q&A with Mike Deller & Daniel Foder of The Budos Band

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The keyboardist and bassist for the funk & Afrobeat 9-piece talk about their rigs and the importance of throwing things away.

John Petrucci with his signature Ernie Ball Music Man Monarchy Majesty

John Petrucci Intros His Ernie Ball Music Man Monarchy Majesty

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Dream Theater’s grandmaster guitarist gives us the inside scoop on his signature Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Monarchy Majesty

Bill Kelliher with his ESP LTD Sparrowhawk Electric Guitar

Bill Kelliher Unsheathes His ESP LTD Sparrowhawk Electric Guitar

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Mastadon’s gritty guitarist, Bill Kelliher, tells us about the carnage his signature ESP LTD Sparrowhawk Electric Guitar is capable of

Warren Haynes Interview Rewind

Interview Rewind: Warren Haynes

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The Govt Mule frontman talks about improvisation, band chemistry and the risks of getting pigeonholed.

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