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.

Laidback Luke live at Exchange in Los Angeles

Laidback Luke talks Gear, Touring, Influences and more

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World-renowned electronic DJ Laidback Luke goes in-depth on his favorite equipment, how he approaches gigs and his lifelong journey in music. 

Szlachetka and band performing at Hotel Café

A Conversation with Szlachetka

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We recently chatted with Nashville-based recording and touring artist, Szlachetka before his show at Hotel Café in Los Angeles.  

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. 

Jamie Kent and band performing at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA

A Conversation with Jamie Kent

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The rising Nashville singer-songwriter delves into touring with his Bose stage gear, crafting a show, and the time he caught Huey Lewis’s ear.

Mendenhall Experiment

Brandon Mendenhall - Rocking Out With Cerebral Palsy

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The Mendenhall Experiment’s guitarist Brandon Mendenhall was born with cerebral palsy and has overcome several obstacles to live his dream.

Eric Johnson with his Thinline Stratocaster

Eric Johnson Talks Signature Strat® Models, Touring Rigs and More

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Master guitarist Eric Johnson discusses his new signature Fender Thinline Stratocaster®, amps, live and studio setups, effects and his plans for the future. 

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.

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.

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

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