The Tone Mob Podcast

The year was 2015. Show host Blake Wyland intended to start a podcast where he took a deep dive with his guests from the guitar world to explain their rigs. What happened was that, but also a whole lot more. The show quickly evolved into discussions about people's lives. Guitars, pedals, amps, etc. are the central hub of the show, but it really is more about the PEOPLE behind all of it. Both the musicians who use the gear, and the folks that create these magical tools of expression. You can expect chats about songwriting, favorite bands, family, loss, addiction, conspiracy theories, philosophy, and most of all....... food. This podcast goes all over the place. Come take a ride.


episode 265: Eruption: Conversations w/ Eddie Van Halen (Brad Tolinski & Chris Gill)

Brad Tolinski and Chris Gill have been in the guitar media world for decades. Through that, these fellas have had many, many epic conversations with some of the most influential guitarists to ever walk the planet.

They had the opportunity to interview Eddie Van Halen multiple times, and the resulting 50+ hours of interviews were compiled into an epic tome called Eruption: Conversations With Eddie Van Halen. It is a great read, and I really enjoyed talking with Chris and Brad about their respective histories, how the book came together, Eddie's impact on culture, how guitar media has evolved and a whole lot more.

You can grab the book from one of my favorite independent book stores HERE.

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 2021-10-11  1h25m