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1. Episode 1 — Joe Satriani

Episode 1 — Joe Satriani

With a guitar in his hands, Joe Satriani traces his astonishing evolution from adolescent garage rocker to the world's most successful instrumental guitarist.

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2. Episode 21 — Steve Morse

Episode 21 — Steve Morse

Steve Morse has inspired generations of players with his brilliant instrumentals and soaring guitar melodies. On this episode of No Guitar Is Safe, the Dixie Dregs/Deep Purple/Steve Morse Band guitar hero plugs in with host Jude Gold to jam a little and find the common thread between guitar, aviation, composition, and welding.

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3. Episode 10 — Guthrie Govan

Episode 10 — Guthrie Govan

Guitarist Guthrie Govan is revered worldwide—not just for his stunning guitar playing, but also for his humble, thoughtful, and fearless approaches to musical exploration. Here, host Jude Gold plugs in with Govan to explore the techniques and inspiration behind his guitar parts on the new Aristocrats album, Tres Caballeros.

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4. Episode 53 — Tommy Emmanuel

Episode 53 — Tommy Emmanuel

Grammy-nominated thumb-picker TOMMY EMMANUEL is one of the most beloved and respected guitarists on the planet. The Aussie-turned-Nashvillian is one of a small handful of players dubbed a "CGP" (Certified Guitar Player) by the late, great Chet Atkins, and the accolade is well-deserved — as proves one listen to Tommy's mesmerizing new concert album, LIVE! AT THE RYMAN. Tommy is on the road mesmerizing audiences around the world 300 nights per year, and his zest for life and music never ceases to amaze. I enjoyed this guitar hang with him immensely, and hope you do, too. —JUDE GOLD Host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast.

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5. Episode 9 — Kevin Cadogan

Episode 9 — Kevin Cadogan

Kevin Cadogan's hypnotic open-tuned riffs helped Third Eye Blind sell eight million copies of their first two albums. Here, the guitarist plugs in and shows host Jude Gold how he evolved his signature style, as well as discusses his fulfilling, yet bittersweet, ride with one of the ’90s' most successful bands.

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6. Episode 69 - Kirk Fletcher

Episode 69 - Kirk Fletcher

Wielding his favorite Fender Stratocaster, blues guitar ace KIRK FLETCHER stops by No Guitar Is Safe headquarters and jams with host Jude Gold, shares nine or ten of his favorite blues shuffle approaches, and demonstrates some of the wonderful gospel licks he learned as a youth playing in the Compton church built by his father, pastor Walter Fletcher, Sr., who died recently at age 86. BONUS: Kirk previews tracks from his forthcoming self-titled album!

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7. Episode 32 — Paul Gilbert

Episode 32 — Paul Gilbert

Presented by AUDIO-TECHNICA and their new E-SERIES in-ear monitoring headphones, this episode finds PAUL GILBERT throwing down guitar jams and technique discussions with host Jude Gold. Gilbert also discusses everything from his brand-new album, I Can Destroy, to his days teaching guitar at GIT to his pioneering shred band, Racer X, to his number one hit song with Mr. Big to his first-ever Guitar Player magazine cover story.

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8. Episode 55 — Jimmy Herring

Episode 55 — Jimmy Herring

Presented by PRS GUITARS, this episode finds us in Atlanta talking and jamming with the great JIMMY HERRING. Beloved for his powerful solos and humble nature alike, Herring has played with several of the world's top "jam" artists, including Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Phil Lesh, the Dead, Project Z, and the Allman Brothers Band. Currently, Herring enjoys his long-running gig as lead guitarist with Widespread Panic—the band that has set the record for most sell-outs ever at Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Throughout this interview, Jimmy has his PRS NF3 guitar in his hands, so he can show you musical concepts and passages that are meaningful to him ... and so he can jam! Catch Jimmy Herring on tour this summer with his band, Jimmy Herring and the Invisible Whip, or this fall, when he'll be playing concert halls with his hero, John McLaughlin. The McLaughling/Herring tour is called The Meeting of the Spirits, and it starts November 1. I hope you enjoy this in-depth hang and jam with with one of guitar's very best improvisors. And after listening, you'll surely be a better improvisor yourself. —JUDE GOLD Host, No Guitar Is Safe podcast.

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9. Episode 62 - Joe Satriani Returns

Episode 62 - Joe Satriani Returns

Presented by D'ADDARIO strings and accessories, JOE SATRIANI plugs into a Marshall half-stack and shares sneak previews of his forthcoming album, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, releasing January 12. (Album samples used with permission from Sony/Legacy.)That's right — we not only hear final mixes from the record, Joe also shows you on the fretboard exactly how he plays the songs, and what inspired the parts. And he jams with me on a few tunes, too! This episode also marks the first time a No Guitar Is Safe guest has returned for a second interview — and who better to be that person than the great Joe Satriani? After all, he was my very first guest, 62 episodes ago! .... Thanks again to D'Addario ( for making this very special episode happen! —JUDE GOLD, host, NO GUITAR IS SAFE podcast.

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10. Episode 28 — Charlie Hunter

Episode 28 — Charlie Hunter

7-string jazz/funk guitar wünderkind Charlie Hunter has forged an exciting style all his own—one in which he plays bass lines and guitar parts simultaneously. On this episode of No Guitar Is Safe, Charlie plugs in with host Jude Gold and reveals exactly how he developed his singular guitar style and crafted an exciting career.

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11. Episode 29 — Steve Vai

Episode 29 — Steve Vai

Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai invites you into his home studio to explore the playing techniques and composition approaches that power the songs on his new double album, "Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition." Hosted by Jude Gold.

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12. Episode 51 — Adam Levy

Episode 51 — Adam Levy

A versatile, super-tasty jazz cat who found his way onto huge-selling crossover records by star singers such as Norah Jones and Tracy Chapman, ADAM LEVY is one of the chillest, most thoughtful and grounded pro guitarists you're likely to meet. I had a wonderful time jamming with him on everything from John Coltrane's "Equinox" and Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason" to Norah Jones' "Don't Know Why" and Adam's own solo song, "This Is Our House" (off his stellar EP, Blueberry Blonde). We explore many different musical worlds in this super-size episode, and I learned a lot. Hope you do, too. —JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe

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13. Episode 5 — Billy Sheehan

Episode 5 — Billy Sheehan

Bassists aren't usually invited onto No Guitar Is Safe, but in the case of Billy Sheehan, an exception must be made. Why? Because Sheehan's amazing stories of playing with Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, David Lee Roth, Billy Gibbons, and other rock heroes are priceless, and his playing (which you'll hear throughout the episode) is über-inspiring. Hear Sheehan and guitar ace Richie Kotzen in action on the new Winery Dogs album, Hot Streak, due out this October.

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14. Episode 64 - Steve Lukather

Episode 64 - Steve Lukather

Presented by AUDIO-TECHNICA and their E-Series in-ear monitoring headphones, Grammy-winning guitarist STEVE LUKATHER reflects on five years as a member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band, and 40 years on stage (and 40 million albums sold) with Toto, the band Lukather co-founded when he was still a teenager. Lukather also jams with host Jude Gold on a variety of songs; comments on the art of rhythm guitar; examines his sobriety; discusses both his new autobiography, The Gospel According to Luke; and Toto's new album, 40 Trips Around the Sun; and looks back on his years as a session ace tracking guitar parts on hit records by Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Boz Scaggs, and other stars.

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15. Episode 4 — Greg Howe

Episode 4 — Greg Howe

From getting signed the day after sent Shrapnel Records a cassette tape of his playing, to releasing multiple solo albums, to rocking stadiums with Michael Jackson, guitar virtuoso Greg Howe traces a lifetime of adventures on the fretboard. And yes, his guitar is plugged in the whole time.

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16. Episode 67 - Guthrie Trapp

Episode 67 - Guthrie Trapp

GUTHRIE TRAPP, presented by AUDIO-TECHNICA. From Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, and George Jones to Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, and John Oates, Nashville guitar ace GUTHRIE TRAPP has worked with an astounding array of renowned headliners. He also has a new solo album coming out March 9 called LIFE AFTER DARK that features such A-list guest stars as Vince Gill, Paul Franklin, and Sam Bush. And Trapp tells you all about these musical adventures and more — and plays a ton of guitar for you, as well as plays samples of the new album for you — on episode 67 of No Guitar Is Safe, which is hosted by Jude Gold and is presented by Audio-Technica and their highly evolved USB-ready microphone, the AT2020USB+. To enter to win an Audio-Technica At2020USB+ microphone, visit

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17. Episode 52 — Marc Maron

Episode 52 — Marc Maron

For the two-year anniversary of No Guitar Is Safe, I am proud to bring you a guitar hang with "the Jimi Hendrix of podcasting," MARC MARON. I met up with the famed interviewer/comedian/actor (and, yes, guitarist) in his now-legendary garage — the same place he has interviewed everyone from famous actors, musicians, and comedians to President Obama. The garage is also the same place where, as you'll hear, Marc likes to crank up vintage amps and play the blues. (Check out Maron's new hit comedy series, GLOW, which is binge-watchable now on Netflix!) Thanks for listening to No Guitar Is Safe. JUDE GOLD Host, No Guitar Is Safe

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18. Episode 58 — Brendon Small

Episode 58 — Brendon Small

From the tragedy of his first gig to the triumph of his new album, Galaktikon II: Become the Storm, BRENDON SMALL plugs in his signature-model Gibson and Epiphone guitars and shows you how he succeeded in blending metal riffs, animation, and standup comedy to forge one of the most unique careers in the history of guitar. Picking up where Dethklok (the animated intergalactic thrash band from Brendon's hit series Metalocalypse) left off, Galaktikon has an even more massive sound, courtesy of huge armies of guitar and vocal overdubs stacked in spectacular harmony. On this episode, Brendon not only reveals how he planned, produced and recorded Become the Storm, he also shows you some of his favorite guitar techniques — some learned from other great players, and others arrived at on his own. Every time I meet with Brendon, he inspires me to take my playing, composition, and music production abilities to the next level; hopefully, with this in-depth interview, he will do the same for you. — JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe.

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19. Episode 27 — Pete Thorn

Episode 27 — Pete Thorn

Pete Thorn has played lead guitar for Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge, Chris Cornell, Courtney Love, and other star singers. He has also created one of the most successful guitar gear demo channels on the Web. Presented by Line 6 and Helix, this episode finds Thorn conversing and jamming with host Jude Gold, who is determined to find out exactly how Thorn forged his sound and developed his career.

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