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Jill Riley and Brett Baldwin profile guitarists and play the jams that make your face hurt.
||Episode 13: Jimi Hendrix||Jill and Brett wrap up the first season of Facemelter with a guy who lights everyone's fire -- Jimi Hendrix||3/31/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 12: Slash||Jill and Brett take a look at the quintessential guitar legend: Saul Hudson. Whoops, I mean Slash.||3/24/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 11: Dan Auerbach||This week, Jill and Brett look at how the Memphis blues helped spark the fuzzed out solos by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.||3/17/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 10: Kirk Hammett||How can you do a podcast about Facemelting guitar solos without referencing Metallica? This week Jill and Brett make good by looking into Kirk Hammett's legendary guitar work.||3/10/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 9: Brian May||Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May gets the spotlight this week, and Jill reveals a little insight into how he delivers one of his signature sounds.||3/3/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 8: Steve Vai||That Steve Vai, what a nice boy... from popularizing 7-string guitars to playing with Frank Zappa, Vai has melted a lot of faces.||2/25/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 7: Paul Gilbert||It's a shame that Paul Gilbert gets so much attention for his time with the band Mr. Big... because he really tears it up with Racer X.||2/18/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 6: Joe Satriani||He started out teaching the likes of Kirk Hammett and Steve Vai, but Jill and Brett show he's a shredder in his own right.||2/11/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 5: Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman||Join Brett and Jill as they try to count the facemelting solos in "Hangar 18" by Megadeth.||2/4/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 4: Jack White||On this week's episode, Jill and Brett ponder how the man from Detroit makes those crazy sounds...||1/28/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 3: Dimebag Darrell||Jill and Brett tip their drinks and talk about the late great "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott.||1/21/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 2: Prince||This week we're talking about the tiny, tiny man with the big, big sound: Prince.||1/14/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 1: Eddie Van Halen||Jill and Brett explore the grandaddy of all facemelters, "Eruption" by Van Halen||1/7/08||Free||View In iTunes|
Up My Alley
I don't know if it's because I'm a 70's girl ..... favorite guitar solo of all time - Freebird! But I appreciate fine rock guitar like a fine cigar. It's an art I don't pretend to understand except that I know when I hear it, I'm temporarily high. There are many perfectly good players out there but few original talents. They craft the solo and their chops are face melting. The only problem is that the show's too short! But it's a teaser that brings me back to my roots! Rock on!
The GAWDS OF RAWK smile...
This podcast deserves an index and pinkie, fist pumping, head bobbing, hair tossing salute to the highest order. Thanks for shredding light on the searing strings that filled many a long night of my youth... FACEMELTER! Dang. I want to stand on my chair and whoop!. Thanks.
I like this podcast, it's good
I am only 11, but I like this podcast a lot. My Dad let me post this review. I hope you do episodes on Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Tony Iommi, Kirk Hammett, or the Reverend Horton Heat guys. Someday you may do a podcast about ME, as I am learning guitar and I MELT FACES!!! Brendan in Indy. p.s. my dad says to make the podcast longer if you can.