Welcome to Guitar Villains! I'm your host, Tyler Larson. Why Guitar Villains? Because villains are cooler than heroes, it’s just a fact. This is a podcast by guitar players for guitar players and over the course of this series we’ll talk to some of the most creative and innovative minds in the community about how they’ve achieved the things they have on the instrument and how you can become a better player yourself.
Bumblefoot on Fretless Guitar 101, THAT Guns N' Roses Album, and Spooky Guitar Picks
Today’s guitar villain is Bumblefoot. The unmistakeable wall of sound behind the bands Asia, and Sons of Apollo, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is one of the most creative and staggeringly good guitar players you’ll find. With his trusty double neck Vigier,...
Misha Mansoor on Pioneering Djent, Why Tonewood DOES Matter, and Driving 190MPH
Today’s guitar villain is Misha Mansoor, a key founder of the beguiling genre of Djent and an overall machine of a guitar player. Misha is the mastermind behind the wall of sound that is the band Periphery, a signature artist of Jackson guitars and...
Jason Richardson on Playing Guitar as Fast as Humanly Possible & Dying in Austria
Today’s guitar villain is Jason Richardson, a technical master of guitar playing and an equally adept composer of complex and interesting music. If you tabbed out his guitar solos, they’d look like barcodes. If someone asks Jason, "Hey Jason, how fast?"...
Tommy Emmanuel on Tuning Perfection, Playing for 2.85 BILLION people, and Taking a Screwdriver to a Guitar
Today’s guitar villain is Tommy Emmanuel. One of the most musical guitar players you’ll ever hear, Tommy has been dropping the jaws of audiences for decades with this impeccable acoustic guitar playing that sounds more like an entire band than just one...
Tim Henson on Hendrix Inventing Rap, Bad Instagram Guitarists, and Acid Trip Art
Today’s guitar villain is Tim Henson. An innovator of the guitar and a no-nonsense straight-shooter, Tim has cemented himself in the guitar world as a cutting edge riff-writer, combining elements of tapping, slapping, harmonics, and rhythmic displays...
Joe Satriani on Telling Stories With Notes, Alien Love, and Being Bitten by Jagger
Today’s Guitar Villain is Joe Satriani. Known in his truest form as a literal alien, Satriani’s music can certainly transport you to various places in the universe, and after paving the way for so many guitar players after him, Satch is still the master...
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A great podcast to listen to! I love each and every episode. It’s pretty funny and informative. I recommend ANYONE who likes MUSIC to listen to this
Villains are definitely cooler than hero’s
I really Like this podcast it’s so funny and instructifs Now I can pratice my english with my favorite artist like John petrucci and tim henson 👌 thanks you Tyler 🙂