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Interview series that dives deep in the personal lives of some of today’s most prolific artists. Filmed and recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA

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Interview series that dives deep in the personal lives of some of today’s most prolific artists. Filmed and recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA

    Van Halen was signed at The Starwood by Ted Templeman, Doug Messenger claims to have made the call.

    Van Halen was signed at The Starwood by Ted Templeman, Doug Messenger claims to have made the call.

    Producer and Van Morrison guitarist Doug Messenger has had a life in music which included Van Halen and being friends with Ed. He sits down in Studio 2 at Sunset Sound to discuss his life and also the calls he made to the Warner Brothers office in 1977 urging them to check out this Guitar Hero named Eddie Van Halen. He was at The Starwood the night the famous napkin contract took place and has 100 more stories. Enjoy and Subscribe. 00:00 Bio and playing guitar fro Van Morrison and meeting Ted Templeman 19:00. Van Halen talk starts  Host: Drew Dempsey: https://www.instagram.com/dfdproducti...Sunset Sound Senior Engineer Geoff Neal: https://www.instagram.com/geoffbneal/  www.dfdproductions.com Filmed at Sunset Sound Recorders Studio 2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunsetsound...Facebook: @sunsetsoundrecorders Website: www.sunsetsound.com Merchandise: https://sunset-sound-merchandise.mysh...

    • 1 hr 35 min
    ep. 2.5 Van Halen roundtable cont. with Brian Kehew in Studio 2

    ep. 2.5 Van Halen roundtable cont. with Brian Kehew in Studio 2

    The final installment of our Van Halen roundtable with Brian Kehew. We go over everything and share some new facts that the studio dug up from work orders from 1977. Enjoy! MAKE SURE & SUBSCRIBE & TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS BECAUSE WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED! Brian Kehew: https://www.instagram.com/beekee2000/Host: Drew Dempsey: https://www.instagram.com/dfdproducti...Owner: Paul Camarata https://www.instagram.com/sunsetsound...Sunset Sound Senior Engineer Geoff Neal: https://www.instagram.com/geoffbneal/Filmed at Sunset Sound Recorders Studio 2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunsetsound...Facebook: @sunsetsoundrecorders Website: www.sunsetsound.com Merchandise: https://sunset-sound-merchandise.mysh...

    • 36 min
    Ep 2 Van Halen Never Before Heard Outtakes/Alternate Endings & The Room Mics For "Eruption"

    Ep 2 Van Halen Never Before Heard Outtakes/Alternate Endings & The Room Mics For "Eruption"

    Ep. 2 with Brian Kehew takes us in the control room of studio 2 at Sunset Sound to listen to some cool outtakes and alternate endings as well as what the room mics picked up during the tracking of "Eruption" in studio 1. Due to copyright issues our conversation picks up in ep. 2.5 available now. Van Halen November is a quest to bring some information to light and a discussion from the studio where so much VH work was done. MAKE SURE & SUBSCRIBE & TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS BECAUSE WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED! Also when you’re done here go to the link below for the final wrap up episode: 2.5 https://youtu.be/O-aZi17L0bIBrian Kehew: https://www.instagram.com/beekee2000/Host: Drew Dempsey: https://www.instagram.com/dfdproducti...Owner: Paul Camarata https://www.instagram.com/sunsetsound...Sunset Sound Senior Engineer Geoff Neal: https://www.instagram.com/geoffbneal/Filmed by Abel Padilla Mario Nakasone www.dfdproductions.com Filmed at Sunset Sound Recorders Studio 2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunsetsound... Facebook: @sunsetsoundrecorders Website: www.sunsetsound.com Merchandise: https://sunset-sound-merchandise.mysh...

    • 25 min
    ep 1 Engineer Brian Kehew talks Van Halen and what he found in the Warner Bros Vault

    ep 1 Engineer Brian Kehew talks Van Halen and what he found in the Warner Bros Vault

    Van Halen November kicks off at Sunset Sound with Engineer/Producer/Author/Historian Brian Kehew coming in to Studio 2 for an amazing informative discussion. Brian was introduced to us at Sunset Sound through Ted Templeman biographer Greg Renoff just last week. He told us he had been in the Warner Brothers vault when he was hired to go through all the Van Halen outtakes and unreleased audio and we asked if he could come in studio that day. He agreed and this is that conversation. We have a 2nd installment of this interview that will be released this coming week. Thank you to Brian, Greg and long live Van Halen. R.I.P EVH MAKE SURE & SUBSCRIBE & TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS BECAUSE WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED! Brian Kehew: https://www.instagram.com/beekee2000/Host: Drew Dempsey: https://www.instagram.com/dfdproducti...Owner: Paul Camarata https://www.instagram.com/sunsetsound...Sunset Sound Head Engineer Geoff Neal: https://www.instagram.com/geoffbneal/Filmed by: Abel Padilla Mario Nakasone www.dfdproductions.com Filmed at Sunset Sound Recorders Studio 2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunsetsound...Facebook: @sunsetsoundrecorders Website: www.sunsetsound.com Merchandise: https://sunset-sound-merchandise.mysh...

    • 52 min
    Director Mark Jacobs on The DFD Podcast

    Director Mark Jacobs on The DFD Podcast

    Below the notes is time sequences for segments. Mark Jacobs is a Director, a Cinematographer and a Journalist, but he’s much much more. He’s a beautiful person who has led a fascinating life, to which I myself use as a motto of motivation, to work with honesty, integrity and knowledge. He’s done it all in his profession and off camera is where the real story of intrigue lies. Starting in the Mob Infested Las Vegas of the 70’s in the Howard Hughes owned news rooms of KLAS in his early teens, he soon rose to the knowledge and experimentation to quickly land him in more senior positions before he had reached 20 years of age! Truly shooting "Reality" before it was the term we associate it with today. Having a father that was worked with the mob and just so happened to also be casino gangster, Lefty Rosenthal’s right hand man. And with his mother being the top show girl of Vegas at the time, his life is a truly a movie that just hasn't been shot yet. The 90’s led Mark to newsrooms in San Diego and on to Hollywood to direct television for some of the biggest shows in history. The coolest thing about this interview is that Mark has never gave an on camera bio interview like this before, and he gave it to ME! All Access! Me! A 2nd yr film student who he only met once before at Rob Dyrdeks house while he was directing Season 1 of the MTV mega hit Rob and Big. At that time little did I know that Mark was working on his masterpiece, a documentary about quadriplegic surfer Jesse Billauer, entitled "Jesses Story", which for me is one of the most motivating beautiful documentaries, that shows the true test of the human spirit to be able to rise above the one of the greatest tragedies and adversities ever. This interview has everything for any viewer or listener.Thanks to Mark for being so open and entertaining.00:00 - Growing up in Las Vegas around the mob and working in Howard Hughes KLAS studios at the age of 15.12:00 Journalism gave me the start and paying it forward23:37 - Discussing current well done docs, The Last Dance and Tiger King, ESPN and Michael Jordan33:40 Working with producer Rick Kirkham (Inside Edition, Tiger King, TV junkie)39:28 Reality Vs. Features and the current doc programming42:10 Directing Breaking Bonaduce57:00 Directing Rob and Big1:05:20 Meeting Jesse Billauer and Making Marks Documentary Jesses Story.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Norman Harris (Normans Rare Guitars)

    Norman Harris (Normans Rare Guitars)

    Legendary Vintage Guitar Dealer Norman Harris of Normans Rare Guitars in Tarzana, CA

    • 22 min

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