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    Chad Smith in conversation with Stone Gossard - audio

    Chad Smith in conversation with Stone Gossard - audio

    Chad Smith first crossed paths with Stone Gossard in 1991. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were enjoying their first flush of real fame following the release of their breakthrough album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, and needed a band for the first slot of a three-act bill that also included The Smashing Pumpkins, who had just their debut album, Gish.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    • video
    Chad Smith in conversation with Carlos Santana - part two

    Chad Smith in conversation with Carlos Santana - part two

    The concluding part of the RHCP icon's backstage chat with the legendary Carlos Santana. Presented in partnership with Drum Channel

    • 12 min
    • video
    Chad Smith in conversation with Carlos Santana - part one

    Chad Smith in conversation with Carlos Santana - part one

    Part one of the RHCP icon's backstage chat with the legendary Carlos Santana. Presented in partnership with Drum Channel

    • 14 min
    Chad Smith in conversation with Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz - part two

    Chad Smith in conversation with Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz - part two

    RHCP drummer Chad's conversation with the Tom Tom Club and former Talking Heads rhythm section continues. Recorded over dinner in NYC.

    • 38 min
    Chad Smith in conversation with Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz - part one

    Chad Smith in conversation with Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz - part one

    Chad sits down with iconic alt-rock rhythm section Tina and Chris to chat about memories of the Ramones and CBGBs, touring, family life... and male health advice.

    • 42 min
    Chad Smith in conversation with The Avett Brothers (part 2)

    Chad Smith in conversation with The Avett Brothers (part 2)

    The concluding part of Chad Smith's conversation with The Avett Brothers backstage at Firefly Music Festival.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Toronto Snow ,

Pretty good interview, but poorly produced.

If you’re a Rush fan the interview has some interesting content.

That said, it was taped at a restaurant as Chad and Alex ate dinner, and the sharp clinking of silverware and glasses is tough to sit through at times. The interview is less structured as such and more like eavesdropping on a private conversation between musicians. Their talk about their shared love of golf is pretty uninteresting, but there are some good moments here.

Better production would have made this much nicer to listen to.
Chad’s voice is much louder than Alex’s, so one wants to turn the volume up which only accentuates the horrible dinner noises.
Chad is clearly a smoker, and clears his throat periodically, also distracting and at times bordering on gross.

I listened to all four segments, approximately 30 minutes each.
For the diehard Rush fan, worth a listen, but casual fans can skip this one.

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