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Whether Kollman is playing blazing guitar instrumentals with his own band, Cosmosquad, rocking stadiums with Japanese superstar Eikichi Yazawa, or blowing off steam with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith in the Bombastic Meatbats, his brilliant guitar playing lights up every stage he graces.
Kollman is the musical equivalent of an acetylene torch.
Recorded at Kollman’s home studio, this milestone 50th episode of No Guitar Is Safe finds Kollman plugging in with Guitar Player magazine’s Jude Gold and demonstrating everything from how he gets Van Halen and Michael Schenker sounds to how he writes and plays his riffs, including the moving piece “Brother to Brother,” which he wrote after the shocking and tragic death of his beloved brother and longtime musical partner, Tommy Kollman.
The story of Kollman’s ascent from an oft-challenging childhood is sure to remind listeners of the power and benefits of keeping musical instruments in the hands of children.
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