Listen to the Latest ‘No Guitar Is Safe’ 'Guitar Player' Podcast Featuring David Lee Roth Guitarist Jake Faun
“A very, very cool gig for a guitarist,” says the U.K. expat
If you like in-depth interviews with great guitar players AND you like to hear them play, then you need to listen to our No Guitar Is Safe podcast.
Presented by Guitar Player and hosted by Jude Gold, No Guitar Is Safe is free to listen to at your leisure on iTunes (opens in new tab), Spotify (opens in new tab), Soundcloud (opens in new tab), or wherever you get your podcasts.
With over 160 episodes uploaded there’s plenty to get your teeth into.
Just some of the featured artists include Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani, Nita Strauss, John 5, Robben Ford, Steve Morse, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Lita Ford, Tommy Emmanuel, Zakk Wylde, Ace Frehley, Billy Duffy, Phil X, Celisse, Nile Rodgers and many, many more besides!
From high-profile tours with David Lee Roth and Winger to studio dates with platinum pop acts such as Selena Gomez and DNCE, U.K.-bred guitarist Jake Faun is already in high demand – and he only arrived in Los Angeles about four years ago!
“For a couple of years I would come out [to L.A.] for a month or two and stay [with producer Nolan Lambroza] while I worked on my visa case," recalls Jake. "And then finally, in 2019, my visa got approved.”
Having made something of a name for himself while jamming on the local scene, he received an Instagram DM from David Lee Roth bass player Ryan Wheeler from out of the blue. And after auditioning the Van Halen classics “Jamie's Cryin'” and “You Really Got Me,” Jake accepted an offer to join Roth's touring band (“a very, very cool gig for a guitarist!")
On this episode, Jake plugs in various electric guitars, jams with host Jude Gold, and demonstrates the approaches that have helped him forge his unique style.
He also dives deep into the chicken pickin’ techniques that power his popular Fast Country Guitar series (opens in new tab) of YouTube videos.
Elsewhere, Jake talks about his adventures on the road with David Lee Roth and deconstructs this incredible solo cadenza that he would plate with Winger…
In this episode, we also pay tribute to the great GP music writer Jesse Gress, who died this week at age 67.
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Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab), Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.