Runnin' With The Dweezil


Present a podcast for all Van Halen Fans!

Runnin’ with the Dweezil - Featuring Guitar Greats Reflecting on Edward Van Halen’s Unparalleled Legacy

                                                                        (Runnin' With The Dweezil does not claim to be endorsed by Van Halen)

From Van Halen’s infamous backyard concerts to their electrifying 1978 debut and on through the present day, Runnin’ with the Dweezil will cover it all. “Our goal is to provide an entertaining in-depth look at each Van Halen album seen through the eyes of top guitarists. A song-by-song discovery of the nuances in the music that literally changed people’s lives” says, Zappa.

"Production of the episodes began in the summer of 2020 and I was really hoping to share the stories from our guests with Edward,” Zappa says. "Then as now, there continues to be an outpouring of gratitude for all of Edward's contributions to music. It would have been a dream to record an episode with him that would explore his own personal musical journey. His sudden loss has inspired an even deeper connection to his music for me and so many others. We want to honor and celebrate him and that's why we're committing such an enormous amount of time and effort to make this podcast unlike any other.”

  • 12 exclusive in-depth episodes on the “Big Six” albums that launched Van Halen’s career
  • Steve Vai on Van Halen
  • Paul Gilbert on Van Halen II
  • Blues Saraceno on Women and Children First
  • Nuno Bettencourt on Fair Warning
  • Billy Corgan on Fair Warning
  • Mark Tremonti on Diver Down
  • Jennifer Batten on 1984 
  • Exclusive listening parties with Dweezil himself!
  • And much more!


  • An explosive 10-episode package that focuses on the Sammy Hagar era, Van Halen III, Wolfgang Van Halen's entrance into the band, and David Lee Roth’s return!
  • Joe Satriani on For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
  • James Valentine on OU812
  • Mark Lettieri on 5150
  • Andy Wood on Balance
  • The Wildlife soundtrack
  • Producer John Shanks on A Different Kind of Truth
  • Exclusive listening parties with Dweezil! 

  • Every episode from the Early Years and Right Here, Right Now plus 8 exclusive bonus episodes only available in the 5150 package (Less than $2 per episode.)
  • 1-year subscription to Premier Guitar
  • Access to every single listening party and Q&A with Dweezil
  • Super exclusive "Reverse Engineering the Brown Sound" episode with guitar tone tutorials
  • Custom VH guitar tone presets for Axe-Fx, Kemper, and Helix designed by Dweezil and other all-star guitarists


Runnin' With Dweezil is proud to donate 5% of the proceeds directly to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF) was inspired by the acclaimed motion picture Mr. Holland’s Opus, the story of the profound effect a dedicated music teacher had on generations of students. The Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs, and providing vital services to school districts nationwide, giving economically-disadvantaged youth access to the many benefits of music education, leading them to success in school, and inspiring creativity and expression through playing music. Over 24 years, more than 33,000 instruments have been donated to 1,579 schools across the country. Visit for more information.

Runnin' With Dweezil is proud to donate 5% of the proceeds directly to Feeding America®, which is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. For more information visit


The Early Years - Nuno Bettencourt