1. 12
    Satchel - Episode 12 BONUS!
    May 29, 2021

    Early Years BONUS episode #2. Satchel from Steel Panther is my guest and we discuss his favorite EVH guitar licks, Van Halen's power animals and who would play Van Halen in a movie chronicling their lives. Don't miss out on the FUN! This episode is included in the Early Years bundle as well as the 5150 bundle.

  2. 11
    Greg Howe - Episode 11 BONUS!
    May 11, 2021

    Hello RWTD Friends! Here's a BONUS episode for all of the "Early Years" and "5150" Bundles owners! Enjoy! It can also be purchased a la carte for anyone else who would like to hear it!

  3. 10
    Jennifer Batten - Episode 10
    April 16, 2021

    1984 was a pivotal record for Van Halen. My guest Jennifer Batten, shares stories about her connection to the album. This episode is one of the deepest dives yet into the inner workings of Van Halen's music.

  4. 9
    Mark Tremonti - Episode 9
    February 21, 2021

    Mark Tremonti takes a deep dive on Diver Down! *Mark's audio was recorded via Zoom so there are some digital artifacts.

    Produced and Edited by Dweezil Zappa

  5. 8
    Billy Corgan - Episode 8
    February 9, 2021
  6. 7
    Nuno Bettencourt - Episode 7
    January 19, 2021

    Part 2 of Fair Warning with Nuno Bettencourt.

    Nuno Bettencourt tries to break his own record for using the F-word while describing the finer details of Fair Warning. Dweezil Zappa reveals why Godzilla plays a role in "One Foot Out The Door."

  7. 6
    Nuno Bettencourt - Episode 6
    January 2, 2021

    It's here! The long-awaited FAIR WARNING episode! Headphones are recommended!

    My conversation with Nuno Bettencourt takes many twists and turns but one thing is for sure, WE BOTH LOVE FAIR WARNING!

  8. 5
    Blues Saraceno - Episode 5
    December 18, 2020

    Runnin With The Dweezil Episode # 5 - Blues Saraceno.

    In this episode, we discover secrets sounds on Women And Children First and take a deep dive on all the remaining songs!

  9. 4
    Blues Saraceno- Episode 4
    December 10, 2020

    Runnin' With The Dweezil EP. 4 Blues Saraceno

  10. 3
    Paul Gilbert- Episode 3
    December 3, 2020

    Runnin With The Dweezil EP. 3 Paul Gilbert

    My guest Paul Gilbert discusses the influence of Van Halen II on his musical life. Paul uses his guitar to play us down memory lane, describing how he felt when he first heard Van Halen. He also displays his unique approach to learning Van Halen songs and it's not what you think! He demonstrates the David Lee Roth vocal lines he's learned on the guitar! Not to be missed!

  11. 2
    Steve Vai - Episode 2
    November 26, 2020

    Runnin' With The Dweezil EP. 2 Steve Vai

    In this episode, my guest Steve Vai talks with me about Van Halen's debut album. We discuss the songs in detail, track by track with educational commentary and brief musical examples. We also continue our discussion of Edward Van Halen's connection to us and how it changed our lives.

  12. 1
    Steve Vai - Episode 1
    November 19, 2020

    Runnin' With The Dweezil EP. 1 Steve Vai

    In this episode, my guest Steve Vai talks with me about a wide range of topics that include playing in my dad's band and Edward Van Halen's connection to us and how it changed our lives. We unravel parts of the mystery behind the phone call that started it all. We learn more about the very first thing I saw Edward Van Halen play up close, stories of recording in the studio with EVH when I was 12 years old and how Steve Vai ended up in David Lee Roth's band.

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

If you can’t get enough of “The Big Six,” then this package is for you! The most complete, in-depth overview of the David Lee Roth era that put Van Halen on the map. You’ll hear exactly how Steve Vai met Edward Van Halen at an Allan Holdsworth show, why Jennifer Batten was determined to transcribe every solo from 1984 and how learning all of DLR’s vocal runs on guitar made Paul Gilbert a better player!

  • Steve Vai on Van Halen 
  • Paul Gilbert on Van Halen II
  • Women and Children First
  • Nuno Bettencourt on Fair Warning
  • Billy Corgan on Fair Warning
  • Mark Tremonti on Diver Down
  • Jennifer Batten on 1984

The Early Years also includes access to private online listening parties and Q&As with Dweezil himself!

 (Runnin With The Dweezil is currently in production - All Season Bundles will populate as the episodes are released in order.)

  • All 14 Individual Van Halen Album Podcast Episodes will be available for streaming and download A LA CARTE.
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Jason G.

It’s been such a joy to listen to all these episodes, and I can’t wait for episodes about the Hagar years. You have a real talent at doing these interviews and analysis Dweezil. Just a great job. 

Steve S.

I bet getting Dweezil, Satchel, and Blues together would be a good time. Lots of laughs. Thanks for the bonus episodes.

C .

Dweezil - many thanks for the bonus EPs!!  I didn't think the Russ/Satchel episode was going to be one of my favorites. But there's so much lick analysis that just makes this one really stand out. The perfect ending to the Early Years EPs, so good!

Paul P.

This has been a great journey so far. Many memories are coming back to me. I know I'm lucky, I saw the mighty VH in 1981 with my dad and 2 brothers.. I was 10 yrs old, nuts. At the end of the show the whole lighting rig above dropped down and became a giant <VH> logo.. and back then you didn't know what the show, stage, setlist would be ahead of time like you do now. We got to that show early and saw the 4 limos drive in, one by one.. still daylight outside, this was July... we couldn't see into the limos, tinted glass.. the last limo stopped right in front of our good sized gathering of people.. the door pops open and Dave, wearing leather and shades, hops out and struts right past the fans for the final 50 yards into the amphitheater (Chicago)... it was magical for a kid to see. Also saw Diver Down and 1984 tours, Eat Em and Smile tour, Steve Vai solo for Sex and Religion and many G3's.. I am grateful. I was also lucky enough to see Blues Saraceno play for a small crowd at a guitar store in suburban Chicago. This was at the "Sound Post" in LaGrange IL.. It was a promo for Bag End speakers. Blues was a young pup and he absolutely ripped!! Way better than a concert because it was intimate and loud.. and you could see him play.. afterwards Blues talked about his experience getting into the music biz. Great! I saw Jennifer with JB at the Chicago Theater, maybe 1999? Damn I love her. And one more, I saw a pretty young Greg Howe at the Thirsty Whale, Chicago. Howe is such a great, naturally gifted player and sounds even better now! Thank you Dweezil, you are the perfect ambassador to all things Eddie.

Fab S.

Greg Howe was great!

When will the Landee/Templeman podcast be posted?  ;^D

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