1. 14
    James Valentine - Episode 14
    August 30, 2021

    It's time for another episode of RWTD. My guest is James Valentine from Maroon 5 and we discuss Van Halen's 0U812 album. Get ready to go song by song and hear our thoughts about the way the album was made and the nuances in the music.

  2. 13
    Mark Lettieri - Episode 13
    July 21, 2021

    It's 5150 Time! The long awaited season premiere of RWTD - Right Here, Right Now is locked and loaded for your listening pleasure.

    Mark Lettieri is my guest and we take a deep dive into the first Sammy Hagar era Van Halen album, 5150.

    Don't miss the special "Mammoth" moment with wah-wah out- freakage!

    Produced and Edited by Dweezil Zappa

    Opening Title Theme performed by Adam Minkoff

    Outro Theme performed by Jacob Deraps

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 8
    Billy Corgan - Episode 8
    February 9, 2021
  8. 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."

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 4
    Blues Saraceno- Episode 4
    December 10, 2020

    Runnin' With The Dweezil EP. 4 Blues Saraceno

  12. 3
    Paul Gilbert - Episode 3
    December 3, 2020
  13. 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.

  14. 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.)

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John D.

There is a version of Ain't Talkin Bout Love on the first pressing of Best Of . . Volume 1 where the arrangement has been chopped and placed out of sequence.  It's been awhile since I heard it bit I think the bride, solo and second verse are mixed up. Does anyone remember this and/or why this happened?

John D.

Dweezil, thank you for putting this podcast together.  I get totally immersed with each episode and it's a bummer when they're over.  On the latest podcast when you and James Valentine talk about OU812, not much is mentioned of the time between 5150 and OU812. The band toured the 5150 album and then Eddie worked with Sammy on his solo album.  And, I read an interview with Michael Anthony where he said Eddie was playing more keyboards than guitar around this time.  I really enjoyed Sammy's solo album from 1987, I Never Said Goodbye,  which I believe got it's title from an MTV contest.  Ed plays some very cool, slippery,  funky bass and unlike OU812, you can hear bass in the mix. And, Eddie's guitar playing on the last track is icing on the cake. When OU812 came out in May, 1988, I played that album over and over that entire summer.  It was a Van Halen album . . EVERY Van Halen should be played over and over. But, as the podcast revealed,  it wasn't a huge leap forward on the lyrical side and a few of the guitar parts were conservative compared to earlier recordings.  Could this album have benefitted from more writing time? Did they have a time restraint getting the album out in time for the Monsters Of Rock tour? 

Kevin S.

I have been re-listening to the episodes because enough time has passed and in the Paul Gilbert episode Paul was asking you what the "familiar disco bass line" (around 22:10 in) and I think the song Paul's looking for is "Shining Star" by Earth Wind and Fire.

David McCain

Hey Dweezil! With all of the great content you've worked on for this series, any thoughts on ( maybe ) interviewing Brad Tolinski/Chris Gill for their newest book on EVH? Maybe a live episode/video talkback on EVH gear through the years?  


Not that you don't have enough to do ( no doubt your hands are already full ). But, having read the book, there is a ton of great gear info that may be of use ( or not ). 


Looking forward to the newest episode with Joe!


Best to you and the family! 

Jim Angelucci

Hope all is well with everyone ( you to dweez).  All the podcasts have been insanely entertaining and enlightening. A true testament to Eddie and even your relationship and insight into his overall musicianship. 


Thanks Jim! Working on the Joe Satriani episode still. It's got some technical problems with Joe's audio.

Jim Angelucci

Dwwez came across this thought you might get a kick out of ( I remember thinking you were so cool when this album came out ,, you only have a few years onme lol). Thanks again for the great stuff and this is a killer album btw




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