Of course, you know Jennifer Batten from her tenure with Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck, but she’s got a remarkable solo career that I was fortunate enough to be a tiny part of for a minute. Now she’s passing on her knowledge with the help of a group of top-notch guitarists with her Guitar Cloud Symposium (www.guitarcloudsymposium.com), which will have a special appearance by Steve Vai! We’ll discuss those details, reflect on Eddie Van Halen’s inspiration, and whatever crazy fun stories she has, because she has them all.

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ALL ACCESS LIVE is back to rock you in a huge way. ELLEFSON, featuring David Ellefson and Thom Hazaert discuss their new release “NO COVER”, working artists like The Loyal Order for their EMP Label Group, and David’s Ellefson Youth Music Foundation and his insight on his balance of individual projects and Megadeth. This is one you don’t want to miss!

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Co-hosted by horror talent agent Missy Gordon of The Scarlet Abbey, ALL ACCESS LIVE returns with a shockingly wicked lineup of film stars from iconic horror flicks:

We’ll take your mind off of the real-life horror that is 2020, and escape with conversations “backstage” about what it takes to make horror films great. We’ll answer questions, have some laughs, and probably share a scare or two LIVE, on Halloween!

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You heard right, folks: Jack and Nick will be joining me to chat Dancehall Days, To Live and Die in LA, Everybody Have Fun Tonight and more. Jack’s got a remarkable new solo album (“Primitif”) that we’ll discuss, and have a laugh or two to escape reality for a short bit… you know you need it! Although we had some technical sound issues, the conversation was special. Enjoy!

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The Floydian Slips are not just a remarkable tribute to Pink Floyd… This Oregon-based ensemble recreates the EXPERIENCE one might have had, seeing Pink Floyd in their heyday. Ned and Paul are both founding members of that band, as well as icons in the Portland music scene dating back to their early meeting at Santa Clara University in the late 80s. We look back to their formative years, and catch up to today, touching on Paul’s new album “What You Hold Near” (July 2020) and a Ned’s new recording with Mexican Gunfight. When my studio internet connection dropped, Paul and Ned kept the conversation going like champs… thanks for the hang, gents!

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Fed and I’ve shared incredible laughs, a few tears, and LOTS of stories about overcoming adversity over the years. You’ve seen him laying down SERIOUSLY cool bass lines for legends like Joe Cocker, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, among many others. Fed’s got some of the best stories in rock and roll, and is gonna share them with us all when we go live.
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Stacy had originally set out to become an actress and after getting a few roles in films and plays, she began producing television shows and other content for various companies and a few years later, Luken Communications CEO Joel Wertman found her bubbly personality and sense of humor ideal for a new music interview show he was developing for Heartland Network, one of the channels owned by Luken.

Stacy, a Detroit native, at first balked, but later reconsidered and has been hosting the show ever since. She has since interviewed a number of top musicians like the late Charlie Daniels, Naomi Judd, The Goo Goo Dolls, Steve Earle and many others.

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Reach Stacy and her Socials: @stacyohstacy

JESSIE’S GIRL may be the most fun 80s tribute on the planet. Based in New York City, their weeks are filled with high-profile appearances and private events around the US, bringing their BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW to the masses. We’ve played some crazy events, from the 80s Cruise in the Caribbean to 80s in the Sand in Dominican Republic. We’re doping our virtual chat thing live!

Known internationally as the keyboardist of the Dan Reed Network, Blake Sakamoto can tell you every stage, city and person he has met touring the world. These days, Blake fronts the Portland band NuWavers, which was playing regularly until the global pandemic. What’s he up to now? Well… a steel trap mind lends itself to some GREAT stories over the years, and we’ll chat about all things live at 3pm on YouTube.

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Dave is one of my dearest friends… someone who has inspired me with his creative genius and gift of song. We played in several different configurations over the past 3 decades, and his story is a real-life fairy tale. Dig in, sit back and enjoy! Some beautiful songs in here, too: hear “Anywhere But Here” at 0:39:27:05 and “Friends Like You” at 1:15:08:17.

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