SHRED WITH SHIFTY: Chris Shiflett Explores The Craft Of Guitar Playing With Fellow Legends In Conversation Via Volume.com, Double Elvis & Premier Guitar
Launching June 22 with Alex Lifeson from Rush, join as Shiflett engages with the biggest names in the guitar world, delving into their most iconic solos and the art of playing guitar with exclusive video on Volume.com
Punk veteran, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Americana, and rock songwriter with a forthcoming solo album, and modern-day guitar hero Chris Shiflett is now adding a new show to his list of accolades SHRED WITH SHIFTY.
“I love guitar playing, and in particular, I love lead guitar playing (not to mention all things related to lead guitar playing: amps, pedals, stories about recording, and of course, guitars). My new show, SHRED WITH SHIFTY, was born out of the fact that I spend an awful lot of time watching people on the internet explain guitar parts almost right, so I thought, what if I could just go to the source and find out what my favorite players actually did on the solos I love? I’m about halfway through doing the interviews for this first season and the lineup is insane plus I’ve already got a big new bag of hot licks to learn. Working on launching this show has been a good reminder of why I picked up a guitar in the first place – because it’s really, really fun.” – Chris Shiflett
Each and every episode gets inside what it was like in the recording studio where some of the most iconic guitar solos were created and highlights aspects of each solo that only the artist knows. Alex Lifeson talks about how the “Limelight” solo was pieced together in the studio, while Rivers Cuomo discusses why his go-to “guitar store” lick is a classic from super shredder Yngwie Malmsteen. Wonder how Richie Sambora put together the “Wanted Dead or Alive” solo? We have you covered. Need a breakdown of the chords to Diana Ross’s “I’m Coming Out?” No one knows the nuances better than Nile Rodgers himself.
Guests for the first season of SHRED WITH SHIFTY include:
- Nile Rodgers
- Brad Paisley
- Alex Lifeson (Rush)
- Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
- Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
- Rivers Cuomo (Weezer)
- Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke)
- Lindsay Ell
- Blake Schwarzenbach, (Jawbreaker)
- John Osborne (Brothers Osborne)
- Brent Mason (Session Legend)
SHRED WITH SHIFTY is produced by Jason Shadrick, Chris Shiflett, leading music podcast company Double Elvis, and Volume.com along with Premier Guitar. Full video episodes will be available exclusively on Volume.com. Audio versions of every episode will be available on all major podcast platforms. Go to Volume.com/shifty and follow to get alerts as new video episodes are released.
Fans can smash play on Shiflett’s latest singles “Black Top White Lines” (written with alt-country heroes Jaren Johnston and John Osborne) and “Dead And Gone” right now, and stay tuned for a forthcoming full-length album announcement later this summer. Want to know what’s in Shiflett’s personal guitar vault? Check out his Rig Rundown via Premier Guitar.
“Double Elvis thrives on the power of music and storytelling. With SHRED WITH SHIFTY, we’re embodying these values by diving into the world of guitar legends, the solos that define them, and the untold stories behind those iconic moments. Chris Shiflett’s passion for the craft, his curiosity, and his unique ability to connect with other musicians makes him the perfect person to lead this exploration. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with him, and with Volume.com to bring this truly unique and entertaining new show to life.” – Brady Sadler, Executive Producer & Co-Founder of Double Elvis
“We are beyond thrilled to bring SHRED WITH SHIFTY to life with video on Volume.com. What we love about having this podcast on Volume is the visual nature of the content. The incredible material that Chris covers with these Legends is more compelling with the additional video component. We believe fans and guitarists being able to see the frets and fingerings up close and personal creates an enhanced viewer experience.” – Greg Nacron, COO Volume.com
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More About Chris Shiflett
For more than 25 years, Chris Shiflett has blurred the lines between genre and generation, balancing his full-band projects with a thriving solo career. Named “Americana’s biggest rockstar” by Rolling Stone, Shiflett has played a crucial role in shaping the sound and scope of modern-day rock music as a longtime member of the Foo Fighters.
He’s also an alum of California-based punk rock bands No Use For a Name and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. Shiflett’s latest releases refocus his attention on a mix of country twang and rock & roll bang, showcasing the full range of his musical abilities. Listen to “Black Top White Lines” and “Dead And Gone” now, and stay tuned for a forthcoming full-length album announcement later this summer.
About Double Elvis
Double Elvis is an audio-first media company that explores life through the lens of music. Rooted in podcasting, Double Elvis was co-founded by Brady Sadler and Jake Brennan, creator and host of the podcasts “Disgraceland” (#1 most downloaded music podcast), “27 Club,” “Blood On The Tracks” and more. The company specializes in storytelling about music and aims to provide both a platform for artists and a destination for music fans. Since its founding in 2018, the company has released an additional number of critically acclaimed podcasts, such as “Dear Young Rocker,” “About A Girl,” and their spinoff of “Disgraceland” called “Badlands.” Double Elvis has also teamed up with a variety of music and media companies to create original series, including “Dead and Gone” with Tenderfoot TV, “Here Comes The Break” with Def Jam Recordings, and “History Listen” with Audible and Grammy-winning artist St. Vincent.
Volume.com, an artist-first platform, is a live-streaming destination for music fans to watch and connect with their favorite artists, jam bands, festivals, and podcasts. Volume.com features many free live streams as well as ticketed events from your favorite artists and creators.
Volume.com has developed a network of music venues, festivals, and artists, including Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley, Basement East, and Nectar’s in Burlington, VT- with recent performances from Gov’t. Mule, Marcus King from the Ryman Auditorium, Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, and Phil Lesh & Friends. In addition to Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast, the platform is also home to the number-one music business podcast “How to Build a Sustainable Music Career” hosted by Emily White.
Volume.com is a free and open platform that helps music creators connect and engage with their audience via live stream performances, concert broadcasts, or exclusive video sessions with easy ticketing, subscriptions, and monetization options for music creators of any size.
[Sponsored content: Volume.com is a JamBase partner.]