1. 10
    Jennifer Batten - EP 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.

  2. 9
    Mark Tremonti - Episode 9
    February 20, 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

  3. 8
    Billy Corgan - Episode 8
    February 8, 2021
  4. 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."

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 4
    Blues Saraceno- Episode 4
    December 10, 2020

    Runnin' With The Dweezil EP. 4 Blues Saraceno

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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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Hi Dweezil,


Thanks again for all your fantastic work I really loved all the episodes and can't wait to hear RWTD/Right Here Right Now.

Do you know if Wolfgang listened to RWTD?

Greetz from the Netherlands,



Hi Jurre,

Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying the episodes. I have not heard anything from Wolfgang. It would be great to have him as a guest at some point! Best, DZ

Fab S.

Fellow “Halenites”, in case you haven’t already seen this, it’s pretty cool. You can never have enough VH:

James A.

Hi DZ,

Thank you for doing this, it is awesome!

If I am subscribed to the Early Years package, is there an archived audio or video file of the listening party? I was out of town and would like to hear it.

Unless I am mistaken, the email I received said there would be one, though I cannot find it. Thanks! James


Hi James,

You should see the archived video here: https://newdweezil.rewardmusic.com/videos

Please let me know if you're able to access it. Best, DZ

James A.

Found it under the LATEST/EVENTS tabs. Cool Episode!

Thank You!!

James A.

Oops. It was under Latest/Videos tabs

Scott U.

The superimposed EVH Holdsworth lines in Hot For Teacher proves both are from another planet. Love the research and detail that went into this episode! Thanks Dweezil. 


Mr Zappa, you have made this last year amazing with thsese podcasts.  I'm in a Van Halen band from time and time again, we don't dress up but try to play the parts correctly and this podcast has helped so much!  Also, the enthusiasm and the fact based reporting is amazing.  Thank you for this ride.  Always a fan, but I can't explain how much this was worth what ever money was thrown at it.  


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