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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Gareth R.

Hi Dweezil!  Hope you're well.  

I think in an episode you said that you were experimenting with thin picks.  Just wondering, what thin picks are you using at the moment?  What material and gauge are they?  



Julius Seizure

Have the modeling presets been created yet? 


Not yet. They will be epic though! I will have some good friends (great guitarists) helping in the process.


had this quote for years. never fails me

The Truth
Jon C.

I don't know if it's the song that Sammy said he borrowed from but Cabo reminds me a lot of "Make It Last" from the first Montrose album...

Archon L.

Hi Dweezil,

I don't know if you will read this, but I just want to say Confessions is one of the greatest records ever. I must have listened to it 5000 times. I recently sat down and figured out a bunch of the songs and it made me love it even more. It's mind blowing you + Nuno were so young when you made that album. We are around the same age and that one has been with me ever since it came out. Please consider doing a vinyl release someday.

Also, Purple Guitar has some of the best guitar tone ever. Did you play that on a mini guitar, by any chance? Something seems slightly "off" when I try to figure it out.

Thanks for everything through the years. God bless you and everyone in this comment section. 



Hi Lian,

Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the Confessions album. I'm sorry to say that I doubt I'll have the chance to revisit it or make it into a vinyl release.

As for Purple Guitar, yes it was played on a small scale guitar tuned up to F#.

Best, DZ

Eduardo Gonzalo Muntaner

A Big Hug Brother, Jesus Is The Way. 


Lian, totally agree with you about Confessions. Amazing album! Would have been really cool to hear Dweezil and Nuno do an episode about the album. Maybe after all the VH podcasts are done. I'm sure they have a ton of entertaining stories to share. I realize it's a ton of work, so it's probably not gonna happen.

Archon L.

Hey Daroka, that would be absolutely epic. I hope Dweezil sees your post and considers it. I would pay $50 for a conversation between him and Nuno. Maybe I am crazy, but goodness gracious, I love that record. One of these days I will get around to learning all the songs on there. Maybe even post some lessons somewhere... 


Thanks guys! It would be fun to do something like one of these days. I did do a few recent video interviews with Shawn Ratches which go song by song for each of my records. They will be on the site soon as free video content. Maybe there will be some fun stories for you in the episode about Confessions. Best, DZ

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