Artist Interview - Andy Johns & Frank Infante
January 5, 2011
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he catches up with producer/engineer Andy Johns and guitarist Frank Infante.
You may not know Andy Johns by name, but you probably have some of his work in your music collection. He's a prolific producer/engineer/mixer who has worked with such legendary acts like Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin's II, III, and IV), the Rolling Stones (Exile on Main St, Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll), Van Halen (For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge), and even produced Eric Johnson's new disc Up Close. Johns talks about working with guitarists, earning co-production credits for his 21st birthday from sir Eric Clapton, and what it takes to get good guitar tone.
Guitarist Frank Infante has worked with Blondie and has just finished recording on the newest New York Dolls effort due out later in 2011. Infante talks about finding your tone, his favorite amps, and some of his signature signal chains from this days in Blondie.