I met with the guys from Clutch a couple times this year. I was supposed to meet with both Neil Fallon and Tim Sult back in January to talk about their gear in and out of the studio, but like so many things I set out to do in the name of music, it didn't go as planned. I ended up talking with just Neil in Tulsa at the classic Cain's Ballroom, and that composes roughly the first six minutes of this video. In July, I met with Tim in Hollywood at the Palladium, and that makes up about the last thirteen minutes. I considered putting these out as two separate interviews, and I briefly edited out all of the hiccups; but in the end I figured if you follow my work you aren't expecting perfection, and hopefully you find some of the same things interesting that I do. I have no desire to just do a "rig rundown". There are places that do an excellent job of that. Instead, you get a long video of me being a little nervous and awkward meeting a band that has been one of my favorites since the mid 90's, and asking a few questions about gear, life on the road and their upcoming album Psychic Warfare. About the only things I edited out were a brief conversation with Neil after the interview ended that wasn't filmed well, and Tim and me talking about how catching up with a band and dealing with managers and PR guys becomes a bit like a game of telephone before we got down to it. Both seemed like genuinely nice guys. If you notice, I ended the interview with Tim and then we got to talking about managing being in a band and family life. Even though it makes the second part run a bit long, this off the cuff conversation was probably my favorite moment and the most natural part of these two conversations, so I included it. As always, feel free to slip your phone in your pocket, or open another webpage as you listen, and just pretend this is a podcast. One of these days, I may even get around to doing one of those instead of trying to film these conversations.