The Foo Fighters/Me First and the Gimme Gimmes axeman tells us about his terrific 'West Coast Town'
To many, Chris Shiflett is better known for his work with other bands. In particular, he’s the lead guitarist for Foo Fighters, No Use For a Name and punk supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. However, recent years have seen Shiflett carve out a career as a troubadour, which goes beyond traditional recording. Sure, he’s put out a few albums that stays true to the Bakersfield-infused sound that surprisingly has shaped his style.
Additionally, Shiflett hosts his weekly Walking the Floor podcast, where he’s chatted with the likes of Davey Havok and Jade Puget, Sturgill Simpson, Bob Mould, Mike Ness and Lucinda Williams about their inspirations, aspirations and everything in between.
In support of his latest solo album West Coast Town, which is out April 14 via SideOneDummy, Shiflett has been on the road and for once has been the headliner instead of just the lead guitarist. Before his show in New York City, we caught up with Shiflett to chat about the new record, his terrific podcast and what it’s like to be the boss now. Hop to the next page to read the full interview