Published on February 26th, 2022 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Jake Faun On Playing With David Lee Roth, Living In L.A., Musical Influences & Future Career Plans

A steadily-working, Los Angeles-based guitarist, Jake Faun’s touring and/or recording credits include David Lee Roth, Selena Gomez, DNCE and Bryce Vine. Comfortable within country, pop and rock alike, Faun also has experience as a music director for live performances. The Brighton, England native has also found success online as a teacher and YouTuber, and his excellent YouTube channel includes a mix of improvisation-oriented performances and gear-related product reviews.

I first learned about Jake Faun from his aforementioned work with David Lee Roth. Part of Roth’s backing band alongside Ryan Wheeler, Al Estrada, Francis Valentino and Danny Wagner, Faun played gigs at arenas all over the U.S. until the COVID-19 pandemic halted Roth’s tour with KISS. As I learned about from speaking with Faun — our early February 2022 chat via Zoom is embedded below — the KISS live dates were only the beginning on what was to come from Roth in 2020 and beyond.

More on Jake Faun and his projects can be found online by clicking here, here and here.

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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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