Joe Holmes interview – American guitarist for rock band Farmikos. Former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, David Lee Roth and Lizzy Borden talks about new Farmikos album.
In this interview…
Subjects discussed inside the interview – We talk about the Farmikos teaser videos to promote the album. We not only talk about the latest album but possibly the next album. Facing East the music video and how it shows a different side of the band. Old 1941 Martin acoustic played on the Facing East music video. The Eddie Trunk show how it helped spread the word for the band Farmikos. The live footage on Ozzy Osbourne’s Memoirs of a Madman. We discuss his 1971 white Fender stratocaster and the guitars details. Having a 1974 Les Paul Custom just like Randy Rhoads. Ozzy Osbourne hopefully in the future will release more video footage of Joe Holmes. The definition for the word Farmikos. Back in the day with Terriff. Jose Arredondo working on his Marshall amps. Doing all the David Lee Roth and Ozzy Osbourne tours with one same Marshall head. Joe gives plenty of details on effects he used throughout the years.
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Joe Holmes Biography
Joe Holmes is an American heavy metal guitarist best known for his stint with Ozzy Osbourne between 1995 and 2001. He has also played with Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth and the L.A. band Lizzy Borden in addition to leading his own bands, Terriff, and currently, Farmikos.
In late December 2012, news broke of Holmes’ new band Farmikos, featuring former Laidlaw vocalist Robert Locke. The band’s name has no particular meaning and was derived from their song “Scapegoat”, which was originally titled “Pharmikos”. “Pharmikos” was then changed to “Farmikos” for aesthetics. It became the band’s name. In early January 2013, the band’s website began to stream the song “Scapegoat”, the first Farmikos song to surface, with guest contributions from Holmes’ former Ozzy Osbourne band mate, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman. Another song, “The Sound Of My Gun”, also featuring Trujillo and Wackerman, premiered in early March 2013. Farmikos continues to record new music with longtime Holmes studio affiliate, engineer/producer Rich Mouser. In late July 2013 Farmikos released a video teaser for the song “Exit Stencils” on the official FARMIKOS YouTube channel. The Video features footage of Holmes recording solo tracks in the studio. In December 2013 two more video teasers were released on the official FARMIKOS YouTube channel for the songs “Spoon and Sun” and “Scapegoat”. An EP was announced for February 2014. Recorded at the Mouse House in Pasadena, California with engineer/mixer Rich Mouser (SPOCK’S BEARD, TRANSATLANTIC, VAST), the EP also features guest contributions from Holmes’ former Ozzy Osbourne band-mate, bassist Robert Trujillo, and drummer Brooks Wackerman.