On this Jim McGorman Interview: One of the most insightful and open “behind the scenes” information regarding modern musicianship, and why programs like The Voice can’t “really” find new artists. A MUST for any working musician to listen to. Great stories about Jim working with the Goo Goo Dolls, David Lee Roth (you won’t BELIEVE what DLR did to him!), Cher (who was incredibly kind to Jim), Skahira, Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch. How he learned to be a good Music Director, and his philosophy about working as a successful producer. Business low points, being a father, BEST decision he ever made, and the thing that’s giving him the most joy in his life right now
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Jim McGorman is a multi-instrumentalist touring and session player, and a popular producer out of LA. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in the music business for the past 25 years, and has been the MD for for Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Weezer, Paul Stanley (from KISS), Michelle Branch and Cassadee Pope (winner of The Voice). In the studio, Jim’s written and recorded with: Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, Shakira, Goo Goo Dolls, Poison, Michelle Branch, Aaron Neville, David Lee Roth, and many others. He’s played on hundreds of TV shows and was part of the House Band on The Voice and the hit CBS TV shows Rock Star.
In 2018, Jim joined the multi-platinum selling Goo Goo Dolls, and has played guitar and keyboards with Gwen Stefani, since 2015. During Covid, Jim produced over 70 songs for independent artists.
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