Episodes

Paul Lourenco [Pt. 1]: The Organized Chaos of Lost Symphony

May 15, 2022

Paul Lourenco (Lost Symphony / Bloodline Theory) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for a Lost Symphony episode where we check back up on our favorite drummer going over everything from his new original music to working in a wed…

Joel Hoekstra: The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get

May 9, 2022

Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake / Trans-Siberian Orchestra) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to dive into his time working with Legends like Whitesnake and Cher. Joel recalls his first time headlining an arena with TSO, and performi…

Chris Caffery [Pt. 2]: The Greatest Art in the World Were Things That People Hated

May 2, 2022

Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra / Savatage / Spirits of Fire) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to talk about his time working with Paul O'Neill. Chris takes us back to his early years; from developing his gu…

Ep. 134 - Chris Caffery [Pt. 1]: I Opened for Metallica Then Went to High School the Next Day

April 25, 2022

Chris Caffery (Trans-Siberian Orchestra / Savatage / Spirits of Fire) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to dive into the explosive story of how a Christmas tune turned a metal band into a worldwide sensation, creating the famou…

Gary Holt [Pt. 2]: There’s Only Exodus, and a Bunch of F*cking Pretenders

April 18, 2022

Gary Holt (Exodus / Slayer) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again just in time for the most metal Easter episode you've ever seen. This time around we dive into Gary's life during the pandemic, what to look for in upcomi…

Gary Holt [Pt. 1]: Prince is the Mozart of Popular Music

April 10, 2022

Gary Holt (Exodus / Slayer) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for a crazy episode filled with everything from Prince to Slayer. We get a look into Gary's backstory and how he amazingly joined the famous band Exodus after only …

Cody Ash [Pt. 2]: Jelly Roll Is the Sweetest Man, But He'll Also F*ck You Up

April 3, 2022

Cody Ash (Drummer / Sylar / Jellyroll) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round where we dive into playing with Jellyroll, how Cody met the band and eventually got the call to be their drummer. We take a look at some…

Cody Ash [Pt. 1]: If You're Gonna LOOK Loud, BE Loud Too

March 28, 2022

Cody Ash (Drummer / Sylar / Jellyroll) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to dive into Cody Ash's Rock n Roll life story, from growing up in Louisville KY, to playing along Starset with Sylar. Cody breaks us his journey into joi…

Shota Nakama [Pt. 2]: Death is the Only Failure

March 20, 2022

Shota Nakama (Video Game Orchestra) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to talk about everything from writing music for Tekken and working with iZotope, to dealing with failure, maintaining good morals as a CEO, and ma…

Shota Nakama: The Brainchild of Video Game Orchestra

March 13, 2022

Shota Nakama (Video Game Orchestra) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as they dive into the insane story that is Shota's life. From his background growing up in Okinawa and dropping out of MIDDLE SCHOOL to be a Rockstar, to boo…

Alex Skolnick [Pt. 2]: It Was Tough to Get Gigs as "The Guy From Testament"

March 6, 2022

Alex Skolnick (Testament / Alex Skolnick Trio) joins with Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to talk about everything wacky from his new sofa, to transforming jazz songs into rock. We dive into conversation on the topic of The Beatles…

Alex Skolnick [Pt. 1]: Not Everyone Will Like What I Have to Say But They're Gonna Hear It

Feb. 28, 2022

Alex Skolnick (Testament / Alex Skolnick Trio) is back again with Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to talk about Alex's new "Moods and Modes" Podcast, the process of making a podcast, as well as what Alex has been up to when not on …

Kevin Martin [Pt. 2]: You Can't Have Your Whisky If You Don't Finish Your Cocaine!

Feb. 21, 2022

Kevin Martin (Candlebox) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to talk about the future of Candlebox and the challenges of being a musician. We get a look into the Candlebox writing process and even a breakdown of some C…

Kevin Martin [Pt. 1]: Grunge Was the Last Movement of REAL Rock & Roll

Feb. 13, 2022

Kevin Martin (Candlebox) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to talk everything grunge. We get an in-depth look into the beginnings of Candlebox, the surprising influences that go into the band. We get Kevin's take on why Grunge …

Ron DeChant [Pt. 2]: The LAST Thing I Do On Tour is Play Bass

Feb. 6, 2022

Ron DeChant (Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to talk about the inside workings of Starset. Ron gives us pro tips on how self-management works on a massive tour, the importance of band merch, and keeping a …

Ron DeChant [Pt. 1]: Fear Drives Me Further

Jan. 31, 2022

Ron DeChant (Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to be the piece that officially completes the Starset puzzle, being the final member he had yet to have on the show! We get an in-depth look at Starset's beginnings when i…

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal [Pt. 2]: Be F*cking Genuine

Jan. 23, 2022

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Art of Anarchy / Asia / Sons of Apollo / ex-Guns 'N Roses) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory dive into how Ron "bumblefucked" the world by making the 3rd hottest sauce in the world, how he deconstructs so…

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal [Pt. 1]: Learning to Play Eruption BACKWARDS

Jan. 16, 2022

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Art of Anarchy / Asia / Sons of Apollo / ex-Guns 'N Roses) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to talk every from his early years, to rocking out with Billy Sheehan on the double neck! We get an in depth lo…

Zuzana Engererova [Pt. 2]: What I Learned Touring with Starset

Jan. 9, 2022

Zuzana Engererova (Cellist / Starset / Pop Strings Orchestra) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to talk life on the road as a touring musician. We talk everything tour this episode from building tone and bringing rec…

Zuzana Engererova: Leaving Your 9 to 5 to Play Music Full-Time

Jan. 3, 2022

Ep. 118 Zuzana Engererova (Cellist / Starset / Pop Strings Orchestra) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about her early years growing up in Slovakia, moving to the U.S. with a dream to be a professional musician, getting…

Ep. 117 - dUg Pinnick [Pt. 2]: People Aren't Listening to What Dave Chappelle is Saying

Dec. 26, 2021

Dug Pinnick (King's X / Grinder Blues / Solo Artist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round of craziness. This time around we get the origins of "dUg", get his take on Dave Chapelle and the conversation on racism, …

dUg Pinnick: You Gotta Get Sh*t on to Get Better

Dec. 20, 2021

Dug Pinnick (King's X / Grinder Blues / Solo Artist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to go over his music-filled journey to becoming Frontman of King's X. Songwriters are gonna want to tune into this one because dUg breaks do…

Roddy Chong [Pt. 2]: Surround Yourself with Successful People and Never Complain

Dec. 12, 2021

Roddy Chong (Violinist - TSO, Shania Twain, Celine Dion / Speaker) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again as we wrap up his incredible stories from a violinist to a motivational speaker. This episode is filled with more R…

Roddy Chong: The 'David Lee Roth' of Violin

Dec. 5, 2021

Roddy Chong (Violinist - TSO, Shania Twain, Celine Dion / Speaker) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as we go into his fantastic journey as an accomplished violinist, playing for the famous Trans-Siberian Orchestra as well as h…