Episodes

David Abbruzzese [Pt. 2]: The First Song I'd Play Back with Pearl Jam

Feb. 6, 2023

Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join David Abbruzzese ( Ex-Pearl Jam / I. M. F) for another round, this time hearing about his experience befriending Axl Rose and working with Guns N' Roses, David's new upcoming music projects, and…

David Abbruzzese [Pt. 1]: I Would Play with Pearl Jam Again for Free

Jan. 29, 2023

Benny, Siobhán, and Cory catch up with David Abbruzzese ( Ex-Pearl Jam / I. M. F) to hear about his latest projects honoring the legendary Jeff Beck, his funniest memories including the time he knocked over Stevie Wonder and…

Richard Shaw [Pt. 2]: Writing for Cradle of Filth Felt Like a Job

Jan. 22, 2023

Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Richard Shaw once again to discuss the differences between writing for Cradle Of Filth and writing songs now, the magic of layering and how to make your guitars and vocals sound HUGE, as well as…

Richard Shaw [Pt. 1]: I May Have Been TOO Honest...

Jan. 15, 2023

Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Richard Shaw to discuss what happened after his last episode, Richard's thoughts on Pantera and Metallica, and his approach to writing on Lost Symphony Records. Richard gives us his opinion on t…

Shannon Larkin [Pt. 2]: Writing the New Godsmack Record

Jan. 9, 2023

Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Shannon Larkin once again to discuss the heartbreak that fueled Godsmack's upcoming record, and a look into Shannon's own personal writing inspiration for lyrics. Shannon recalls his experience …

Shannon Larkin [Pt. 1]: I Don't Give a F*ck About Fame or Fortune

Jan. 2, 2023

Benny, Siobhán, and Cory check back in with their good friend Shannon Larkin to celebrate the success of Godsmack's newest release "Surrender" and discuss everything from his time with Ugly Kid Joe to Shannon's BIG love of …

2022 Recap

Dec. 12, 2022

As the year 2022 comes to a close Benny, Siobhán, and Cory look back at all the incredible guests we had this year and discuss some of their favorite moments and first impressions of the many guests we had on the 2020-d podc…

Brock Richards: The First Thing I Do After a Starset Tour

Dec. 5, 2022

Brock Richards (Guitarist / Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to check in with the Starset crew now that the acoustic tour has wrapped. We dive into the life of Brock Richards post-tour, debate if you can get away with…

Steve Stevens: My Number One Job Working with Billy Idol

Nov. 28, 2022

Steve Stevens (Guitarist / Billy Idol) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss his Residency in Vegas, a new Billy Idol EP, and Steve Steven's personal number one job when working with Billy Idol. We dive into the current …

Ron DeChant [Pt. 2]: Refining the Starset Trajectory

Nov. 20, 2022

Ron DeChant (Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to discuss the incredible band Rammstein and their massive tour production, the early days of Starset and the drive that Dustin and the band had to make Starset…

Ron DeChant [Pt. 1]: It's Been 10 Years and We're Just Getting Started

Nov. 13, 2022

Ron DeChant (Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to check back in with our friends over at Starset hearing the latest on their acoustic tour, the intense planning that went into making it happen, and how different an ac…

Bob St. John [Pt. 2]: The Mixing Mercenary

Nov. 7, 2022

Bob St. John (Engineer / Mixer / Producer) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to dive back into the world of mixing, this time around hearing about Bob's Introduction to mixing with Pro Tools, his experience working w…

Bob St. John [Pt. 1]: Use the Technology, but Don't Let the Technology Use You

Oct. 31, 2022

Bob St. John (Engineer / Mixer / Producer) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss Bob's incredible career from taking apart electronics at 6, dropping out of college to open his own studio, and working with some of the mo…

Cory Juba [Pt. 2]: Pro Tips for Songwriters

Oct. 24, 2022

Cory Juba (Multi-instrumentalist, Music Producer / Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to jump back into the world of audio engineering as we hear more of Cory's journey getting into music production, some tip…

Cory Juba [Pt. 1]: The Three Pillars of Starset's Sound

Oct. 17, 2022

Cory Juba (Multi-instrumentalist, Music Producer / Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to dive back into the world of Starset going over Cory's Musical upbringing, his hardships, and his decision to pursue music that wou…

Damien Riehl: Copyrighting EVERY Melody Ever...

Oct. 10, 2022

Damien Riehl (Lawyer / Musician / Technologist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss what happens when music meets the courtroom. This episode we dive into the legal side of music, checking out Damien's background and e…

Jonathan Wyner [Pt. 2]: Artificial Intelligence in the Audio World

Oct. 3, 2022

Jonathan Wyner (Mastering Engineer / Educator / Past President of AES) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round as they dive deeper into the world of audio engineering. Jonathan breaks down his experience with the co…

Jonathan Wyner [Pt. 1]: What the Hell is Mastering, Anyway??

Sept. 26, 2022

Jonathan Wyner (Mastering Engineer / Educator / Past President of AES) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to answer the question "what the hell is mastering anyway?" Jonathan breaks down his career in mastering working with some…

Sammy Ash [Pt. 2]: We're Not Interested in World Domination Unless it Falls in Our Lap

Sept. 19, 2022

Sammy Ash (COO of Sam Ash Music) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again for another episode this time diving more into the business side of Sam Ash, going over how the company handled the COVID-19 Pandemic, how the intern…

Sammy Ash [Pt. 1]: The Beatles Changed the Industry Overnight

Sept. 12, 2022

Sammy Ash (COO of Sam Ash Music) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to nerd out on anything and everything guitar. This episode we dive into the world of Sam Ash Music, hearing about Sammy's history with the company, the growth …

David Ellefson: Dave Mustaine is Fighting with Himself (The Truth About Being in Megadeth)

Sept. 5, 2022

David Ellefson (Ex-Megadeth / The Lucid / Ellefson-Soto) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to touch base on the events of the last year, and the truth behind his departure from Megadeth. We dive into some Megadeth history remin…

Dave Fortman [Pt. 2]: Detailing the Production of Evanescence

Aug. 28, 2022

Dave Fortman (Producer / Guitarist ‘Ugly Kid Joe’) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round, discussing the newest release from Ugly Kid Joe, and an exclusive debut music video viewing from The Wilted Souls! In this …

Dave Fortman [Pt. 1]: How to Produce a Multi-Platinum Selling Record

Aug. 21, 2022

Dave Fortman (Producer / Guitarist ‘Ugly Kid Joe’) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to talk about his incredible career as a producer, producing bands like Evanescence, Slipknot, and more. We cover his early influences while g…

Richard Shaw [Pt. 2]: I Am OBSESSED with Songwriting

Aug. 15, 2022

Richard Shaw (Ex-Cradle of Filth / Session Guitarist /Author / Educator) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to Dive deeper into his instructional guitar book, going over the inspiration for writing the book, the proce…