Episodes

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…

Richard Shaw [Pt. 1]: I Never Made a Living Off of Cradle of Filth

Aug. 8, 2022

Richard Shaw (Ex-Cradle of Filth / Session Guitarist /Author / Educator) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as we check back in with the original British ambassador going over his latest break from Cradle of Filth, where he's go…

Kishi Bashi: Getting Away from Toxic Masculinity in Music

July 31, 2022

Kishi Bashi (Singer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Songwriter) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to dive into Kishi's first bands, how he decided to get away from toxic masculinity in music, his experience going solo and everythin…

Jim Wysocki [Pt. 2] - Les Paul vs. Eddie Van Halen

July 24, 2022

Jim Wysocki (Presenter of Les Paul: From Start to Finish) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round of Les Paul. This episode we dive into even more incredible Les Paul stories including stars like Eddie Van Halen, Ji…

Jim Wysocki [ Pt. 1]: The Deal I Made with Les Paul

July 18, 2022

Jim Wysocki (Mayor of Mahwah NJ / firefighter / keeper of Les Paul’s Legacy) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for an episode all about Les Paul. We learn about Jim's interests and background growing up as well as the unlikely …

Steve Wood [Pt. 2]: Breaking a Band in 2022

July 11, 2022

Steve Wood (Senior Manager / Shelter Music Group) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as we continue our yearly check-in with our British Ambassador. In this episode, we dive into how Steve connected with YouTube star Rick Beato,…

Steve Wood [Pt.1]: Tour Managing Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Marty Friedman and More

July 4, 2022

Steve Wood (Senior Manager / Shelter Music Group) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as we check back in with our British Ambassador, diving into the world of managing artists post-covid and how the industry has changed. As alwa…

Keith Wallen [Pt. 2]: How’s It Feel to Open... For Yourself?

June 27, 2022

Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin / Ex-Adelitas Way / Solo Artist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to dive into more tour stories, songwriting tips, and more Breaking Benjamin. Keith tells us how he came across getti…

Keith Wallen [Pt. 1]: I Wanna Be an Escape from the Negativity

June 20, 2022

Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin / Ex-Adelitas Way / Solo Artist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as they dive into Keith's life journey through multiple bands, a solo career, and all the space in-between. We get an in-depth l…

Brock Richards: STARSET Tour Update

June 13, 2022

Brock Richards (Starset / Live My Last) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as we check in with Starset on tour with seether and Breaking Benjamin. We get a look into Brock's life on tour including bus breakdowns and competition …

Corey Lowery [Pt. 2]: I'm Gonna Make Something Happen, Period

June 6, 2022

Corey Lowery (Seether / Stereomud / Stuck Mojo) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again diving this time into Corey's experience with seether from his very natural induction into the band to what it's like playing live on …

Corey Lowery [Pt. 1]: Rock without the Rebellion Is Just Notes

May 29, 2022

Corey Lowery (Seether / Stereomud / Stuck Mojo) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as they dive into everything from Corey's early life learning to play and perform with his father to his long journey forming bands and touring t…

Paul Lourenco [Pt. 2]: You Don't Need to Snap It to the Grid, You Need to Go Practice

May 22, 2022

Paul Lourenco (Lost Symphony / Bloodline Theory) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again for another round of Paul's pet peeves including singers changing up setlists, and canned drum beats. This week we jump into Paul's p…

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

May 16, 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]: I Miss the Chaos

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…

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 take a look back at the origins of Trans-Siberian Orchestra . Chris takes us through his long career; from playing bars …

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…