Episodes

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…

Gene Joly: You Wanna Go Places? Work Your Ass Off

Nov. 28, 2021

Gene Joly (Former President - Musician's Friend, Former Sr. VP - QSC) is back with Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to give us more insider industry answers to the big questions, such as the importance of the Ukulele, how artists dr…

Gene Joly: Without The Beatles, There Would Be No Guitar Center

Nov. 21, 2021

Gene Joly (Former President - Musician's Friend, Former Sr. VP - QSC) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to let us in on the insider perspective of managing iconic brands like Guitar Center, Musician's Friend, QSC and E. U. Wurl…

Myles Kennedy: The Differences in Performing with Slash and Mark Tremonti

Nov. 14, 2021

Myles Kennedy is back for round two with Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for a brand new episode of 2020'd. We dive back into the conversation going over the differences in performing with Slash and Mark Tremonti, making mistakes o…

Myles Kennedy: When You Get Out of Your Own Way, That's Where the Magic Is

Nov. 7, 2021

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge / Slash / Solo Artist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for a brand new episode of 2020'd to talk about everything from his first musical memories, hearing Eruption for the first time, discovering h…

Nuno Bettencourt: Music Has No Place In the Record Business

Oct. 31, 2021

Nuno Bettencourt (Guitarist of Extreme, Singer-Songwriter, and Record Producer) Joins Benny, Siobhan, and Cory for another episode chock full of crazy stories like getting the Ozzy gig, dealing with band breakups, and fights…

Nuno Bettencourt: We're Gonna Get Cancelled

Oct. 25, 2021

In this episode of 2020'd Ben, Cory, and Siobhan sit down with the one and only Nuno Bettencourt to discuss life as a Rockstar, his journey to stardom, and everything in between. You DON'T want to miss this one. Learn more a…

Jim Foster: Who Cares If You Suck As Long As You Look Cool Doing It?

Oct. 17, 2021

Benny, Siobhán, and Cory are joined once again by Jim Foster (Producer / Director at Red 13 Creative) to dive deeper into the crazy stories that come with being a Creative Director. Meatballs for Tommy Lee, Fish Surgery, and…

Jim Foster: Every Minute Matters

Oct. 11, 2021

Ep. 106 Jim Foster (Producer / Director at Red 13 Creative) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his early career in music that ultimately lead to him founding Red 13 Studios. From working with legends like Howard Ben…

Amit Sharma: I Hope You're F*cking Listening!

Oct. 3, 2021

Ep. 105 Amit Sharma (Rock journalist for publications like Guitar World, Total Guitar and Kerrang!) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about the current state of print media and its relationship to onlin…

Amit Sharma: I Eat Scales for Breakfast

Sept. 26, 2021

Ep. 104 Amit Sharma (Rock journalist for publications like Guitar World, Total Guitar and Kerrang!) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his career as a journalist writing articles on some of rock’s biggest acts. We h…

Doc Coyle: Addicted to Being Wrong

Sept. 20, 2021

Ep. 103 Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, The Ex-Man Podcast) is back once again for PART 2 of his 2nd appearance with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. This episode we talk about how Doc manages his time and multiple projects, his thoughts on …

Doc Coyle: I Will Never Let the Music Industry Hold Me Hostage

Sept. 15, 2021

Ep. 102 Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, The Ex-Man Podcast) is back once again to talk with Benny, Siobhán and Cory… and boy, there is a lot to talk about…. Doc takes us behind the scenes of the very public drama between Bad Wolves a…

Jimi Bell: Writing Black Sabbath's "Master of Insanity"

Sept. 12, 2021

Ep. 101 Guitarist Jimi Bell (Autograph, House of Lords, Lost Symphony) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhan and Cory to talk about what life has been like since joining Autograph, his first time realizing he wanted to be a…

Jimi Bell: When I Play Guitar, I Go For the Jugular

Sept. 9, 2021

Ep. 100 Guitarist Jimi Bell (Autograph, House of Lords, Lost Symphony) joins Benny, Siobhan and Cory to talk about his time working in the studio on the Lost Symphony records, his introduction to musical performance and how …

Satchel: I F*cking Destroyed Ronnie James Dio in Ms. Pac-Man

Sept. 5, 2021

Ep. 99 Guitarist Satchel (Steel Panther) returns to the show for his 2nd round of shows with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. In PART 2 we talk about STEEL PANTHER’s evolution from residency cover band to international touring origi…

Satchel: We Didn't Want Lexxi Foxx to Leave Steel Panther

Sept. 1, 2021

Ep. 98 Guitarist Satchel (Steel Panther) returns to the show for his 2nd round of shows with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. In PART 1 we talk about the elephant in the room, Lexxi Foxx leaving STEEL PANTHER, the search for his rep…

Mariko: Performing Prince Music with Madonna on National TV

Aug. 30, 2021

Ep. 97 Cellist Mariko (performed with Madonna, Starset, Cirque du Soleil and more) is back with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about the best places to visit when traveling to Japan, how she ended up touring with STARSET be…