Episodes

Mariko: Bringing Classical Influence to Rock and Pop Music

Aug. 25, 2021

Ep. 96 Cellist Mariko (performed with Madonna, Starset, Cirque du Soleil and more) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about her impressive musical journey starting in Japan and bringing her to venues around the world. We …

Matt Bachand: The Reality of Money and Music

Aug. 22, 2021

Ep. 95 Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall , Living Wreckage, Act of Defiance) is back with Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about the formation of SHADOWS FALL, the reason the band stopped performing, the three week tour that he wa…

Matt Bachand: Playing 80's KISS with Joey Jordison

Aug. 18, 2021

Ep. 94 Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall , Living Wreckage, Act of Defiance) joind Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about his preference of playing rhythm instruments as opposed to leads, his outlook on songwriting, the backstage …

Dustin Bates w/ GUEST HOST Steve Wood: We'll Self-Manage Until it's Ludicrous Not To

Aug. 15, 2021

Ep. 93 British Ambassador of the show Steve Wood (Senior Manager / Shelter Music Group) is back for another round with Benny, Siobhán and Cory and this time he takes on the role of co-host as we welcome Dustin Bates (Starset…

Steve Wood: Chocolate Chip Cookies with Gene Simmons

Aug. 11, 2021

Ep. 92 One of our favorite guests and British Ambassador of the show Steve Wood (Senior Manager / Shelter Music Group) returns to share his knowledge, his experience and, of course, his endlessly entertaining stockpile of ro…

John Garabedian: The Guy with the Gold Makes the Rules

Aug. 8, 2021

Ep. 91 Legendary radio host and entrepreneur John Garabedian (Open House Party / V66 / Party Liveline) returns to the show for his 2nd round of episodes with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. In PART 2 we talk about what it takes to …

John Garabedian: Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!

Aug. 4, 2021

Ep. 90 Legendary radio host and entrepreneur John Garabedian (Open House Party / V66 / Party Liveline) returns to the show for his 2nd round of episodes with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. In PART 1 of 2, we discuss how popular mu…

Mikey Doling w/ GUEST HOST Shannon Larkin: The Strippers Would Buy Us Groceries

Aug. 1, 2021

Ep. 89 Guitarist Mikey Doling (Snot, Ex-Soulfly, Channel Zero) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhán, Cory and our favorite special guest host, Shannon Larkin (Godsmack, The Apocalypse Blues Revival). In this episode we hea…

Mikey Doling w/ GUEST HOST Shannon Larkin: Meth is Not the Drug For Me

July 28, 2021

Ep. 88 Guitarist Mikey Doling (Snot, Ex-Soulfly, Channel Zero) returns to the show PART 1 of 2 with Benny, Siobhán, Cory and our favorite special guest host, Shannon Larkin (Godsmack, The Apocalypse Blues Revival). In additi…

Ryan Roxie: Ego F*ckery

July 25, 2021

Ep. 87 Ryan Roxie (ALICE COOPER, IN THE TRENCHES Podcast) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhán and Cory and this time the crew dive into backstory of how Ryan connected with and eventually landed the ALICE COOPER gig. Ryan…

Ryan Roxie: Seeing an Alice Cooper Show Is a Generational Right-of-Passage

July 21, 2021

Ep. 86 Guitarist and podcaster Ryan Roxie (ALICE COOPER, In the Trenches with Ryan Roxie) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his early career, learning the hard way that drugs and performing don't always mix, his di…

Maria Ferrero: You Want to Change What People Think of You? Change What You're Doing

July 18, 2021

Ep. 85 Publicist Maria Ferrero (Adrenaline PR) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about her experience and unique perspective on being a woman in the metal music scene, what the industry has been like ov…

Maria Ferrero: Buy Me a One-Way Ticket to Hollywood

July 15, 2021

Ep. 84 Publicist Maria Ferrero (Adrenaline PR) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about how she began her long and storied career in the metal music community. From signing TESTAMENT to Megaforce Records at age 19, to mak…

Mark Tremonti: It Pissed Me Off When They Said 'You're a Guitar Player'... I'm a Songwriter

July 12, 2021

Ep. 83 Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge / Creed / Tremonti) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about his upcoming solo record, gives us some great tips and tricks on finding inspiration while songwriting, f…

Mark Tremonti: I Was Told NOT to Learn Music Theory

July 8, 2021

Ep. 83 Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge / Creed / Tremonti) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about getting his first guitar for $10, how he initially avoided learning music theory, experimenting with different tunings whil…

Richard Shaw: The Moment That Changed the Way I Practice

July 5, 2021

Ep. 81 Richard Shaw (Cradle of Filth) is back again for PART 2 of another round with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. This episode we talk about Richard’s contribution to the latest Lost Symphony single (Take Another Piece), how you…

Richard Shaw: There's No Such Thing as Original Music

July 1, 2021

Ep. 80 Richard Shaw (Cradle of Filth) is back again for another round with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. This time we catch-up with what Richard has been up to the past year or so, including welcoming a new member to his family. …

Brock Richards: I Said "F*ck This" and I Wrote What I Wanted to Write

June 28, 2021

Ep. 79 Brock Richards (Starset / Live My Last) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhán and Cory and this time we dive into some studio gear talk, why you shouldn't cheap out when it comes to musical instruments (especially fo…

Brock Richards: The Path to Starset

June 24, 2021

Ep. 78 Brock Richards (Starset / Live My Last) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory and takes us through his music career from getting his first guitar to touring the world with Starset. We hear his thoughts on writing music, the i…

It's a Miracle These Records Were ACTUALLY Released

June 21, 2021

Ep. 77 Catch up with Benny, Siobhán and Cory as they discuss what's been going on in the world of their band, Lost Symphony, including a look at the production process, what it's been like to work legendary artists (like MAR…

Matthew LaPierre: Getting Punched in the Face On-Stage

June 17, 2021

Ep. 76 Guitarist Matthew LaPierre (Three Years Gone, Lost Symphony) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his new band (Three Years Gone), the perils of performing for drunk people at bars, his backgr…

Matthew LaPierre: That Time I Almost Strangled Benny

June 14, 2021

Ep. 75 Guitarist Matthew LaPierre (Three Years Gone, Lost Symphony) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his experience with music from a young age, his thoughts on music school, touring with a gospel music group, bui…

Elizabeth Zharoff: No Part of My Brain Said "Maybe I SHOULDN'T Do This"

June 10, 2021

Ep. 74 Elizabeth Zharoff (The Charismatic Voice) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhán and Cory for a deeper dive into what it REALLY takes to build and maintain a successful online community. From the challenges one might …

Elizabeth Zharoff (The Charismatic Voice): The Bob Ross of Metal Music

June 7, 2021

Elizabeth Zharoff (The Charismatic Voice) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to discuss her musical upbringing, formal training and how her professional career as an opera singer and vocals coach has lead her to create and build …