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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 wedding band and reimagining some of our favorite songs. We get an insider loo…

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Chris Caffery breaks down why he always tends to gravitate towards rhythm guitar playing. Growing up with a drummer as an older brother, locking in with the beat always gave Chris the best rush. Are you a rhythm player or a lead player? Are both equally important? Let us know down in the comments!

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Chris Caffery takes us back to working in the Studio with Paul O'Neill, and just knowing there was a hit on that record. What's your best experience working in the studio? Let us know in the comments! Don't forget to check out the full episode below at 2020-d.com!

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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 performing on America's Got Talent with Rock of Ages. All this and more tune in wit…

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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 guitar playing style, and trying different instruments, to his songwriting pr…

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There is a lot of great thrash metal bands out there, Gary Holt is proud people consider Exodus as one of the founding fathers of thrash metal, but why stop there? Why just be known as the guy who started it? In Gary's words "I want to be one of the fuckers who finished it!" Love this energy? There…

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Gary Holt breaks down some of Exodus' early influences and how standing on the backs of giants helped them become the incredible band that they are. What were some of your biggest influences? Let us know in the comments below!

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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 at 15, to fighting his way into Savatage, as well as what it's like opening…

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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 upcoming tours as well as some crazy stories from past tours. We get a look into …

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First impressions are everything, and Cody Ash gave the ultimate first impression to producer Joey Moi of Big Loud. Check it out now and tell us your crazy first impression stories down below!

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What really makes a pro drummer? A pro musician? Knowing your place in the music. Everyone has a role to play in a band and sometimes knowing you're not the star, makes you the star. Take it from Cody Ash, he breaks it down right here what truly makes a musician next level. Totally agree? Totally …

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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 six months of guitar playing, having learned his first licks and chords fro…

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Cody Ash (Drummer / Sylar / Jelly Roll) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round where we dive into playing with Jelly Roll, how Cody met the him and eventually got the call to be his drummer. We take a look at some of Cody's favorite bands, his incredible mullet, his school years, and mana…

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What's the difference between writing a score for a Movie and a Video Game? Who better to know than Shota Nakama of the famous Video Game Orchestra! Check out his take on the differences and let us know your favorite movie or video soundtrack below!

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No one knew we needed the iPhone until Steve Jobs gave it to us. No one knew we needed Shota Nakama's Video Game Orchestra until it rocked our ears years later. Genius can often be confused with crazy. If you have a vision you believe in, you don't stop pushing until it's a reality. Have you ever h…

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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 joining Sylar, how college taught him how to be a pro drummer, and how he make…

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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 making a band and orchestra work together. We get Shota's take on the differe…

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No one can plan when Inspiration strikes, this goes for anything from a picture to a song. You just don't know when that magic is gonna hit you... but boy don't it feel good when it does. Have you ever had a magic moment like that? Let us know in the comments below!

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The writing process is different for everyone, but most people can agree that you should write about the things you feel strongly about. Alex Skolnick says it's a lot like tweeting! You're gonna hear what he's got to say, whether you like it, or not. Do you agree? Tell us your writing process down …

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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 booking Symphony Hall and writing with the legendary Jason Becker. We get a lo…

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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, Scorpions, and Prince, along with further insight into Alex's writing pro…

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Is the Danger of Rock and Roll gone? Kevin Martin of Candlebox certainly thinks so. Rock and Roll should challenge our ideas, piss people off, and in a world with so many vanilla ice cream bands, Kevin asks "Where is the Neapolitan?". Take a listen for yourself and get 2020'd!

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Think singing in front of 300,000 people is nerve racking... Imagine how Kevin Martin of Candlebox felt on the Metallica tour. Kevin lets us in on how he found his footing as a Frontman while on tour with Metallica. Check it out and get 2020'd!

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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 tour. We tackle big questions like what makes music controversial, how an a…

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