Jan. 17, 2022
Toad The Wet Sprocket didn't set out to write mainstream hits, but the undeniable single "All I Want" put the band on the map in 1992. In this episode, singer and guitarist Glen Phillips details the writing, recording, and r…
Jan. 10, 2022
Eric Bazilian's passion for the art of songwriting not only helped launch The Hooters to massive heights, but also put him on the map as a songwriter and producer for an array of other artists. In this episode, Eric discusse…
Jan. 6, 2022
Less Than Jake trombonist Buddy Schaub discusses the path that led him to where he is today, from his earliest musical memories to the highlights of his long and illustrious career.
Jan. 3, 2022
The recently re-released single "Doomsday" is a raw and deeply personal Speedy Ortiz track. In this episode, singer and guitarist Sadie Dupuis details the unique writing process behind this emotional song.
Dec. 27, 2021
The heartfelt single "Hey There Delilah" has stood the test of time, not only because of it's relatable lyrics, but also due to the undeniable melodies that transcend language. In this episode, Plain White T's singer and gui…
Dec. 20, 2021
In an extra special holiday episode, Chris sits down with his childhood idol Dee Snider to discuss the writing, recording, release, and legacy of Twister Sister’s iconic 1984 smash hit single, “We’re Not Gonna Take It”.
Dec. 13, 2021
The dark and unique sound of "December Is For Cynics" sets it apart from what listeners may usually expect from a holiday song. In this episode, vocalist and guitarist Shawn Harris details the story behind this adventurous a…
Dec. 6, 2021
Seether have been a staple of rock radio for the past few decades, and the 2005 single "Remedy" was the South African band's first song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock chart. In this episode, vocalist and guit…
Nov. 29, 2021
Des Rocs doesn't follow the conventional methods of songwriting or recording, which is evident in his genre-bending single "MMC". In this episode, this NYC based artist breaks down the inspiration and writing process behind …
Nov. 22, 2021
Saves The Day's Chris Conley has a decades-long legacy of unique lyrics and undeniable melodies. In this episode, he breaks down the every aspect of the 2001 single "At Your Funeral", the first track on the band's beloved a…
Nov. 18, 2021
In the debut episode of our new podcast game show Defeat DeMakes, Chris takes on challenger Justin Hiltz in a battle of music trivia knowledge. Does Justin have what it takes? Take a listen to find out.
Nov. 15, 2021
Stryper was the first Christian heavy metal band to gain acceptance in the mainstream, and it was their 1986 platinum-selling album "To Hell With The Devil" that launched them to the heavens. In this episode, singer and guit…
Nov. 8, 2021
Winger bassist and lead vocalist Kip Winger discusses the 1989 hit single "Headed For A Heartbreak", a Lydian mode masterpiece that didn't follow the rules of popular song structure.
Nov. 1, 2021
From child actor to superhero lead singer to award-winning television producer, the story of Christian Jacobs is beyond fascinating. Christian not only shares his journey, but also the story behind the 1997 single from The A…
Oct. 28, 2021
Please enjoy this sneak preview of The After Party Halloween episode. If you're a member of the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast, you can hear the whole thing now. If you're not, you can sign up at ChrisDeMakes.com. N…
Oct. 25, 2021
Ice Nine Kills vocalist and horror movie aficionado Spencer Charnas discusses the writing, recording, and release of the 2018 single "The American Nightmare".
Oct. 21, 2021
Chris DeMakes A Podcast producer Chris Fafalios takes a quick look back on some noteworthy albums that are celebrating 25 year anniversaries in 2021.
Oct. 18, 2021
Death metal pioneers Obituary released their landmark debut album "Slowly We Rot" in 1989. In this episode, drummer Donald Tardy and vocalist John Tardy discuss the writing, recording, and release of the album's classic titl…
Oct. 11, 2021
Direct from the crypt, Mummy Cass details the writing, recording, and release of the 2008 Here Come The Mummies single "Pants".
Oct. 7, 2021
Sneak preview of the upcoming episode of The After Party, in which Chris and Chris do a track-by-track look back on Green Day's classic 1994 album "Dookie". This entire episode will be released on October 11th, 2021, to all …