March 22, 2021

Jim Florentine

Jim Florentine

This week we turn things up to 11 as comedian, TV personality, and all around metalhead, Jim Florentine joins the show. We start off talking about his comedy career, and how he's been able to find solace in the downtime Covid-19 has brought to his touring schedule. Jim takes us back to his beginnings as a radio host, to his prank phone call album, and how that ultimately led to him landing a gig with the king of radio, Howard Stern.

We talk all things music - from Jim's personal favorites, to what his son listens to in the car. This leads us into a discussion about post-pandemic concerts, and the economics behind lower capacity shows with higher ticket prices. We get into the difference between bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Slayer who take completely different approaches to writing albums. Jim also shares a few of his favorite personal stories about his times with Dimebag Darrell, Vinny Paul, and the guys in Metallica.

Then I ask that question that's on everyone's mind - what's up with That Metal Show? Jim opens up about the guys from the show, if he thinks That Metal Show could work as a podcast, plus plans about a possible TV return of the show. If you're a fan of metal you'll love this episode, because we talk about everything from Rob Halford to Lars' snare. So sit back, crack a cold one, and enjoy another serving of Drinks With Johnny!

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