Episodes

Steve Stevens: My Number One Job Working with Billy Idol

Nov. 28, 2022

Steve Stevens (Guitarist / Billy Idol) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss his Residency in Vegas, a new Billy Idol EP, and Steve Steven's personal number one job when working with Billy Idol. We dive into the current …

Ron DeChant [Pt. 2]: Refining the Starset Trajectory

Nov. 20, 2022

Ron DeChant (Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to discuss the incredible band Rammstein and their massive tour production, the early days of Starset and the drive that Dustin and the band had to make Starset…

Ron DeChant [Pt. 1]: It's Been 10 Years and We're Just Getting Started

Nov. 13, 2022

Ron DeChant (Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to check back in with our friends over at Starset hearing the latest on their acoustic tour, the intense planning that went into making it happen, and how different an ac…

Bob St. John [Pt. 2]: The Mixing Mercenary

Nov. 7, 2022

Bob St. John (Engineer / Mixer / Producer) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to dive back into the world of mixing, this time around hearing about Bob's Introduction to mixing with Pro Tools, his experience working w…

Bob St. John [Pt. 1]: Use the Technology, but Don't Let the Technology Use You

Oct. 31, 2022

Bob St. John (Engineer / Mixer / Producer) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss Bob's incredible career from taking apart electronics at 6, dropping out of college to open his own studio, and working with some of the mo…

Cory Juba [Pt. 2]: Pro Tips for Songwriters

Oct. 24, 2022

Cory Juba (Multi-instrumentalist, Music Producer / Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to jump back into the world of audio engineering as we hear more of Cory's journey getting into music production, some tip…

Cory Juba [Pt. 1]: The Three Pillars of Starset's Sound

Oct. 17, 2022

Cory Juba (Multi-instrumentalist, Music Producer / Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to dive back into the world of Starset going over Cory's Musical upbringing, his hardships, and his decision to pursue music that wou…

Damien Riehl: Copyrighting EVERY Melody Ever...

Oct. 10, 2022

Damien Riehl (Lawyer / Musician / Technologist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss what happens when music meets the courtroom. This episode we dive into the legal side of music, checking out Damien's background and e…

Jonathan Wyner [Pt. 2]: Artificial Intelligence in the Audio World

Oct. 3, 2022

Jonathan Wyner (Mastering Engineer / Educator / Past President of AES) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round as they dive deeper into the world of audio engineering. Jonathan breaks down his experience with the co…

Jonathan Wyner [Pt. 1]: What the Hell is Mastering, Anyway??

Sept. 26, 2022

Jonathan Wyner (Mastering Engineer / Educator / Past President of AES) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to answer the question "what the hell is mastering anyway?" Jonathan breaks down his career in mastering working with some…

Sammy Ash [Pt. 2]: We're Not Interested in World Domination Unless it Falls in Our Lap

Sept. 19, 2022

Sammy Ash (COO of Sam Ash Music) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again for another episode this time diving more into the business side of Sam Ash, going over how the company handled the COVID-19 Pandemic, how the intern…

Sammy Ash [Pt. 1]: The Beatles Changed the Industry Overnight

Sept. 12, 2022

Sammy Ash (COO of Sam Ash Music) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to nerd out on anything and everything guitar. This episode we dive into the world of Sam Ash Music, hearing about Sammy's history with the company, the growth …

David Ellefson: Dave Mustaine is Fighting with Himself (The Truth About Being in Megadeth)

Sept. 5, 2022

David Ellefson (Ex-Megadeth / The Lucid / Ellefson-Soto) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to touch base on the events of the last year, and the truth behind his departure from Megadeth. We dive into some Megadeth history remin…

Dave Fortman [Pt. 2]: Detailing the Production of Evanescence

Aug. 28, 2022

Dave Fortman (Producer / Guitarist ‘Ugly Kid Joe’) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round, discussing the newest release from Ugly Kid Joe, and an exclusive debut music video viewing from The Wilted Souls! In this …

Dave Fortman [Pt. 1]: How to Produce a Multi-Platinum Selling Record

Aug. 21, 2022

Dave Fortman (Producer / Guitarist ‘Ugly Kid Joe’) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to talk about his incredible career as a producer, producing bands like Evanescence, Slipknot, and more. We cover his early influences while g…

Richard Shaw [Pt. 2]: I Am OBSESSED with Songwriting

Aug. 15, 2022

Richard Shaw (Ex-Cradle of Filth / Session Guitarist /Author / Educator) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to Dive deeper into his instructional guitar book, going over the inspiration for writing the book, the proce…

Richard Shaw [Pt. 1]: I Never Made a Living Off of Cradle of Filth

Aug. 8, 2022

Richard Shaw (Ex-Cradle of Filth / Session Guitarist /Author / Educator) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as we check back in with the original British ambassador going over his latest break from Cradle of Filth, where he's go…

Kishi Bashi: Getting Away from Toxic Masculinity in Music

July 31, 2022

Kishi Bashi (Singer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Songwriter) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to dive into Kishi's first bands, how he decided to get away from toxic masculinity in music, his experience going solo and everythin…

Jim Wysocki [Pt. 2] - Les Paul vs. Eddie Van Halen

July 24, 2022

Jim Wysocki (Presenter of Les Paul: From Start to Finish) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round of Les Paul. This episode we dive into even more incredible Les Paul stories including stars like Eddie Van Halen, Ji…

Jim Wysocki [ Pt. 1]: The Deal I Made with Les Paul

July 18, 2022

Jim Wysocki (Mayor of Mahwah NJ / firefighter / keeper of Les Paul’s Legacy) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for an episode all about Les Paul. We learn about Jim's interests and background growing up as well as the unlikely …

Steve Wood [Pt. 2]: Breaking a Band in 2022

July 11, 2022

Steve Wood (Senior Manager / Shelter Music Group) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as we continue our yearly check-in with our British Ambassador. In this episode, we dive into how Steve connected with YouTube star Rick Beato,…

Steve Wood [Pt.1]: Tour Managing Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Marty Friedman and More

July 4, 2022

Steve Wood (Senior Manager / Shelter Music Group) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as we check back in with our British Ambassador, diving into the world of managing artists post-covid and how the industry has changed. As alwa…

Keith Wallen [Pt. 2]: How’s It Feel to Open... For Yourself?

June 27, 2022

Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin / Ex-Adelitas Way / Solo Artist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to dive into more tour stories, songwriting tips, and more Breaking Benjamin. Keith tells us how he came across getti…

Keith Wallen [Pt. 1]: I Wanna Be an Escape from the Negativity

June 20, 2022

Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin / Ex-Adelitas Way / Solo Artist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as they dive into Keith's life journey through multiple bands, a solo career, and all the space in-between. We get an in-depth l…