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So, you had big plans for this year, huh? Well my friend, you got 2020'd! Fortunately for you, so did everyone else including Benny, Siobhán, and Cory from the band Lost Symphony. But instead of binge watching the Tiger King, this trio decided to create a Podcast to provide a vehicle for their pent-up creativity. They called up some of their most interesting and successful friends who include recording artists, touring musicians, music industry experts, TV personalities, even a billionaire, and asked these friends to give us their take on current events as well as to share some of their wildest entertainment memories. The result? A series of no-holds-barred discussions chocked with insider information. 2020'd explores the various paths that lead their highly successful guests to their unique lifestyles and prominence in the entertainment industry. Paramount in the podcasts is a healthy serving of rock n' roll war stories that give you a peek behind-the-curtain of the entertainment industry.

So, you had big plans for this year, huh? Well my friend, you got 2020'd! Fortunately for you, so did everyone else including Benny, Siobhán, and Cory from the band Lost Symphony. But instead of binge watching the Tiger King, this trio decided to create a Podcast to provide a vehicle for their pent-up creativity. They called up some of their most interesting and successful friends who include recording artists, touring musicians, music industry experts, TV personalities, even a billionaire, and asked these friends to give us their take on current events as well as to share some of their wildest entertainment memories. The result? A series of no-holds-barred discussions chocked with insider information. 2020'd explores the various paths that lead their highly successful guests to their unique lifestyles and prominence in the entertainment industry. Paramount in the podcasts is a healthy serving of rock n' roll war stories that give you a peek behind-the-curtain of the entertainment industry.

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United States

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So, you had big plans for this year, huh? Well my friend, you got 2020'd! Fortunately for you, so did everyone else including Benny, Siobhán, and Cory from the band Lost Symphony. But instead of binge watching the Tiger King, this trio decided to create a Podcast to provide a vehicle for their pent-up creativity. They called up some of their most interesting and successful friends who include recording artists, touring musicians, music industry experts, TV personalities, even a billionaire, and asked these friends to give us their take on current events as well as to share some of their wildest entertainment memories. The result? A series of no-holds-barred discussions chocked with insider information. 2020'd explores the various paths that lead their highly successful guests to their unique lifestyles and prominence in the entertainment industry. Paramount in the podcasts is a healthy serving of rock n' roll war stories that give you a peek behind-the-curtain of the entertainment industry.

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English


Episodes

Nuno Bettencourt: We're Gonna Get Cancelled

10/24/2021
Nuno Bettencourt (Guitarist of Extreme, Singer-Songwriter, and Record Producer) Joins Benny, Siobhan, and Cory to talk the full story of his path to stardom. From coming to the U.S. as the youngest of 10, being poor and experiencing discrimination, to singing Queen to Brian May and hundreds of thousands of screaming fans. Nuno brings us the personal, raw story of his journey with Extreme, fit with the bully revenge story we've all dreamed about. The complete package. You DON'T want to miss...

Duration:01:14:25

Jim Foster: Who Cares If You Suck As Long As You Look Cool Doing It?

10/17/2021
Benny, Siobhán, and Cory are joined once again by Jim Foster (Producer / Director at Red 13 Creative) to dive deeper into the crazy stories that come with being a Creative Director. Meatballs for Tommy Lee, Fish Surgery, and an inside perspective on working with successful bands like Godsmack is just a taste of this weeks episode of 2020'd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:22

Jim Foster: Every Minute Matters

10/10/2021
Ep. 106 Jim Foster (Producer / Director at Red 13 Creative) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his early career in music that ultimately lead to him founding Red 13 Studios. From working with legends like Howard Benson and Nuno Bettencourt to producing content for Godsmack, Alice in Chains, Daughtry and more, Jim has seen and done it all.... he has even learned how to tolerate Benny while working on The Neurotic Guitarist. IG: @jim_foster_director www.facebook.com/JimFosterDirector/...

Duration:01:02:33

Amit Sharma: I Hope You're F*cking Listening!

10/3/2021
Ep. 105 Amit Sharma (Rock journalist for publications like Guitar World, Total Guitar and Kerrang!) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about the current state of print media and its relationship to online publications, why it’s OK to meet your heroes, his interviews with Mark Tremonti, working with Dave Mustaine, playing with the Sex Pistols, hearing the unreleased Extreme Record, his foray into acting and landing a role in one of the biggest shows of all time, and more....

Duration:01:08:39

Amit Sharma: I Eat Scales for Breakfast

9/26/2021
Ep. 104 Amit Sharma (Rock journalist for publications like Guitar World, Total Guitar and Kerrang!) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his career as a journalist writing articles on some of rock’s biggest acts. We hear about Zakk Wylde’s favorite (and somewhat overused) analogy, Slash’s artistic gift to Amit, Paul Gilbert’s technique tips, Yngwie Malmsteen REAL personality, why some of the best musicians are control freaks, Steven Tyler’s ability to, uh, “multitask” at a party and...

Duration:01:02:41

Doc Coyle: Addicted to Being Wrong

9/19/2021
Ep. 103 Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, The Ex-Man Podcast) is back once again for PART 2 of his 2nd appearance with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. This episode we talk about how Doc manages his time and multiple projects, his thoughts on gun control, why there is NOT three sides to every story, edgy comedians, free speech, what he's learned from his podcast guests and more. IG: @doccoyle Check out Bad Wolves new single, "Lifeline" out now! https://youtu.be/WBYNG4NW6m4 Pre-order the new record, Dear...

Duration:01:02:13

Doc Coyle: I Will Never Let the Music Industry Hold Me Hostage

9/15/2021
Ep. 102 Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, The Ex-Man Podcast) is back once again to talk with Benny, Siobhán and Cory… and boy, there is a lot to talk about…. Doc takes us behind the scenes of the very public drama between Bad Wolves and their former singer, Tommy Vext. From physical assaults, illegal music leaks and accusations of theft, Doc breaks down what’s really going on and how he’s dealing with the situation personally and professionally. We also hear about how new Bad Wolves front man Daniel...

Duration:01:05:36

Jimi Bell: Writing Black Sabbath's "Master of Insanity"

9/12/2021
Ep. 101 Guitarist Jimi Bell (Autograph, House of Lords, Lost Symphony) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhan and Cory to talk about what life has been like since joining Autograph, his first time realizing he wanted to be a performer, his early career, touring with JOAN JETT, being in the movie "Light of Day" with Michael J. Fox, auditioning for OZZY OSBOURNE against ZAKK WYLDE, writing music with GEEZER BUTLER that would wind up being recorded by BLACK SABBATH and more. Instagram:...

Duration:01:05:33

Jimi Bell: When I Play Guitar, I Go For the Jugular

9/8/2021
Ep. 100 Guitarist Jimi Bell (Autograph, House of Lords, Lost Symphony) joins Benny, Siobhan and Cory to talk about his time working in the studio on the Lost Symphony records, his introduction to musical performance and how he developed his unique playing style, the first time he heard Eddie Van Halen’s tapping technique, joining Autograph and more. https://www.facebook.com/jimibellmusic https://www.jimibell.com/ Autographband.com - WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: https://lnk.to/yougot2020d...

Duration:01:06:20

Satchel: I F*cking Destroyed Ronnie James Dio in Ms. Pac-Man

9/5/2021
Ep. 99 Guitarist Satchel (Steel Panther) returns to the show for his 2nd round of shows with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. In PART 2 we talk about STEEL PANTHER’s evolution from residency cover band to international touring original act, Satchel’s proudest moment as an entertainer, his experience smoking pot with PANTERA, beating RONNIE JAMES DIO in Ms. Pac-man, his thoughts on DAVID LEE ROTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN & VINCE NEIL, his top 5 favorite metal singers and more. https://steelpantherrocks.com/...

Duration:00:51:35

Satchel: We Didn't Want Lexxi Foxx to Leave Steel Panther

9/1/2021
Ep. 98 Guitarist Satchel (Steel Panther) returns to the show for his 2nd round of shows with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. In PART 1 we talk about the elephant in the room, Lexxi Foxx leaving STEEL PANTHER, the search for his replacement and what the band is looking for in a potential member. We also talk about Satchel’s relationship tips, whether or not OZZY OSBOURNE should still be touring, social distancing at shows, his views on censorship, his comedic influences and more....

Duration:01:09:21

Mariko: Performing Prince Music with Madonna on National TV

8/29/2021
Ep. 97 Cellist Mariko (performed with Madonna, Starset, Cirque du Soleil and more) is back with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about the best places to visit when traveling to Japan, how she ended up touring with STARSET because of a Facebook post, the differences between performing with a touring act and a residency show, her time performing with MADONNA at the Billboard Music Awards, her writing process for her solo records and more. Mariko performing with Madonna:...

Duration:01:04:16

Mariko: Bringing Classical Influence to Rock and Pop Music

8/25/2021
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 hear about her move to the United States without even knowing English, the pressure of performing an unaccompanied solo during her first world tour, her 1st introductions to American rock music, how she decided to stand out as a performer, how popular MARTY FRIEDMAN...

Duration:01:04:04

Matt Bachand: The Reality of Money and Music

8/22/2021
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 was never paid for, the best advice he ever got from ZAKK WYLDE, his record setting noise complaint and more. http://www.livingwreckage.com/ http://shadowsfall.co/ - WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: https://lnk.to/yougot2020d FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: https://2020-d.com/​...

Duration:01:05:16

Matt Bachand: Playing 80's KISS with Joey Jordison

8/18/2021
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 fun of touring with Dimebag Darrell (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN, his impromptu KISS tribute band featuring Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), touring with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, the turning point in SHADOWS FALL’s success and more. http://www.livingwreckage.com/ http://shadowsfall.co/ -...

Duration:01:00:35

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

8/15/2021
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) to the program as an impromptu special guest. Dustin and Steve share some high-level marketing ideas and we hear the theory behind Starset's branding and live show. We discuss Dustin's writing process, the band's most "Spinal Tap" moment on stage, Steve's perspective on...

Duration:01:07:03

Steve Wood: Chocolate Chip Cookies with Gene Simmons

8/11/2021
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 rock and roll tour stories from his illustrious career working with some of the biggest artists of all time. We talk about the current challenges of booking national tours, how TOM PETTY was originally viewed as "American Punk" in the UK, how labels operate in the current...

Duration:01:01:04

John Garabedian: The Guy with the Gold Makes the Rules

8/8/2021
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 grow an idea like The Open House Party into such a huge cultural phenomenon, how John was able to raise 10 million dollars, the growing trend of established artists being featured on unknown artist’s songs, John’s airplane collection, Aliens, Vanilla Ice and more...

Duration:01:03:23

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

8/4/2021
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 music diverged from a monoculture into the endless styles and niche genres we see today, the role John played in breaking AEROSMITH, the difference in perspective of radio professionals vs. musicians when it comes to hit songs, the next wave of up ad coming pop stars, how...

Duration:01:06:23

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

8/1/2021
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 hear just how influential Shannon's drumming style and performance has been, Mikey's newest record and upcoming performances, what life was like at the peak of Snot's popularity when the band all shared a house together, Shannon's experience playing with Ozzy Osbourne...

Duration:00:50:18