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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jon Donais: Touring with Legends and Legends Never Die

5/12/2021
Ep. 66 Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Living Wreckage) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about how he’s been spending the past concertless year (including starting his new band), what it was like touring with legendary bands and artists like Dimebag Darrell, Zakk Wylde and Iron Maiden, the story behind him joining Anthrax, the importance of injecting personality in guitar solos and more. IG: @jonathanmdonais @livingwreckage @shadowsfallband @anthrax http://www.livingwreckage.com...

Duration:01:03:10

David Abbruzzese w/ Shannon Larkin: Who Needs Drugs When You Have Friends Like These?

5/9/2021
Ep. 65 Welcome to PART 2 of a very special episode of 2020'd with David Abbruzzese (Ex-Pearl Jam) and featuring Shannon Larkin (Godsmack, The Apocalypse Blues Revival) as our first official "Guest Host". This episode is a TRIP... get ready for discussions on interdimensional doors, drawing eyebrows on dogs, platypussies and other completely normal topics. IG: @davidabbruzzese1968 @shannonlarkin_13 - WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: https://lnk.to/yougot2020d FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site:...

Duration:01:20:55

David Abbruzzese w/ GUEST HOST Shannon Larkin: Mushroom Tea and Memories

5/5/2021
Ep. 64 David Abbruzzese (Ex-Pearl Jam) is back once again for PART 1 of a very special episode that also features Shannon Larkin (Godsmack, The Apocalypse Blues Revival) as our first official "Guest Host". Alongside Benny, Siobhán and Cory, Shannon and Dave reminisce about their incredible careers and share some incredible first hand stories about bands and artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Kings X, Ministry, Candlebox and OF COURSE Pearl Jam and Godsmack. The...

Duration:01:02:02

Alex Skolnick: People Thought I Was Crazy

5/2/2021
Ep. 63 Alex Skolnick (Testament / Alex Skolnick Trio / Trans-Siberian Orchestra) is back for round two with Benny, Siobhán and Cory. This episode we dive into how a desire to improvise factored into Alex's transition into the world of Jazz, how some fans reacted rather passionately to his decision and how he got into writing for guitar publications as well as authoring his own book. We also talk a bit more about his contributions to Lost Symphony and hear his thoughts on the project in...

Duration:01:00:40

Alex Skolnick: My Friends Were Going to College and I Was Signing a Record Deal

4/28/2021
Ep. 62 Alex Skolnick (Testament / Alex Skolnick Trio / Trans-Siberian Orchestra) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about his early musical experiences, how he joined the iconic thrash band TESTAMENT before even graduating high school and how his growing fame affected him as an introverted teenager. We also hear about Alex's thoughts on collaborating with former MEGADETH guitarist, Marty Friedman on LOST SYMPOHNY's upcoming release, Chapter III. IG/Twitter: @alexskolnick Check out...

Duration:01:08:28

Mikey Doling: Butt F*cking Naked, D*ck Out in Front of 20,000 People

4/25/2021
Ep. 61 Guitarist Mikey Doling (SNOT / Ex-Soulfly / Channel Zero) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his new project, Woyote, that he started as a result of touring cancellations due to the pandemic. The crew also dive into Mikey's storied career, including founding the band SNOT with the help of GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin, some hilarious and X-rated studio and tour stories featuring the late Lynn Strait, what it was like to have Zakk Wylde open for him and much more. IG/Twitter:...

Duration:01:15:31

Paul Haber: One Slip-up and We're Sued

4/21/2021
Ep. 60 Canadian TV producer and investigative journalist Paul Haber is back for a 2nd hour with Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about the work that goes into producing an in-depth investigative news piece, the story that inadvertently put him up against the mafia, the differences between the United State and Canada in terms of the news media, political beliefs and the ever-divisive topic of universal healthcare. Get the real scoop (the good and the bad) from someone with first-hand...

Duration:01:10:29

Paul Haber: They Didn't Think I Was Going to Survive the Night

4/18/2021
Ep. 59 Canadian TV producer and investigative journalist Paul Haber joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about his career in television, including his time making documentaries for Discovery Channel and his stint in reality TV that nearly cost him his life. Paul also discusses some of the biggest differences between the news media in Canada vs. the U.S. - WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: https://lnk.to/yougot2020d FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: https://2020-d.com/​ Facebook:...

Duration:00:58:31

Doc Coyle: Don't Wait For Permission

4/14/2021
Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves / The Ex-Man Podcast) is back with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his podcast, The Ex-Man Podcast, his reasons for leaving God Forbid, the latest updates from Bad Wolves and how he looks to learn from other bands that have replaced vocalists and more. IG: @doccoyle https://soundtalentmedia.com/shows/the-ex-man - WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: https://lnk.to/yougot2020d FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: https://2020-d.com/​ Facebook: facebook.com/yougot2020d Instagram:...

Duration:01:03:06

Doc Coyle: Making a Fresh Start at 34

4/11/2021
Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves / The Ex-Man Podcast) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about how he's been dealing with the events of the past year, as well as his early musical career, writing for Metalsucks.com and VH1, moving to L.A. to start fresh after leaving his first band, God Forbid, debating outspoken All That Remains' vocalist Phil Labonte and more. IG: @doccoyle https://soundtalentmedia.com/shows/the-ex-man - WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: https://lnk.to/yougot2020d FOLLOW 2020'd:...

Duration:01:02:33

David Ellefson: Learn to Swim with the Sharks

4/7/2021
Grammy-winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is back with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his experience working on Lost Symphony's upcoming release, Chapter III, where he performs on multiple songs alongside former Megadeth bandmate, Marty Friedman. David also discusses studying jazz, working in different recording and writing environments, and how his time in rehab shaped his outlook on life. In addition to playing in one of the biggest metal bands on the planet, David has also...

Duration:01:09:01

David Ellefson: Play Fewer Notes, Make More Money

4/4/2021
Grammy-winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about what got him into music, what it was really like in the early years of Megadeth, how he learned to say "yes" to every opportunity and how that has led him to be involved in so many different ventures. In addition to playing in one of the biggest metal bands on the planet, David has also authored several books (his latest titled "Rock star Hitman"), owns a coffee company (Ellefson Coffee co), a...

Duration:01:06:07

*SPECIAL EDITION* The Apocalypse Blues Revival Takeover!

4/1/2021
Ep. 54 Shannon Larkin (Godsmack, The Apocalypse Blues Revival) and Shane Hall (The Apocalypse Blues Revival) join Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about their brand new video "No One Will Miss Me", share some of the history behind the project and let us know how you can enter to win a car while also supporting the band. We hear about Shane's journey from drum tech to lead vocalist, some tour stories (including the time Shannon almost took a glass bottle to the head on stage) and much more...

Duration:01:37:35

Amy Sciarretto: Is Your Band Ready for a Publicist??

4/1/2021
Ep. 53 Founder and president of Atom Splitter PR Amy Sciarretto is back Benny, Siobhán and Cory to give us a peek behind the public relations curtain and what bands need to know about this underappreciated side of the music industry. Hear her approach to working with bands like STARSET, All That Remains, Slipknot and more. Follow Amy: IG: @retto777 TW: @lrgrrl666 atomsplitterpr.com - WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: https://lnk.to/yougot2020d FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: https://2020-d.com/​...

Duration:01:05:46

Amy Sciarretto: Sometimes You Have to Pivot and Eat Sh*t

3/28/2021
Ep. 52 Founder and president of Atom Splitter PR Amy Sciarretto joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about her entrance into the world of rock and metal from a very young age, what it's like to wrangle artists like Zakk Wylde and Corey Taylor, how she works with radio stations to get bands airplay and much more. Follow Amy: IG: @retto777 TW: @lrgrrl666 atomsplitterpr.com - WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: https://lnk.to/yougot2020d FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: https://2020-d.com/​ Facebook:...

Duration:01:05:09

Paul Lourenco: You're Not Wrong, You're Just an A**hole

3/24/2021
Ep. 51 Lost Symphony drummer Paul Lourenco is back with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about the challenges of marketing and selling art, the motivation behind his own artwork, being robbed at gunpoint while working at a bank, how friction amongst band members can lead to great music and more. Follow Paul on IG: @paullourenco @bloodline_theory @lostsymphony - WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: https://lnk.to/yougot2020d FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: https://2020-d.com/​ Facebook:...

Duration:01:10:57

Paul Lourenco: I've Only Been in 45 or 50 Bands

3/21/2021
Ep. 50 Lost Symphony Drummer Paul Lourenco joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about performing in bands at a young age, being influenced by Prince, his thoughts on when Metallica 'jumped the shark', his writing process for Lost Symphony and more. IG: @paullourenco - WATCH + LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: https://lnk.to/yougot2020d FOLLOW 2020'd: Official Site: https://2020-d.com/​ Facebook: facebook.com/yougot2020d Instagram: instagram.com/yougot2020d Benny Goodman: instagram.com/thebennygoodman/...

Duration:01:01:59

Ulrich Wild: I Learned a Lot from Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul

3/17/2021
Ep. 49 Record producer Ulrich Wild is back with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his time working with artists like Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, Wayne Static, Dethklok, Otep and more. We also hear about how having only one radio station in his area growing up led to some unique influences, his thoughts on what artists need to do to survive in the current climate of the industry and the things he's learned from all of the influential artists he's shared the studio with over the years....

Duration:01:05:59

Ulrich Wild: A Record is a Snapshot in Time (From Pantera to Snoop Dogg)

3/14/2021
Ep. 48 Record producer Ulrich Wild joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about his illustrious career working with acts like Pantera, Alice in Chains, Snoop Dogg and many more. We also hear about Ulrich's introduction into the world of engineering and production as well as his thoughts on how the industry has changed throughout the years. From producing massive budget projects in multi-million dollar studios to mixing music produced in a clients bedroom in his own modest home studio,...

Duration:01:02:37

Alex Boylan: Build a Kingdom While Everyone Else is Sleeping

3/10/2021
Ep. 47 TV host and producer Alex Boylan is back with Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about the many jobs of a producer, the importance of a team having a unified vision, developing shows for networks like CBS and The Travel Channel, what motivates him to continue grinding forward (even in a time when many are sitting back and waiting for the world to return to normal) and much more. https://www.alexboylan.com/ https://www.facebook.com/alexander.boylan/ IG: @boylanalex - WATCH + LISTEN +...

Duration:01:03:38