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2020'd

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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

Matthew LaPierre: That Time I Almost Strangled Benny

6/13/2021
Ep. 75 Guitarist Matthew LaPierre (Three Years Gone, Lost Symphony) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his experience with music from a young age, his thoughts on music school, touring with a gospel music group, building guitars (and some unfortunate legal issues that caused), what it was like to work with one of his biggest inspirations, Oli Herbert, on multiple Lost Symphony albums and more. Personal Instagram: @matthewlapierre Three Years Gone: @threeyearsgone...

Duration:01:03:17

Elizabeth Zharoff: No Part of My Brain Said "Maybe I SHOULDN'T Do This"

6/9/2021
Ep. 74 Elizabeth Zharoff (The Charismatic Voice) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhán and Cory for a deeper dive into what it REALLY takes to build and maintain a successful online community. From the challenges one might face as your business/brand grows, to the importance of investing in yourself along the way, this episode if loaded with some serious knowledge bombs that you won't hear anywhere else. https://www.instagram.com/thecharismaticvoice/...

Duration:01:03:05

Elizabeth Zharoff (The Charismatic Voice): The Bob Ross of Metal Music

6/6/2021
Elizabeth Zharoff (The Charismatic Voice) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to discuss her musical upbringing, formal training and how her professional career as an opera singer and vocal coach has led her to create and build a successful YouTube channel. We hear about how gaming has influenced her work, how she works to maintain a dedicated online community, the importance of listening to that community and more. https://www.instagram.com/thecharismaticvoice/...

Duration:01:03:39

Jason Lekberg: Believing in Yourself to a FRIGHTENING Degree

6/2/2021
Marketing guru Jason Lekberg (Lekberg Enterprises, Nefariant) is back for part 2 of his 2nd round of shows with Benny, Siobhán and Cory and this time talk about his newest band, Nefariant. We touch on the formation of the band, the sonic goals, the writing process and beginning to navigate the world of live shows again. We also talk about how artists balance their own vision with that of producers and 3rd party songwriters in the modern music industry. IG: @lekmyballzberg @nefariant - WATCH...

Duration:01:03:53

Jason Lekberg: Heavy Metal Dinosaurs

5/30/2021
Ep. 71 Marketing guru Jason Lekberg (Lekberg Enterprises, Nefariant) is back for part 1 of his 2nd round of shows with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to discuss the current state of the music industry, how some bands have capitalized on the events of the past year, how many successful bands and artists still rely on alternate forms of income, the real scoop on NFTs and more. IG: @lekmyballzberg @nefariant Adam D on Price is Right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EKOMk_0Qbo - WATCH + LISTEN +...

Duration:01:06:49

Burton Roberts: We Were Ahead of Our Time and People Thought We Were Crazy

5/26/2021
Ep. 70 Television producer, entrepreneur and former Survivor contestant Burton Roberts joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory to talk about his serendipitous entry into the world of television and how it led to pioneering an entire new approach to producing content. Burton talks about his background in the tech world, the importance of have a business partner when times get tough, how to deal with rejection, what aspiring producers need to know before attempting to pitch their first show and more....

Duration:01:17:38

Steve Wood: Dinner with George Harrison

5/23/2021
Ep. 69 Steve Wood (Shelter Music Group) is back for PART 2 with Benny, Siobhán and Cory to share even more epic stories from is illustrious career tour managing some of the biggest rock acts of all time. We hear the 1st hand details surrounding Kim Thayil's (SOUNDGARDEN) arrest on assault charges, what really when down the night the SOUNDGARDEN broke up, what it's like to have dinner with an actual member of THE BEATLES, how touring has changes over past several decades, and more stories...

Duration:01:08:19

Steve Wood: I Liked the Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll... Just Not the Working Part

5/19/2021
Ep. 68 Steve Wood (Shelter Music Group) joins Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about his early years and how stumbled into a career in the music industry. - 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/ Siobhán Cronin: instagram.com/siobhan_violin/ Cory Paza: instagram.com/corypaza/ Check out lostsymphony,com Learn...

Duration:01:05:02

Jon Donais: I'm Sitting on 7 or 8 Years of Riffs

5/16/2021
Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall, Living Wreckage) is back for another hour with Benny, Siobhán and Cory and talks about working with Lost Symphony (including sharing shred duties on a song with his former guitar teacher, Jimi Bell), how time off in 2020 allowed him to form a new band and get years of back-logged riffs developed into songs, why Shadow's Fall is unlikely to reunite anytime soon and more. Watch Jon perform "A Murder of Crows" with Lost Symphony: https://youtu.be/lCu60CteBC8...

Duration:01:03:36

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