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What is it like to be the lead singer of a band? Shane Told, frontman of the critically-acclaimed rock band Silverstein, brings you candid interviews with all of your favorite singers on this podcast. Is it really all sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll? Find out for yourself on Lead Singer Syndrome.

What is it like to be the lead singer of a band? Shane Told, frontman of the critically-acclaimed rock band Silverstein, brings you candid interviews with all of your favorite singers on this podcast. Is it really all sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll? Find out for yourself on Lead Singer Syndrome.
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What is it like to be the lead singer of a band? Shane Told, frontman of the critically-acclaimed rock band Silverstein, brings you candid interviews with all of your favorite singers on this podcast. Is it really all sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll? Find out for yourself on Lead Singer Syndrome.

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Episodes

Scott Sellers (Rufio)

10/23/2019
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Episode 198 - Best known as the lead singer / shredder for SoCal emo-punkers Rufio, Scott Sellers is now a songwriting beast, putting out 4 solo albums in barely over a year. Self producing, self-recording and (sometimes) self-releasing, despite his prolific output the music quality never suffers. Scott and Shane reminisce about the old days of MP3.com, the demise of Rufio, Rufio's first tour ever (Shane was there!) and sort of/not really being labelled a Christian band. Wanna hear an...

Duration:00:58:01

Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred, Terrible Things, Breaking Pangaea)

10/16/2019
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Episode 197 - Ex-Taking Back Sunday guitarist/vocalist and key member during the Louder Now and Where You Want To Be albums Fred Mascherino joins the show! After leaving Taking Back Sunday in 2006, Fred went on to release the critically acclaimed solo album "Bend To Break" under his The Color Fred moniker. After various other projects including Terrible Things with Hot Rod Circuit frontman Andy Jackson, The Color Fred is back with a brand new single! Shane and Fred discuss his time in and...

Duration:01:18:49

Donovan Melero (Hail The Sun, Nova Charisma, Sianvar) returns!

10/10/2019
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Episode 196 - Shane and his good pal Donovan sit in Shane's car shooting the shit while Hail The Sun is on tour in Toronto. The discussion includes how his new band Nova Charisma came about, Donovan's continued sobriety, co-writing with outside people, the demise of Sianvar, writing on a bass guitar (‽), juggling multiple projects and careers - and still not loving police. Looking for some new music? Check out Mascots - a new awesome pop-punk band from Cincinnati, OH! Their new EP "Butterfly...

Duration:01:16:14

Matt McAndrew (SLAVES, "The Voice" finalist)

10/2/2019
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Episode 195 - Matt McAndrew, "The Voice" finalist and now the new lead singer of SLAVES joins the show! It's been a wild ride for Matt, who found himself auditioning and nearly winning Season 7 of "The Voice" before signing a record deal and releasing the hit single "Wasted Love". After meeting Kevin Thrasher of Escape The Fate just a few months prior, Kevin passed his number onto SLAVES, who cold called him FROM THE AIRPORT on their way to Europe after learning their singer Jonny Craig was...

Duration:00:58:48

Anthony Raneri (Bayside) returns!

9/25/2019
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Episode 194 - SURPRISE! NEW BAYSIDE ALBUM! Anthony Raneri frontman of Bayside and Shane's good buddy joins the program to talk about the decision to drop a surprise album (on Oct 6!), his favorite and least favorite Bayside albums, baseball, living in Nashville, and a lot more! Need glasses? Contacts? Check out Eyeconic.com/LSS and use promo code LSS to save 10%! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:50

Matthew "Murph" Murphy (The Wombats, Love Fame Tragedy)

9/18/2019
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Episode 193 - With multiple Platinum and Gold albums in the UK and Australia, and millions of records sold worldwide, The Wombats have become a household name in the Indie-pop world. Matthew Murphy joins the show and discusses moving to LA from Liverpool England, the "Dark Art" of songwriting, recent fatherhood, and his new solo project - Love Fame Tragedy. Do you wear glasses or contacts ? Check out Eyeconic.com/LSS ! They have the best brands/prices/website/service and use promo code LSS...

Duration:00:55:29

Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red) Returns!!!

9/13/2019
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Episode 192 - Jake Luhrs, frontman of Grammy nominated metal heavyweights August Burns Red joins the show! While on tour with Silverstein supporting, Jake and Shane discuss the anniversary tour of their seminal album "Constellations", his faith and writing a book about it, playing bass on stage for the first time, and a lot more! Jake also ranks his favorite (and least favorite) ABR albums. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:23:46

Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red) Returns!

9/13/2019
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Episode 192 - Jake Luhrs, frontman of Grammy nominated metal heavyweights August Burns Red joins the show! While on tour with Silverstein supporting, Jake and Shane discuss the anniversary tour of their seminal album "Constellations", his faith and writing a book about it, playing bass on stage for the first time, and a lot more! Jake also ranks his favorite (and least favorite) ABR albums. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:25:31

Casey Crescenzo (The Dear Hunter, The Receiving End of Sirens)

9/4/2019
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Episode 191 - You requested it and FINALLY here it is! Casey Crescenzo - the mega talented mastermind behind The Dear Hunter and former frontman of cinematic post-hardcore legends The Receiving End of Sirens joins the show! The discussion ranges from Casey's super musical upbringing, the demise of TREOS, his only ever music lesson, and Shane's confusion with the "other" band - Deer Hunter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:12

Dying in Designer

8/28/2019
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Episode 190 - Dying in Designer (Real name: Bobby O'Brien) joins the show fresh off his debut album! One of the hottest names in the "Emo Rap" genre, Bobby and Shane discuss his signing to punk label Hopeless Records, the importance of albums over singles, hitting rock bottom, and the meaning behind the title of his album "Nobody's Happy". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:11

Ace Enders (The Early November, I Can Make A Mess)

8/20/2019
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Episode 189 - The talented and prolific Ace Enders joins the show! A long awaited guest, Shane and Ace talk about the upcoming The Early November album (out Sept 27th), how he was kicked out of one of his early bands, and the ill fated Early November Triple Album - which led to their break up in 2007. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:59

Silent Planet (and Friends!)

8/14/2019
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Episode 188 - Fun episode! Recorded in August Burns Red's dressing room while they're on stage, Shane, Garrett and Thomas talk about worst podcast guests, Travis Barker, being a Christian band (or are they?), and a lot more! Also get ready for random cameos including members of August Burns Red and Silverstein. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:53

Zech Pluister (Sleep On It, Bonfires)

8/6/2019
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Episode 187 - Sleep On It frontman Zech Pluister joins the show! About to release their (stunning) sophomore album on Sept 13, Zech discusses his wild upbringing with 5 brothers and sisters, his journey into the band, adapting to different song writing techniques, and the art of not just writing sad songs. This episode is brought to you by Eyeconic. Shop Eyewear at the best possible prices. Use promo code LSS to save 10% off your entire order today!!!! Go to: Eyeconic.com/LSS #LookEyeconic...

Duration:01:01:15

Daryl Taberski (Snapcase, Vault)

8/1/2019
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Episode 186 - Snapcase's Daryl Taberski, singer of one of Shane's favorite bands ever - and the band that got him into hardcore, joins the show! Snapcase burst out of the Buffalo, NY hardcore scene in the mid 90's and quickly became one of the biggest selling Hardcore bands ever. As Victory Records' flagship band, Snapcase was also one of the first underground hardcore bands to play Warped Tour. In 2002, they disbanded but left an incredible legacy. Shane and Daryl discuss his unique vocal...

Duration:00:56:03

Russ Rankin (Good Riddance, Only Crime)

7/24/2019
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Episode 185 - Russ Rankin, frontman of punk rock legends Good Riddance joins the show! Russ talks about the start of the band, their (awesome) new album written entirely by him, his relationship with Descendents/Black Flag drummer and producer Bill Stevenson, politics (of course), and his new job as a minor hockey scout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:55

Danko Jones

7/16/2019
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Episode 184 - Danko Jones is a busy busy man. Between his prolific career fronting The Danko Jones band, his podcast(s), book release and more, he is constantly putting himself out there. But his personal life and his views on politics have always been a mystery. We talk about that, his amazing career so far, and what's coming next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:34

Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero and the Future Violents)

7/10/2019
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Episode 183 - Frank Iero, guitarist of My Chemical Romance turned lead singer joins the show! Frank and Shane discuss his near fatal accident in Australia sidelining him for over a year, his new album "Barriers" written about it, My Chemical Romance being bigger now than they ever were, Warped Tour memories, and the rumours of MCR's return. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:40

Tiffany

7/2/2019
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Episode 182 - I think we're alone now!! Tiffany, 80's teen idol and pop icon joins the show!! I got the chance to hang out on her bus, share a bottle of wine with her and pick her brain. And wow - what a conversation! We discuss everything from her upbringing that led to her "divorcing" her parents, the amazing longevity of her career, the "gimmicky" TV shows she has done, and the Netflix documentary about her stalker fans. Check out her new album and her re-record of "I Think We're Alone...

Duration:01:02:33

Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw, Head Automatica, Color Film)

6/25/2019
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Episode 181 - Glassjaw's own Daryl Palumbo joins the show! An absolute legend in the Post-hardcore and NYC music scenes, Daryl talks about his upbringing when NYC was dangerous, his perceived "mysteriousness", Glassjaw not being "cool" enough for the indie labels, and stealing his grandparents Sinatra tapes to trade them in for Agnostic Front records. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:31

Nick Diener (The Swellers, Wounded Touch, The Apology Tour)

6/12/2019
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Episode 180 - The Swellers had a hell of a career. An underground skate punk band with a knack for providing the perfect pop-punk hooks at the perfect time - they got signed to Fall Out Boy's Fueled By Ramen label and went on tour with Paramore at their peak. But once the band started being told to tone it down with the "tweeting about pooping" and other antics - they decided to part ways - also at their peak. Nick Diener - frontman of The Swellers and now acclaimed producer joins the show...

Duration:01:24:59