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Hosted by Matt Stocks (Ex-Kerrang! Radio, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock & Scuzz TV) Life In The Stocks features unedited, in-depth, candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians & creatives.

Hosted by Matt Stocks (Ex-Kerrang! Radio, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock & Scuzz TV) Life In The Stocks features unedited, in-depth, candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians & creatives.

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United Kingdom

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Hosted by Matt Stocks (Ex-Kerrang! Radio, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock & Scuzz TV) Life In The Stocks features unedited, in-depth, candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians & creatives.

Language:

English


Episodes

#207 Paul Smith (Maximo Park)

4/11/2021
Paul Smith from Maximo Park joins me for Episode 207 of Life In The Stocks, and I have to say, it's one of the most engaging conversations I've ever had. Paul is clearly a deep thinker as well as a gifted songwriter, and we unpack some big topics in this podcast: capitalism, environmentalism, human behaviour, society, technology, critical theory, parenthood, life. We also throw in a bit of music talk for good measure. Check out the new Maximo Park record, Nature Always Wins, which is out...

Duration:01:28:27

#206 Alan McGee (Music Executive)

4/4/2021
Episode 206 of Life In The Stocks sees the return of music industry executive, Alan McGee. Alan returns for his second appearance on the podcast to discuss the new film about his colourful life & storied career: Creation Stories. We talk about the team behind the movie and how faithful it is to what actually went down. We also discuss Alan's descent into drug addiction, and how he bounced back to get clean and sober. We talk about festival season (?), the future of UK music, New Labour,...

Duration:01:25:45

#205 Gail Porter (Presenter)

3/28/2021
This week, former Top Of The Pops & Big Breakfast presenter Gail Porter returns for her second appearance on Life In The Stocks. Gail is the subject and star of the new BAFTA winning documentary Being Gail Porter, which is one of the most harrowing, affecting & inspiring films I've ever seen. Gail's life story is incredible; she's a true survivor. She's an absolute sweetheart as well. If you haven't already heard our first podcast together, go back and listen to Episode 059 from June 2018....

Duration:01:37:43

#204 Chuck Treece (Musician/Pro Skater)

3/22/2021
From one musician / pro skater to another, this week's guest on Life In The Stocks is Chuck Treece. Chuck was the first African American skateboarder to appear on the cover of Thrasher magazine. He's an OG. He's also a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter & musician. And he's collaborated with countless artists over the years, from last week's podcast guest Tommy Guerrero to Schoolly D, The Roots to Billy Joel, and Pearl Jam to the Bad Brains. And he has his own band McRad. We discuss his...

Duration:01:26:19

#203 Tommy Guerrero (Musician/Pro Skater)

3/15/2021
How do you follow a NOFX double-bill to kickstart Series Three? With an OG member of The Bones Brigade, that's how. Welcome to Episode 203 of Life In The Stocks with pro skater, musician and all-round legend, Tommy Guerrero. We talk punk rock, skateboarding, the Bones Brigade, working in Hollywood with Christian Slater, hanging out at George Harrison's house, making music, signing with Mo Wax and a whole bunch of other stuff. Tommy is one of the most laid back cats I've ever had on the...

Duration:01:17:15

#202 Eric Melvin (NOFX)

3/8/2021
We're kicking off Series Three of Life In The Stocks with a NOFX double bill. And what better way to initiate the next round of 100 episodes than with not one but TWO podcasts with the guys in my all-time favourite band. Last week, I finally welcomed Fat Mike on to the show, and it fast became my most downloaded episode to date. The response was incredible. And if you think that conversation with Fat Mike went deep, wait until you hear this week's podcast with Eric Melvin. What a beautiful...

Duration:01:24:33

#201 Fat Mike (NOFX)

2/28/2021
This conversation has been a LONG time in the making. If you know me at all, or you've been following me online or listening to this podcast for a while, then you'll know that NOFX are my favourite band of all-time. I'm not saying they're the best, but they are my personal favourite. They've had such a big impact in my life. I even talk about it in my new book, which is out NOW! ;) The new album by NOFX, entitled Single Album, is also out NOW. And it's their most personal, self reflective,...

Duration:01:25:15

#200 Pritchard & Dainton (Dirty Sanchez Christmas Special)

12/24/2020
Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas one and all. We've reached the end of 2020 and the end of Season 2 of Life In The Stocks. The podcast will be going on hiatus for a while after this, but before we say goodbye, please enjoy this Christmas Special with Matt best buds Pritchard & Dainton from Dirty Sanchez - who still happen to have the two most downloaded episodes in the history of the podcast. Don't forget you can rent or buy The Sanchez Story Vol. 1 right NOW exclusively via...

Duration:01:27:46

#199 Mark Lanegan (Solo Artist/Screaming Trees/Queens Of The Stone Age)

12/22/2020
It's the penultimate podcast of the year, and we're joined for this very special episode of Life In The Stocks by one of the most unique and interesting artists alive, Mr Mark Lanegan. Happy listening! Follow Matt Stocks on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @mattstocksdj Check out the Life In The Stocks Patreon page, support this podcast, and get all kinds of extras in return, from bonus podcasts & DJ mixes to archive print interviews & radio shows. www.patreon.com/lifeinthestocks Matt's...

Duration:01:17:35

#198 David Catching (Queens Of The Stone Age/Eagles Of Death Metal/Earthlings?/Mojave Lords/Rancho De La Luna)

12/19/2020
Episode 198 of Life In The Stocks features David Catching from Queens Of The Stone Age, Eagles Of Death Metal, Earthlings? and Mojave Lords. Davey also runs the world famous Rancho De La Luna studio, where everyone from Kyuss to Arctic Monkeys & Iggy Pop have recorded. Follow Matt Stocks on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @mattstocksdj Check out the Life In The Stocks Patreon page, support this podcast, and get all kinds of extras in return, from bonus podcasts & DJ mixes to archive print...

Duration:01:46:39

#197 Bill Stevenson (Descendents/All/Black Flag)

12/14/2020
Punk rock legend and all-round hero Bill Stevenson is Matt's guest for Episode 197 of Life In The Stocks. It's a wonderfully in-depth discussion about punk rock, spirituality, life, art, friendships, and more. If you'd like to read the two books Bill suggests, search for Siddhartha (World Classics, Unabridged) and Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing by Jed McKenna. Follow Matt Stocks on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @mattstocksdj Check out the Life In The Stocks Patreon page,...

Duration:01:20:29

#196 Jay Bentley (Bad Religion)

12/11/2020
Original Bad Religion founding member Jay Bentley joins Matt for Episode 196 of Life In The Stocks to discuss growing up in Southern California, getting into punk rock, what the LA scene was like in the early 80s, the violence that pervaded the punk scene at that time, Bad Religion’s first ever gig with Social Distortion, early shows with bands like TSOL, Adolescents, playing in the Circle Jerks, drinking, alcoholism, addiction, and getting sober, the secret to Bad Religion’s longevity,...

Duration:01:28:23

#195 Dave King (Flogging Molly)

12/8/2020
Flogging Molly frontman Dave King is Matt's guest for Episode 195 of Life In The Stocks. The band just put out the 20th anniversary reissue of their debut album Swagger, which Dave talks to Matt about. They also discuss the early years of Flogging Molly, signing to Side One Dummy, recruiting skateboard legend Matt Hensley on accordion, and Dave's pre-Molly band, Fastway - with Fast Eddie Clarke (Motorhead) and Pete Way (UFO). And it'd be remiss of us not to touch on the annual Flogging Molly...

Duration:01:07:26

#194 Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry)

12/3/2020
We're approaching the end of 2020, and the end of Series Two of Life In The Stocks. But there's still plenty of great chats coming your way between now and Christmas, like this one right here, with Chris Robertson from Black Stone Cherry. Chris and Matt go back ten years now, so as always, there was plenty to discuss - especially with everything that's been happening this year - from mental health, battling depression, and well-being, to the importance of unity and empathy, Black Stone...

Duration:01:10:56

#193 Michael Alago (A&R Executive)

11/30/2020
A&R Executive and all-round music industry legend Michael Alago joins Matt for Episode 193 of Life In The Stocks to discuss growing up in New York City and his stories from running around town going to shows as a kid - where he saw bands like the Ramones and Dead Boys in their formative years - to his break in the music business signing Metallica and White Zombie, the death of Cliff Burton, surviving AIDS, getting clean and sober, and so much more. If it's rock 'n' roll stories you want,...

Duration:01:05:22

#192 David Ellefson (Megadeth)

11/27/2020
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson joins Matt for Episode 192 of Life In The Stocks to discuss the history of Megadeth, his relationship with Dave Mustaine, thrash metal, the Big Four, touring with Judas Priest on the Painkiller record, his battles with addiction and the road to recovery, his new covers album No Cover, and a whole lot more. Follow Matt Stocks on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @mattstocksdj Check out the Life In The Stocks Patreon page, support this podcast, and get all kinds...

Duration:01:05:16

#191 Brian Tatler (Diamond Head)

11/24/2020
From one Brummie metal legend to another, Matt's guest for Episode 191 of Life In The Stocks is Brian Tatler from Diamond Head. The godfather of thrash talks about the history of Diamond Head, his relationship with the Big Four bands, writing with Tony Iommi, the musical legacy of the Midlands, and a whole lot more. Follow Matt Stocks on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @mattstocksdj Check out the Life In The Stocks Patreon page, support this podcast, and get all kinds of extras in return,...

Duration:01:08:50

#190 Rob Halford (Judas Priest)

11/16/2020
The Metal God himself, Rob Halford from Judas Priest, joins Matt for this very special episode of Life In The Stocks to talk all about his new autobiography 'Confess' - available NOW. It's a frank, honest, and open discussion with one of the biggest icons and greatest frontmen in the history of rock 'n' roll. Follow Matt Stocks on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @mattstocksdj Check out the Life In The Stocks Patreon page, support this podcast, and get all kinds of extras in return, from...

Duration:01:07:13

#189 Wayne Kramer (MC5)

11/12/2020
Kick out the jams, brothers and sisters! For Brother Wayne Kramer is Matt's guest for Episode 189 of Life In The Stocks. We've traced the fruit all the way back to the root for this chat with one of the OG architects and pioneers and punk rock 'n' roll. Topics of conversation include - but aren't strictly limited to - politics, economics, art, activism, Detroit, the MC5, the Black Panther Party, John Sinclair, Allen Ginsburg, addiction, rehab, sobriety, prison time, mortality, the meaning...

Duration:01:13:51

#188 Billy Gould (Faith No More)

11/9/2020
Welcome to a special episode of Life In The Stocks with one of the nicest guys in music, who also happens to be in one of the best bands in the world. Billy Gould from Faith No More is Matt's guest for Episode 188 of Life In The Stocks, and the pair cover all sorts of topics over the course of 90 minutes, from the early LA punk scene and Bay Area music community to the formation of Faith No More, the band's early singers Chuck Moseley and Courtney Love - yes, you read that right - to the...

Duration:01:32:16