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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

Description:

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

#222 Myles Kennedy (Slash/Alter Bridge/Solo)

6/16/2021
Myles Kennedy is a man of many talents, whether it's his blistering vocals with Slash or Alter Bridge, secretly being one of the best guitarists in rock 'n' roll, or his most recent records as a solo artist, there is very little he can't do. He's also a lovely, lovely human and it's my great pleasure to finally welcome him onto Episode 222 of Life In The Stocks. We get deep! And we share a few laughs along the way. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed recording it. See...

Duration:01:08:13

#221 Jeff Angell (Walking Papers)

6/13/2021
Seattle gave the world so many great songwriters & singers, so of which you know, a couple of which you may not - but you should. Jeff Angell from Post Stardom Depression, The Missionary Position & Walking Papers is one of the great unsung heroes from the Seattle music scene, and he's my guest for Episode 221 of Life In The Stocks. We talk Seattle, addiction, recovery, creativity, touring with Dee Ramone & Queens of the Stone Age, playing with Duff McKagan & Barrett Martin, Walking Papers,...

Duration:01:21:53

#220 Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees/Mad Season/Barrett Martin Group)

6/10/2021
This is one of my favourite podcasts date. Composer, percussionist, producer, author, and all-round nice guy Barrett Martin joins me for Episode 220 of Life In The Stocks for a deep dive discussion on songwriting, travel, spirituality, mysticism, culture, capitalism, environmentalism, ethnomusicology, and a whole lot more. Barrett His performed on such legendary albums as Rated R by Queens of the Stone Age, Sweet Oblivion by Screaming Trees, and Above by Mad Season to name just a few. He's...

Duration:01:23:10

#219 Dale Crover (Melvins)

6/6/2021
Dale Crover from the Melvins is my guest for Episode 219 of Life In The Stocks. We talk Seattle history, Melvins history, the bands links to Nirvana, Dale's time playing in Nirvana, the Melvins friendship with Gene Simmons, Mike Patton & Tool, major label experiences in the '90s, fame, success, longevity, creative integrity, and a whole lot more. Life In The Stocks is sponsored by Radical Clothing. Be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram (@radicalclothinguk) and check out their...

Duration:01:14:01

#218 Mike Herrera (Musician/Podcaster)

6/2/2021
Mike Herrera from MxPx and Goldfinger joins me for Episode 218 of Life In The Stocks to talk podcasting, touring, songwriting, the music business, the influence of Screeching Weasel, opening up for the Sex Pistols in 1997, playing in Goldfinger, and all things MXPX. Enjoy the show!!! Life In The Stocks is sponsored by Radical Clothing. Be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram (@radicalclothinguk) and check out their website for the all-new spring range:...

Duration:01:42:16

#217 Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup)

5/30/2021
Welcome to this very special episode of Life In The Stocks with my dear old Jaret Reddick from Bowling For Soup. I've known Jaret for ten years, since the Kerrang! Radio days, and he's one of my best friends in the music business. It's been six years since we last did an interview together, so we had an awful lot of ground to cover, and we got deep into it. People have been asking me when is Jaret going to make an appearance on the podcast ever since I launched the show in 2017, and believe...

Duration:01:48:35

#216 Atom Willard (Rocket From The Crypt/Angels & Airwaves/The Offspring/Against Me!)

5/26/2021
From one member of Against Me! to another this week, drummer Atom Willard joins me for Episode 216 of Life In The Stocks as we attempt to cover a significant chunk (there was no way we were ever going to cover all of it) of the project he's been involved in over the years, from Rocket From The Crypt and The Special Goodness to Angels & Airwaves and Against Me! Like many of the best drummers out there - Josh Freese, Joey Castillo, Ilan Rubin - Atom is insanely prolific and has played with so...

Duration:01:11:31

#215 Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!)

5/23/2021
My dear friend Laura Jane Grace returns for a second Life In The Stocks appearance this week - the first being Episode 003 way back in February 2017. We catch up on what's been happening over the last four years, and unsurprisingly there was plenty to talk about, from writing books and releasing solo records to getting clean and sober and finding oneself along the way. It's a beautiful chat with a beautiful person, and an artist, songwriter and human being that I hold in very high...

Duration:01:26:29

#214 Ken Casey (Dropkick Murphys)

5/19/2021
Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey stops by for Episode 214 of Life In The Stocks to discuss Boston, sobriety, Shane McGowan, Aerosmith, AC/DC and more. Check out their new album Turn Up That Dial, which is out NOW. For my money, it's their best record since The Warrior's Code in 2005. Life In The Stocks is sponsored by Radical Clothing. Be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram (@radicalclothinguk) and check out their website for the all-new spring range:...

Duration:00:55:22

#213 Noodles (The Offspring)

5/16/2021
Welcome to Life In The Stocks Episode 213 with Noodles from The Offspring. We discuss growing up adopted with a Mexican father in Southern California in the 1970s, surfing & skateboarding, discovering punk rock, getting high, his relationship with alcohol, politics & the pandemic, The Offspring, and his friendship with longstanding bandmate Dexter Holland. The new album by The Offspring, Let The Bad Times Roll, it out NOW. Life In The Stocks is sponsored by Radical Clothing. Be sure to...

Duration:00:45:41

#212 Warren Fitzgerald (The Vandals)

5/12/2021
Warren Fitzgerald from The Vandals is my guest for Episode 212 of Life In The Stocks. Warren is one of the most energetic, hyper intelligent, interesting & peculiar people I've ever interviewed. I absolutely loved talking to him. You better pay close attention to what he's saying, because he talks incredibly fast. We cover punk rock, creativity, art, The Vandals, working with Jack Black & Tenacious D, playing guitar on the Team America soundtrack, joining Oingo Boingo, recording with Danny...

Duration:01:13:27

#211 Emily Nielsen (Punk Rock & Paintbrushes)

5/9/2021
Emily Nielsen is the brains behind Punk Rock & Paintbrushes - an art management company who share a mutual love of music and art. They champion the artistic work of musicians, skateboarders and creatives across the globe, including the likes of Tim Armstrong (Rancid), Eric Melvin (NOFX), Jim Lindberg (Pennywise), Matt Hensley (Flogging Molly), Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi and many more. They recently released their first coffee table art book, Punk Rock Paintbrushes: The Insides of...

Duration:01:24:15

#210 Shannon Murphy (Director)

5/6/2021
Australian theatre, TV & film director Shannon Murphy joins me for Episode 210 of Life In The Stocks. Her debut feature film, Babyteeth, is one of my favourite films of the last ten years. It's so good! As soon as I saw it, I knew I needed to have Shannon on the podcast. And I'm really glad we got to make it happen. She's a brilliant woman and a wonderful director, and I can't wait to see what work she does next. Life In The Stocks is sponsored by Radical Clothing. Be sure to follow them on...

Duration:01:08:49

#209 Jonas Åkerlund (Director)

5/2/2021
Filmmaker and music video director Jonas Åkerlund joins me today for Episode 209 of Life In The Stocks to discuss some of the music videos he's made for the likes of Metallica, Rammstein, Madonna & Christina Aguilera, and the feature films he's directed, including Spun, Small Apartments & Lords of Chaos. I've wanted to get Jonas on the podcast for ages, so it was great to finally make it happen, and it was well worth the wait. Life In The Stocks is sponsored by Radical Clothing. Be sure to...

Duration:01:05:09

#208 TV Smith (The Adverts/Solo)

4/26/2021
Punk legend TV Smith joins me for Episode 208 of Life In The Stocks. This is an incredibly exciting guest for me, as The Adverts are on of my all-time favourite punk bands and TV Smith is one of my all-time favourite songwriters. The first two Adverts albums, and his debut solo album, Channel Five, have been key records throughout my life. His new album Lockdown Holiday is also great - it addresses not only the global pandemic that we're still in, but also the state of humanity and where we...

Duration:01:11:46

#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