Doc welcomes HELLYEAH guitarist, Tom Maxwell, to the show and they talk about all the political and social unrest in the world at the moment, how his old band, Nothingface, came up in Baltimore and Northeast scene, why he thinks they didn’t get past certain hurdles of success, losing their singer, Matt Holt, to drug addiction, how HELLYEAH came together, learning how to adjust to not being the only guitar player in a band, evolving creative with the band over the years, and how Vinnie Paul’s death has affected his will to keep going on with the band.
This episode features the song “Low” by Royalty Kult and “Can’t Wait For Violence” by Nothingface.
Doc welcomes Fozzy and Stuck Mojo guitarist, Rich “The Duke” Ward, to the show and they talk about guitar gear and the secret to Rich’s signature tone, his early diverse musical influences, how he met Bonz and formed Stuck Mojo, grinding it out in the early days of the band, what the experience was like working with Devin Townsend and Daniel Bergstrand, why he thinks the band struggled to get over the hump, how Fozzy came together, when he almost quit music and the turning point that brought him back, what it’s like being in a band with Chris Jericho, and how he has evolved as a writer and musician as Fozzy becomes more successful.
This episode features the song “Unforgiven” by New Saviors and “Raise the Dead Man” by Stuck Mojo.
Doc welcomes founder and owner of War Marching Marketing, Ro Kohli, to the show and they talk about how Ro got into the metal scene in Central New Jersey as a teenager, how he went from releasing a local rock zine to eventually landing a job at Roadrunner records as a Tour Coordinator, his transition from that job to becoming the head of the Roadcrew, the Roadrunner street team, what he learned about marketing from touring, how he ended up as head of marketing for Century Media records, securing Alien V. Predator bus wraps and tour support money for God Forbid and Lacuna Coil during Ozzfest 2004, and why he left Century Media and eventually started his own company, War Machine Marketing.
This episode features the song “Judith” by Vagus Nerve featuring Aaron Bruch, Meytal Cohen and Mark Vollelunga.
Doc welcomes, Dale “Rage” Resteghini, to the show, music video director and the writer and director of the forthcoming, controversial television show, CRACKA. They talk about Dale’s early brushes with the law which led him to spend time in prison, how he cleaned up his life by getting into acting, writing and directing his first film, Colorz of Rage, how he fell into directing metal and hardcore videos by meeting Jamey Jasta on the Tattoo The Earth Tour, his transition into becoming one of the biggest music video directors in hip hop, what inspired him to create CRACKA, his connection to black culture, and the two debate the backlash from the CRACKA trailer and the current state of race relations in America.
This episode features the songs “Witch City” by Carnivora and “Colossus” by Avatar.