Doc welcomes legendary drummer, Dave Lombardo, to the show and they talk about how busy Dave has been during the pandemic working with Mr. Bungle and other projects, how figures like Mike Patton and John Zorn have expanded his musical prowess, how his early days with Slayer innovated drumming as well as extreme music, how Rick Rubin helped the band grow, what is was like leaving Slayer, how Grip Inc. came together and his experience starting a new band from scratch, expanding his career playing with different bands like Testament and Fantomas, his thought process on organic drumming, gaining closure by rejoining Slayer and being able to play the last shows with Jeff Hanneman, his philosophy on staying humble, and what it was like to fill in for Metallica.
This episode features the songs “End of Heartache” by Pathos and Logos and “Raping Your Mind” by Mr. Bungle.
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Doc welcomes his father, Kevin Coyle, to the show and they talk about Kevin’s childhood growing up in New Jersey, how he into playing piano and discovered jazz, what attracted him to American black culture and music, meeting my mother, dealing with racism as an interracial couple, the difficulty of raising two children as a working musician, how he helped cultivate my brother and I’s foray into guitar and music, how his politics were shaped, what it was like seeing his sons become professional musicians, and performing piano on a couple God Forbid albums.
This episode features the song “The Lonely Dead” by God Forbid featuring Kevin Coyle.
Doc welcomes Vio-Lence guitarist, Phil Demmel, to the show and they talk about how Phil has been dealing with life during the pandemic, how his decision to leave Machine Head has affected his life positively, confronting and questioning his playing abilities, why filling in for Slayer saved his music career, how the two bonded during the touring cycle for Through The Ashes of Empires in his early days in Machine Head, his new cover project, BPMD, reuniting with Vio-Lence, and take a walk down memory lane about the late 80s thrash scene and why Vio-Lence hung it up the first time around.
This episode features the songs “The Fall” by The Silencer and “The Permanent Decay” by Echoes of Reckoning featuring Phil Demmel, Brandan Schieppati, David Ellefson, and Dave McClain.
Doc welcomes Killswitch Engage vocalist, Jesse Leach, to the show and they talk about Jesse coming up in the Rhode Island punk and grind scene with his first bands Corrin and Nothing Stays Gold, how Killswitch Engage came together as side project, what he thinks made Killswitch special and stand out from the pack, breaking through with Alive or Just Breathing, why he quit the band shortly after starting to tour for the album, why he decided to get back on the horse with a new band, Seemless, how struggling to make a living and toiling in the underground scene evolved his mindset, reconnecting with Adam D for the band, Times of Grace, what it was like rejoining Killswitch, getting vocal surgery, and his new hardcore punk band, The Weapon.
This episode features the songs “Sorcerer” by The Periwinkle Massacre and “Pink Tax” by The Weapon.
Doc welcomes Bullet For My Valentine lead guitarist, Michael “Padge” Paget, to the show to talk about how BFMV has maintained so much consistency over the years, his philosophy of personal humility despite great success and fame, how the UK metal scene evolved out of obscurity with breakout artists like BFMV, what is was like working with producer Colin Richardson and having massive early success, the pain of losing band members, the downside of success and how money and excess almost destroyed the band, and how the pandemic has affected the UK and shaped their prospects to start playing live.
This episode features the songs “Whiskey Mistress” by Beneath the Hollow, “Obscene” by Halcyon Wander, and “No Easy Way Out” by Bullet For My Valentine.
Doc welcomes Twelve Foot Ninja guitarist, Stevic MacKay, to the show and they talk about Twelve Foot Ninja’s career, his personal struggle with the pitfalls of trying to break the band internationally, and then the two discuss the Stevic’s disagreements with The Punk MBA’s Finn McKenty about how rock and metal bands deal with the Spotify pay structure.
This episode features the songs “Shooken To The Core” by Generation Underground, “Beliefs” by The Silencer, and “Invincible” by Twelve Foot Ninja.
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.