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Metal From The Inside

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Welcome to the Metal From The Inside podcast — your one stop shop for all things hard rock and heavy metal. Join host Sydney Taylor as she speaks with rock’s biggest musicians, chats with the industry workers that make your favorite live shows come to life, as well as keeping you up to date on everything that's going on in the hard rock and heavy metal world. New episodes released every other Friday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
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On Episode 40 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, Sydney sits down for a chat with original Skid Row drummer, Rob Affuso! Over the course of this episode, Sydney and Rob discuss Rob's current musical endeavors which include the development of a Music Business course at Mount St. Mary college, private drum lessons, as well as working with his current band Soulsystem Orchestra. Rob also relives his time in Skid Row and talks about his memories of joining the band, writing and recording some of the band's biggest records, and what it's like joining his former bandmate, Sebastian Bach, onstage from time to time! Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
On Episode 39 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, Sydney is joined by legendary shock rocker and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the one and only, Alice Cooper. In this conversation with a hard rock icon, the pair sits down to discuss what the last year has looked like for Alice, including the release of his 28th studio album, 'Detroit Stories' and upcoming music from the supergroup the Hollywood Vampires. Sydney and Alice also dive into Alice Cooper's history as they chat about the 50th Anniversary of the Alice Cooper Group's third studio record, their first with producer Bob Ezrin, 'Love It To Death' (1971) and Alice Cooper's stereotyped image within the media. This exclusive interview wraps up as Alice goes back in time to writing and recording Sydney's most beloved album of all time: 1978's 'From The Inside' and the story behind one of the record's biggest tracks, "How You Gonna See Me Now." Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
On Episode 38 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth) returns! This time, he is joined by renowned hard rock and heavy metal vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, TSO, Sons Of Apollo) to discuss the duo's brand new project: Ellefson-Soto. Last month, the pair released the project's first single: a cover of Riot's "Swords And Tequila" featuring vocal contributions from Swords' very own Rick Hughes. In this week's episode, Sydney sits down with David and Jeff to discuss all things Ellefson-Soto including the unexpected origins of the project, the choice to cover Riot's iconic track "Swords And Tequila" from 1981's 'Fire Down Under', progress on a forthcoming Ellefson-Soto record, and more. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
On Episode 37 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, Sydney brings you a brand new interview with the incredible Doug Aldrich, guitarist in The Dead Daisies and formerly of Dio, Whitesnake, Bad Moon Rising, and more. The two sit down to discuss The Dead Daisies’ most recent release, ‘Holy Ground’ (via Spitfire Music) as well as the addition of legendary vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes to the band's current line-up, Doug’s time working with the band Hurricane and his experience recording the band’s underrated 1990 release ‘Slave To The Thrill’, the detailed spec's on his current go-to gold top Les Pauls, and what the last year at home has looked like for Doug both personally and musically. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
Episode 36: Phil Soussan

Episode 36: Phil Soussan

2021-03-1901:16:38

On Episode 36 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, bass player extraordinaire Phil Soussan (Last In Line, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, and more), calls in! Sydney and Phil sit down to talk everything Phil has been up to over the course of the last year, including the progress on Last In Line's third studio record, the recent release of Phil's first two singles from his forthcoming solo record ("Please Don't Make Me Wait" and "Fly Again"), his time in Ozzy Osbourne's band, co-writing the massive single "Shot In The Dark", as well as Phil's thoughts on the authentic art of songwriting. The pair also discuss the decline of hard rock and heavy metal's mainstream popularity in America, the importance of record stores and vinyl, and as always; so much more. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
Episode 35: Geoff Tate

Episode 35: Geoff Tate

2021-03-1241:05

On Episode 35 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, Sydney is joined by acclaimed hard rock and heavy metal vocalist, Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche, Operation: Mindcrime, Sweet Oblivion). The two dive into Geoff's most recent project, Sweet Oblivion, and the upcoming release of the group's sophomore record entitled 'Relentless' on April 9th, 2021 via Frontiers Records. The pair discuss the recognized similarities between the Sweet Oblivion sound and the classic Queensrÿche records hard rock fans have come to cherish, Geoff's involvement with the metal opera group Avantasia including his time on the band's 2019 world tour, Geoff's journey in creating his own red and white wine brand, 'Insania' curated in Germany, and much more! Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
On Episode 34 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, Sea of Tranquility's own Pete Pardo joins Sydney for the first episode of its kind as the pair reveal their Top 10 favorite songs from iconic hard rock band: Whitesnake. Along with unveiling his Top 10, Pete speaks about his beginnings as a Whitesnake fan, his longtime fandom of rock legend David Coverdale, and more. The two discuss the similarities and differences of varying eras of Whitesnake's long-standing career, from underrated records such as 1978's 'Trouble' to 1989's 'Slip Of The Tongue', the unique sound of 1984's 'Slide It In', the band's current line-up, and more. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
Episode 33: Dennis Dunaway

Episode 33: Dennis Dunaway

2021-02-2601:11:37

On Episode 33 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, original bass player for the Alice Cooper Group, and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Dennis Dunaway calls in! Sydney and Dennis sit down to discuss Alice Cooper’s brand new record ‘Detroit Stories’ (out NOW!) featuring the original Alice Cooper Group, the process behind writing and recording brand new tracks on the record such as “I Hate You” and “Social Debris”, his days in the Alice Cooper Group and how his animosity revolving the band's break-up in the mid-1970s evolved, his short film 'Cold Cold Coffin' co-starring Calico Cooper, playing Sweden Rock Festival 2019 with his current musical project Blue Coupe, and a whole lot more! Sydney also keeps you up to date on everything happening in the hard rock and heavy metal world including new music from The Pretty Reckless and the Foo Fighters, the 35th Anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne's 'The Ultimate Sin', as well as the most recent announcement of Robin McAuley's 'Standing On The Edge' set for release on May 7th! Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
Episode 32: Mark Weiss

Episode 32: Mark Weiss

2021-02-1901:08:04

On Episode 32 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, highly esteemed hard rock and heavy metal photographer, Mark Weiss, calls in to discuss his first photo book released in June of 2020: ‘The Decade That Rocked.’ After getting his start by sneaking his camera into live shows in the late ‘70s (shooting bands like KISS, Aerosmith, and Alice Cooper), Mark become the mainstay photographer at Circus Magazine and went on to shoot legendary rock acts ranging from Van Halen to Ozzy Osbourne, and every band in-between. In this week's episode, Sydney and Mark sit down to chat all things 'The Decade That Rocked' as well as the beginnings of Mark's love for music, the stories behind album covers such as Yngwie J Malmsteen's Rising Force 'Odyssey' and Cinderella's 'Night Songs', shooting Dokken on 'American Bandstand', working with the often-overlooked hard rock group Badlands, how he managed to adapt his craft during the genre shift of the early to mid-'90s, and as always, so much more. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
Episode 31: Vinny Appice

Episode 31: Vinny Appice

2021-02-1201:16:24

On Episode 31 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, Sydney is joined by exemplary hard rock and heavy metal drummer, Vinny Appice. During this hour-long conversation, Vinny details the work on his most recent projects including progress on the third Last In Line record, and the release of Joel Hoekstra 13’s ‘Running Games.’ Vinny opens up about working on the iconic record, Dio's 'Holy Diver', almost joining Ozzy Osbourne's solo band in 1980, his time playing in the famed heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and much more. Sydney fills you in on everything happening in the hard rock and heavy metal world, this week, detailing 2021's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
On Episode 30 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, Sydney is joined by notable author and music journalist, Martin Popoff. Most known for his work as the co-founder of the hard rock and heavy metal magazine 'Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles', Martin has had quite a successful career in the music industry over the years: including publishing over ninety books, conducting over 1,700 (now transcribed) interviews, as well as appearing as a frequent reviewer on Sam Dunn's Banger TV. In this interview, Sydney and Martin discuss Martin's beginnings as a hard rock fan, and what the specific catalyst was that sparked his love for music at a young age. The pair speak about the effects of technological advances on music journalism, how these changes affected the 'Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles' brand throughout the years, as well as Martin's current writing process, and what you can expect from him in 2021. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
On Episode 29 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, one of hard rock and heavy metal's most iconic musicians calls in; legendary guitarist Michael Schenker. Throughout this memorable interview, Sydney chats with Michael about the inspiration and process behind the Michael Schenker Group's brand new record ‘Immortal’ set for release via Nuclear Blast Records on January 29th, the stories behind each and every member’s involvement on the record including talents such as Michael Voss, Ronnie Romero, Derek Sherinian, and Joe Lynn Turner, Michael’s past as a member of wildly successful groups such as the Scorpions, UFO, and how his journey throughout the last five decades has led to a career that is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), YouTube (Metal From The Inside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
Episode 28: Joe Lynn Turner

Episode 28: Joe Lynn Turner

2021-01-2201:16:37

On Episode 28 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, Sydney is joined by the "King Of Dreams" himself, renowned melodic hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner. Most known for his work with Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen, Mother's Army, and many others, Joe calls in to chat about everything he's been up to throughout the course of the pandemic both personally and creatively. Joe and Sydney discuss Deep Purple's 'Slaves And Masters', which celebrated it's 30th Anniversary last October, Joe's close friendship with legendary rock guitarist Leslie West of the band Mountain, his recent statements regarding the project Sunstorm, what Joe currently has in the works, and so much more. This is a conversation you don't want to miss! Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
On Episode 27 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, Calico Cooper of Beasto Blanco joins Sydney to talk about all things Beasto Blanco including the details surrounding their new album, the follow-up to 2019's 'We Are', currently in the works. The two dive into a fun conversation discussing Calico's background as the daughter of shock rocker Alice Cooper, how her unique childhood affected her musical tastes and long-term career, and how her journey prepared her for an unforgettable night in Germany on Beasto Blanco's first arena tour. In true Metal From The Inside fashion, Sydney keeps you up to date on everything happening in the hard rock and heavy metal scene including reissues of iconic Black Sabbath records: 'Heaven And Hell' and 'Mob Rules'; as well as the unfortunate passing of Megaforce Records co-founder, Marsha Zazula. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
On Episode 26 of the Metal From The Inside Podcast, Sydney rings in 2021 as Brian Wheat, bassist for the hard rock band Tesla, calls in to discuss his brand new autobiography 'Son Of A Milkman.' The two discuss Brian's love for The Beatles and Paul McCartney, Tesla's first trip to London, the beginnings of his friendship with Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, as well as Brian's process of opening up about his struggles regarding depression and anxiety. Sydney also fills you in on what's been happening in the hard rock and heavy metal world including the tragic passing of Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho, the new film 'Rock Camp', Def Leppard's soon-to-be unlocked "virtual vault", and more. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside Podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
On Episode 25 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney interviews two bands on this first dual episode and final episode of the year: The Loyal Order and In Theory. In Part 1 of this week's episode, Sydney is joined by Jeff Buehner and Brandon Cook of the heavy metal band, The Loyal Order. The trio chats about the process of getting the group together, joining forces with EMP Label Group (David Ellefson's record label), putting out their first record, and coping with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Part 2 of Episode 25, Mike Mostert and Tony Covino of the band, In Theory, call in. They discuss the band's origin, how they're challenging the now modern-day themes of the music industry in regards to singles and streaming, and the pair answer the Metal From The Inside Five. Despite the insanity of 2020, a big thanks go out to all of you for a great year here at Metal From The Inside! Your unwavering support never goes unnoticed! Stay tuned for more episodes coming in 2021. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
On Episode 24 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney sits down with guitarist Mitch Perry (The Sweet, Graham Nash, Edgar Winter, McAuley Schenker Group) to chat about The Mitch Perry Group's debut record 'Music Box.' The pair discuss the process of getting the group together and the approach the band took while recording the record, the release of the band's most recent video for "Saint Valentine", and Mitch even tells the story of how he ended up playing with the McAuley Schenker Group in 1987. Sydney keeps you updated with the latest hard rock and heavy metal news including the drama surrounding the American Music Awards, Wolfgang Van Halen's new video for his single "Distance", as well as the announcement of KISS' 'Kiss 2020 Goodbye' live stream on New Year's Eve. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
Episode 23: Reb Beach

Episode 23: Reb Beach

2020-11-1355:13

On Episode 23 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake, Black Swan) calls in to discuss the release of his brand new instrumental solo record, 'A View From The Inside.' Along with discussing the process behind writing and recording the brand new record (available now), Sydney and Reb also chat about Reb's role in the recent supergroup Black Swan, him and Kip Winger's work on the upcoming Winger record currently aimed for release in the Spring, and even Reb's secret talent of making the perfect sandwich! Sydney also fills you in on everything going on in the hard rock and heavy metal world including new album announcements from AC/DC, The Pretty Reckless, Foo Fighters, and Alice Cooper as well as the rise of crossover artists from pop to the heavy metal genre. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside podcast on all of our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
Episode 22: Damon Johnson

Episode 22: Damon Johnson

2020-10-3001:17:25

On Episode 22 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney shares her Top 20 Alice Cooper songs as well as some (honorable mentions) in honor of Eddie Trunk’s Top 20 segment on #TrunkNation! Sydney is also joined by legendary guitarist Damon Johnson, known for his time in Alice Cooper as well as Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders. The two speak about the passing of Eddie Van Halen and Eddie’s major influence on Damon’s career, Damon Johnson & The Get Ready's recent Thin Lizzy tribute livestream with Judas Priest’s Richie Faulkner, as well as Damon's most recent solo record ‘Memoirs Of An Uprising’ (2019) and the creation of his second solo record currently in the works. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside podcast on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
On Episode 21 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney chats with the only and only Robin McAuley; vocalist for bands such as McAuley Schenker Group, Michael Schenker Fest, Black Swan, and Raiding The Rock Vault. Sydney and Robin sit down to discuss all things Black Swan including the band’s debut record ‘Shake The World’ released back in February, Robin’s over thirty-year career in the music industry, and even his love for vampires and Irish traditional music! Sydney also fills you in on everything happening in the hard rock and heavy metal world including the tragic death of the legendary Eddie Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” re-entering the charts forty years later, and so much more. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside podcast on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metalfromtheinside/support
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