One half of what can arguably be considered the world's greatest comedy musical duo - TENACIOUS D - joins the show as Kyle Gass shares a few cups of coffee with Avenged Sevenfold's Johnny Christ. They take a step back in time as Kyle discusses the beginning of the band; from meeting Jack Black and realizing his pure talent & potential, to piecing together a full 5 piece band (including an oh-so-familiar drummer) for nationwide tours. Johnny also reminisces on the Tenacious D HBO series and how it progressed into the full blown production that became The Pick of Destiny. They also talk about Kyle's favorite alcohol, their shared love for old Cadillacs & the Los Angeles Lakers, the legend of Dave Grohl, playing live with Charlie Daniels, and much more!
Johnny Christ gets to talk bassist-to-bassist with one of his childhood heroes, Jay Bentley from Bad Religion. In honor of the band's new book, Do What You Want, Johnny & Jay break down the 40 year career of Bad Religion from the humble beginnings of recording in a garage to the legacy status they hold today. They go in depth about gear & recording, touch upon the first time Jay saw Avenged Sevenfold play the Van's Warped Tour, how Bad Religion got their first radio plays by walking into KROQ with a cassette tape, and much more. Of course, no punk rock conversation would be complete without a good Fletcher story, and a segment about everyone's favorite drummer - Brooks Wackerman!
Comedian Brian Posehn joins the show to reminisce on his time as a comedian. He looks back on playing the role of "that guy" on both Friends & Seinfeld, and even has some nice things to share about Jerry Seinfeld. They nerd out over Brian's Deadpool book with Gerry Duggan before breaking down Brian's comedy metal album, Grandpa Metal. We couldn't call this episode complete without discussing Brian's upcoming livestream event, An Evening With Grandpa Metal, boasting the ability to headbang from home with a night of comedy and heavy metal!
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Metal goddess Cristina Scabbia stops by the show to talk about the current state of music during the pandemic. She shares with us how the music industry in Italy has been able to work through the pandemic and how it compares to that of the United States. We also learn a bit about Cristina's hobbies outside of music, and what she's been doing to pass the time while live music has been on hold.
Singer & songwriter Frank Turner joins the show to break down his West Coast vs Wessex split cover album with the legendary punk rockers of NOFX, the struggles that the pandemic has placed on the music industry, his experience performing at the Olympics and much more!
Drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese discusses his time in Guns N' Roses (and writing Chinese Democracy!), joining The Vandals & forming A Perfect Circle, touring the world with Sting, starting out in a Disney park rock band, scaring Brooks Wackerman, and so much more ridiculousness you can't even imagine!
Ex-Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel joins the show to chat about leaving Machine Head, filling in for Gary Holt with Slayer, being "American Made" with BPMD, inviting Johnny to play on the "Aces High" cover, his quarantine cover projects, and much more!
All Elite Wrestling's Brandi Rhodes joins the show to create her rendition of a Dark & Stormy while chatting about growing up outside of Detroit, ice skating, her affinity for horror movies, marrying Cody & joining the Rhodes family, her Chief Brand Officer duties, the current state of pro wrestling, and much, much more!