the HardRockCore Podcast

the HardRockCore Podcast

By mark
Experiencing music through the eyes and ears of the true fan of music who is doing this for the right reason of keeping the spirit and passion alive for music and sharing it with the world. From years as a fan, a musician, watching, writing, performing, producing, marketing, managing, as well as buying thousands of albums, seeing thousands of concerts, buying many a band Tee, being on tour, there is a history devoted to the love of music and allowing you, the fan, to read, watch, listen and appreciate all that these bands have to offer and help us live our lives with them as our soundtrack.
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The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 20 with JEAN-PAUL GASTER of CLUTCH
"We did not have any intention whatsoever of making a career out of playing music..." JEAN-PAUL GASTER (drummer) of CLUTCH on the early days as a band I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with the talented drummer, JEAN-PAUL GASTER of CLUTCH and this was a very fluid conversation and many topics were covered. Topics Include: - Fans picking the set list for their upcoming livestream - Making a career was not their goal - Technology in music - His dream lineup as a band of GEORGE PORTER of THE METERS and SCOTT WEINRICH of THE OBSESSED / SAINT VITUS on guitar - Live show versus the Livestream and ideas for future events - Current drumset - Playing live and not playing the same thing twice And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
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August 5, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 19 with INCANTATION and SKELETAL REMAINS
I have another episode coming to you this week with two great interviews.  First up this week is JOHN MCENTEE, vocalist and guitarist from INCANTATION who will be releasing their new album SECT OF VILE DIVINITIES on August 21st on Relapse Records.  The second interview is with CHRIS MONROY who plays guitar and sings for SKELETAL REMAINS who is releasing their next album on September 21 on Century Media entitles THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHAOS. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast! Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
50:40
August 3, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 18 with MICHAEL SWEET of STRYPER
"Now a really cool thing would be to get SEBASTIAN (BACH)  to come in and sing a STRYPER song.  I'm being serious and some people are gonna think I'm just being an A-hole but I'm being serious!" MICHAEL SWEET of STRYPER on a collaboration project idea with HARDROCKCORE This topic begins around the 18:00 mark of the conversation I have an amazing conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with the legendary MICHAEL SWEET of STRYPER and this was a very fluid conversation and many topics were covered. Topics Include: - The odds of the music industry and bands surviving the current climate - EVEN THE DEVIL BELIEVES coming on September 4 - Fan Connection and Mental Release - New Lyric video dropping 7.31.2020 - Getting their masters back shortly and what comes next - HARDROCKCORE suggests a collaboration with RICHARD CHRISTY (CWOTD) , HOWARD JONES (LIGHT THE TORCH, ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), and CHRIS JERICHO (FOZZY) and Michael suggests MICK MARS and even SEBASTIAN BACH. - Online Trolls and negativity - Freedoms, Rights, Liberties and Kneeling and Standing - Fake News - "We all need to be more gracious and concerned with what we say" And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
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July 29, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 17 with UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER (U.D.O / ex-ACCEPT) and MARK WEICHERT of HEAVEN SHALL BURN
I have two great conversations to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with the first being the legendary UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER (U.D.O. / ACCEPT)  and 2nd with MAIK WEICHERT of HEAVEN SHALL BURN so staying with the Germany theme today and both are fantastic conversations. UDO Topics Include: - Time with his family and living in Spain - WE ARE ONE is a dream come true and took a year to create - Working with former Accept members STEFAN KAUFMAN and PETER BALTES - A positive message with a conceptual lyrical message - Being an influence to the thrash metal movement - MICK MARS Maik Weichert Topics Include: - Social distanced shows look like they're poorly attended - To achieve the legendary status of SPINAL TAP - The video for UBERMACHT - Studying constitutional law - System changes - 'Trump does not unit people' - Being Vegan and Straight Edge And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net 
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July 29, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 16 with NICKE ANDERSSON of LUCIFER and JEFF WILLIAMS of ONSLAUGHT
I have two great conversations to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with NICKE ANDERSSON of LUCIFER and JEFF WILLIAMS of ONSLAUGHT. Nicke Andersson Topics Include: - His new label, Riding Reaper Records - KISS - Playing multiple instruments - Working at your music - His new house Jeff Williams Topics Include: - Location of the band - Writing the new record and recording - The meaning of GENERATION ANTICHRIST - Hardcore and Punk Rock - Touring in 2021 And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
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July 27, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 15 with DIAMOND ROWE of TETRARCH
I have another great conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with DIAMOND ROWE who has plays guitar for Atlanta's TETRARCH. Topics Include: - Moving to Los Angeles - Album setup and making videos - Recording the record - Guitar tunings and gear with live versus studio - 2021 you can expect international touring in rarely visited locations - METALLICA And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
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July 24, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 14 with ELIAS SORIANO of NONPOINT
"Please take care of your fellow man, do what's right.  It's not just about protecting you..." "People don't believe it until it's on their doorsteps" ELIAS SORIANO on the current climate and wearing a mask   I have another great conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with ELIAS SORIANO who is the frontman for NONPOINT.   Topics include:   - Social Media with Instagram and TikTok   - Making the band work   - Essential workers and fans and the Thanks for Nonpoint   - Put on a mask   - Getting new music together   - 2020 is a Nonpoint type of year for lyrical content   - Music as Therapy   - Hot shows in Sacramento, Iowa, and Las Vegas   - Upcoming campaigns for Nonpoint     And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation!   Instagram – HardRockCore    Twitter – HardRockCore69    www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore    www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
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July 22, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 13 with HARLEY FLANAGAN of NYHC band, CRO-MAGS
I have another great conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with the legendary NYHC legend from the CRO-MAGS,  HARLEY FLANAGAN.  Harley was an open book and discussed topics like - Tapetrading - IN THE BEGINNING charting - Spontaneity in the studio and getting the right vibe - The landmark album, THE AGE OF QUARREL - Starting on drums at FREE SCHOOL and learning music - Playing with THE MISFITS and calling GLENN DANZIG a friend - Practicing Jiu-Jitsu and learning with the legendary GRACIE's - And Harley has been in the studio with about a dozen songs recorded and over 70 pieces of music ready as well as an EP to appear before the end of the year and another new album in 2021. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
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July 20, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 12 with ACE VON JOHNSON
I have another great conversation to share with you on the HardRockCore Podcast today with ACE VON JOHNSON who has played with many bands including MURPHY'S LAW, FASTER PUSSYCAT, LA GUNS, as well as our main topic today, NEON COVEN. "I would love it if that was the real thing.  I think that's just internet pillow talk" ACE VON JOHNSON on the tweets with DEE SNIDER, TRACII GUNS, BJORN ENGLEN, and PHIL VARONE. "As a kid my mom started taking me and having me volunteer with her...at a pantry" ACE VON JOHNSON on how he became interested in volunteer work (i.e. Pitbull Rescue). Other Topics: - Pitbulls - Voiceover work and Acting - THE WOODS on Netflix - Ace's favorite albums - Being the young guys in the older bands - Neon Cover streaming concert - Horror Movies And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net
31:18
July 17, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 11 with KEN JAY of STATIC-X
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 11 where I have as my Special Guest KEN JAY, drummer for STATIC-X. "...I think when WAYNE (STATIC) was alive we still had the hope..." KEN JAY on the thought of STATIC-X  getting back together before Wayne passed. I really think you're going to like this conversation as Ken and I connect for the first time in many years and talk about: - The days in the LA club scene - How he put drums down for 6 years and went back to fundamentals - Working with producer ULRICH WILD and what it was like then and now - Sharing the stage with bands like SYSTEM OF A DOWN, FLAMBOOKEY, DROWN, and SPINESHANK - What was "Nu-Metal?" - And the emotions of getting back together with TONY CAMPOS (bass) and KOICHI FUKUDA (guitar) And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore  Twitter – HardRockCore69  www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore  www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
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July 15, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 10 with the Pure Rock Show 104.1 FM Ventura
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 10 where I have as my Special Guest MARK from the PURE ROCK SHOW 104.1 FM VENTURA where we discuss our history with music, concert experiences, music jobs, and all things music.  This was a great conversation and look forward to having Mark on the show again! And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
57:22
July 13, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 9 CHIP Z'NUFF of ENUFF Z'NUFF and FILIPPA of THUNDERMOTHER
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 9 where I have another episode with 2 interviews for you this week.  The first with my friend CHIP Z’NUFF who talks about the BRAINWASHED GENERATION, MIKE PORTNOY as a BEATLES FREAK, and what’s happening in the world of music. Interview #2 is with guitarist FILIPPA of THUNDERMOTHER who is a rocking band from Sweden who pays homage to their favorites like ACDC, MOTORHEAD, and KISS and had a great conversation a day before an acoustic backyard set. You can find me online at hardrockcore.net which has links to all of my Socials including Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and YouTube and all of the Podcast information. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! www.hardrockcore.net  Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
48:55
July 9, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 8 Jason Hartless (Ted Nugent)
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 8 where I have my conversation with JASON HARTLESS drummer for TED NUGENT and a host of others through his studio work being the guy who has to be able to play anything. We talk groove, we talk golf, we talk music business and his degree and what is coming up in his future. Jason is a great guy, comes from a great family, and always a pleasure to chat with him. There is also a small story in this episode regarding SYSTEM OF A DOWN as they just celebrated the anniversary of the release of their debut album. You can find me online at hardrockcore.net which has links to all of my Socials including Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and YouTube and all of the Podcast information. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
35:12
July 6, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 7 MICHAEL GRANT of MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 7 where I have my conversation with MICHAEL GRANT of MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS Michael took time out of his busy schedule to talk about life as a father, The Beatles, Prince, finding a drummer, his influences for his new album, ALWAYS THE VILLAIN which comes out on July 10 on Frontiers Music, and a possible move back to NorCal and although people want drama, there is none here and we also discussed Michael playing all of the instruments on the album minus a few drum tracks from SHANE FITZGIBBON. You can find me online at hardrockcore.net which has links to all of my Socials including Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and YouTube and all of the Podcast information. As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Please follow on Instagram @michaelgrant And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore Podcast This interview can  be heard at www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore As well as on other formats such as Apple iTunes Spotify Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
38:09
June 29, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 6 Matt McAndrew (SLAVES)
Welcome to Episode 6 of the HardRockCore Podcast This is a bonus episode as I felt this conversation with my guest today was very fluid and needed immediate service to the public with our conversation. Today my guest is MATT McANDREW who is the vocalist for the Sacramento based band currently known as SLAVES. The band just issued a statement on what the future holds with their name and Matt addresses this and discloses, like the statement, that it’s been in the making for some time now but there was no time like the present to let the public know. Matt was also a contestant on Season 7 of THE VOICE where he was the Runner Up and ADAM LEVINE was his coach and he learned a great deal from that experience and had a true friendship develop with Adam.   We also exchanged words on living in Silverlake, WaWa versus Dunkin Donuts, how he came to join Slaves and his first show in Manchester, England as well as some of the lyrical themes on the coming album, TO BETTER DAYS which was written and recorded within 45 days. Please follow on Instagram @slavesofficial and @mattmcandrewmusic Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore www.hardrockcore.net
34:46
June 27, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 5 Michael Vampire (DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY/VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE) and Marty McCoy (THE LONELY ONES / BOBAFLEX)
the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 5 where I have 2 interviews for you this week.  The first one is MICHAEL VAMPIRE of DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY who talks with me from his place in Hollywood and had a good conversation where he discusses his recent trip to Nashville to work with MALCOLM SPRINGER who has done work with MATCHBOX 20, FEAR FACTORY, CLUTCH, and I know him from when he did an album with LIQUID GANG who were managed by Paul Conroy and this was a great open dialogue and look forward to bringing Michael back again on this show. The 2nd interview you’re going to hear is with MARTY MCCOY of the band THE LONELY ONES but you probably know him better from his other band BOBAFLEX who has been around for over 20 years and we discuss many things happening in his world but most fascinating as when they decided to move on as The Lonely Ones, it’s not even been a year and they have an album completed, 3 videos, and ready to do their first live gig and purchased a vehicle for the road but can’t use it. Another great chat so please give it a listen. You can find me online at hardrockcore.net which has links to all of my Socials including Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and YouTube and all of the Podcast information. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! The first one here, with Michael Vampire Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
56:49
June 22, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 4 Amir Derakh (JULIEN-K, ORGY, ROUGH CUTT)
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 4 where my guest is none other than the talented AMIR DERAKH of JULIEN-K, ORGY, ROUGH CUTT, and DEAD BY SUNRISE. This is a follow up to my past conversation (https://youtu.be/qMA9nPERaro) with Amir and this time we discuss the demise of ORGY, a billionaire investor and the origins of JULIEN-K, producing bands like SYSTEM OF A DOWN, and SLAVES TO HUMANITY, early KORN, good and bad songs from ROUGH CUTT, CHESTER BENNINGTON wanting to sing for JULIEN-K, TRAUMA ECHOES as the next album title, as well as RYAN SCHUCK being out of rehab and adjusting his new lifestyle. I appreciate Amir and his openness and honesty and hope you enjoy the conversation as well. You can find me online at hardrockcore.net which has links to all of my Socials including Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and YouTube and all of the Podcast information. And if you find it in your heart, please like, follow, and share the HardRockCore podcast As always, Thanks for listening and enjoy the conversation! Instagram – HardRockCore Twitter – HardRockCore69 www.anchor.fm/hardrockcore www.youtube.com/c/HardRockCore
57:49
June 15, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 3 Ruben Alvarez of UPON A BURNING BODY
Welcome to THE HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 3 where my guest is none other than the talented RUBEN ALVAREZ, guitarist for the Texan band UPON A BURNING BODY who are signed to Seek and Strike. UABB did a cover song a few years back of TURN DOWN FOR WHAT which featured ICE T on vocals and also in the video and Ruben talks about ICE being a cool guy and a Knowledge Gangster. A lot of good talk about IRON MAIDEN, touring with SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, and having to build their own stage each day on a tour when they first started as well as his upbringing, living in the country, being an aviation mechanic, and changing the overall message of the band. You will also hear a personal story about SLAYER, mentions of new albums from ELECTRIC MOB and SMACKBOUND, and a tidbit on CURRENTS. As always, Thanks for listening, enjoy the chat, and have an awesome day! Thank You for listening and you can find me at www.hardrockcore.net  Instagram - HardRockCore YouTube - youtube.com/c/HardRockCore Twitter - HardRockCore 69
43:49
June 8, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 2 John Humphrey (Seether, The Nixons) Interview
Welcome to THE HARDROCKCORE PODCAST Episode 2 where my guest is none other than the talented JOHN HUMPHREY, the drummer for THE NIXONS and SEETHER. We had a great conversation and I am proud to bring this to you this week. His openness about how THE NIXONS got back together as well as sharing some KISS stories together and how he inadvertently became a SABIAN endorsee make for a great share as well as his love for TOMMY ALDRIDGE and LIBERTY DEVITO. What a great guy, a great chat, and I hope you all enjoy it this week. As always, Thanks for listening, enjoy the chat, and have an awesome day! Thank You for listening and you can find me at www.hardrockcore.net 
36:33
June 1, 2020
The HardRockCore Podcast Episode 1 David Ellefson Interview
Welcome to the HARDROCKCORE PODCAST, Episode 1 where my conversation/interview is with Heavy Metal Bass Legend from MEGADETH, DAVID ELLEFSON.  Although you know David from Megadeth, that was not the main topic of our conversation today as we spoke about the DAVID ELLEFSON YOUTH MUSIC FOUNDATION, SCHOOL’S OUT INITIATIVE, giving back, the POST MALONE cover he just released with his solo band, ELLEFSON fronted by his friend and business partner THOM HAZAERT as well as Dave’s upbringing, baking, how MIKE PORTNOY is almost child-like in his passion with music, and basically just having an open conversation about all things David Ellefson.  I can’t thank him enough for this conversation and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  As always, Thanks for listening, enjoy the chat, and have an awesome day! Please note, the interview with David Ellefson was conducted on 5.18.2020 and the announcement of the tour postponement came 3 days after this was recorded.  And yes, there is even some talk about the pre-Megadeth days in how David and DAVE MUSTAINE set out to be the best band they could possibly be. Thank You for listening and you can find me at www.hardrockcore.net 
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May 25, 2020
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