Metal From The Inside

Metal From The Inside

By Sydney Taylor
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 discussing hard rock/heavy metal history and news, and so much more. New episodes released every other Friday.
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14: Sara Parker
On Episode 14 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney gets you up to date on everything happening in the rock and metal world including the brand new #LetTheMusicPlay campaign, the announcement of David Ellefson's forthcoming covers record, David Lee Roth changing his name to "El Roth", new music from Halestorm in the future, and so much more. Joining Sydney on this week's episode is radio personality, Music Director, and Digital Program Director for 93.3 WMMR and 102.9 WMGK, Sara Parker! The pair talk about Sara’s introduction to hard rock and heavy metal, her beginning in radio from intern to eventually having her own show on Philadelphia's renowned hard rock station 93.3 WMMR, how she's managed to combat "stage fright" while live on air, and even about the legendary rock club, 'The Rainbow' in Los Angeles, CA! 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!
1:02:19
July 3, 2020
13: David Ellefson
On Episode 13 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney fills you in on everything going on this week in the hard rock and heavy metal world including Doro Pesch's very first 'drive-in' concert in Germany this past Friday, the announcement of a possible Lemmy biopic, Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme's recent tale of during down a gig with Ozzy Osbourne in 1994, and more. Sydney's guest on this week's episode needs little to no introduction, as she welcomes Mr. David Ellefson, bassist for the legendary thrash metal band Megadeth. The two talk about how David's been keeping busy during the pandemic, the process of putting together the David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation's  'Oh Say You Can Stream' live events, as well as how writing and recording the new Megadeth album has been coming along. 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!
38:59
June 19, 2020
12: Joel Hoekstra
On Episode 12 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney is joined by Joel Hoekstra, guitarist in bands like Whitesnake, Cher, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and his very own project, Joel Hoekstra's 13! The pair speak about the progress on the second Joel Hoekstra's 13 record (the follow-up to 2015's 'Dying To Live') featuring musicians such as Vinny Appice and Tony Franklin, Joel's journey in Whitesnake after joining the band over six years ago, how he ended up landing the gig as Cher's full-time guitarist, his time in the Broadway show Rock Of Ages, and SO much more. Stay up to date with the Metal From The Inside on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!
37:05
June 5, 2020
11: Tammy Vega
On Episode 11 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney sits down with photographer and videographer for bands like Poison, Cheap Trick, KISS, and more, Tammy Vega. The pair talk about what it takes to have a career in the music industry, including a positive mindset, passion, and a willingness to go after your calling, as well as how Tammy discovered her own passion for photography, how she got her start in the industry, 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!
1:25:25
May 22, 2020
10: Dino Jelusick
On Episode 10 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney speaks about the anniversary of Queensrÿche's iconic concept album 'Operation: Mindcrime' and the sudden passing of Bad Company and Ted Nugent frontman, Brian Howe. Joining Sydney on this week's episode is vocalist and keyboardist of bands Animal Drive, Dirty Shirley, and more, Dino Jelusick. The two chat about the debut Dirty Shirley record released on Frontiers Records in January of 2020, as well as the forthcoming second album from Frontiers Records signed band, Animal Drive. The pair also chat Dino's early memories of listening to hard rock and metal and even find out the two share the same favorite Alice Cooper record; the underrated 'From The Inside'. Stay up to date with Metal From The Inside on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!
1:00:48
May 8, 2020
9: Rachel Bello
On Episode 9 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney discusses the annual M3 Rock Festival (now rescheduled for September 4th - 6th) and records that are a MUST listen during quarantine! She also sits down with her close friend and bassist for Philly band Oblivion Her Majesty, Rachel Bello. The pair discuss growing up in the modern age with a love for hard rock and metal, how Rachel got her start in playing the bass, her work in animal welfare as well as pitbull advocacy, and so much more. Stay up to date on the Metal From The Inside podcast on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!
52:38
May 1, 2020
8: Ryan Roxie
On Episode 8 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney dedicates this week's episode to rock and roll and NYC's beloved Jimmy Webb, who tragically passed away this week at the age of 62. Sydney also discusses this week's iconic releases (4/13 - 4/19). Joining Sydney on this week's podcast is Alice Cooper Band guitarist and solo artist Ryan Roxie. The pair discuss Ryan's latest 2019 solo release 'Imagine Your Reality' as well as Ryan's most recent Kickstarter campaign for his brand new guitar lesson program, the System 12 Guitar Method. Head to ryanroxie.com to find out more! Stay up to date with Metal From The Inside on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!
40:06
April 17, 2020
7: It's All Happening
On Episode 7 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney speaks on her background and personal journey in the music industry including her introduction to the hard rock and heavy metal genre, her first meeting with Alice Cooper, the moment she realized she wanted to pursue a career in music, and how absolutely anything can be accomplished with hard work, passion, and dedication. Big thanks to William Schmidt for composing and recording Metal From The Inside’s brand new intro track! Stay up to date with Metal From The Inside on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!
26:06
April 10, 2020
6: Daniel Dekay
On Episode 6 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney discusses a new metalcore cover of Tiger King, Joe Exotic's "Here Kitty Kitty", Live Nation's initiative to help tour industry professionals, and this week's classic albums (3/30 - 4/5). Joining Sydney on the podcast is Daniel Dekay, guitarist for Diemonds and thrash metal band Exciter, as well as host for Banger TV. The two chat about how Daniel got his start working with Sam Dunn, his journey with Exciter over the last year and a half, and how you can help your favorite artists by purchasing merch during the COVID-19 crisis. Stay up to date with Metal From The Inside on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!
36:05
April 3, 2020
5: Priya Panda
On this week's episode of the podcast, Sydney chats rescheduled tour dates for the summer/fall and your favorite albums that were released on this day in rock history. Joining Sydney on the Metal From The Inside podcast on Episode 5 is Priya Panda, frontwoman of Diemonds (formerly of She Demons) and current solo artist. The two chat the modern-day music industry, the release of Priya's newest single 'Take Me Back', being sure to see your favorite artists every chance you get, and much more! Stay up to date with Metal From The Inside on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (MFTIOfficial), Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!
55:17
March 27, 2020
4: TMS Edition // Don Jamieson
On this week's episode, Sydney sits down with comedian, former co-host of That Metal Show, and current host of That Jamieson Show, Don Jamieson. The pair chat about the resurgence of vinyl, the release of Don's brand new comedy album 'Denim & Laughter' (a clever play on the famous Saxon record 'Denim & Leather'), how much they miss That Metal Show, and more. Stay up to date with Metal From The Inside on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), and Facebook (@metalfromtheinside), as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!
44:49
March 20, 2020
3: KISS Fan Edition // Andrew Sgambati
On this week's episode, Sydney talks about the now global pandemic, COVID-19, and its growing effect on the music industry including cancellations of tours, concert dates, festivals, and more. Lifelong KISS fan and creator Andrew Sgambati also joins Sydney on this week's episode to discuss his journey as a KISS fan, what got him so into rock and metal, the creation of his KISS fan films (The Greatest Show On Earth, KISS At Midnight) and more. Stay up to date with Metal From The Inside on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), and Facebook (@metalfromtheinside) as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!
56:17
March 13, 2020
2: Johanna Sadonis
On this week's episode of the Metal From The Inside podcast, get caught up on all things hard rock and heavy metal & listen to Sydney's chat with Johanna Sadonis, frontwoman of the classic-sounding heavy metal band Lucifer. Listen as the two talk about the upcoming release of the band's new record 'Lucifer III', coming later this month on March 20th, how Johanna got into the world of heavy metal, 2020 touring plans for the band, and much more. Stay up to date with Metal From The Inside on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), and Facebook (@metalfromtheinside) as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!
31:09
March 6, 2020
1: Introduction // Glenn Hughes
On the very first episode of the Metal From The Inside podcast, get to know Sydney Taylor as she sits down with rock and roll legend, singer and bassist, Glenn Hughes from classic bands Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and most recently The Dead Daises. Follow along as the two discuss plans for the new The Dead Daises record, advice for musicians starting out in the modern music industry, flashbacks to the past, and so much more. Stay up to date with Metal From The Inside on our socials: Instagram (@metalfromtheinside), Twitter (@MFTIOfficial), and Facebook (@metalfromtheinside) as well as at www.metalfromtheinside.com!
39:11
February 28, 2020