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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 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.
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24: Mitch Perry
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! 
47:30
December 4, 2020
23: Reb Beach
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!
55:13
November 13, 2020
22: Damon Johnson
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! 
1:17:25
October 30, 2020
21: Robin McAuley
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!
1:10:50
October 16, 2020
20: Tony Franklin
On Episode 20 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney speaks with the fretless monster himself, Tony Franklin, a bass virtuoso who has played with bands such as The Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake, and many more. The pair speak about Tony's beginnings with traditional bass as well as the fretless bass, his recent cover of Deep Purple's 'Stormbringer' with Joel Hoekstra, Virgil Donati, and Dino Jelusick for Live Nation's Six String Salute, and the two even share their love for 'Led Zeppelin III' as Tony answers the Metal From The Inside Five! Sydney also keeps you up to date on everything that's been going on in the hard rock and heavy metal world including AC/DC's return to the rock scene, an announcement of a brand new live record from Iron Maiden entitled 'Nights Of The Dead', and 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!
51:49
October 2, 2020
19: I'm Here To Interview Black Sabbath
On Episode 19 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney hops on the mic to discuss the 40th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne's debut solo record 'Blizzard of Ozz' as well as the 20th anniversary of the greatest rock 'n' roll film out there - Almost Famous. The brand new documentary film on the Prince of Darkness, 'The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne', premiered on A&E Labor Day Weekend, tying in perfectly with the 40th anniversary of Ozzy's first solo effort. Sydney goes in-depth on the new documentary and lets you in on some 'Blizzard of Ozz' trivia regarding the process leading up to the release of the record. William Miller, the lead role of Cameron Crowe's autobiographical film Almost Famous almost gets to spend some time with Ozzy himself. Sydney relives the history of the incendiary Almost Famous, documenting the story that proved as the catalyst for the film, casting trivia, her own deep passions and influences regarding the film, and 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!
45:46
September 18, 2020
18: Keith St. John
On Episode 18 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney has a brand new interview for you with frontman and vocalist of Burning Rain, Kingdom Come, and more - Keith St. John. Sydney and Keith chat about the upcoming Kingdom Come livestream happening on September 5th, the progress on Keith's upcoming solo record, the art of original vinyl records, as well as the never-before-heard band Big Trouble from 1989 and so much more. Sydney also fills you in on the 30th anniversary of Judas Priest's "Painkiller", the announcement of The Struts third studio record 'Strange Days', as well as the tragic and shocking loss of Power Trip vocalist Riley Gale. 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!
1:09:52
September 4, 2020
17: Kane Roberts
On Episode 17 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney brings you an interview with guitarist Kane Roberts, a solo artist as well as co-writer and player on Alice Cooper's 'Constrictor' (1986) and 'Raise Your Fist And Yell' (1987). Sydney and Kane chat about Kane's early days in the music industry, his influences as a player, what it was like writing with Alice as well as being Music Director on The Nightmare Returns tour, and much more. Sydney also fills you in on what's been happening this week in the hard rock and heavy metal scene including a Whitesnake 'Slip Of The Tongue' reunion, the announcement of a Dee Snider FunkoPop, the passing of UFO's Pete Way, 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!
1:09:28
August 21, 2020
16: Craig Goldy // MFTI Archives
On Episode 16 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney digs into the Metal From The Inside archives to bring you an interview with guitarist Craig Goldy of bands Rough Cutt, Giuffria, and Dio, as well as Dio Disciples. Recorded backstage at a Dio Disciples show on the Dio Returns tour in June of 2019, the pair discuss the purpose behind Dio Disciples as well as the real intent of the controversial Ronnie James Dio hologram. They also chat about Craig’s experience meeting Ronnie and their lifelong friendship, joining the Dio band in the late '80s, as well as Craig’s most recent projects including his work with Dream Child and Resurrection Kings. Sydney also keeps you up to date on all of the recent happenings in the hard rock and heavy metal world as well as going over this week's Classic Album Recap! 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!
48:42
August 1, 2020
15: Rudy Sarzo
On Episode 15 of the Metal From The Inside podcast, Sydney reunites with renowned hard rock and heavy metal bassist Rudy Sarzo. Known for his work with Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, and most recently The Guess Who - Rudy is without a doubt one of rock's most versatile assets. Over two years since their last interview, the pair discuss what's being going on for Rudy during quarantine including conducting Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Master Classes, participating in Steel Panther's live-stream debut rock show - "Concert To Save The World" - as well as working on the most recent Vandenberg record, 2018's Dream Child record, and SO much more. Sydney also lets you in on recent rock news sweeping the airwaves and world wide web and goes over this week's Classic Record Recap! 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!
1:10:46
July 17, 2020
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