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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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Episode 12: Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Cher, Joel Hoekstra's 13)

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Episode 34: Top 10 Tracks | Whitesnake (Pete Pardo)
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!
01:07:21
March 5, 2021
Episode 33: Dennis Dunaway
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!
01:11:38
February 26, 2021
Episode 32: Mark Weiss
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!
01:08:05
February 19, 2021
Episode 31: Vinny Appice
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!
01:16:24
February 12, 2021
Episode 30: Martin Popoff
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!
59:01
February 5, 2021
Episode 29: Michael Schenker
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!
53:31
January 29, 2021
Episode 28: Joe Lynn Turner
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!
01:16:37
January 22, 2021
Episode 27: Calico Cooper (Beasto Blanco)
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!
01:05:05
January 15, 2021
Episode 26: Brian Wheat (Tesla)
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!
42:16
January 8, 2021
Episode 25: The Loyal Order | In Theory
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!
01:31:22
December 31, 2020
Episode 24: Mitch Perry (Mitch Perry Group, MSG)
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! 
47:32
December 4, 2020
Episode 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!
55:14
November 13, 2020
Episode 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! 
01:17:26
October 30, 2020
Episode 21: Robin McAuley (Black Swan, MSG)
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!
01:10:50
October 16, 2020
Episode 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!
51:50
October 2, 2020
Episode 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
Episode 18: Keith St. John (Kingdom Come)
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!
01:09:52
September 4, 2020
Episode 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!
01:09:28
August 21, 2020
Episode 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!
48:43
August 1, 2020
Episode 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!
01:10:46
July 17, 2020
Episode 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!
01:02:19
July 3, 2020
Episode 13: David Ellefson (Megadeth)
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
Episode 12: Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, Cher, Joel Hoekstra's 13)
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
Episode 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!
01:25:25
May 22, 2020
Episode 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!
01:00:48
May 8, 2020
Episode 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
Episode 8: Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper)
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
Episode 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
Episode 6: Daniel Dekay (Exciter)
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
Episode 5: Priya Panda (Diemonds)
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
Episode 4: Don Jamieson | TMS Edition
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!
44:50
March 20, 2020
Episode 3: Andrew Sgambati | KISS Fan Edition
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!
56:18
March 13, 2020
Episode 2: Johanna Sadonis (Lucifer)
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!
31:10
March 6, 2020
Episode 1: Glenn Hughes | Introduction
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