Rockstar 101 with SHIM and Brandon Coates

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An episode of Rockstar 101 with SHIM and Brandon Coates

By Shimon Moore
Rockstar 101 with SHIM and Brandon Coates
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Rockstar 101 with SHIM and Brandon Coates

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Top 66 Rock Albums of the 2010s
The guys head to and go through the list of the top 66 rock albums of the 2010s. 
December 2, 2019
Disney+, Shim's Instruments, and Catholic Weddings
The guys discuss Disney+, how many instruments Shim plays, and Catholic weddings. Both guys had Catholic weddings despite the fact neither one grew up Catholic.
November 25, 2019
Fan Questions
The guys head to social media and answer as many questions as they can. If you have a question or topic you'd like discussed, ask away on social media. Twitter - @shimmoore Instagram - @brandon_goat_coates
November 18, 2019
Rage Against the Machine and the Last Decade
Rage Against the Machine has announced some show dates, including the first show beginning in El Paso. Plus the guys discuss the last decade and it gets pretty deep.
November 11, 2019
More Ghost Stories, Religion, and a Nazi Book
Yes, we realize this is Rockstar 101, but the topics got a little heavy again as Shim has another ghost story, the guys talk about religion with their families, and Brandon's daughter brought a really heavy book about the Nazi's and World War II. Yeah, she's only 8 years old. 
November 4, 2019
Brenna Update and Ghost Stories
It isn't the smoothest of transitions, but Shim gives an update on Brenna and then the guys tell ghost stories.
October 28, 2019
Wonderland, Looney Toons, and the Great Barrier Reef
The guys talk about Wonderland Sydney and theme parks, Princess Diana, Looney Toons, and the Great Barrier Reef.
October 21, 2019
Tri-Polar, Sad Songs, and James Hetfield
Shim answers a question from Twitter about Tri-Polar. Brandon tends to gravitate towards slower, sad songs. Plus the guys are talking Metallica and James Hetfield being back in rehab.
October 14, 2019
Brenna Update and Music Tastes
Shim has an update on Brenna and how much money they raised for her cancer treatment. Plus the guys talk about when and where you get your music tastes, and how nostalgia comes into play.
October 7, 2019
Recording Drums and Halloween
Shim gives some insights into recording drums and the guys talk about Halloween. It's big in the US, but is it in Australia?
September 30, 2019
Growing Up, WWE, and Tool
The guys talk about their interests growing up, discuss WWE, and Shim has had a chance to listen to the Tool album more so he has a more thorough review.
September 23, 2019
Song Writing Process and Kid's Toys
Shim answers a Twitter question about his song writing process, Plus the guys talk about kid's toys and what they were into as kids. Find Shim on Twitter @shimmoore Find Brandon on Instagram @brandon_goat_coates
September 16, 2019
Kid's Shows and Hurricanes
The guys are talking about entertainment for kids including Rocko's Modern Life, Bluey, The Never Ending Story, and Spongebob. Plus Brandon tells hurricane stories from living in Florida. Find Shim on Twitter @shimmoore Find Brandon on Instragram @brandon_goat_coates
September 9, 2019
Tool, Chris Stapleton, and Crappy Connections
The guys are talking about the new Tool album, just how awesome Chris Stapleton is, and a movie called 'Blaze'. Also, the guys started this podcast not realizing it was already started and the phones cut out in the middle of recording.
September 2, 2019
Shim's Money Back Guarantee
The guys had planned on recording a new episode over the weekend, but Shim left his phone at his mother-in-laws place. In place of what the guys had planned, here is an interview from The Buzz Adams Morning Show (the show Brandon produces) from March of 2019.
August 26, 2019
Saudade and Corey Taylor
Shim says he's willing to play any of his music live, including 'Saudade', the song he did for 'Resident Evil', plus Shim has a funny story about Corey Taylor and his son.
August 19, 2019
White Supremacists
The guys got sidetracked again, so here is a special episode about Brandon's experiences with white supremacists.
August 15, 2019
El Paso Shooting
The El Paso shooting hit really close to home as Brandon has lived in El Paso, TX for 4 years. Do the guys have a solution to the problem? Absolutely not. But they'll at least try to give a different perspective, rather than the same old rhetoric.
August 12, 2019
Green M&M's and Beer
Putting green M&M's on your rider isn't a douche move, it's actually pretty brilliant. Plus Brandon finishes his Papa Roach story that ends with him drinking all of Papa Roach's beer.
August 5, 2019
Tube Socks and Pillows
Brandon starts his Papa Roach story and learns about fresh tube socks. Also, if you're backstage and there's only one of something, don't touch it. That's meant for someone. Unless Corey Taylor offers to pour you a drink. And Shim gets left behind at a gas stop all because of a pillow.
July 29, 2019
Cover Songs
What cover songs are better than the original? Shim tells the story of covering Destiny's Child's song "Say My Name" and why they weren't allowed to release it.
July 22, 2019
Shim's Shelf Adventure, Equal Rights and Equal Pay
Shim finally had some spare time to spend with his family, but they didn't get to spend it how they'd hoped. Plus the guys talk about equal pay, equal rights, and equality.
July 9, 2019
Big 4 of Grunge, First Big Contract
Brandon brings up grunge, and poses the question. If you had to rank the Big 4 of Grunge, what would the order be? Plus Shim has some advice for any aspiring musician looking to sign that first big contract.
June 19, 2019
Parenting Lessons
Yes, both Shim and Brandon are parents. This podcast was originally supposed to be about Avengers: Endgame, instead it's about parenting.
June 5, 2019
Avengers: Endgame
It's time for the guys to nerd out and talk about Avengers: Endgame. How was the movie? Where does the MCU go from here?
May 13, 2019
People Met on Tour, Cockroach in a Woman's Hair
We have more stories from the guys being on the road, including a woman that had an actual live cockroach in her hair.
April 24, 2019
Road Stories, Van Window Blows Out
We have stories from Shim and the guys on the road, including one of the van windows blowing out.
April 20, 2019
The Dirt vs Bohemian Rhapsody
Shim and Brandon discuss The Dirt vs Bohemian Rhapsody. Which movie was better? Which had more flaws?
April 9, 2019
Drive Auto Story, Meet the Band
Shim tells a heart warming story courtesy of Drive Auto, and you get to meet the rest of the band.
April 2, 2019
Brandon's First Interview with Shim
Ever wonder what it was like when the two guys first met? This is the first time Brandon interviewed Shim.
March 25, 2019
Omaha Story, Metallica Day Miracle, Bohemian Rhapsody
Shim tells a story from Omaha, Brandon talks about his Metallica Day Miracle thanks to Jim Breuer, and the guys discuss the Bohemian Rhapsody movie
March 11, 2019
Crucified Video, Papa Roach, Bands Never Scene
Shim talks about the video for Crucified, the guys talk about Papa Roach, and then talk about bands they've never seen live that they want to. Spoiler, it's the same band for both guys.
March 6, 2019
Kids, Velvet Revolver Story, Role Models
Both Shim and Brandon have kids, so of course that has to be brought up. Shim has a great Velvet Revolver story, plus they discuss solid role models for kids today.
February 27, 2019
Weather, Job Annoyances
Yes, when it's winter in the US, it's summer in Australia. Plus, the guys answer questions including "What do people perceive about your job that annoys you?"
February 18, 2019
Top 50 Nu Metal Albums
Shim and Brandon discuss the top 50 Nu Metal albums of all time. Apparently Kid Rock's 'Devil Without a Cause' didn't really make it to Australia.
February 11, 2019
Introduction to Rockstar 101
 Shim and Brandon introduce you to the class, and what you can expect from Rockstar 101.
February 1, 2019
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