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Chris Jerico Of Fozzy Discusses Use Of Backing Trax Live

Jave Patterson took some time to speak with Fozzy’s front man, WWE superstar Chris Jerico, as seen in the video below.

When asked by Patterson to clarify how much FOZZY relies on backing tracks and whether running backing tracks means being able to do a show or not do a show for a band like FOZZYJericho responded: “Absolutely not. Absolutely not. I think there’s a real misconception… You used the word ‘rely’ — that’s also the wrong word to use as well. And Eddie Trunk actually came to our show at Asbury Park and did a whole show about FOZZY in that we’re all playing and singing a thousand percent. What we use tracks for is background noises, keyboards, industrial sounds for [our cover of FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD‘s song] ‘Relax’ — ambience, that sort of thing. And that’s what bands use… That’s what we use backing tracks for. Take the tracks away… As a matter of fact, in Aurora, Illinois on this tour, the tracks completely shut down — we did the entire set exactly the way that it was, and it sounded great. It’s just you have the ear candy and little extra nuances that makes the show just better. It makes it sound better because you’re hearing things that you can’t do if you don’t have a keyboard player or a string section. ‘Army Of One’ has a whole symphony on it. What are we gonna do? Pack up 15 guys in a tour bus and take them with us down to wherever the hell we are? Obviously, some bands do use them more. SANTA CRUZ was using ’em — that’s the band. We toured with SANTA CRUZ.

“I think in this day and age there’s so much of a debate about it where most people really don’t care,” Chris continued. “It just adds to the show. And most people don’t analyze it like that. But for the Eddie Trunk thing, you can go listen to his Sirius show and listen to him when he came to the Asbury Park show [at] the Stone Pony that we had. And he said, ‘I came to see the show, and I was analyzing it and they were singing and playing, and it was great. And they’re an awesome band.’

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Review: Royal Box Luxury Snuff Holder Box

#nasalsnuff #snuff #tobacco The custom of snuff has been around since the 17th Century, used as an aperitif at a social party or event with astute members of society. There are many types of snuff available on the market, including German, English, American, Brazilian, et al. Each snuff will vary by flavor, intensity, cut, moisture, and more. Royal Box makes a very elegant piece to allow you to carry snuff with you and a cleaner delivery method than having to pinch the snuff with fingers or place on the back of a hand to inhale. Here is our honest review on some of their well made products. https://royal-box.eu/ http://www.twodoodsreviews.com

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Interview Jerry Cantrell 9-17-2021

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2nf92-10e1c91

The legendary guitarist and singer took some time to speak with Jave about the new album ‘Brighten’, available on October 29th, 2021. Jerry reflects on how this album is different from the prior 2 solo releases. He also shares a story about first meeting Eddie Van Halen and how he and Elton John came to collaborate. 

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[New Interview] LJ From Sevendust Talks About Relationship With Chris Cornell And Cover Of Soundgarden Classic

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-j4cj9-e8e5cd

The rock band Sevendust, not known for cover songs, recently released a sample from their forthcoming new album ‘Blood & Stone’ to be released October 23rd. The track is a cover of Soundgarden’s ‘The Day I Tried To Live’ and is a unique translation in this BLM world.

Check out this introspective interview with Lajon Witherspoon, singer for Sevendust describing why the band choose to cover this song and his relationship (or lack thereof) with the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell. 

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Aftershock 2020 Announcement With DWP’s Danny Wimmer

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There has been a lot of speculation regarding the Aftershock 2020 event still taking place in October in Sacramento, California. DWP founder Danny Wimmer talks to Jave Patterson about what the future of the festival looks like and confirms the postponement of the 2020 event.

 

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Wes Scantlin Of Puddle Of Mudd Discusses How They Got Signed And His Relationship With God

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6f67u-d5f084

No stranger to trouble, Wes Scantlin, vocalist for the Kansas City rock band Puddle Of Mudd opened up about his challenges with drugs, booze and the law and what helps keep him grounded today. In this new interview, Wes also recalls how he was seriously considering getting out of music before his demo tape clandestinely landed in the hands of Fred Durst. Regarding that stroke of luck Wes says ‘I got a call when I was in Mobile picking up my ex-girlfriends daughter when I got the call…oh no, you’re not going to go to New Orleans, you’ve got to come to Los Angeles…we’re going to sign you!’

Check out the rest of Wes’ weird life in the podcast interview.

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YouTube Looping Multi-Instrumentalist Elise Trouw Talks About Easiest And Hardest Instruments To Play

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jkdts-d57999

In a new interview with Jave Patterson, San Diego native Elise Trouw discusses her rise to fame as a YouTube sensation, playing on the Jimmy Kimmel show, touring with Incubus and an interesting fact about very early life and her inability to talk before the age of four.

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Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch Discusses How Korn Stays Relevant In 2020

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The Korn guitarist spoke with Jave Patterson about the band’s aggressive past, how they stay relevant to a new generation of listeners while still speaking to the audience that fell in love with Korn back in the late ’90’s. 

On where Korn get their angst from as wealthy rock stars, Brian states ‘…when you have money it’s not like everything’s perfect…’

Brian also talked about what was different with the new album ‘The Nothing’ by saying ‘…Jonathan, our singer started falling in love with heavy music again…’

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Dream Theater Vocalist James Labrie Discusses Solo Material And History Of Dream Theater

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gz59a-c561a2

Through multiple albums and almost three decades of touring, along with the loss of founding members Kevin Moore (keyboards) and Mike Portnoy (drums), Dream Theater continues to make music and impress audiences worldwide due to their musical accuracy, tenacity and dynamics. In this interview, the somewhat reclusive vocals recalls his days before joining the band and how Dream Theater has evolved over time with integral members coming and going.

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Tommy Vext Of Bad Wolves Talks About What Keeps Him Grounded

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bhgxh-c47f4e

Bursting onto the music/metal scene with their version of the Cranberries ‘Zombie’, Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext took some time to discuss going from replacement vocalist (SNOT) to fill-in vocalist (Five Finger Death Punch) to full-fledged rock star with his own band Bad Wolves. In this interview, Tommy also shares about his home life and what helps keep him grounded when surrounded by fans and ‘yes’ people as a rock singer for one of the biggest bands of 2018/19.

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Godsmack And Monster Truck Interview In Reno

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Sully and Shannon of Godsmack dropped by with some members of the band Monster Truck to discuss new music, taking young bands out on the road, the love for everything Boston and more!

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[INTERVIEW] Tobias Forge Of Ghost Speaks Up About Early Childhood And Vision For Ghost

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Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge took some time to open up with The ‘Doods’ to discuss his relationships with his folks, where he gets inspiration from and how he approaches the ever unfolding story of the thematic rock band he fronts with a cast of ‘nameless ghouls’. He even suggests what ‘The Cardinal’ (the character he plays in the band) enjoyed most when it came to Saturday morning cartoons as a kid!

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[INTERVIEW] Carlos Mencia Talks About Rift With Joe Rogan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xxtu3-bf4680

A lot of folks love the comedy of Carlos Mencia, however a lot of folks don’t. In this interview, Carlos addresses his haters and more!

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[NEW] Jonny Hawkins Of Nothing More On New Music

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Could there be a collab on the horizon between Nothing More and Badflower, or at least some shared songwriting from both prolific songwriters Jonny Hawkins and Josh Katz? Check out the interview and hear it for yourself!

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[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Josh Katz of Badflower Talks New Music and Touring With Shinedown

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zxja7-bbd290

We caught up with Josh Katz, mastermind behind the band Badflower to talk about his relationship with his parents, growing up as the ‘popular kid’, anxiety disorder, the possible commercial release of the viral YouTube song ‘Move Me’ and more! This interview was conducted on July 18th in Reno, Nevada during a stop on the Shinedown tour.

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[NEW] Rick DeJesus of Adelita’s Way Talks Taylor Swift

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-efw8q-b82233

Las Vegas native Rick DeJesus, vocalist of Adelita’s Way took some time to speak with Jave Patterson about life as an independent artist and his desire to collaborate with other musicians such as Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and Taylor Swift!

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[EXCLUSIVE] Volbeat’s Rob Caggiano Talks About ‘The Last Day Under The Sun’ 6/13/19

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gcquz-b47765

Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano took a break from rehearsals in Copenhagen to talk with Jave Patterson about the ‘new’ sound of the first official single from Volbeat’s forthcoming album ‘Rewinid, Replay, Rebound’, out August 2nd 2019.

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[INTERVIEW] Justin Furstenfeld Of Blue October Discusses New Documentary And Sobriety

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-d35qc-b461a3

The Blue October mastermind spent some time with a DOOD to get in-depth about sobriety, life and the new documentary ‘Get Back Up’ when they were in Reno, Nevada on June 6th, 2019, playing a show at the Cargo Concert Hall.

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90’s Comedy Legend Pauly Shore Tells All

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Brother Weaze Pauly Shore stopped by to talk with a DOOD, new beard flashing (no, he hasn’t converted to Islam) to discuss the up’s and down’s of his career, reflections on working with the late Sam Kinnison, love life (laundry list of hot celeb girlfriends but never married and no kids) and foray into online dating- think eHarmony-, his super dirty condo and new Podcast/YouTube channel.

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[NEW APRIL 2019] Shinedown Singer Brent Smith Discusses Dragons, Demons, Monsters And 2019 Tour

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The ‘Attention Attention’ World Tour with Badflower, Dinosaur Pile Up and Broken Hands starts on June 21st in Houston, Texas. Brent Smith took some time with Jave Patterson to discuss the various demons (or Monsters, as the song would state) that he must keep under control while on the road fronting one of the biggest rock bands in the USA today.