2020'd

2020'd

Benny, Siobhán and Cory, of the band Lost Symphony, are joined by some of the most successful people in music, business and entertainment to take a look back at their lives and career to see what "following your dreams" REALLY looks like. New episodes every Sunday. Available on all major platforms.

Episodes

April 10, 2023 43 mins
Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Joey Concepcion (Guitarist / Solo Artist / Lost Symphony) to talk about everything from his early influences growing up, to filling in with Arch Enemy in front of 50,000 People. We dive into how he developed his impressive guitar chops, and what it was like playing with lost symphony alongside guitar heroes like Marty Friedman. All this and more tune in with us and prepare to be 2020d. Check Out More ...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join John Philips (Entrepreneur / Tour Manager for Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and Breaking Benjamin) to discuss the insane life of a tour manager hearing some of John's craziest stories on the road that really paints a picture of how difficult and life-threatening the job can be. We dive into John Philips's early years as an artist, the story behind his transition into tour manager, and his journey into entrepreneu...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Abigail Posner (Director of U.S Creative Works At Google / Anthropologist) to discuss the world of humans, technology, and music, and just how they all connect. We learn about Abigail's early years studying humanity and culture as an Anthropologist, as well as her transition into marketing and creative works for the massive tech company Google. We hear about her experience first starting out at a compa...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Grammy-nominated Rob Graves (Producer / Starset / Red / Solo Artist) once again to continue where we left off last episode, hearing about Rob's decision to leave Nashville, meeting up with Dustin, and hearing the very first songs that would grow to inspire the band Starset. We dive into Rob Graves's songwriting philosophy, look at some of the "magic tricks" of music, and touch on Rob's solo project God...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Grammy-nominated Rob Graves (Producer / Starset / Red / Solo Artist) to hear his seemingly destined journey into the world of music. We take a look back at his early years along with the songs and people that pushed and inspired him, as well as his incredible success working with bands like Red, and Starset. We get Rob's thoughts on guitar tones, managing creativity, and a deep dive into how he develop...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Kelly Kereliuk (Guitarist / Instructor / Lost Symphony / Prismind / Negus) to catch up on his newest projects including his instructive Youtube channel, teaching guitar concepts to players of all skill levels. We hear more details about Kelly's experience working on Lost Symphony records, and what it was like playing alongside his heroes on songs like Take Another Piece. We get the scoop on what a typi...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Satchel (Guitarist / Songwriter For Steel Panther) to talk new Steel Panther music, the newest Steel Panther member, and more details on what happened with ex-bandmember Lexxi Foxx. We dive into the early years of Steel Panther looking at how the band became popular the "old school" way and hear about the crazy and often hilarious fans Steel Panther comes face to face with on tour. All this and more tu...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Zuzana Engererova (Cellist / Starset) once again to discuss some behind the scenes of a future Lost Symphony single, and what it's like recording in a room full of Ferraris. We dive into what's next for Starset and their upcoming tour, the differences when using an electric Cello, and how to deal with gigs that suck! Is music theory more harmful or helpful? Check out our take on the matter and let us k...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Zuzana Engererova (Cellist / Starset) to discuss The Raiders House Band, managing your own entertainment company, and how to establish yourself in a new city. Benny debates the importance of Social Media for Musicians and how it's changed his way of making content. We learn how different writing a Bollywood arrangement can be, and get some news that more Lost Symphony music could be on its way! All thi...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join David Abbruzzese ( Ex-Pearl Jam / I. M. F) for another round, this time hearing about his experience befriending Axl Rose and working with Guns N' Roses, David's new upcoming music projects, and the first song he'd play back with Pearl Jam. Benny Tells us the story behind his picture with Chuck Berry, and David gives us a special announcement! All this and more, tune in with us and prepare to be 2020d!...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory catch up with David Abbruzzese ( Ex-Pearl Jam / I. M. F) to hear about his latest projects honoring the legendary Jeff Beck, his funniest memories including the time he knocked over Stevie Wonder and ran into Gene Simmons all within the same 5 minutes, and a dive back into his past talking on his history with Pearl Jam and Yoko Ono. All this and more tune in and get ready to be 2020d. Check Out More David ...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Richard Shaw once again to discuss the differences between writing for Cradle Of Filth and writing songs now, the magic of layering and how to make your guitars and vocals sound HUGE, as well as Richard Shaw's exciting new project with LickLibrary as he gears up to teach us some of the most insane guitar solos of the 90s. All this and more tune in with us and get ready to be 2020d! Check Out More Rich...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Richard Shaw to discuss what happened after his last episode, Richard's thoughts on Pantera and Metallica, and his approach to writing on Lost Symphony Records. Richard gives us his opinion on the importance of kids rediscovering old music with platforms like TikTok, and Ben tells us that his first time getting kicked out of backstage was by Steve Wood. All this and more, tune in and get ready to be 20...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory join Shannon Larkin once again to discuss the heartbreak that fueled Godsmack's upcoming record, and a look into Shannon's own personal writing inspiration for lyrics. Shannon recalls his experience talking with Alex Van Halen on tour and his dangerous yet incredible cigarette trick. We dive into more Apocalypse Blues Revival, hearing more on the recording process and the uniqueness of the band, as well as ...
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Benny, Siobhán, and Cory check back in with their good friend Shannon Larkin to celebrate the success of Godsmack's newest release "Surrender" and discuss everything from his time with Ugly Kid Joe to Shannon's BIG love of Christmas. As always we get some psychedelic discussion diving into how Shannon internalizes music, the mystic music of Donavan, and the ability to see sound and color. We hear about what's up next for Shannon L...
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December 12, 2022 52 mins
As the year 2022 comes to a close Benny, Siobhán, and Cory look back at all the incredible guests we had this year and discuss some of their favorite moments and first impressions of the many guests we had on the 2020-d podcast in the year 2022. Let us know your favorite episodes from this year down in the comments below, and as always hit that subscribe button so you don't miss any episodes going into 2023. We want to thank all of...
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Brock Richards (Guitarist / Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to check in with the Starset crew now that the acoustic tour has wrapped. We dive into the life of Brock Richards post-tour, debate if you can get away with mixing in headphones with today's technology, and hear about the time Siobhán and Brock helped produce a track that made it on Billboard. Brock gives us the scoop on his Evertune Bridges and how they're helping...
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Steve Stevens (Guitarist / Billy Idol) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss his Residency in Vegas, a new Billy Idol EP, and Steve Steven's personal number one job when working with Billy Idol. We dive into the current music climate, going over how apps like TikTok are changing the ways kids discover music, the downsides that come with only being a digital guitar player, and how producers are moving away from the trend of "cut...
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Ron DeChant (Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to discuss the incredible band Rammstein and their massive tour production, the early days of Starset and the drive that Dustin and the band had to make Starset a reality, and the current world of music marketing and where people are finding music these days. We dive more into Starset's latest tour and how much of this tour was really made DIY by the members themselves...
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Ron DeChant (Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to check back in with our friends over at Starset hearing the latest on their acoustic tour, the intense planning that went into making it happen, and how different an acoustic tour really is compared to a stadium tour. Ron breaks down life on the road and all the good and bad that comes with it. We discuss what makes a great Tour Manager, the post-covid demand for more drivers ...
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