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

November 20, 2022 59 min

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 themse...

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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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Bob St. John (Engineer / Mixer / Producer) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to dive back into the world of mixing, this time around hearing about Bob's Introduction to mixing with Pro Tools, his experience working with other artists and the big differences between U.S. and Latin artists, as well as his personal philosophy when working on someone's song. Prepare to get a little techy, hear a couple more Nuno Stories...

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Bob St. John (Engineer / Mixer / Producer) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss Bob's incredible career from taking apart electronics at 6, dropping out of college to open his own studio, and working with some of the most prominent artists out there including our good friends over at Extreme. Bob St. John walks us through his early years filled with music, and some of the defining moments that led him to the doors of produ...

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Cory Juba (Multi-instrumentalist, Music Producer / Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to jump back into the world of audio engineering as we hear more of Cory's journey getting into music production, some tips from the pros when it comes to producing and mixing your own tracks, as well as Cory's experience building a real recording studio. We get some great advice regarding getting over obstacles like writer...

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Cory Juba (Multi-instrumentalist, Music Producer / Starset) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to dive back into the world of Starset going over Cory's Musical upbringing, his hardships, and his decision to pursue music that would eventually lead him to join the band. Cory breaks down his experience with Starset looking at what life is like on tour and the challenges that tour comes with. We get some insight into how the latest Sta...

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Damien Riehl (Lawyer / Musician / Technologist) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to discuss what happens when music meets the courtroom. This episode we dive into the legal side of music, checking out Damien's background and experience as a lawyer and programmer, as well as a look into his All The Music Project, and how it's using AI to help reshape copyright battles in court. Damien breaks down some of music's most famou...

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Jonathan Wyner (Mastering Engineer / Educator / Past President of AES) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round as they dive deeper into the world of audio engineering. Jonathan breaks down his experience with the company IZotope, going over the company's origins and its role in bringing technology closer to the audio world. We get some excellent mastering advice discussing how big trends like the "loudness war"...

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Jonathan Wyner (Mastering Engineer / Educator / Past President of AES) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to answer the question "what the hell is mastering anyway?" Jonathan breaks down his career in mastering working with some of music's biggest names and getting a chance to really witness and be a part of how mastering has changed with technology. We dive into Jonathan early years surrounded by music and his journey to b...

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Sammy Ash (COO of Sam Ash Music) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again for another episode this time diving more into the business side of Sam Ash, going over how the company handled the COVID-19 Pandemic, how the internet changed has changed the instrument sales business, and just why ukuleles have gotten so popular. We get some insight into where Sam Ash music company is going next, as well as a look back at some funny moment...

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Sammy Ash (COO of Sam Ash Music) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to nerd out on anything and everything guitar. This episode we dive into the world of Sam Ash Music, hearing about Sammy's history with the company, the growth of Sam Ash throughout the years, and how the music industry has changed alongside it. We get all the guitar stories you could ask for featuring the likes of Paul Reed Smith, Fred Gretsch, Les Paul, and more....

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David Ellefson (Ex-Megadeth / The Lucid / Ellefson-Soto) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to touch base on the events of the last year, and the truth behind his departure from Megadeth. We dive into some Megadeth history reminiscing some of the band's early moments as well as some of the moments leading to David's exit. We get an update on some of David's current projects, and some funny tour stories to tie it all togethe...

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Dave Fortman (Producer / Guitarist ‘Ugly Kid Joe’) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round, discussing the newest release from Ugly Kid Joe, and an exclusive debut music video viewing from The Wilted Souls! In this episode we dive into music marketing, looking back on how things have changed from the old school ways, as well as some pro tips when producing vocals. Dave breaks down why "Polyphia" is one of his favo...

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Dave Fortman (Producer / Guitarist ‘Ugly Kid Joe’) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to talk about his incredible career as a producer, producing bands like Evanescence, Slipknot, and more. We cover his early influences while growing up in a musical household, and his decision to move to Los Angeles at only 22 years old. Getting the gig with Ugly Kid Joe, Dave walks us through his journey from the recording booth to behind the mixing ...

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Richard Shaw (Ex-Cradle of Filth / Session Guitarist /Author / Educator) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory once again to Dive deeper into his instructional guitar book, going over the inspiration for writing the book, the process of publishing, and his goals with the book itself. We check in with Richards's new projects hearing about his latest tour with a new band, and the hilarious inspiration for some of his newest songs. What ...

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Richard Shaw (Ex-Cradle of Filth / Session Guitarist /Author / Educator) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as we check back in with the original British ambassador going over his latest break from Cradle of Filth, where he's going next, and what keeps him happy and rooted through it all. We get some pro songwriting tips from Richard himself, a look into his instructional guitar book, and some jazz talk to smooth everything out. Th...

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Kishi Bashi (Singer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Songwriter) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory to dive into Kishi's first bands, how he decided to get away from toxic masculinity in music, his experience going solo and everything in-between. Join us as we dive into the incredible and crazy world of Kishi Bashi and prepare to get 2020-d.


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Jim Wysocki (Presenter of Les Paul: From Start to Finish) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for another round of Les Paul. This episode we dive into even more incredible Les Paul stories including stars like Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Bing Crosby, and more. Dive into some of the most fascinating stories in rock history with us and prepare to get 2020-d.


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Jim Wysocki (Mayor of Mahwah NJ / firefighter / keeper of Les Paul’s Legacy) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory for an episode all about Les Paul. We learn about Jim's interests and background growing up as well as the unlikely friendship that would grow between Jim and Les Paul. We dive into the story of Jim and Les' first couple of meetings resulting in a crashed mailbox, as well as some of the more crazy moments Jim experien...

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Steve Wood (Senior Manager / Shelter Music Group) joins Benny, Siobhán, and Cory as we continue our yearly check-in with our British Ambassador. In this episode, we dive into how Steve connected with YouTube star Rick Beato, a look into a brand new documentary on Les Paul, and an insider discussion on how to break a band in 2022. Breaking news on Hollywood Vampires, Godsmack, Marty Friedman, It's all here. Tune in with us and g...

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