Tuna on Toast with Stryker

Tuna on Toast with Stryker

Hi, it‘s Ted Stryker from ALT 98.7 in Los Angeles. Each episode, I welcome into my house, all of our favorite musical artists and entertainers for a deep dive on their career, life, current projects, and just an overall fun hang. Tuna on Toast is also available on Youtube.

Episodes

May 25, 2024 20 mins

In this episode of Tuna on Toast, Stryker welcomes Joe Keery to the show!

Joe Keery is not only a great actor (Stranger Things and Fargo) but also a wonderful singer/songwriter/producer.  Stryker and Djo (Joe) discuss the song "End of Beginning" and the process of how Joe creates music. Stryker and Joe talk all things from great Chicago movies to watching his own TV shows to feeling the need to prove he's a credible musician.  Joe ...

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In this episode, Stryker welcomes from the band PHOENIX, Thomas Mars. Thomas tells Stryker about his love for Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bewitched and the show Dallas.  The guys talk about what life was like for Thomas growing up in Versailles, France.

Stryker and Thomas discuss the timeline on why and how Phoenix went from a studio band to a live band.  Thomas tells Stryker why he doesn't think the band will play album anniversary show...

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In this episode, Ted Stryker welcomes Jakob Nowell to Tuna on Toast w Stryker. Jakob tells Stryker all about his new Jakobs Castle album which is out now titled Enter the Castle. Jakob and Stryker discuss how the great Tim Armstrong worked on the album. Jakob discusses his favorite bands growing up like Queens of the Stone Age, System of a Down and Tool! Jakob and Stryker talk about Jakob's Dad, the late great Bradley Nowell and wh...

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In this episode, we welcome frontman of Judah and the Lion, Judah Akers to Tuna on Toast with Stryker.

Judah and Stryker talk about the new album, The Process and how the 5 stages of grief have inspired the songs. 

Judah shares his love for K. Flay and how they met and how touring with Incubus and Twenty One Pilots influenced Judah.

Thanks for supporting Tuna on Toast and please make sure to go see Judah and the Lion when they play...

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February 12, 2024 44 mins
In this Tuna on Toast episode, Stryker welcomes the frontman of Papa Roach, Jacoby Shaddix. The guys talk everything from early shows in Vacaville to signing with a big label to releasing Infest.  It's a deep dive of everything past, present and future. This episode is filled with so many awesome stories with a ton of inspiration. Jacoby is a talented and smart guy who is an awesome frantman!  Thanks for listening to another episo...
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January 30, 2024 15 mins

This week on Tuna On Toast, Stryker interviews Flavor Flav. The legendary rapper has a new song called "Every Where Man," and he tells Stryker all about how it came together -- including teaming up with Chuck D again. Flavor Flav also discusses the history of Public Enemy, as well as the group's lasting impact. Why did Flavor Flav start wearing a clock around his neck? He tells Stryker the story. Flavor Flav also reveals how Beasti...

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January 23, 2024 57 mins

In this episode of Tuna On Toast, Stryker interviews Brent Smith, lead singer of Shinedown! Brent starts out talking about an elderly fan who recently went viral because of her love for Shinedown and "The Sound of Madness". He also discusses the band’s hugely popular 2008 album, ‘The Sound of Madness,’ and why it was such a major moment in Shinedown’s career. Brent looks back on his early days, his upbringing, and the band he was i...

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In this episode, Stryker welcomes Adam Lazzara from Taking Back Sunday to Tuna On Toast. Taking Back Sunday's new album, 152, is out now. Adam discusses how it came together and reveals why working with a pop producer had a HUGE impact on this album. Adam also talks to Stryker about how recording technology has changed over the years and his own struggles to evolve with different digital tools. Adam joined Taking Back Sunday over 2...

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Ted Stryker welcomes the awesome Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio to Tuna on Toast! Matt and Stryker talk about the band's new album, 'Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs' and how he chose that title. Matt details his childhood and his Mom and Dad's experience in the Vietnam War. He also tells a story of going to see Social Distortion as a kid, along with early punk shows that influenced him. Matt shares his thoughts on songwriting and his surp...

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November 21, 2023 61 mins
This episode of Tuna On Toast, Stryker sits down with Butch Walker and Jayce Fincher of Marvelous 3. The band has been gone for over 20 years, but recently got back together. Butch reveals what led to the Marvelous 3 reunion and discusses the band’s new album, IV. The guys also go back in history, reliving how Marvelous 3 got started and their breakout song, “Freak of the Week.” Turns out, Butch didn’t think much of “Freak of the W...
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In this episode of Tuna On Toast, Stryker interviews award-winning actor and musician Michael C. Hall. Michael is known all over the world for playing Dexter on the TV show 'Dexter' and David Fisher on the acclaimed series 'Six Feet Under.' Michael is also the lead singer of the great band Princess Goes, who recently released their second full length album, 'Come of Age.' Stryker asks Michael discuss the differences between acting ...

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In this episode of Tuna On Toast, Stryker catches up with Justin Furstenfeld from Blue October. In the interview, Justin goes deep into the band’s history, discussing his inspiration, how he got into music, and what led him to the style of music he makes. Blue October were dropped from their first label, but Justin reveals to Stryker why he not only understood the move, but agreed that it was the right thing at the time. Justin als...

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On this episode of Tuna On Toast, Stryker interviews Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age. The band has a new album out called ‘In Times New Roman’ and Josh tells Stryker all about how it came together. The guys discuss inspiration for some of the songs, including “Paper Machete” and "What the Peephole Say." Josh has had a difficult few years but he explains to Stryker why he’s able to see a light at the end of the tunnel, and e...

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In this episode of Tuna On Toast, Stryker sat down with Doug Robb, singer for Hoobastank. The band's album 'The Reason' turns 20 in 2023 and Doug went into detail about the making of the album. Doug tells Stryker about the title track, "The Reason," and how he had no idea it would become a massive hit. He also reveals why the song's success changed things for Hoobastank, especially when it came to the band's public perception. This...

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June 21, 2023 76 mins

In this episode, Stryker welcomes Ryan Key, singer for Yellowcard to Tuna On Toast. After breaking up in 2016, Yellowcard reunited in 2022 and Ryan tells Stryker all about how the band got back together. Yellowcard also has a new EP called ‘Childhood Eyes’ and Ryan goes into detail about the EP and its title track. This summer Yellowcard will be out playing some of the biggest shows of their career to celebrate the 20tth anniversar...

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In this episode of Tuna On Toast, Stryker interviews Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low. Alex details his early years and how he first started playing music, revealing that a Green Day song was the first thing he learned to play on guitar. He then tells Stryker all about how he met Jack Barakat, Rian Dawson and Zack Merrick, the other members of All Time Low. The band’s breakthrough song was “Dear Maria, Count Me In” and Alex recalls ...

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June 5, 2023 42 mins

In this episode, Stryker welcomes grandson to Tuna On Toast. Stryker was the first DJ to play grandson on the radio, and the singer looks back on how inspiring that experience was. One of grandson’s biggest influences is Rage Against the Machine. He discusses how excited he is that RATM is going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and even offers to perform with the band if they need him! grandson also has a fantastic new album ca...

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In this episode of Tuna On Toast, Stryker sits down with David Beno Benveniste, CEO of Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group. Beno is the man who signed System of a Down, and he reveals how he discovered the band and what it was like working with Rick Rubin on their albums. Beno’s other clients include Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, AFI, Alice in Chains and Deftones. He told Stryker about Davey Havok’s greatness, what makes Jerry Cant...

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This week Stryker welcomes Tyson Ritter from All-American Rejects into the Tuna On Toast studio, and this already ranks as one of our all-time favorite interviews! From “Sing Swing” to “Move Along,” “It Ends Tonight” to “Gives You Hell,” All-American Rejects have cranked out some massive hits, and Tyson discusses his band’s backstory, as well as how toxic it was for him, at just 17-years old, to get caught up in the record industry...

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This week, we’ve got another highlight from Tuna On Toast on the road at Sick New World in Las Vegas. Stryker caught up with Shavo Odadjian from System of a Down as he prepared to headline the festival. The performance also marked System’s first concert in over a year, and Shavo revealed his process to get ready for their set. The guys took a walk down memory lane as Shavo looked back on his band’s early club shows, including gigs ...

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