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.


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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M. Shadows joined Ted Stryker in Las Vegas for an episode of Tuna on Toast. It was the morning after Avenged Sevenfold played their first concert in 5 years. It was also the weekend of the Sick New World Festival. The guys discuss how M. Shadows thinks the performance went including what he gives himself outta 10! M. Shadows and Stryker talk about the new Avenged Sevenfold album titled LIFE IS BUT A DREAM.

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In this episode of Tuna on Toast, Stryker catches up with the Pierce the Veil frontman Vic Fuentes. Vic recently became a father and he talks to Stryker about the challenges of balancing his dedication to the band with family life. Vic’s daughter was born the day before Pierce the Veil’s new album ‘The Jaws of Life’ was released, and the guys take a deep dive into its creation. How did a dive bar impact the album? You'll have to li...

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May 8, 2023 40 mins

On this episode of Tuna On Toast, Stryker chats with rising star Kailee Morgue. The two discuss Kailee’s childhood in Arizona, how Youtube helped launch her career and why No Doubt influenced her musical tastes. Kailee also goes in-depth on her recent album, ‘Girl Next Door’ and recaps her tour with Maggie Lindemann. Kailee is featured on the song “In My Head” from the soundtrack to ‘Scream VI’ and she tells Stryker about the amazi...

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May 1, 2023 57 mins

In this episode of Tuna On Toast, Stryker catches up with 311 frontman Nick Hexum. Nick looks back at his band's early days, moving from Omaha to LA, why radio stations were initially hesitant to play 311, and how opening for Fugazi and Oingo Boingo impacted his career. Nick also recalls working with NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal on the music video for "You Wouldn't Believe" -- and why Shaq threatened to sue the band! 311 has rele...

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April 24, 2023 55 mins

In this episode of Tuna on Toast, Stryker welcomes Deryck Whibley, frontman of Sum 41. The guys discuss some of Deryck’s earliest influences, including how the Sex Pistols, NOFX, and Pennywise influenced his career. He also looks back at the bidding war that surrounded Sum 41, and the way things took off for the band when “Fat Lip” became a massive hit. Deryck explains why an MTV performance alongside Tommy Lee from Motley Crue and...

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Please welcome to the Tuna on Toast with Stryker podcast, the very talented Michigander (Jason Singer).

Michigander and Stryker cover a lot of ground in this very fun episode. They talk about the new EP titled It Will Never Be the Same as well as what is was like collaborating with Chris Corrabba from Dashboard Confessional and how the Manchester Orchestra collab came to be.

The guys also chat about Michigander breaking his leg in ...

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Ted Stryker welcomes to Tuna on Toast, the super talented Frank Iero!

Frank, as you know, is a member of My Chemical Romance as well as the SUPER GROUP L.S. Dunes!

L.S. Dunes features Anthony Green, Travis Stever, Tim Payne and Tucker Rule. Their full length album titled "Past Lives" is now available!  It's an awesome 11 songs!

Frank and Stryker discuss playing The Troubadour, Frank at one point thought The Troubadour was his krypt...

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March 21, 2023 30 mins

In this episode of Tuna on Toast, Ted Stryker welcomes the frontman from the great band, Thrice, Dustin Kensrue.

They guys talk about celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album "The Artist in the Ambulance" and the Revisited album that is now available right now.

Dustin and Stryker talk about the early years of Thrice, growing up in Irvine, and working at Green Fly.

The guys chat about Thrice signing to a major label and what th...

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March 15, 2023 35 mins

In this episode, Ted Stryker welcomes the talented frontman of the band Bush, Gavin Rossdale.

The new BUSH album is titled THE ART OF SURVIVAL.

Gavin and Stryker talk about the history of his band......The influence of the Seattle grunge scene..Life as rockstar and a Dad....The guys also talk about Bush getting their first record deal with Trauma Records and a whole lot more! 

Gavin is a great guy!  Make sure to see Bush on the roa...

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Ted Stryker welcomes the incredibly talented Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy to Tuna on Toast!

Fall Out Boy release their new album "So Much (for) Stardust on March 24th, 2023.  As we sit here today (March 2), the band has the number one song in the country with "Love From the Other Side".  Their very first number 1!!  The guys discuss what was the inspiration for the song...Pete also explains why not going back to the well of what Fa...

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Here we go!  So excited to welcome to the show, from the awesome band White Reaper, Tony Esposito.

Stryker and Tony discuss all things White Reaper including...

The making of the new album "Asking for a Ride" and the difficulties in completing their 4th full length.  Tony also tells Stryker how the song "Pages" came together. They also talk about the journey from when their debut album was released released in 2015...to the "The Wo...

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In this episode, Ted Stryker welcomes Andrew McMahon to the Tuna on Toast podcast studio. Andrew tells Stryker all about Something Corporate getting the offer to play the When We Were Young Music Festival 2023 in Las Vegas and how that went down. Andrew and Stryker chat about life in the 90's at Dana Hills High School and how Something Corporate came to be.  Andrew tells Stryker all about selling out the Coachhouse music venue whi...
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September 12, 2022 59 mins

In this episode of Tuna on Toast, Ted Stryker welcomes Jared Watson from Dirty Heads to the show. Dirty Heads just released their ninth full length studio album titled Midnight Control produced by Ryan Ogren.  

Jared and Stryker first connected long before the first Dirty Heads album was released.  The guys chat about a fun night on the Sunset Strip with M. Shadows and The Rev from Avenged Sevenfold. Jared tells Stryker about how b...
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In this Tuna on Toast Podcast episode, Ted Stryker welcomes the very funny and talented Brian Aubert from Silversun Pickups. SSPU release their 6th full length album titled Physical Thrills on August 19th. Brian talks to Stryker about working once again with the legend himself Butch Vig! This episode is filled with so many random and funny weird conversations..From Brady Bunch Trivia to discussing the movie Jaws, Godzilla, Universa...

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August 2, 2022 52 mins

In this episode, Ted Stryker welcomes The Interrupters to the Tuna on Toast podcast studio.  This pod is filled with all kinds of emotions, it's a fun rollercoaster! 

The awesome Aimee, Kevin, Justin and Jesse drop their new album In the Wild on August 5th. In the Wild was produced by Kevin Bivona and recorded in the homemade studio Justin and Jesse Bivona built during the pandemic.  Aimee reveals that this is by far the most perso...
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In this episode, Ted Stryker welcomes to the Tuna on Toast studio.... the man who founded Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman!! Kevin tells Stryker about his life pre Warped Tour which included working Lollapalooza. Kevin worked as the artists liaison and stage manager among many of the hats he wore while working Lolla. Kevin tells Stryker about starting Warped Tour in 1995 and being totally broke after the tour. The price of tickets for the ...
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