Born to actress Paula Boyd and record producer, Andy Johns, Will Johns has been surrounded by music his whole life, and he carries the torch having played alongside his uncle Eric Clapton, and many other prominent names in the industry with Cloud9, Will Johns Band, and The Music of Cream.
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ilan Rubin started his career in the early 2000s with Denver Harbor. Since then, Ilan has landed himself as the drummer for big bands such as Angels & Airwaves, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, Lostprophets and of course his solo work.
Jim Harold is a titan of the paranormal podcasting world, as well as a pioneer for podcasting in general. There’s a reason why he is perpetually atop the proverbial podcasting heap.
Paul Gilbert was an absolute pleasure to talk to. There’s a reason why he’s on the top of many people’s lists for best guitar players out there. Starting his career at a very young age after picking up a guitar at 11 years old, Paul was already giving lessons just years later. Not too long after that Racer X was born, and the rest is history.
Vanilla Fudge is a band that has paved the way for Psychedelic Rock for many bands such as Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and Yes. By arranging songs in a manner meant to be a slowed-down trippy experience, Vanilla Fudge surely has made its mark in Rock history.
What do you get when you mix everything spooky, humor, imagination, puns, Ska, and Goth? You get “Skath” band Grave Danger!
Among other things, we go over Frank’s early life as a roadie for Anthrax, and his eventual comeuppance as the long-running bassist, and everything in between and future. Frank tells an encouraging story of hope, and positivity in a world which always seems to be shrouded in doom and gloom. We touch on his solo work, working with Page Hamilton, and Helmet, his influences, and some stories from on the road.
There’s not much I haven’t said already about Pop-Punk as a genre, and what it means to me. So, now, I leave it to the people, and artists to translate it for themselves. Another One Down! is one of those bands that has both the dedication and the drive to make the genre theirs.
They say there’s a resurgence in the Pop-Punk genre happening right now but to me, Pop-Punk has never left — it’s only grown.
Sleep Cycles is a band that formed in 2019 who are trying to navigate their way through the digital age during a pandemic. If this conversation has taught me anything, it’s that persistence and believing in both yourself, and your future self is key to success.