Nick Tieder is the GM of Frontiers Music and he joins the show this week. Nick has a great story in the music industry starting with Roadrunner Records and now with Frontiers Music. Nick is a fan first and an industry vet last. Nick and I discuss the Stryper vs Walmart debacle, working with the Dokken reunion and he tells us about the new bands they are championing.
I begin this episode with an announcement from the Rock N Pod Expo and my thoughts on Vinnie Vincent backing out.
Music on this episode from Stryper, Lords of Black and Animal Drive
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Brandan Schieppati of Bleeding Through joins the show this week. Brandan and I discuss Bleeding Through’s return from hiatus. Brandan talks about why they returned, why they left in the first place and whatever happened to his podcast. Brandan peels back the music and touring business. Brandan also tells us his sports loves and talking with Drew Brees.
Graham Hartmann, the senior writer of Loudwire, joins the show to discuss bands continuing on with just one original member. Graham also talks about Loudwire’s Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction series.
Robb Rivera hits us with a Snapcase classic for his pick of the week.
Dez Fafara (Devildriver, Coal Chamber) returns to the Talk Toomey Podcast. Dez calls in to talk about the upcoming Devildriver album ‘Outlaws ’til the End: Vol. 1′ which releases July 6th via Napalm Records. We discuss our mutual love of country music and the origins of this country covers album. Dez goes into detail about working with John Carter Cash and John’s stories about his dad.
Chris Czynszak of the Decibel Geek Podcast calls in to talk about the upcoming Rock N Pod Expo.
Robb Rivera (Nonpoint) hits us with a great Prong tune for his Pick From The Kit!
I recently sat down with Max Cavalera before their show in Louisville, KY. Max and I discuss the new Soulfly album and the return to the tribal roots of the band. We discuss his growing up in Brazil and how he and his friends found new music. Max and I talk about his love for the Killer Be Killed project and more.
Also on this episode is co-host Lorin Kozlowski of the Roach Koach podcast. Lorin and I review the Soulfly show, talk Rock n Pod 2 and discuss the Inkcarceration Fest lineup.
Robb Rivera of nonpoint hits us with a Sepultura classic for his weekly Pick From The Kit!
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Brian “Head” Welch joins the ranks of the Talk Toomey Podcast. Head and I talk about his upcoming documentary “Loud Krazy Love”, being a rock star dad and some Korn memories. Head talks about playing with Mike Bordin from Faith No More. We talk about his coming back to Korn and what Korn means to him today. Head evens gets a few questions in on me.
Robb Rivera gives us one of his favorite Iron Maiden tracks for his weekly Pick From The Kit
Music on this episode from Korn, Iron Maiden and REdEFIND.
Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies) guests this week on the podcast. Heidi and I discuss the ups and downs of being a lady in the music business. Heidi talks about the journey from cover band to one of the most rising bands in metal. We talk about Wendy O Williams (Plasmatics) and the famed nipple tape. We also discuss our love of Garth Brooks. Heidi and I also talk about the latest album “Lilith” and the jam of all jams “POMONA”!!
Robb Rivera of Nonpoint gives his weekly “Pick From The Kit”
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Sean Yseult of White Zombie joins the show this week. Sean and I discuss her history in music and how she met up with the White Zombie guys. We discuss their rise through the ranks and working with the great Michael Alago. Sean talks about her post WZ bands Famous Monsters and Star and Dagger. We also talk about White Zombie’s relationship with Pantera. So much goodness on this episode.
Robb Rivera of nonpoint gives his weekly Pick From The Kit.