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Speak N' Destroy
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A podcast about all things Metallica, hosted by longtime journalist and Metallica fan Ryan J. Downey. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/speakndestroy/support
 
The intersection of music, movies, television, and all things pop culture. Hosted by Ryan J. Downey, longtime journalist as seen and/or read: MTV News, MSNBC, IFC, Billboard, the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Entertainment, Yahoo!, Huffington Post, OC Weekly, SFGate, and more.
 
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No Prize From God
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Conversations with creative people about belief, unbelief, and everything in between. Hosted by longtime journalist Ryan J. Downey. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/no-prize-from-god/support
 
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TOXIC HOLOCAUST mastermind Joel Grind talks about the massive influence of Metallica; his favorite riffs; the connection between album artwork and vibe; Cliff Burton; Lars Ulrich; the time he distilled Hardwired down to its thrashiest elements as a labor of love passion project; the 20th anniversary of Toxic Holocaust; soundtrack and production ...…
 
CREEPING DEATH guitarist Trey Pemberton talks about his first Metallica record; personal Metallica album ranking; favorite riffs; his musician mother; the various death and thrash metal ingredients that make up his band; the rich history of heavy metal in Texas; Creeping Death's visual aspects; and the band's full-length debut, Wretched Illusio ...…
 
SUM 41 guitarist Dave "Brownsound" Baksh takes us behind-the-scenes of MTV Icon: Metallica, the 2003 event where his band brought down the house with a ripping Metallica medley that stood in stark contrast to some otherwise questionable band/song pairings. Dave talks about the feedback he received from James and Kirk; discovering Metallica; his ...…
 
KILL 'EM ALL engineer and mixer Chris Bubacz joins the show to talk about recording and mixing the seminal debut album from Metallica in a tiny studio in Rochester, New York. Meeting the guys; the state of their gear; Lars Ulrich's hands-on approach; Cliff's bass solo; Megaforce Records founder Johnny Z; plus a little bit about his work on the ...…
 
DEMON HUNTER guitarist Jeremiah Scott, who also produced his band's most recent albums, talks about hearing Metallica for the first time; learning his first Metallica song; the guitar teacher who tried to steal his girlfriend; having "For Whom the Bell Tolls" played at his wedding; the inherent silliness and/or awesomeness of certain band names ...…
 
RED FANG was handpicked to join Metallica's inaugural Orion Music + More as part of a diverse specially curated lineup that included Modest Mouse, Eric Church, Best Coast, Ghost, Baroness, Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Torche, and Sepultura. Red Fang guitarist/vocalist Bryan Giles tells the story behind that day and talks about hearing "Fo ...…
 
THE CULT. Metallica and The Cult have a long history of friendship and touring, so naturally, Billy has a ton of great stories! He also talks Bob Rock, Rick Rubin, Sire Records; the Cult’s trio of classic albums; the story behind the iconic Sonic Temple album cover; and so much more. Keep up with the podcast at SpeakNDestroy.com Follow Speak N' ...…
 
OVERKILL frontman talks about falling in love with music; hearing Metallica for the first time; meeting the guys; the formative years of thrash metal; Metallica's collaboration with Lou Reed; Metallica cover songs; punk vs. thrash; taking care of his voice; Overkill's longevity; and Mickey Mouse. Keep up with the podcast at SpeakNDestroy.com Fo ...…
 
Journey into the Weird Tale of H.P. Lovecraft in our first ever bonus / mini-episode and learn a bit about the literary giant who inspired "The Call of Ktulu," "The Thing That Should Not Be," "All Nightmare Long," and "Dream No More." A genius, a visionary, a recluse, and a person with very problematic personal views, Howard Phillips Lovecraft ...…
 
SUM 41. Frontman for the Canadian pop punk band on their ripping medley at MTV Icon: Metallica (2003), with all of the behind the scenes detail; his favorite Metallica riffs; and his band’s new album. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/speakndestroy/support
 
REVOCATION. David Davidson, the Berklee College of Music educated frontman for death/thrash metal merchants Revocation, talks about his band's ripping cover of "Dyer's Eve"; ...And Justice for All; Master of Puppets; the Black Album; "Johnny Got His Gun"; H.P. Lovecraft; "Weird" Al Yankovic; his songwriting process; seeing Metallica live for th ...…
 
A YEAR AND A HALF IN THE LIFE OF METALLICA director Adam Dubin on the behind-the-scenes story of the classic home video, including his first meetings with James and Lars, speeding down the 405, the Kip Winger dartboard, and hazing Bob Rock; his new Bay Area thrash documentary MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW; his college roommate, Rick Rubin; co-directi ...…
 
ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE. Frank Bello (ANTHRAX) and David Ellefson (MEGADETH) live from the Musicians Institute, part of the MI Conversation Series presented by Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock. In this wide ranging conversation with Ryan J. Downey and the audience Q&A that followed, the two Big 4 bassists talk about their band together, Altitude ...…
 
CHICKENFOOT. Kirk's guitar teacher! Recorded live as part of the MI Conversation Series at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, presented by Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock. This is an in-depth (and at times very emotional discussion) about his life and career. Joe talks about switching from drums to guitar as a kid; jazz music; ...…
 
ex-THE ATARIS. Christopher Swinney is the former guitarist for gold-selling pop punk band The Ataris, host of That One Time On Tour podcast, and of course, a massive Metallica fan. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/speakndestroy/support
 
REFUSED. Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén performed "Whiplash" with Mikkey Dee (King Diamond, Motörhead, Scorpions) and a cellist at last year's Polar Music Prize ceremony, in front of Lars, Rob, and the King and Queen of Sweden. Dennis tells stories from that night, talks about meeting Metallica when International Noise Conspiracy shared a stage ...…
 
LORDS OF CHAOS. Jonas Akerlund talks about directing the Metallica videos "ManUNkind," "Whiskey in the Jar," and "Turn the Page," as well as his new film about the early days of Norwegian black metal. Before he made award-winning music videos with Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, U2, and Paul McCart ...…
 
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME. The prolific and versatile Tommy Giles Rogers on using Metallica riffs to teach himself guitar; the first five Metallica albums; Some Kind of Monster; Death Magnetic; the stylistic evolution of bands like Metallica, Opeth, and his own; James Hetfield's voice; why Between The Buried And Me chose to cover "Blackened"; a ...…
 
THE SALVATION KINGDOM. Cliff Burton's big sister talks about the late Metallica bassist growing weed in the closet; his organ from Sears; his earliest influences; his Misfits tattoo; Trauma; Cliff Burton Day; Jagermeister; Day on the Green; Ozzy; and of course, the early days of Metallica. She is the subject of the documentary The Salvation Kin ...…
 
Playwright, Bible scholar, and activist Peterson Toscano on his personal experience with so-called "conversion therapy"; what Scripture says about gender identity; climate change; comedy and social issues Peterson Toscano.m4a ; changing hearts and minds within the church and without; and much more. Follow No-Prize From God on Twitter, Instagram ...…
 
EXODUS/SLAYER. Gary Holt on Kirk Hammett teaching him his first chords; Kirk leaving Exodus for Metallica; the early days of the Bay Area thrash scene; "Creeping Death" and the old Exodus song "Die By His Hand"; the magic right hand of James Hetfield; the Big 4; Paul Baloff; honoring the Jeff Hanneman in Slayer; the next Exodus album; and more. ...…
 
TESTAMENT. Chuck Billy on joining the band that became Testament; the 30th anniversary of The New Order; first hearing, seeing, and meeting Metallica; his love of Metallica's ballads; Metallica at Day on the Green; the Black Album; the Load/Reload era; writing the foreword for the unofficial James Hetfield biography; his late 90s audition for S ...…
 
Sleeping With Sirens frontman Kellin Quinn talks about his early childhood experiences with the church; getting into bands like Showbread and Underoath; his issues with certain practices and failures of organized religion; life's big questions and prayer with his own children; overbearing musical missionaries on the road; and where he's at in h ...…
 
APOCALYPTICA. Perttu Kivilaakso reflects on more than 20 years of Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos; the support from Metallica over the years; seeing the S&M taping; playing the 30th anniversary shows; collaborating with members of Slayer, Sepultura, and Slipknot; artistic courage; life as a classically trained metalhead; and more. S ...…
 
SEPULTURA. Andreas Kisser on his audition to fill in for James Hetfield in 1992 after the Metallica frontman was burned in a pyro accident; Sepultura's first meeting with Metallica in 1989; his Sexoturica side-project with Jason Newsted in the '90s; his thoughts on Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, the Black Album, Load/Reload, and St. Anger; t ...…
 
Emperor is almost without equal in the black metal music scene. As frontman for the legendary Norwegian band and an accomplished solo artist, Ihsahn is uniquely qualified to speak with authority about the subculture. He talks about the evolution of his personal philosophy; the importance of meaning, purpose, and confrontation in art; Friedrich ...…
 
ex-DREAM THEATER. Dream Theater fans received a massive surprise one night in Barcelona when the band tore through the Master of Puppets album from start to finish. Lars Ulrich would later tell Mike Portnoy it helped inspire Metallica to do the same thing. The legendary rock drummer (who played in Dream Theater for 25 years and has recorded and ...…
 
DIAMOND HEAD. Metallica played four Diamond Head covers at their very first show. Since that gig on March 14, 1982, they've played "Am I Evil?" more than 700 times. As Lars Ulrich attested during his band's 30th anniversary celebration, "[Diamond Head] is the reason Metallica exists, it's that simple." Cofounder and lead guitarist Brian Tatler ...…
 
Alter Bridge and Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators vocalist Myles Kennedy lost his father when he was just four years old. His dad's undiagnosed appendicitis was likely treatable, but due to his devout Christian Scientist beliefs, he refused medical care. In this episode, the singer talks about that experience, his own journey ...…
 
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE. “SO WHAT?” Anti-Nowhere League vocalist Animal tells about the origin of the wonderfully outrageous lyrics to the English punk legends’ best known song; his background as an outlaw biker; the U.K. punk scene of the 1980s; getting thrown off Top of the Pops; how performing with Metallica at Wembley in 1992 resurrected the ba ...…
 
PANTERA. Rex Brown on the massive influence of Metallica on Pantera; when he and Dimebag Darrell played a half-dozen Metallica songs with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich in a tiny Texas bar; the night Metallica stuck Pantera with the strip club tab for both bands; the historic 1991 Monsters of Rock show in Moscow that united AC/DC, Metallica and ...…
 
THE ATLAS MOTH. Born on Cliff Burton's birthday, the same year Kill 'Em All was released, Stavros first concert was Metallica, at age five. In addition to his role as guitarist/co-vocalist for The Atlas Moth, Stavros was part of American black metal supergroup Twilight alongside members of Leviathan, Nachtmystium, and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moo ...…
 
MEGADETH. Megadeth co-founder and bassist on meeting ex-Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine; No Life 'Til Leather; hearing Kill 'Em All for the first time; meeting James and Lars; "Mechanix" / "The Four Horsemen"; "Go to Hell" / "Enter Sandman,"; behind the scenes of the Big 4 shows; Lars Ulrich's favorite Megadeth song; James Hetfield's evolutio ...…
 
TESTAMENT. Alex Skolnick of Testament, Metal Allegiance, The Alex Skolnick Trio, and ex-Trans-Siberian Orchestra on the Bay Area thrash scene; taking guitar lessons from Joe Satriani in high school; Metallica at the Keystone Berkeley in 1983; the Black Album; Load/Reload; Lars; Exodus; the Big 4; LuLu; MetalliGaGa; that time Kanye West wore a T ...…
 
BAD WOLVES. Doc Coyle was invited to stand in for Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton on three weeks of the World Magnetic Tour with Metallica. As a cofounder of God Forbid, Doc had gone from DIY shows to Ozzfest and Mayhem. Metallica? That's his favorite band of all time and he wasn't going to miss that chance. In this episode, Doc talks about d ...…
 
As A&R at Tooth & Nail Records, Chad Johnson helped guide the careers of Underoath, Anberlin, Haste The Day, and mewithoutyou, among others. He abruptly left the traditional music business in 2009, launching a radical new venture called Come&Live!, which gave music away and donated 100% of proceeds to mission work and humanitarian causes. C&L! ...…
 
HESHER. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, and writer/director Spencer Susser of the movie HESHER, from Ryan J. Downey's interview archives. Cliff Burton was the inspiration for the title character's look, mannerisms, and spirit. The cast and crew made Metallica a central part of the film's story. Thanks to a personalized letter, the band ulti ...…
 
The Weed Nuns! Made famous by a viral video featuring the actress Aubrey Plaza smoking out with them, the Sisters Of The Valley represent so much more than getting baked. Sister Kate talks about the Central California sisterhood's commitment to service, sacrifice, and justice; their vows; the Beguines of the Middle Ages; the "me too" movement ( ...…
 
A self-described Spirit Medium, Karyn Crisis gives classes, workshops, private readings, and demonstrations about the "Mediumship" system of channeling and communicating with the spirit world. Her work also focuses on the legacy of the "witches" of the past. She sings in occult metal band Gospel Of The Witches, whose debut album, Salem's Wounds ...…
 
LOUDWIRE. How do you book Metallica for your television show? Josh Bernstein shares all the behind the scenes details about Metallica's performance at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, including collaborations that almost were, and more. Josh is the Director of Live Events for Townsquare Media and the co-creator of the Loudwire Music Awards, Rev ...…
 
Patrick "Slo-Roll" McKinney is a National Officer with Soldiers for Jesus Motorcycle Club and author of the book Unchained Rebel: An Outlaw Biker's Toughest Fight. A retired Army veteran, Slo-Roll preaches at a small Biker Church in the Sandhills region of North Carolina and ministers to secular MCs. Follow No-Prize From God on Twitter, Instagr ...…
 
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY. Was Jason Newsted asked to join Sepultura? What was it like discovering music in Brazil? Iggor Cavalera, legendary metal drummer and cofounder of Sepultura, talks about the new Cavalera Conspiracy album and of course, Metallica. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/speakndestroy/support…
 
SIRIUS XM. Jose Mangin is Director of Programming & On-Air Host for Liquid Metal, Octane, and Ozzy’s Boneyard on Sirius XM Radio. He joins Ryan J. Downey to talk about discovering Metallica and heavy metal, his first experiences meeting and interviewing the band, and to share great stories about his personal interactions with Metallica. Jose ta ...…
 
Demon Hunter frontman and Grammy nominated designer Ryan Clark talks about growing up the son of a pastor; the obstacles and misconceptions that come with the phrase "Christian music"; creative inspiration; artistic credibility; his health scare and subsequent lifestyle changes; Western food and medicine; and much more. Follow No-Prize From God ...…
 
HALESTORM. Halestorm singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale talks discovering Metallica via the Garage Inc. release; seeing Metallica live for the first time; what makes the band great; choosing to play a Gibson Explorer; Halestorm's cover of "Ride the Lightning"; opening for Heaven & Hell at what turned out to be Ronnie James Dio's final performance; work ...…
 
HATEBREED. Jamey Jasta on the Black Album; Napster vs. Metallica; the wisdom of Torben Ulrich; what may have caused Metallica to release that Lou Reed album; the impact of illegal downloading on Hatebreed's first major label album, Perseverance; the politics and challenges of putting together a touring package; discovering heavy music as a kid ...…
 
Max Cavalera talks about getting baptized at the Vatican; his mother’s deep immersion into the Candomblé religion; witnessing rituals and believers "possessed" by saints and deities in his childhood household; the death of his father and the loss of his stepson, Dana; the spiritualism he finds present in some of the darkest and angriest metal m ...…
 
Ex-ELEKTRA RECORDS. Michael Alago signed Metallica to Elektra Records on September 12, 1984. As a major label A&R executive, he worked with Metallica, White Zombie, Metal Church, Dokken, Nina Simone, Cyndi Lauper, and more. He was a kid with a fanzine about the Dead Boys when he was plucked from obscurity to be a talent booker at legendary New ...…
 
LAMB OF GOD. Mark Morton talks with Ryan J. Downey about performing on three continents as part of the World Magnetic Tour; the production extremes between Garage Days, …And Justice for All, and the Black Album; switching from drums to guitar; struggling and persevering through personal tragedy; trying to make sense of life, death, and the myst ...…
 
Michelle Tea joins No-Prize From God to discuss her new book, Modern Tarot. Michelle is an author, poet, and literary organizer whose books include Valencia (adapted into a 2013 film costarring Angelina Jolie), How to Grow Up (currently in development with Amazon Studios), and the Young Adult fantasy trilogy, Chelsea. She tells Ryan J. Downey a ...…
 
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