Launched just a few weeks ago, Lost Symphony members’ Benny Goodman, Siobh á n Cronin and Cory Paza 2020’d podcast has been steadily growing each week with its lively conversation and intriguing guests, which have run the gamut from Richard Shaw ( Cradle of Filth ) to Dave Abruzzese ( Pearl Jam ).
The 2020’d podcast was started by this creative three-ring circus to provide a vehicle for their pent-up creativity during quarantine. The modern-day triumvirate called up some of their most interesting and successful friends, including recording artists, touring musicians, music industry experts, TV personalities, even a billionaire, and asked these friends to give us their take on current events as well as to share some of their wildest entertainment memories.
2020’d is a series of no-holds-barred discussions. chocked-full of insider information that explores the various paths that lead their highly successful guests to their unique lifestyles and prominence in the entertainment industry. As a team, Goodman, Cronin and Paza connect with their guests on an intellectual and emotional level, covering a wide range of topics resulting in a hilarious and informative discussions. Paramount in the podcasts is a healthy serving of rock n’ roll war stories that give you a peek behind the-curtain of the entertainment industry.
On Episode 3, “ Richard Shaw: What goes on tour, goes on social media ,” the Cradle of Filth guitarist dishes on the rare show where an impromptu drum solo happened. “A certain member of the band who will remain nameless shit themselves on stage,” he laughs. “Next thing I know, there’s an extra intro take and then a ten minute drum solo. And then our tour manager literally says, ‘Yeah, he’s in the shower because he shit himself.’ For about 13 songs he had a shit just lying there, walking around the stage like nothing happened.”
During Episode 4, “ David Abbruzzese: From Eddie Vedder to Axl Rose ,” the former Pearl Jam drummer and Lost Symphony contributor humorously reflects on touring the massive Guns N’ Roses. “I just remember that Axl Rose looked at me and said, I notice you laugh at all of my jokes…and I just said, ‘I don’t want to get fired,’” Abruzzese recalls.
All That Remains drummer Jason Costa takes a more serious tone on Episode 8, “ Jason Costa: We Weren’t a Band, We Were a F*cking Pack of Wolves.” “Alcoholism crept up on me… I used to not drink before I played in Diecast,” he reflects. “But at night when you’re staying at some drug dealer’s house and you’re sleeping on the Aerobed your parents got you for Christmas… the cats would always pop the Aerobed and you would wake up on the goddamn floor with sore arms and legs. So I would just be like, fuck that, preemptive strike, just go right for the alcohol before I would go to bed and just pound the shit out of it. Whatever the hell it was I would just pound the shit out of it. All That Remains is a different story. I would start drinking before I played. Nervousness.”
New 2020’d episodes available are available every Sunday and Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT. Visit https://lnk.to/yougot2020d to listen. 2020’d is Soundtalentmedia.com.
Lost Symphony 2020’d Podcast
Upcoming 2020’d guests:
Nov 22 – Ep16 – Dan Beck: Did Ozzy REALLY Bite the Head Off a Dove!?
Nov 25 – Ep17 – Dan Beck: From Michael Jackson to Cyndi Lauper to Muhammad Ali
Nov 29 – Ep 18 – Ernie Boch: Guitars, Cars and Rockstars
Dec 2 – Ep 19 – Ernie Boch: It Was More Difficult to Meet Ringo Starr Than the Last Few Presidents
Dec 6 – Ep 20 – David Abbruzzese: Red Hot Chili Peppers and Magic Mushrooms
Dec 9 – Ep 21 – David Abbruzzese: Axl Rose Trusted Me to Steer the Ship
Dec 13 – Ep 22 – Kelly Kereliuk: The Best Guitarist You Haven’t Heard of… Yet.
Dec 16 – Ep 23 – Kelly Kereliuk: How to Write A Catchy Guitar Solo
Dec 20 – Ep 24 – Rodolfo Zuniga: Julio Iglesias Doesn’t Wait for Anybody
Dec 23 – Ep 25 – Rodolfo Zuniga: I Was Prepared to Get Fired Immediately
Episodes 1-13, featuring reality star Cara Maria Sorbello , guitar virtuoso Angel Vivaldi , music industry professional Jason Lekberg and guitar shredder Rusty Cooley , in addition to Richard Shaw , Dave Abruzzese and Jason Costa, are available at www.2020-d.com/pages/archive.