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Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told

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What is it like to be the lead singer of a band? Shane Told, frontman of the critically-acclaimed rock band Silverstein, brings you candid interviews with all of your favorite singers on this podcast. Is it really all sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll? Find out for yourself on Lead Singer Syndrome.

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What is it like to be the lead singer of a band? Shane Told, frontman of the critically-acclaimed rock band Silverstein, brings you candid interviews with all of your favorite singers on this podcast. Is it really all sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll? Find out for yourself on Lead Singer Syndrome.

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love your podcast and i would love to hear devin oliver of i see stars on your

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Love listening to Shane’s interviews with all sorts of guests.

iTunes Ratings

1091 Ratings
Average Ratings
1046
29
7
7
2

5 stars

By EЯIC - Nov 27 2019
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love your podcast and i would love to hear devin oliver of i see stars on your

Love it

By ChasingGh0sts - Nov 05 2019
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Love listening to Shane’s interviews with all sorts of guests.

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Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told

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What is it like to be the lead singer of a band? Shane Told, frontman of the critically-acclaimed rock band Silverstein, brings you candid interviews with all of your favorite singers on this podcast. Is it really all sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll? Find out for yourself on Lead Singer Syndrome.

Anthony Green (Circa Survive, Saosin)

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Episode 134 - Here it is! The one you've been waiting for! Shane speaks with the often elusive Anthony Green, with a surprisingly honest and forthcoming conversation.  Discussed is the truth behind his departure from Saosin, the insecurities and depression he faced throughout his life, his addiction to heroin, and his passion for being so prolific with Circa Survive, Saosin and on his own solo material.

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Jun 26 2018

1hr 13mins

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Vic Fuentes (Pierce The Veil)

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Episode 63 - Pierce The Veil frontman, and Shane's old buddy Vic Fuentes joins the show (finally) to discuss growing up with punk rock and the importance of still incorporating it into his music, staying grounded and still striking the drums, and why it takes Vic so long to write. He also talks about his very long warm up ritual before shows, and how his Mom prefers when he sings in a lower register. 

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Jan 22 2017

1hr 9mins

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Dustin Kensrue (Thrice)

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Episode 103 - Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue, one of the most requested guests, joins the show this week! We talk in depth about their constant reinvention of their sound, their die hard fan base, religion, signing to a major label, and how much he hates the vocals on the first 4 Thrice albums.

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Nov 14 2017

57mins

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Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath) Part 2

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Episode 123 - Underoath is back with a BRAND NEW album out TODAY! In celebration, we have frontman Spencer Chamberlain talking about the rebirth of Underoath, how this album came together, and plans for the future. Also discussed is his battle with hard drugs, abandoning Christianity, and dropping the "F-Bomb" for the first time in an Underoath song. Need band merch? Check out rockabilia.com ! With over 500,000 officially licensed items, it's the best place to find something unique. AND use our promo code PCJABBERJAW for 15% off your entire order today! rockabilia.com

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Apr 06 2018

1hr 1min

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Kurt Travis (Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, Royal Coda)

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Episode 165 - Kurt Travis, one of the hardest working people in rock 'n roll, joins the show!  Shane and Kurt discuss a lot of never before discussed topics, like his interesting upbringing as the son of a famous gymnast, his plethora of musical projects, and the real story of his departure from Dance Gavin Dance.  

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Feb 12 2019

1hr 18mins

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Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)

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Episode 40 - Shane sits down with Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die in the back of their tour bus on their 8th stint on the Vans Warped Tour. Topics include: Keith doing Warped Tour completely sober, the Canadian scene versus the Buffalo scene, Keith's new love for Dr. Phil, His novel "Scale", and the scary near loss of his wife and unborn child. A must listen.

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Aug 15 2016

1hr 10mins

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Lynn Gunn (Pvris)

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Episode 56 - Pvris frontwomen Lynn Gunn took time out of her busy recording schedule to join Shane for one of the most action packed episodes yet. At 22 years old, Lynn and Pvris have already played multiple Warped Tours, toured the whole world, and even performed at Lollapalooza. But with so much hype from their critically acclaimed debut record, how much pressure does she feel working on the follow up album? Other topics discussed include: being openly gay and how that factors into "Trump's America", taking vocal lessons and how her voice has changed since the first album, and her approach to on-stage banter.

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Dec 05 2016

1hr 18mins

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Jonathan Davis (Korn)

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Episode 141 - KORN frontman Jonathan Davis joins the show this week!  2018 is a year of milestones for JD - 25 years of Korn, 20th anniversary of their seminal album Follow The Leader, and also 20 years of sobriety.  Now with a new solo album, he shows no signs of slowing down.  Shane and Jonathan discuss all this as well as being a father of three, shittalking Metallica, and the epidemic of suicides and overdose of other lead vocalists in the rock scene.  Also - JD picks his favourite and least favourite Korn record. 

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Aug 14 2018

1hr 3mins

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JT Woodruff (Hawthorne Heights)

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Episode 81 - In a very honest, candid discussion with Shane, JT Woodruff of Hawthorne Heights talks about their quick rise to fame, their lawsuit with Victory Records, and the death of their guitarist Casey Calvert.

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Jun 05 2017

1hr 41mins

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Jon Mess And Tilian Pearson (Dance Gavin Dance)

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Episode 32 - Today we have a 3 way! Jon Mess and Tilian Pearson of Dance Gavin Dance join Shane for a very honest discussion. Topics discussed include: Filling Jonny Craig's big shoes, bringing ex-members back for tours, being a "party band", vocal technique, and the story of how Jonny Craig left the band in 2007 while DGD was on tour with Silverstein. Also big shout out to Tillian's girlfriend Britney for being an avid listener of the show and getting the dudes on the show. 

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Jun 12 2016

1hr 17mins

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John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday, Straylight Run)

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Episode 152 - Taking Back Sunday guitarist/vocalist John Nolan joins the show this week!  After Taking Back Sunday's massive splash on the scene with their gold selling debut album "Tell All Your Friends", John Nolan did the unthinkable - he left the band.  After a 7 year stint fronting his own band Straylight Run, John, along with bassist Shaun Cooper, made a triumphant returned to Taking Back Sunday.  John tells the story of what happened, discusses the departure of founding member Eddie Reyes, and talks about his brand new (and terrific) solo album.  

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Nov 07 2018

58mins

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Ryan Key (Yellowcard, William Ryan Key)

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Episode 179 - IT'S FINALLY HERE!  Probably the most requested guest ever, (William) Ryan Key joins the show!  After Yellowcard played their final show in 2017, Ryan wasn't sure what he was going to do.  Jump forward a couple of years and Ryan is as busy as ever, releasing 2 solo EP's while producing records and even playing guitar and keyboards for New Found Glory on the side.  Shane and Ryan chat about the "Gauntlet" he's currently running, his skatepunk upbringing, the "terrifying" end of Yellowcard, and the B-side Silverstein song Ryan sang on in 2011.

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Jun 04 2019

1hr 11mins

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Episode 100 - Tim McIlrath (Rise Against)

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HAPPY 100th EPISODE EVERYONE! To celebrate, I speak with my good friend, and frontman of Rise Against, Tim McIlrath. We talk about the formation of Rise Against from the ashes of another punk band, their extremely unlikely mainstream success and the story behind "Swing Life Away", and how important it is to continue to spread their message on a bigger platform. An eyeopening must listen!

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Oct 22 2017

1hr 22mins

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Cove Reber Pt. 1 (Saosin, Dead American)

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Episode 156 - Cove Reber joins the show!  In this two part series, we go SUPER in-depth about Cove's background and the incredible way he ended up as the singer of his favorite band of all time - Saosin.  Since Cove and Saosin went their separate ways in 2010 - he hasn't done very much.  With original singer Anthony Green back in Saosin, Cove now has a new project of his own - Dead American.  

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Dec 06 2018

1hr 6mins

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Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria, We Are Harlot)

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Episode 69 - Well, this is definitely my favourite episode yet! Don't let the shorter running time fool you, this one is action packed! Danny Worsnop explains his departure and return to Asking Alexandria, his wild and spontaneous youth, drinking and drug use, and the head scratcher of him starting his own solo country project.

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Mar 06 2017

53mins

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Josh Scogin ('68, The Chariot, Norma Jean)

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Episode 92 - Shane sits down with his buddy and '68/The Chariot/ex-Norma Jean frontman Josh Scogin. One of the most critically acclaimed heavy bands of the last decade, The Chariot announced their breakup suddenly in 2013 after a Warped Tour stint where they were arguably as big as ever. Shortly after, Scogin announced his new project '68, a 2 piece band where he now picked up the guitar as well. We talk about the learning curve of becoming a guitar player/singer, looking back on the legacy of The Chariot, touring in Siberia, and the time Silverstein covered The Chariot in their hometown.

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Aug 30 2017

1hr 12mins

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Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred, Terrible Things, Breaking Pangaea)

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Episode 197 - Ex-Taking Back Sunday guitarist/vocalist and key member during the Louder Now and Where You Want To Be albums Fred Mascherino joins the show! After leaving Taking Back Sunday in 2006, Fred went on to release the critically acclaimed solo album "Bend To Break" under his The Color Fred moniker. After various other projects including Terrible Things with Hot Rod Circuit frontman Andy Jackson, The Color Fred is back with a brand new single! Shane and Fred discuss his time in and departure from TBS, his passion for gear and tones, and his awesome YouTube series "In The Shed With Fred".

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Oct 16 2019

1hr 19mins

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Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday)

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Episode 11 - "The Best Episode Yet" according to Shane, Adam Lazzara of the platinum selling band Taking Back Sunday joins the show. The discussion talks about the early days of the band, how "Tell All Your Friends" changed the course of his life, his fallout and rekindled friendship with John, and how he is "still getting a handle" on his role as a lead singer. Shane discusses the launch of his brand new solo project, River Oaks. 

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Jan 23 2016

1hr 12mins

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Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw, Head Automatica, Color Film)

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Episode 181 - Glassjaw's own Daryl Palumbo joins the show!  An absolute legend in the Post-hardcore and NYC music scenes, Daryl talks about his upbringing when NYC was dangerous, his perceived "mysteriousness", Glassjaw not being "cool" enough for the indie labels, and stealing his grandparents Sinatra tapes to trade them in for Agnostic Front records.  

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Jun 25 2019

1hr 8mins

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Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)

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Episode 74 - Sum 41's Deryck Whibley joins the show (at 8:30AM!) and talks to Shane (total fanboy) about his new found sobriety, the early days of Sum 41, the massive comeback they've made, and obviously Guns 'N Roses.

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Apr 09 2017

1hr

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Greg Barnett (The Menzingers)

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Episode 203 - Greg Barnett, co-frontman of Scranton turned Philly's finest punk rock band The Menzingers joins the program! We go deep in this one, talking about Greg's background and family life, his political science degree he's finally using (in his songs) and The Menzingers gaining sudden success after 10 years of touring. Greg also breaks down his lyrics about drinking and drugs(tores) from the new album - Hello Exile (out now!).

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Dec 05 2019

1hr 3mins

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Judah Akers (Judah and the Lion)

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Episode 202 - Judah Akers, frontman of indie/country/impossible to label band Judah and the Lion joins the show!! Judah talks about the beginnings of the band and advice from "Uncle Don" which has kept them an independent band yet still have had amazing success in the form of a #1 hit, appearances on late night television, and a song featuring Kacey Musgraves. Calling in from Calgary in the middle of a 60+ date tour (!!), Judah and Shane also discuss his unique success, NBA basketball, and being away from home and unable to help deal with family issues like divorce and addiction.

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Nov 20 2019

1hr 13mins

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Josh Ramsay (Marianas Trench)

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Episode 201 - Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench joins the show! An incredible vocalist and accomplished songwriter (he co-wrote "Call Me Maybe") Shane and Josh discuss the dangers of music videos, songwriting techniques, playing 13 instruments, and Josh's interesting backstory growing up in Vancouver with professional musician parents.

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Nov 13 2019

1hr 5mins

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William Duvall (Alice in Chains, Neon Christ, Bl'ast, Comes With The Fall)

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Episode 200!!!  We did it! What a milestone, and to celebrate I speak to Alice in Chains frontman William Duvall, who has been in the band since shortly after the passing of Layne Staley. Now, 14 years in the band and finally dropping his first solo album at age 52, William discusses his upbringing in the 1980's Atlanta Hardcore scene, run ins with cops and skinheads, his entry into AIC, and his take on what a true solo record should be.  

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Nov 06 2019

1hr 21mins

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Ice Nine Kills Halloween Special with Spencer Charnas!

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Episode 199.5 - Happy Halloween! Everyone's favorite horror obsessed act Ice Nine Kills is KILLING it these days! I thought of no better guest for this special episode than frontman Spencer Charnas, who considers Halloween "almost a religious holiday". Spencer and Shane talk about the crazy (and highly successful) year INK has had, what he dressed up as for Halloween almost every year as a child, and their new deluxe release - The Silver Scream: Final Cut.

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Oct 31 2019

32mins

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Aaron Gillespie Pt. 3 (Underoath, The Almost)

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Episode 199 - He's back again! Underoath drummer/singer and The Almost everything-man Aaron Gillespie returns for a third instalment! Just 3.5 years ago, Underoath had only just talked about reuniting for a tour, and since they've released a new album and toured extensively. Now taking a break, Aaron has revived his solo project The Almost with a terrific new album "Fear Caller". Shane and Aaron talk about the challenges in recording this album, the wild ride Underoath has had, and how expensive cymbals are these days.

Come back tomorrow for a special Halloween episode featuring Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills!

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Oct 30 2019

1hr 9mins

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Scott Sellers (Rufio)

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Episode 198 - Best known as the lead singer / shredder for SoCal emo-punkers Rufio, Scott Sellers is now a songwriting beast, putting out 4 solo albums in barely over a year. Self producing, self-recording and (sometimes) self-releasing, despite his prolific output the music quality never suffers. Scott and Shane reminisce about the old days of MP3.com, the demise of Rufio, Rufio's first tour ever (Shane was there!) and sort of/not really being labelled a Christian band.

Wanna hear an awesome up and coming band? Check out Mascots, super rad pop-punk from Cincinnati, OH! Search it on Spotify now, or head to their bandcamp at mascotsband.bandcamp.com - and tell 'em Shane sent ya!

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Oct 23 2019

58mins

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Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred, Terrible Things, Breaking Pangaea)

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Episode 197 - Ex-Taking Back Sunday guitarist/vocalist and key member during the Louder Now and Where You Want To Be albums Fred Mascherino joins the show! After leaving Taking Back Sunday in 2006, Fred went on to release the critically acclaimed solo album "Bend To Break" under his The Color Fred moniker. After various other projects including Terrible Things with Hot Rod Circuit frontman Andy Jackson, The Color Fred is back with a brand new single! Shane and Fred discuss his time in and departure from TBS, his passion for gear and tones, and his awesome YouTube series "In The Shed With Fred".

Check out the amazing new book "FROM THE BASEMENT" a beautifully written book FINALLY properly documenting the history of emo. With interviews from dozens of prominent people from bands, labels and more, author Taylor Markarian gets to the bottom of where emo came from, it's journey to the mainstream, and where it is now. Get it on Amazon!

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Oct 16 2019

1hr 19mins

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Donovan Melero (Hail The Sun, Nova Charisma, Sianvar) returns!

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Episode 196 - Shane and his good pal Donovan sit in Shane's car shooting the shit while Hail The Sun is on tour in Toronto.  The discussion includes how his new band Nova Charisma came about, Donovan's continued sobriety, co-writing with outside people, the demise of Sianvar, writing on a bass guitar (‽), juggling multiple projects and careers - and still not loving police.

Looking for some new music?  Check out Mascots - a new awesome pop-punk band from Cincinnati, OH!  Their new EP "Butterfly Effect" is out now!  Listen to it on Spotify or wherever you get your music and check out mascotsband.bandcamp.com !

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Oct 11 2019

1hr 16mins

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Matt McAndrew (SLAVES, "The Voice" finalist)

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Episode 195 - Matt McAndrew, "The Voice" finalist and now the new lead singer of SLAVES joins the show!  It's been a wild ride for Matt, who found himself auditioning and nearly winning Season 7 of "The Voice" before signing a record deal and releasing the hit single "Wasted Love".  After meeting Kevin Thrasher of Escape The Fate just a few months prior, Kevin passed his number onto SLAVES, who cold called him FROM THE AIRPORT on their way to Europe after learning their singer Jonny Craig was bailing on the tour.  On a whim, he took the gig not having any idea what he was getting himself into.  Matt and Shane discuss his crazy entry into the band, his experience working with Adam Levine of Maroon 5, and a behind the scenes look of how shows like The Voice really work.  

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Oct 02 2019

57mins

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Anthony Raneri (Bayside) returns!

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Episode 194 - SURPRISE!  NEW BAYSIDE ALBUM!  Anthony Raneri frontman of Bayside and Shane's good buddy joins the program to talk about the decision to drop a surprise album (on Oct 6!), his favorite and least favorite Bayside albums, baseball, living in Nashville, and a lot more!  

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Sep 25 2019

1hr 21mins

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Matthew "Murph" Murphy (The Wombats, Love Fame Tragedy)

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Episode 193 - With multiple Platinum and Gold albums in the UK and Australia, and millions of records sold worldwide, The Wombats have become a household name in the Indie-pop world.  Matthew Murphy joins the show and discusses moving to LA from Liverpool England, the "Dark Art" of songwriting, recent fatherhood, and his new solo project - Love Fame Tragedy.  

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Sep 18 2019

55mins

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Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red) Returns!!!

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Episode 192 - Jake Luhrs, frontman of Grammy nominated metal heavyweights August Burns Red joins the show!  While on tour with Silverstein supporting, Jake and Shane discuss the anniversary tour of their seminal album "Constellations", his faith and writing a book about it, playing bass on stage for the first time, and a lot more! Jake also ranks his favorite (and least favorite) ABR albums.  

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Sep 13 2019

1hr 23mins

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Casey Crescenzo (The Dear Hunter, The Receiving End of Sirens)

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Episode 191 - You requested it and FINALLY here it is!  Casey Crescenzo - the mega talented mastermind behind The Dear Hunter and former frontman of cinematic post-hardcore legends The Receiving End of Sirens joins the show!  The discussion ranges from Casey's super musical upbringing, the demise of TREOS, his only ever music lesson, and Shane's confusion with the "other" band - Deer Hunter.

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Sep 04 2019

1hr 19mins

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Dying in Designer

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Episode 190 - Dying in Designer (Real name: Bobby O'Brien) joins the show fresh off his debut album!  One of the hottest names in the "Emo Rap" genre, Bobby and Shane discuss his signing to punk label Hopeless Records, the importance of albums over singles, hitting rock bottom, and the meaning behind the title of his album "Nobody's Happy".  

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Aug 28 2019

55mins

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Ace Enders (The Early November, I Can Make A Mess)

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Episode 189 - The talented and prolific Ace Enders joins the show!  A long awaited guest, Shane and Ace talk about the upcoming The Early November album (out Sept 27th), how he was kicked out of one of his early bands, and the ill fated Early November Triple Album - which led to their break up in 2007.  

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Aug 20 2019

1hr 14mins

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Silent Planet (and Friends!)

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Episode 188 - Fun episode!  Recorded in August Burns Red's dressing room while they're on stage, Shane, Garrett and Thomas talk about worst podcast guests, Travis Barker, being a Christian band (or are they?), and a lot more!  Also get ready for random cameos including members of August Burns Red and Silverstein.  

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Aug 15 2019

1hr 20mins

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Zech Pluister (Sleep On It, Bonfires)

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Episode 187 - Sleep On It frontman Zech Pluister joins the show!  About to release their (stunning) sophomore album on Sept 13, Zech discusses his wild upbringing with 5 brothers and sisters, his journey into the band, adapting to different song writing techniques, and the art of not just writing sad songs.  

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Aug 06 2019

1hr 3mins

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Daryl Taberski (Snapcase, Vault)

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Episode 186 - Snapcase's Daryl Taberski, singer of one of Shane's favorite bands ever - and the band that got him into hardcore, joins the show!  Snapcase burst out of the Buffalo, NY hardcore scene in the mid 90's and quickly became one of the biggest selling Hardcore bands ever.  As Victory Records' flagship band, Snapcase was also one of the first underground hardcore bands to play Warped Tour.  In 2002, they disbanded but left an incredible legacy.  Shane and Daryl discuss his unique vocal style, playing shows again, the Buffalo music scene, and THAT snare drum.  

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Aug 01 2019

55mins

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Russ Rankin (Good Riddance, Only Crime)

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Episode 185 - Russ Rankin, frontman of punk rock legends Good Riddance joins the show!  Russ talks about the start of the band, their (awesome) new album written entirely by him, his relationship with Descendents/Black Flag drummer and producer Bill Stevenson, politics (of course), and his new job as a minor hockey scout.  

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Jul 24 2019

52mins

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