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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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A weekly must listen

By Alissa C - Feb 03 2019
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The stories behind the music and the people who make it. It can't get much better than this.

Great music podcast

By BrookeB11 - Dec 13 2018
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This is my favorite music podcast! The interviews are in depth and not cookie cutter.

iTunes Ratings

1004 Ratings
Average Ratings
965
26
5
6
2

A weekly must listen

By Alissa C - Feb 03 2019
Read more
The stories behind the music and the people who make it. It can't get much better than this.

Great music podcast

By BrookeB11 - Dec 13 2018
Read more
This is my favorite music podcast! The interviews are in depth and not cookie cutter.
Cover image of Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told

Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told

Updated 13 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 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
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #2: 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
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #3: 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
57 mins
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Rank #4: 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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #6: 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
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #7: 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
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #10: 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
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #11: 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
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #12: 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
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #13: 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
1 hour
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Rank #14: Caleb Shomo (Beartooth)

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Ep. 1 - Caleb Shomo joins the show to talk about his childhood, growing up in the music industry, mental illness, the turbulent history of Attack Attack, and the success of his current band, Beartooth. 

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Nov 15 2015
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #15: 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
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #16: 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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #17: 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
53 mins
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Rank #18: 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
55 mins
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Rank #19: Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens)

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Episode 98 - Big episode! The very talented and charismatic Kellin Quinn joins the show to talk about the radical change of sound on the bands new album "Gossip", his views on gun control, and admitting he has a problem with alcohol. A must listen.

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Oct 10 2017
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #20: 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
1 hour 12 mins
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