Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told

By Shane Told

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<p>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.</p>

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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
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 ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2019
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2019
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!   Need glasses? Contacts?  Check out Eyeconic.com/LSS and use promo code LSS to save 10%!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2019
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.   Do you wear glasses or contacts ?  Check out Eyeconic.com/LSS !  They have the best brands/prices/website/service and use promo code LSS to save 10% off your entire order today!!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2019
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2019
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".   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2019
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2019
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2019
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.   This episode is brought to you by Eyeconic.  Shop Eyewear at the best possible prices.  Use promo code LSS to save 10% off your entire order today!!!!  Go to:  Eyeconic.com/LSS #LookEyeconic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2019
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.   This episode is brought to you by Eyeconic.  Shop Eyewear at the best possible prices.  Use promo code LSS to save 10% off your entire order today!!!!  Go to:  Eyeconic.com/LSS #LookEyeconic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2019
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2019
Danko Jones
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Episode 184 - Danko Jones is a busy busy man.  Between his prolific career fronting The Danko Jones band, his podcast(s), book release and more, he is constantly putting himself out there.  But his personal life and his views on politics have always been a mystery.  We talk about that, his amazing career so far, and what's coming next.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2019
Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero and the Future Violents)
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Episode 183 - Frank Iero, guitarist of My Chemical Romance turned lead singer joins the show!  Frank and Shane discuss his near fatal accident in Australia sidelining him for over a year, his new album "Barriers" written about it, My Chemical Romance being bigger now than they ever were, Warped Tour memories, and the rumours of MCR's return.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2019
Tiffany
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Episode 182 - I think we're alone now!!  Tiffany, 80's teen idol and pop icon joins the show!!  I got the chance to hang out on her bus, share a bottle of wine with her and pick her brain.  And wow - what a conversation!  We discuss everything from her upbringing that led to her "divorcing" her parents, the amazing longevity of her career, the "gimmicky" TV shows she has done, and the Netflix documentary about her stalker fans.  Check out her new album and her re-record of "I Think We're Alone Now"!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2019
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2019
Nick Diener (The Swellers, Wounded Touch, The Apology Tour)
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Episode 180 -  The Swellers had a hell of a career.  An underground skate punk band with a knack for providing the perfect pop-punk hooks at the perfect time - they got signed to Fall Out Boy's Fueled By Ramen label and went on tour with Paramore at their peak.  But once the band started being told to tone it down with the "tweeting about pooping" and other antics - they decided to part ways - also at their peak.  Nick Diener - frontman of The Swellers and now acclaimed producer joins the show to talk about what went right, what went wrong, his new hardcore band Wounded Touch, and if the Swellers might ever come back.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2019
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2019
Marcus Bridge (Northlane)
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Episode 178 - After the departure of former Northlane singer Adrian Fitipaldes, over 2000 people auditioned to be the new frontman for Sydney, Australia's Northlane.  Marcus Bridge, a 23 year old with no touring experience got the gig and hasn't looked back with the last 2 Northlane albums charting at #1 and #3 respectively on the Australian charts.  Now with a more personal approach to songwriting, Marcus discusses his difficult entry into the band, and his even more difficult - and violent - upbringing to drug addicted parents.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2019
Ben Jorgensen (Armor For Sleep)
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Episode 177 - After releasing 2 classic emo/post-hardcore albums in the early 2000's and having success both with a diehard fan base and on MTV, Armor For Sleep signed to a major label.  Their 3rd album flopped, and the band broke up soon afterwards.  It's been 12 years - where has frontman Ben Jorgensen been?  Shane talks to his old friend about how it all started, what happened, and what he's up to now.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2019
Jolie Lindholm (The Darling Fire, The Rocking Horse Winner, Dashboard Confessional)
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Episode 176 - After meeting a guy in her college math class named Chris Carrabba, Jolie Lindholm started singing on his albums, and started her own band - The Rocking Horse Winner.  After releasing 2 albums and making a big splash in the early 2000's emo scene, the band broke up and Jolie disappeared.  Nearly 15 years later she is back with a new band The Darling Fire - featuring members of Shai Hulud, Further Seems Forever, and more.  Jolie talks about the end of her old band, and some of the heartbreak that led to her picking up a guitar for the first time - at age 40.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2019
Landon Tewers (The Plot In You, Before Their Eyes)
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Episode 175 - One of the most requested guests of all time, Landon Tewers of The Plot in You finally joins the podcast!  Inviting Shane over to his apartment across the river in downtown Detroit, the two discuss his home schooled upbringing, the massive change of sound and new found success on their latest album, writing songs about people you're still dating, and how his old band was once demoted from a bill for being so bad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2019
LIVE FROM SYNNERFEST! Feat. Steve Soboslai (Punchline)
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Episode 174 - Welcome to the first ever LIVE episode of the podcast, from Synnerfest 2.0 in Norfolk, VA!  Steve from Punchline was kind enough to stop by and have a chat with me and the Synners about tons of cool (AKA super nerdy) stuff like figuring out how many days old you are, Game of Thrones / Lost / Black Mirror, how we record our ideas on our phones, and if pineapple belongs on pizza.  Bonus:  We sing the first songs we ever wrote.   Happy 5000th day Liam!!     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2019
Johnny Franck (Attack Attack!, Bilmuri)
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Episode 173 - Former clean vocalist/guitarist of Attack Attack Johnny Franck joins the show!  After 3 relatively short years and 2 huge albums, Johnny left AA! to focus on his relationship with God.  Now, he works as a producer and has his own project Bilmuri (pronounced Bill Murray) which has put out a whopping 8 albums in just a few years.  Shane and Johnny discuss songwriting, the myth of needing good gear to make good recordings, and his crazy time in Attack Attack on tour as a teenager.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2019
Lauren Kashan (Sharptooth)
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Episode 172 - Lauren Kashan of Sharptooth joins the show!  Taking time out of the recording of their sophomore album, Lauren speaks freely about her early years as a tomboy, being sent to a rehab cult in Florida, and finding hardcore shows in Baltimore that led her to start her band. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2019
Cory Lockwood (A Lot Like Birds, Sufferer)
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Episode 171 - Cory Lockwood, known for his work in A Lot Like Birds joins the show!  Cory has a new supergroup called Sufferer, featuring members of Hail The Sun and I The Mighty, tackling the subject of mental health within their lyrics.  This "concept project" discusses depression and anxiety and how creativity can help overcome it.  Cory and Shane discuss the challenge of writing an album while based in different locations, his own struggles with mental health, his book he is currently writing, and the challenge of taking on clean vocal duties in A Lot Like Birds after the departure of co-frontman Kurt Travis.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2019
Michael Bohn (ex-Issues, Woe Is Me, WildHeart)
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Episode 170 - Lead Drummer Syndrome?  Michael Bohn, former lead vocalist of Issues and Woe Is Me is back with a new band WildHeart where he's playing his heart out on his first instrument - drums.  Michael speaks to Shane in this very honest conversation, discussing his "blindsided" departure from Issues, his new band, and why you won't see a Woe Is Me 10 year tour any time soon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2019
The (voice) Mail Bag Episode
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This week, something a little different!  I, your host Shane Told, answer all the burning questions submitted from members of the All Access Club!  We cover everything from writing and screaming, interview techniques, tour stories, my favorite (and least favorite venues), and embarrassing high school stories as well.  Have a listen!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2019
Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter)
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Episode 168 - Demon Hunter frontman Ryan Clark joins the show!  A band that rarely tours, yet has one of the most rabid fan bases out there, I've been intrigued and wanted to pick Ryan's brain for a long time.  We talk about his early years growing up in a Christian household ("I had to hide my Slayer CD's under my bed"), his extremely successful design career (he's worked with everyone from NASA to Lego), designing all the classic "scene" album covers in the mid 2000's, and the bands bond with (and fandom within) the US Military.   Check out our sponsors:   Rockabilia.com  Merchtable.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2019
Cody Carson (Set It Off)
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Episode 167 - Set It Off frontman Cody Carson joins the show!!  Fresh off a brand new album and back on tour, Cody and Shane discuss the shift in Set It Off’s style from pop-punk to horror punk to straight pop, incorporating the new stuff into the live show, his upbringing in a musical family and classical music background, and his surprising passion for woodwind instruments. Need merch??  Yes you do!  Go to rockabilia.com for OVER HALF A MILLION officially licensed items and use promo code PCJABBERJAW to save 10% off!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2019
Lauren Babic (CrazyEightyEight, Red Handed Denial)
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Episode 166 - Lauren Babic, the incredible singer/screamer of both supergroup CrazyEightyEight, and her own Toronto based act Red Handed Denial joins the show!  We discuss her humble beginnings playing trumpet in a ska band before honing her craft in her bedroom/car to develop one of the best screams in the scene.  Also discussed is CrazyEightyEight’s “Postal Service” writing methods with 3 members living in different countries, and her day job as a high school substitute teacher.   Love band merch?  Check out the best selection ever, all officially licensed from the artists over at rockabilia.com - and use promo code PCJABBERJAW to save 10% off your entire order today!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2019
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2019
John Cooper (Skillet, Fight The Fury)
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Episode 164 - Skillet and Fight The Fury frontman John Cooper joins the show!  One of the nicest guys in Rock 'n Roll, John and Shane discuss topics such as John writing 50-70 songs per Skillet album (!!!); his intensely strict religious upbringing where all pop music, black clothes and even Christian rock music was banned, as well as being in a band with his wife (for 20 years and counting) including bringing his kids on tour for the last 16 years.  Bonus:  John ranks his favorite and least favorite Skillet albums.   Need band merch from Skillet, Fight The Fury and other great bands?  Check out rockabilia.com for all your merchandise needs.  With over 500,000 officially licensed items, there's no better place.  And use promo code PCJABBERJAW to save 10% off your entire order TODAY!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2019
Zac Carper (FIDLAR)
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Episode 163 - Zac Carper has seen some shit.  As frontman of party punkers FIDLAR, he's battled heroin addiction and repressed memories of sexual abuse, but has continually turned heads and surprised people with a unique brand of slacker street punk with an odd appeal in the mainstream.  With a brand new 3rd LP out featuring some of their best songs, and a (mostly) sober path forward, what's next for FIDLAR?  Shane and Zac talk about his abnormal upbringing in Hawaii, his surprising love for technology in music production, his battle with substance abuse, and his unique and honest approach to songwriting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2019
Anthony DeMario (Capstan)
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Episode 162 - Capstan's Anthony DeMario joins the shows this week!  Recently signed to the massive Fearless Records, this band might seem like a brand new band just hot on the scene, but they've been bringing their unique brand of pop-punkish-post-hardcore to fans all over the South-East USA for years.  At age 29, Anthony might be older than most lead singers signing their first record deals, but no one is hungrier than him, or the other 4 members of Capstan to make some big waves.  This is your new favorite band - have a listen.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
Hollywood Undead (Danny and J-Dog)
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Episode 161 - Hollywood Undead is here!  Most bands have one lead singer, Hollywood Undead has FIVE!  How does that dynamic affect their writing style, their decision making and how they get along?  Danny and J-Dog take a time out from the studio to jump on the line with Shane to discuss that, the arrival of Danny at a critical time in the bands history, their often controversial lyrics, emo rap, turning 18, threesomes, and of course - weed.   Get 10% off your entire order from Rockabilia.com - they have over 500,000 items in stock from all your favorite artists - and it's all officially licensed.  No knock offs.  Use code: PCJABBERJAW Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2019
Mikey Carvajal (Islander)
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Episode 160 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  It's Jan 2nd, and today I spoke with Mikey of Islander, one of the nicest and most honest guys in the scene.  We chat everything from his upbringing in a bi-racial family in South Carolina, to getting started in the punk scene, making friends with seemingly every rockstar ever, and getting kicked off Warped Tour the first time they ever played it.   Check out Rockabilia.com for ALL of your band merch needs!  Use promo code PCJABBERJAW and save 10% off your entire order today!!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2019
Trevor Phipps (Unearth)
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Episode 159 - Unearth frontman Trevor Phipps joins the show for this special holiday episode!  Boston, Massachusetts' Unearth rarely get the credit they should as being one of the pioneers of true "metalcore" - combining modern metal and modern hardcore together.  But after 20 years, 7 albums, and countless world tours - Unearth isn't going anywhere and continue to draw rabid crowds on the strength of a near flawless back catalog.  Trevor and Shane discuss everything from poker to acid reflux, reminisce about Dimebag Darrell, talk shop on the current music industry, and of course discuss the story behind the latest Unearth album - "Extinction(s)".   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2018
Steven Page (ex-Barenaked Ladies)
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Episode 158 - Big episode this week!  Steven Page, former lead vocalist of Barenaked Ladies joins the show!  in 2009, amid much controversy, Steven suddenly left Barenaked Ladies - a group he co-founded in 1988.  Since, he's had a successful solo career, and earlier this year for the first time in 9 years, BNL reunited for a one-off performance for the Junos / Canadian Music Hall of Fame.  Shane and Steven discuss this years reunion, the early days, the somehow "wholesome" reputation of BNL, the art of natural stage banter and how his solo career has turned political... even featuring an "F-bomb" in a song title.   Rockabilia.com has ALL your band merch needs.  And they can get it to you fast - in time for the holidays.  Use promo code PCJABBERJAW to save 15% off your entire order today!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2018
Cove Reber Pt. 2 (Saosin, Dead American) + RYLS
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Episode 157 - In this second of a two-part series with Cove Reber (ex-Saosin, Dead American) we hit the ground running again!  Cove discusses his departure from Saosin, his devotion to his fans, his hiatus from music, and a lot more!  Also - I sit down with Jade and Sahar of RYLS (pronounced "Royals") a brand new independent band from Toronto who are turning heads with their new single "Waves", and are about to release their debut EP.   The fires have been put out, but people are reeling in California.  Please donate to calfund.org.  Submit proof of donation to synners4good@gmail.com for perks!  Thank You.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2018
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2018
Ben Cook (No Warning, Young Guv, Fucked Up)
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Episode 155 - Ben Cook, frontman of Canadian Hardcore legends No Warning joins the show!  Ben also plays guitar in Fucked Up and has a solo project called Young Guv.  Discussed are his wide range of projects, his interesting upbringing as a mainstream child actor, being a self confessed "shit disturber" in his youth, run-ins with Fred Durst, and how he had to answer to Linkin Park while making the second No Warning album.   Please help victim of the California Wild Fires!  Donate at least $10 to be entered into a weekly drawing of perks, including the chance to co-host an episode of this podcast!  go to calfund.org and send a screen shot of proof of donation to synners4good@gmail.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2018
Chris LoPorto (Can't Swim)
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Episode 154 - Can't Swim frontman Chris LoPorto joins the show with his incredible and unique story and ride to success.  Originally a drummer playing gigs as young as 12 years old, Chris taught himself to play guitar and sing and made some demos in his free time.  These demos found their way into the hands of Jake Round of Pure Noise Records who took the project under his wing and allowed Chris to put a band together and start touring the world on the strength of their incredible first album.  Now 2 years later, Chris and the guys are about to release their sophomore effort, "This Too Won't Pass".   Please donate to the Wild Fire Relief Fund at calfund.org .  Send proof of donation to Synners4good@gmail.com and be entered for cool perks, including the chance to co-host an episode of this show, or have Shane write you your very own song!   Let's help make a difference Synners!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2018
Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats)
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Episode 153 - Completely raw and unedited!  Liam Cormier sits down with Shane backstage while on tour in Germany.  Discussed are the Bats surprising mainstream acceptance in Canada, Liam's love for motorcycles and his bike inspired clothing line, their Black Sabbath cover band Bat Sabbath, and putting out their latest record "The Spark That Moves" as a complete surprise.  Bonus:  Liam ranks Cancer Bats discography from favorite to least favorite.  Please help us raise money for victims of the California Wildfires.  We have set a goal of $5000, and everyone who donates $10 will be entered to be “hatelined” or “complimented” and $25 or more  guarantees it.  In addition, one lucky winner will get to co-host an episode of the podcast if the goal is reached!  Donate to calfund.org and send proof of donation (screen shot) to synners4good@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2018
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.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2018
Ryan Kirby (Fit For A King)
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Episode 151 - Fit For A King frontman Ryan Kirby joins the show!  One of the most requested guests, Kirby dives deep into the inspiration and vocal performances of their terrific new album "Dark Skies", the departure of friend and songwriter Bobby Lynge, and how for them being labelled a Christian Band is sometimes complicated.  And don't worry - plenty of talk about America's Team - The Dallas Cowboys!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2018
Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills)
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Episode 150 - ONE FIFTY BABY!  Another milestone has been reached, and to celebrate, one of the most requested guests, Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills joins the show!  Fresh off a new album Shane is calling their "Magnum Opus", Spencer discusses the intense writing and recording process including recording vocals in actual horror movie locations, a lot of very cool cameos, and elaborate video shoots.  Also discussed is Ice Nine Kills slow but steady rise to the top, being "underrated", and his early life growing up in Massachusetts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2018
Henry Cox (Boston Manor)
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Episode 149 - Boston Manor frontman Henry Cox sits down with Shane to chat about their incredible "game changing" new album, his upbringing in a rundown city that was once the "Jewel of the North", their mutual love for Nine Inch Nails, and the potential of changing the words of God Save The Queen.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2018
Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche)
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Episode 148 - The prolific Vinnie Caruana, known best for The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche joins the show!  With no less than 5 projects on the go right now (seriously FIVE), Vinnie somehow found the time to chat with Shane about the breakup of The Movielife right in their prime, his brief stint in Head Automatica, Drive Thru Records, and starting a new band with Hardcore legend Sammy Siegler.  Vinnie is as open and honest as it gets, this is a must listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2018
Nathan Gray (BOYSETSFIRE)
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Episode 147 - Legendary Emotional Hardcore frontman Nathan Gray of BOYSETSFIRE joins Shane in a conversation that took place backstage at a festival in Germany this Summer.  Never someone to shy away from his true feelings, Nathan discusses being a pioneer of doing both screaming and singing vocals, their success in Europe, having 2 bass players, US and world politics, and how the subject matter of a 20 year old Boysetsfire song is just as relevant today.   Get the BEST underwear and basics from mackweldon.com !  Specially designed with quality and consistent fit in mind. AND If you don't like your first pair they will refund you AND you can still keep it.  Try it RISK FREE today.  Use promo code LSS to save 20% off your first order!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2018
Luke Bentham (The Dirty Nil)
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Episode 146 - Lead singer/guitarist Luke Bentham of Juno award winning rock band The Dirty Nil  joins the show!  "The Nil", one of Shane's favorite bands (and whose debut was one of his top albums of 2016) are back with a brand new album - "Master Volume".  Luke talks about how hearing for the first time Nirvana changed his life, the difficulties of being a 3 piece band, and the personal meaning behind their new song "I Don't Want That Phone Call".   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2018
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne)
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Episode 145 - Guitar God / Lead singer / Jokester Zakk Wylde joins the show!  Before the Black Label Society show in Toronto, Shane was able to meet Zakk backstage and the two of them chatted about 33 years of marriage, the New York Yankees, the movie Rockstar, the final Ozzy tour ever, and where he got his patented "squeal" (AKA pinch harmonic) sound from.   Need tickets to a concert or game?  Last minute?  Get the best deal right from your phone using Gametime.  It only takes a couple clicks and you're all set.  And to make selecting tickets even easier, Gametime shows you an actual hi-res photo of the view from your seat.  You can literally buy tickets from outside the stadium in the parking lot after the game has started for a KILLER deal.  Go to: usegametime.com/lss use promo code lss to save 15% off your first purchase today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2018
Frank Turner Returns!
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Episode 144 - On his first (and last) stint on the Vans Warped Tour, Shane sits down with his pal Frank Turner to discuss: Dry touring, his first Warped Tour, email, writing his second book, writing a new album already, songwriting, arranging songs, navigating a backing band, egos in the music industry, Make America Great Again, Being More Kind, and THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE of his new side project "Eating Before Swimming"... and seriously a lot more!  Action packed - of course a must listen.  Congrats on your engagement Frank!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2018
Four Year Strong (Alan Day and Dan O'Connor)
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Episode 143 - FOUR YEAR STRONG ARE HERE!  One of the most requested artists, Shane sits down with co-frontmen Alan and Dan on their bus on Warped Tour.  In a super honest and candid discussion, they discuss how similar they are in terms of voice/guitar playing/musical taste, the time they "pretty much broke up", their growing pains leading to the failure of their 3rd album, and the reasons why they don't use in-ear monitors or play to a click track.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2018
Patty Walters (As It Is) Returns!
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Episode 142 - New haircut - check.  Makeup - check.  But what's really going on inside the mind of As It Is frontman Patty Walters?  With his Youtuber days way in the past, Patty returns to discuss taking a chance with their brilliant new album "The Great Depression", and how their new image has overshadowed the sound.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2018
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.  Check out RXBAR - Real No B.S. Protein bars.  The ingredients are written in point blank on the front of the package, no fillers or preservatives of any kind.  AND they’re delicious.  Use promo code LSS to save 25% off your first order today - visit RXBAR.com/lss Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2018
Jordan Black (Like Pacific)
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Episode 140 - Like Pacific frontman Jordan Black joins the show this week coming off a brand new (awesome) album.  Openly gay (his Instagram handle is @HotGayDaddy), he talks about realizing his sexuality at a young age, being obsessed with skateboarding, bringing back the "punk beat" and how underrated Like Pacific is in the Pop-Punk scene.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2018
Tyler Carter (Issues, Woe Is Me)
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Episode 139 - On Warped Tour together, Tyler Carter of Issues sits down with Shane to discuss his new R&B solo music, the departure of unclean vocalist Michael Bohn, and the reaction when he came out as bisexual ... or is it pansexual?  See how Haven Life Insurance Agency is making applying for term life insurance issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company actually simple!!  Get your free quote for term life insurance today!  Head over to welcome.havenlife.com/LSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2018
Ahren Stringer (The Amity Affliction)
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Episode 138 - The Amity Affliction's own Bassist/Crooner Ahren Stringer joins the show while on (the last ever) Vans Warped Tour.  Chilling on the back of the bus with a half dozen Coors Banquets, Shane and "String" shoot the shit, talking about his early days growing up in rural Australia, knowing he was going to make it, 3 X #1 albums in a row on the Australian charts, and the radical musical departure on the upcoming TAA album "Misery".  If you’re starting to get established and grow your family - you need to consider life insurance.  Check out Haven Life - they’ve made it incredibly straightforward and simple to go online, get a quick quote and apply for term life insurance coverage issued by MassMutual.  What makes Haven Life different? Well, first of all we’re talking about term life insurance which means it’s only for a specified time, like 10, 15, 20 or 30 years, typically the period your loved ones would need the financial protection most ... So let’s say until your kids are out of the house, or maybe your mortgage is paid off. This is smarter, easier, and makes things way more affordable as well!  If you’re a 35 year old man in excellent health we’re talking only 21 bucks a month for a $500,000 / 20 year policy.  You never know when the unexpected could happen, and for not a heck of a lot of money you will be protecting your family financially in case you’re not around.  Head over to welcome.havenlife.com/lss to get your free quote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2018
Joe Taylor (Knuckle Puck)
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Episode 137 - Shane is BACK ON WARPED TOUR!!!  LIVE (pretty much) from (sorta) Cleveland OH, Shane (definitely) speaks with Joe Taylor of Knuckle Puck.  They talk about Knuckle Puck's fast emergence to the top and what they do to seperate themselves from the Pop-Punk pack.  Also discussed is the writing/recording process behind their last (awesome) album, and a decent amount of talk about Blink-182. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2018
Schuylar Croom (He Is Legend)
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Episode 136 - He Is Legend frontman and Shane's old friend Schuylar Croom joins the show!  After their initial breakup over a decade ago, He Is Legend made a comeback and haven't looked back.  Shane and Schuylar discuss the early days of feeling like outcasts in the scene, being the only non-Christian band on Tooth and Nail Records, and how they put everything on the line by crowdfunding their latest album.   Need Merch from all your favourite bands?  Wanna be cool? Look sexy? Then head over to rockabilia.com and get all the goodies.  We're talking 500,000 unique OFFICIALLY license items.  AND use promo code JCJABBERJAW and save 15% off your order!  Don't delay!  Pick up something HOT today.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2018
Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves, Divine Heresy)
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Episode 135 - Happy 4th of July everyone!!!  On this great holiday, we have a super entertaining episode featuring Tommy Vext, frontman for heavy rock supergroup Bad Wolves.   Tommy talks about their smash radio hit single covering The Cranberries "Zombie", his rough childhood upbringing in NYC, his problems with addiction and his road to recovery, and having to testify against his own brother for attempting to kill him.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2018
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2018
Dustin Bates (Starset, Downplay)
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Episode 133 - Starset frontman and visionary Dustin Bates joins the show to discuss his background growing up as a self proclaimed "nerd" which led him to a masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Air Force Research, not to mention a teaching stint at the International Space University.  Now, with an elaborate backstory of how Starset came to be (the highly advanced "Starset Society" has enlisted the band to educate the masses through their music) how does he cope with massive mainstream radio success and "pedestrian" fans?  A very unique must listen episode!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2018
Ryan Zimmerman (Greeley Estates)
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Episode 132 - Greeley Estates’ frontman Ryan Zimmerman joins the show to discuss their unlikely rise to the top of the Screamo pile, their transition to heavier music, and his new life as a father of 3 and a career as a therapist. Want the best band merch, licensed directly from the artists?  With over 500,000 items look no further than Rockabilia.com !  Use promo code PCJABBERJAW and save 15% off your entire order today!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2018
Patrick Miranda (Movements)
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Episode 131 - Patrick Miranda of Movements joins the show to discuss moving up to this years Warped Tour Main stage, (nearly) selling out their entire first headline tour, his ongoing battle with anxiety and OCD, and the nerves that go into following up a hit debut album.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2018
John O'Callaghan (The Maine)
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Episode 130 - JThe Maine's John O'Callaghan joins the show to discuss the bands humble beginnings in Phoenix AZ, running their own record label, his silly personality, and how they managed to get their video preloaded on every Blackberry in 2010.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2018
Telle Smith (The Word Alive) Part 2
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Episode 129 - The Word Alive's Telle Smith is back to TALK SOME SHIT!  In all seriousness, Telle breaks down their catchy new record, his personal grief of the passing of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, how the press has disappointed him (not me), possible future collabs, and his most recent broken bone incident.   You love merch.  You crave it.  You can't stop thinking about it. You need it in your life.  It's time to let go and head to Rockabilia.com - over 500,000 unique items.  You want / they got.  Use promo code PCJABBERJAW and save 15% off YOUR ENTIRE ORDER today!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2018
Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid, Sights & Sounds, Figure Four)
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Episode 128 - Comeback Kid's Andrew Neufeld joins Shane for a chat on their bus while on tour together in Switzerland.  After making the change from guitar player to "Lead Screamer", Comeback Kid enjoyed worldwide success and has since cemented themselves as a staple in modern hardcore.  Andrew discusses his humble beginning growing up in a religious household in Winnipeg, finding his own voice and keeping it up on tour, and how he goes "stir crazy" when he's not on the road.   Need merch?  Rockabilia is the best in the business with over HALF A MILLION officially licensed items!  Go to rockabilia.com and save 10% your entire order with promo code PCLSS today!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2018
Wage War (Briton Bond and Cody Quistad)
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May 09, 2018
Neil Fallon (Clutch)
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Episode 126 - Clutch has been rocking out for over 25 years, bringing a unique mix of metal, southern rock and stoner rock to their die hard fanbase. With a new album "Book of Bad Decisions" (their 13th!)coming out later this year, they show no sign of slowing down. Frontman Neil Fallon joins the show and chats with Shane about trying out new material live, working with a producer known for country music on their and recently taking a vocal lesson for the very first time. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dudes ... are you having trouble with erectile dysfucntion? You're not alone. Seriously. Now, get the help you need with REAL SCIENCE approved prescription solutions without going to the doctor's office or a busy waiting room. With forhims.com/lssed - you can get a prescription from a real doctor by answering a few questions online and have it shipped right to your door. AND use this link: forhims.com/lssed and get your first month for only $5! This would cost 100's at a doctor or pharmacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2018
Dan Smith (Darko)
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Episode 125 - The singer of one of my favorite albums of 2017, Dan Smith of English punk band Darko joins me this week right before the band departs for a tour in Japan. We talk about his punk rock upbringing starting out in Australia, working regular jobs while still touring as much as possible, playing faster than Neo in the Matrix, and finally garnering some attention of their new album "Bonzai Mammoth". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2018
Ben Kowalewicz (Billy Talent)
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Episode 124 - Billy Talent frontman Ben Kowalewicz joins the show! Finally! One of the most requested guests, we chat about long breaks between albums, opening for Guns 'N Roses, the challenge of drummer Aaron Solowoniuk's battle with MS, their surprising radio success, and the struggles of gaining popularity in the US. Also, Shane recounts the story of how Billy Talent got signed instead of his old band.  Need Merch? Check out Rockabilia.com! With over 500,000 unique items, you'll find what you need at a great price. Also - use promo code PCLSS and save 10% off you entire order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2018
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2018
Brent Walsh (I The Mighty)
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Episode 122 - I The Mighty frontman Brent Walsh joins Shane and co-host Brendon Potter on the phone calling from Denver, CO while on tour. We talk about their strange start as an acoustic duo winning contests, their label folding right before their shelved first album (which you can get in secret at the merch table), and of course their recent success with their new album. Also discussed is the Flint Water Crisis, the band The Matches, and how terrible San Francisco is for bands.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2018
James LaBrie (Dream Theater)
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Episode 121 - Dream Theater's James LaBrie joins the show this week! We talk about his origins in Canada, beating out 200 other singers to join Dream Theater, being in NYC on 9/11, his "tent" on stage, and how he is often overlooked as a vocalist due to the rest of his band taking the spotlight as virtuosos. Need Merch? check out rockabilia.com - over 500,000 unique items all officially licensed from the artists! Use promo code PCLSS and save 10% off your entire order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2018
Whitney Peyton
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Episode 120 - Philadelphia's Whitney Peyton joins the show this week, talking about her recent headline tour and van accident, blending hip hop and rap with rock and punk, the challenges of being a female in hip hop, touring with Three 6 Mafia / Asking Alexandria / Twistd and her massive juggalo fanbase. She also lays down a sick freestyle on this episode. Bonus: Shane plays a little 3-6 for the rap fans of the show.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2018
Bradley Walden (Emarosa)
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Episode 119 - Emarosa's Bradley Walden joins the show, telling his incredible story of how he went from being in the military to discovering his own amazing voice and joining a band. Also discussed is Emarosa's writing process, finding his own identity after filling the big shoes of former singer (and twitter nemesis) Jonny Craig, and how hard it was feeling "under the microscope" when he first joined the band 4 years ago. Need merch?? With spring coming get all the best, OFFICIALLY licensed band merch from rockabilia.com . With over 500,000 items, you'll find something just right for you. Use promo code PCLSS and you'll save 10% off your entire order today! Don't wait! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2018
Matt Good (From First To Last, D.R.U.G.S.)
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Episode 118 - THIS IS A MUST LISTEN! I jump on the line with Matt Good, lead singer (for a time) and lead guitarist for From First To Last, and who also had a stint in Craig Owens' Emo-Core supergroup D.R.U.G.S. We talk about the crazy journey From First To Last took all the way to the top of the hype machine, before singer Sonny Moore (now of Skrillex) was forced to quit due to vocal health issues. Now, with last years new song "Make War" with Sonny back on the mic and drumming from Blink 182's Travis Barker - what's next for From First To Last? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2018
Ollie Baxxter (Broadside)
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Episode 117 - Broadside's Ollie Baxxter joins me this week for an in-depth chat in the back of their van while surrounded by snacks (seriously there was so many snacks). We discuss his unique upbringing homeless on the streets of Las Vegas, how a strangers heart transplant somehow brought him to safety in Virginia, why they cancelled their first ever headlining tour last year, and so much more. Action packed episode! Have a listen and let me know what you think! Email me! leadsingersyndrome@gmail.com Also - need merch? Check out rockabilia.com ! They have TONS of stuff all officially licensed. AND use this promo code -> PCLSS and save 10% off your entire order! Buy yourself something pretty. You deserve it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2018
Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed)
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Episode 116 - Metal/Hardcore legend Howard Jones (Light The Torch, Ex - Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed) joins the show! He talks to Shane about the reason for the name change of his new band, his Gospel and R&B upbringing that shaped his voice, and the real story of his departure from Killswitch Engage. Bonus: Shane and Howard discuss the best bands with the worst names, and the worst bands with the best names. Need merch? Want something different? Check out rockabilia.com they have over HALF A MILLION items and best of all save 10% off your ENTIRE order using my promo code: PCLSS ! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2018
Rory Rodriguez (Dayseeker)
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Episode 115 - Happy birthday to Shane! But hey did you know Rory Rodriguez is one of the best frontman in the scene right now? Haven’t heard of Dayseeker? Well do yourself a favour and get to know a great band before everyone else on your block! The prolific frontman talks about his family struggles, personal struggles and how he ended up fronting an incredible band and what Shane think is an even more amazing solo career. With a couple amazing albums and some highly acclaimed covers including Adele’s “Hello”, the band is on their way to great success and big things - maybe you heard it here first. Want the best band merch? Want a great deal? check out rockabilia.com and use promo code PCLSS for 10% off your entire order now! 500,000 unique items and all officially licensed from the artists - you can't go wrong! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2018
Joey Cape (Lagwagon)
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Episode 114 - Lagwagon’s Joey Cape, frontman and songwriter of one of Shane’s all time favourite bands joins the show. He talks about how starting out he never wanted to be a singer (“I hate it, I really hate it”), accidentally writing melodies that sound like other songs, having his parents address on the first Lagwagon record for 20 years, the passing of original drummer Derrick Plourde and No Use For A Name frontman Tony Sly, the writing and legacy of the song May 16 - now known as “Lagwagon Day” and the “Joey Chord” - which Shane thinks gives them their unique sound. Need band merch? Go to rockabilia.com for the BEST selection and prices. All officially licensed from the artists. And even better, use promo code "PCLSS" and save 15% off your entire order RIGHT NOW. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2018
Aaron Pauley (Of Mice & Men, Jamie's Elsewhere)
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Episode 113 - This week I sit down to chat with the new frontman of Of Mice & Men - Aaron Pauley. After former frontman Austin Carlile announced he was leaving the band a year ago, California metal-core act Of Mice & Men decide not to replace him, but the keep the core of the band together and enlist bass player and clean vocalist Aaron Pauley with the duties. We talk about how daunting the task of singing and screaming a whole set is, writing the new album, the "bromance" of the rhythm section, and having your signature tattooed on someone's skin forever. We also talk about his former projects, including the criminally underrated Jamie's Elsewhere. Need merch? Go to rockabilia.com - the best in the business. They have over 500,000 unique items, OFFICIALLY licensed from the artist. And if you use promo code PCLSS you save 10% off your entire. Whether it's Of Mice & Men, Silverstein, Metallica, or Bruno Mars - Rockabilia's got it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2018
Morgan Lander (KITTIE)
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Episode 112 - Morgan Lander, frontwoman/guitarist of Canada's own groundbreaking all-female metal band KITTIE is the guest of the show this week! After getting signed when they were still teenagers in high school, Kittie's debut album went on to sell over 600,000 copies and was certified gold. Morgan and Shane talk about the wild ride on the way to the top, working with legendary producer GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine), their family upbringing with a "non-musical" father for a manager, the sudden death of guitarist Trish Doan, and their new upcoming DVD documentary and live album, featuring never before seen footage of the bands 20+ year career. Do you want some sweet band merch? Something not everyone else at the show is going to have? Head over to the best place online - or anywhere - to get it, rockabilia.com . Over HALF A MILLION unique items, all 100% licensed from the artists! Use promo code PCLSS and save 10% on your entire order! Buy something for yourself or a loved one right now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2018
Justin Sane (Anti-Flag)
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Episode 111 - Shane calls Justin on his parents landline telephone for an in-depth chat about the past and present of Anti-Flag. The discussion includes the disappointment of legendary venues, working with Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte, their experiences with major labels, and his upbringing in an Irish-American family in Pittsburgh, PA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2018
Chris #2 (Anti-Flag, White Wives)
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Episode 110 - PART ONE OF A TWO PART MINI-SERIES WITH ANTI-FLAG! The honest and charismatic Chris #2 of Anti-Flag joins the show! As a bass player and hype man, occasional lead singer and stage banter master for Anti-Flag, Chris wears a lot of hats, and he wears them all very well. We talk about how band beef with Dropkick Murphys made him perfect his frontman skills and also led to a huge tour, his humble beginnings as an Anti-Flag super fan, and how they swindled their corporate major label out of a bunch of cash - which they used for a bunch of great causes. Subcribe! Next week we have frontman Justin Sane for part 2 of the Anti-Flag special. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2018
Robb Flynn (Machine Head)
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Episode 109 - Happy New Year!!!! The outspoken and always entertaining Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn, joins Shane for a special episode kicking off the New Year! They discussing Robb now being considered a “legend” of Metal, playing 2.5 - 3 hour long sets with no openers, and receiving death threats over his “racism in metal” video which has accumulated almost 2 million plays on YouTube. The new Machine Head album, their 9th full length “Catharsis”, is out Jan 26th! Check out rockabilia.com for ALL your band merchandise needs - over 500,000 unique items, all officially licensed from the artists. USE PROMO CODE: PCLSS and get 10% off your order RIGHT NOW. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2018
Donovan Melero (Hail The Sun, Sianvar)
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Episode 108 - Lead Drummer Syndrome? Today we have the amazing singer/drummer of Hail The Sun, Donovan Melero. While on their first tour overseas with SIlverstein, we talk about their late blooming ways - finally signing to Equal Vision Records after being an underground band since 2009, his busy schedule also having a side job as a booking agent, and how difficult it is to play technical drums and sing at the same time. Also - Donovan talks about recording their new album with Beau Burchell (of Saosin) and almost spills the beans on their upcoming tour plans. Looking for the coolest and best quality band merch? Check out rockabilia.com - all officially licensed and over HALF A MILLION unique items. The best part ? Use promo code PCLSS for 10% off your entire order right now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2017
Awsten Knight (Waterparks, Felony Steve, Death Breakfast)
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Episode 107 - Awsten Knight, frontman of Waterparks, is this weeks guest! The always candid (and hilarious) singer/guitarist of Houston Pop-Punk sensations joins Shane on the phone from a Starbucks in Lafayette, Louisiana. At the tail end of their first ever national headline tour, they discuss getting discovered in an unlikely way, working with Benji and Joel from Good Charlotte, his strange hip-hop side project "Felony Steve", and why he has "beef" with John from The Maine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2017
Garrett Russell of Silent Planet returns!
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Episode 106 - He's BACKKKKKK! So excited to have my friend Garrett Russell (Silent Planet) back on the show. On the eve of their big trek to Europe, we discuss their well deserved APMA award for Best Underground Band, his recent success at managing his own and other bands, doing Warped Tour in a van (!!)and their hustle for free food (and money!) on tour. Always a treat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2017
Tobi Duncan (Trash Boat)
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Trash Boat frontman Tobi Duncan joins the show to really talk some shit! All jokes aside, Tobi speaks candidly about the success Trash Boat has had so quickly on their first record, literally living his childhood dream of selling out the London Underworld, working with idol Dan "Soupy" Campbell and the pressure they're currently feeling having to make their sophomore album. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2017
HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY!
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HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY! Do you like band merchandise? Do you want something unique that isn't the same as all your friends have? DO YOU LIKE SICK DEALS? Well head over to rockabilia.com ! The BEST and BIGGEST online retailer of band merchandise. They have over 500,000 OFFICIALLY licensed items, and tons of unique and hard to find stuff. BUT -> They have a sick sale this weekend as well! Use Promo Code "BLACK" for 20% off your order of $30 of more today! The sale extends through the weekend, with 15% off on Saturday and 10% off on Sunday - So hurray! No point waiting ! GO get a sweet new shirt/hoodie/beanie/whatever at rockabilia.com - They have it all. rockabilia.com PROMO CODE: BLACK Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2017
Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace)
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Episode 104 - Stoked for this episode! One of the greatest Canadian bands of all time, the multi-platinum selling Our Lady Peace has been continually putting out great records since 1994's "Naveed". Raine Maida, frontman, songwriter, guitarist and producer joins Shane to discuss their incredible legacy, working as a producer with artists like Pink and Avril Lavigne, his marriage to Chantal Kreviazuk, and their tour celebrating 20 years since the release of the Diamond selling (!) album "Clumsy" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2017
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2017
Josh Todd (Buckcherry, Josh Todd and the Conflict)
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Episode 102 - Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd joins the show this week! An electric performer and true rockstar, his mutiplatinum selling band is known for hits like "Crazy Bitch" and "Lit Up". Josh and Shane talk about how perception isn't always reality when it comes to image, his upbringing in the 1980's in the California rock scene, the video shoot for "Crazy Bitch", and his new solo side project Josh Todd and The Conflict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2017
Halloween Special with GWAR!!!!
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Episode 101 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN! On this special Halloween edition of LSS, I speak with The Berserker Blöthar of GWAR! Sometimes going by his "earth slave name" of "Michael Bishop", we discuss his entry back into the band after nearly 2 decades following the death of original GWAR frontman Dave "Oderus" Brockie. Also discussed is their stint on Warped Tour, how much work it really is being in a band like GWAR, and what happened the first tour when they started shooting blood on the crowd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2017
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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2017
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
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Episode 99! THE GREAT ONE Matt Heafy of Trivium joins the show! 4 years ago, Matt completely blew out his voice. Since that moment, which he thought was the end of his career, he's worked incredibly hard in all aspects of his life. We discuss his intense warm up and practice schedule, his recent love of Brazillian Jiu-jitsu, his pop-punk roots, and how it was to deal with Hurricane Irma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2017
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2017
Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above)
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Episode 97 - Drummer/Singer of Death From Above (1979) Sebastien Grainger joins the show! We talk about their return with a new album, the challenges of being a 2 piece band, and how hard it really is to play drums and sing at the same time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2017
AJ Perdomo (The Dangerous Summer)
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Episode 96 - Shane gives AJ Perdomo of The Dangerous Summer a call, to discuss THEIR RETURN! Exciting news! They're back, with a new album already finished. AJ speaks of what caused the demise of the band, his vocal style on their last album, and what he's been up to for the last 4 years. A super honest discussion and a must listen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2017
We Came As Romans (Kyle Pavone and Dave Stephens)
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Episode 95 - We Came As Roman is back! To celebrate, both Dave AND Kyle, co-frontmen of the band are on the show. We discuss them taking some time off to find themselves both musically and personally, how they write vocals and lyrics together, their new label Sharptone Records and how their side projects helped shape the sound of the new WCAR record. We also discuss bad band acronyms, leaving the hard partying days in the past, and how they’re moving forward - by checking their egos at the door. RIP KYLE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2017
Roger Miret (Agnostic Front, Roger Miret and the Disasters, The Alligators)
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Episode 94 - Roger Miret is a true New York Hardcore legend. As the frontman of Agnostic Front, he has been at it since 1980. His story however is not so simple. Born in Cuba, his parents moved to NYC and he faced and extremely abusive childhood, eventually living on the streets, and also served some time in prison for drug trafficking. Now happily married and living in Arizona, he has written a brand new tell-all book chronicling the stories he faced growing up, the hardcore scene and his time locked up. Shane and Roger discuss the behind the scenes stories of the book, and of course what it’s like to be considered one of the “Godfathers of hardcore”. My Riot: Agnostic Front, Guts, Grits and Glory is out now! Buy the book on Amazon: Use link: leadsingersyndrome.com/amazon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2017
James Hart (Eighteen Visions, Burn Halo)
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Episode 93 - Shane jumps on the phone with Chicago sports fan, Game of Thrones junkie, and frontman of Eighteen Visions, James Hart. One of the most respected bands in the 90's and 2000's hardcore scene, Eighteen Visions was not only known for their technical and heavy riffs, but also their image, often referred to as "Fashioncore". Now, back together with a new album in 2017, Shane and James discuss being straight edge in your late 30's, his major label experiences, his musical influences, and yes - Fashioncore. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2017
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2017
Dennis Buckley (88 Fingers Louie, The Story So Far)
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Episode 91 - Dennis Buckley of 88 Fingers Louie sits down with Shane to talk about being back on the road with a new album after almost 2 decades, watching his ex-bandmates get huge in Rise Against, and the mix up with another band called The Story So Far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2017
Cole Becker (SWMRS)
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Episode 90 - SWMRS frontman Cole Becker takes time out of his busy schedule and joins Shane between lunch and soundcheck while on tour in Providence, Rhode Island. Starting his first band Emily's Army when he was barely a pre-teen, he learned the ropes from his best friend and SWMRS drummer's father, who happens to be Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. Now 22, Cole has found his own voice and sound, and he discusses Art vs. Business, how to rev up a crowd of young fans, and his mega crush on Miley Cyrus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2017
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, The Jasta Show)
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Episode 89 - Hatebreed's own Jamey Jasta sits down with Shane on the very last day of Warped Tour outside the bus in Pomona, CA. Never one to not speak his mind, Jamey and Shane discuss the Victory Records days, keeping their talking/screaming voices in check, Jamey's very successful podcast, and Hatebreed once being sabotaged and called a racist band. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2017
Warped Tour Round Table Special (Kevin Lyman, Jack Grisham, Steve Soto, Lisa Johnson)
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Episode 88 - It's a very special episode today! Backstage at Warped tour in St. Louis, Kevin Lyman (founder and producer of Warped), Jack Grisham (TSOL), Steve Soto (The Adolescents) and Lisa Johnson (Rock Photographer) join Shane to have a round table discussion about the state of the scene, Warped Tour drama, the changes from punk then and punk now, and also discuss the upcoming It's Not Dead punk rock festival featuring a huge lineup of punk rock bands, headlined by Rancid and Dropkick Murphys. Photo by Lisa Johnson links: It's Not Dead - itsnotdeadfestival.com Misfit Summer Camp Book - http://kingsroadmerch.com/vans-warped-tour/view/?id=7614 Code Blue: A Love Story - https://www.facebook.com/codebluealovestory/ RIP STEVE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2017
Fronz (Attila)
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Episode 87 - The notorious Chris "Fronz" Fronzak of Attila joins the show.... Is his on stage persona real? Is he really as crazy as he leads on? Listen and find out as Shane hangs out with him on the back of Attila's bus on Warped Tour, drinking whiskey, beer, and a box of "Fronzia" wine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2017
Ryan Locke (Seaway)
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Episode 86 - Seaway's Ryan Locke jumps on the phone from his "Vacation" and speaks with Shane while he's in Orlando, FL on Warped Tour. After getting through a couple interruptions from a strange woman on the streets, they chat about Ryan's conversion from drumming to singing, our Mom's being friends, the Canadian "theme" and how smoking weed led to the formation of Seaway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2017
Bryan Garris (Knocked Loose)
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Episode 85 - One of the most requested guests, Knocked Loose frontman Bryan Garris talks about the hype surrounding his band, religion, the importance of hardcore history, playing Warped Tour for the first time, and being terrified about having to write a follow up to the acclaimed debut album Laugh Tracks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2017
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM SHANE!!!
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A Happy 4th of July message from Dad. Music: Augustana - "Still Ain't Over You" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2017
John Floreani (Trophy Eyes)
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Episode 84 - I'm on Warped Tour, and I sat down with John Floreani, of Australian punk/indie/alternative/whatever group Trophy Eyes, a band who put out my favourite record of 2016. We talk about his early life and ongoing struggle with addiction, the weird things about America, life on Warped Tour, and if they knew they had something special while making their last record Chemical Miracle - in Thailand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2017
Chadwick Johnson (Hundredth)
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Episode 83 - Chadwick Johnson from the hardcore band ... wait a second... they aren't a hardcore band anymore... That's right Hundredth has taken a complete 180 and have ditched the screaming, the breakdowns, and even the heavy guitars. Listen to his explanation of why this happened, what the hardcore fans of the bands are saying, and what he predicts is about to happen as they embark on the entire Vans Warped Tour... playing ZERO old songs. After that... check out their awesome new record "Rare" on Hopeless Records... Out now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2017
John Joseph (Cro-Mags, Bloodclot)
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Episode 82 - John Joseph joins the show for an extremely candid and unedited chat with Shane. He discusses his abusive childhood that left him living on the streets of NYC at age 14, his rise to hardcore fame in the 1980's, his current projects writing books and competing in triathlons, and his feud with former Cro-Mags bass player/vocalist, Harley Flanagan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2017
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2017
Brian Swindle (Have Mercy)
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Episode 80 - This week Brian Swindle of Have Mercy joins the show, calling in from Shane's FAVORITE place ever - Houston, Texas. They discuss their new record being the comeback from their "sophomore slump", how hard it is to define Have Mercy under a specific genre, and how losing members of the band has affected Brian personally. Bonus: Brian spills the beans on an upcoming acoustic project! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2017
Brian Burkheiser (I Prevail)
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Episode 79 - In this 2nd of a 2-parter with both I Prevail frontmen, I speak with Brian Burkheiser, the clean vocalist. We discuss their calculated success, being terrified of dealing with overnight success, and how he figured out he could sing while riding in his buddy's car one day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2017
Eric Vanlerberghe (I Prevail)
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Episode 78 -First of an I Prevail 2 parter with both frontmen! Screamer/unclean vocalist/yeller whatever you wanna call it, Eric Vanlerberghe joins the show. Topics include their rapid rise to fame, being very calculated in their decisions, how they write songs, and a scary moment when their bus caught fire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2017
Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams)
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Episode 77 - Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids joins the show this week. A massive influence of Shane's, without The Get Up Kids, Silverstein would have never formed. Matt and Shane discuss TGUK's place in the 90's emo scene, The Emo Game, Matt's 15 year old daughter's budding solo career, and writing custom songs for his fans. Matt also talks about new Get Up Kids songs that may be coming out in the near future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2017
K.Flay
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Episode 76 - Alt-pop/hip-hop artist, basketball fan and coffee drinker K.Flay joins Shane on the show this week. Fresh off the release of her new album "Every Where is Somewhere", they discuss her upbringing in the midwest where music was surprisingly not a focus in her life, her transition from rapping into singing, co-writing with Pharell, Trump, her departure from RCA records, and her stint on Warped Tour. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2017
John Henry (Darkest Hour, The Primals)
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Episode 75 - Darkest Hour frontman John Henry calls into the show during a car ride from LA to Las Vegas to play a "concert". During the lengthy chat with Shane they discuss his distaste for Victory Records, the longevity of Darkest Hour, how his voice has evolved, and how Darkest Hour is basically a punk band in how they operate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2017
Happy Easter!!!
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Happy Easter everyone! No new podcast episode this week, BUT Shane talks about some of his favorite podcasts he's done so far on LSS. Why not take the time to catch up on some old episodes you may have missed!? Have a great week, and we will be back next Monday with an ALL NEW episode. Peace + Love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2017
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2017
Dan Marsala (Story of the Year)
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Episode 73 - Shane's good friend and Story of the Year frontman Dan Marsala joins the show to talk about the upcoming crowd funded Story of the Year album, what it was like to get so much popularity so fast, and what the band has gone through over 15 years of ups and downs. Bonus: Dan and Shane discuss their bromantic past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2017
Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Rival Schools, Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today)
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Episode 72 - Huge episode! Gorilla Biscuits guitarist / Quicksand singer / Rival Schools singer / Youth of Today bassist Walter Schreifels joins the show. A wearer of many hats since starting Youth of Today in the mid 1980's, Walter discusses the early days of New York Hardcore, how he got the confidence to transition from guitar player to lead singer, and the move to a major label for Quicksand and Rival Schools. Also discussed are his new super group Vanishing Life and his other project Dead Heavens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2017
Scott Lewis (Carnifex)
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Episode 71 - Carnifex's Scott Ian Lewis sits down with Shane before their show at Lee's Palace in Toronto. As frontman of one of the most "under the radar" bands in the Deathcore genre, Scott explains their struggle with former label Victory Records, their hiatus which got him through a hard period of time personally, and their revitalization and growth on the last two albums. Also discussed is Scott's approach to writing, his theatre background, and the current state of the Deathcore genre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2017
Matisyahu
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Episode 70 - Gold selling and Grammy nominated Jewish reggae superstar Matisyahu joins the show this week! This super unique chat includes: his change in appearance and how it affected his career, trying to find that "lightning in the bottle" mainstream success again, having a cult following, the art of improvising on stage, and bringing children on the road. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2017
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2017
Justin Pierre (Motion City Soundtrack)
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Episode 68 - Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Pierre takes time away from cleaning his floors for a long chat with Shane. Recently, Motion City Soundtrack decided to call it quits after nearly 20 years of non-stop touring and putting out records both on indie and major labels. Justin and Shane discuss "retirement", his previous drug and alcohol problems, the struggles of singing and songwriting, the fake Silverstein/MCS beef on Warped Tour, and his upcoming solo record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2017
Alesana (Shawn and Dennis)
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Episode 67 - Dennis and Shawn of Alesana take a little time out their day off on tour to call Shane from everyone’s favourite home away from home on tour - Starbucks. They talk everything from their enormous and unexpected success in Latin America, being a part time band, becoming almost completely DIY, and their elaborate song writing processes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2017
Scott Vogel (Terror, Buried Alive, Despair, Slugfest, Fadeaway)
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Episode 66 - Terror's Scott Vogel joins Shane after returning from Mexico where he was going through 2 weeks of surgery for his neck and back, after taking years of abuse as the frontman of various hardcore bands over the past 25 years. The conversation includes Scott's relationship with his family, the changing ethics in hardcore, "Vogelisms", and Shane's love of Scott's former band Buried Alive, who put out Shane's favorite hardcore record of all time. It's Shane's birthday today! If you want to buy him something on his Wish List, check out leadsingersyndrome.com/bday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2017
Sherri DuPree-Bemis (Eisley, Perma)
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Episode 65 - Eisley's Sherri Dupree-Bemis joins the show for a super honest and thorough chat about motherhood while still being a full time musician, getting signed to a major label at such a young age, taking over all the lead vocal duties on their new record, and her marriage to Say Anything frontman Max Bemis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2017
Jack Grisham (T.S.O.L., The Joy Killer)
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Episode 64 - Today we have a real Punk Rock LEGEND on the show. Mr. Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L. joins Shane to talk about the band being back together and on the Warped Tour after their debut record came out 36 years ago. Jack, notorious for his on stage antics, says he "never thought he'd live this long", and talks about the early days of the LA Punk scene, his practice as a hypnotherapist in California, and the song "Code Blue" which features the classic horror punk lyrics, "I want to fuck the dead". An awesome listen.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2017
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2017
Max Kerman (Arkells)
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Episode 62 - Arkells frontman Max Kerman joins the show to discuss the massive success they've had in Canada (Three top 5 albums, two number 1 singles, and multiple Juno awards including Group of the Year twice), his unique upbringing and high school life in Downtown Toronto, and their very last minute band name change that they are now forever stuck with. Check out Lootcrate! It's a rad subscription service that brings you 4-6 pop culture items every month for only $20 a month. It's the best surprise you know is coming. Go to lootcrate.com/leadsinger and use promo code leadsinger to get $3 off today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2017
Davey Muise (Vanna)
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Episode 61 - At 8 months old, Davey Muise (of Vanna) was left abandoned in a dresser drawer as his drug lord parents were busted by the federal police in a massive raid in Boston, MA. The police found him hours later. He was adopted, but his adopted parents had a divorce. Later in his life, he had a child with a women he loved, and after raising the child for 2 months, he found out it wasn't his. Davey fell into darkness of depression and addiction, only to pull himself out using music. Now, he's not only the frontman of Boston's finest Vanna, but also traveling around America speaking at high schools about his story, inspiring kids to find their passion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2017
Mark Rose (Spitalfield)
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Episode 60 - Happy New Year! Between Christmas and New Years I went on my first ever solo tour, and I brought along my old friend Mark Rose, who used to front the incredible (and criminally underrated) Spitalfield. Mark has been playing solo for years, so I thought he could show me the ropes. We talk about the transition from band to solo artist, the demise of Spitalfield, Victory Records, and his "custom song" company Down Write. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2017
Sierra Kay (Neaux, Versa Emerge)
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Episode 59 - Sierra Kay of Versa Emerge and Neaux joins the show!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2016
Matty Arsenault (A Loss For Words, manager of Pvris)
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Episode 58 - A Loss For Words frontman Matty Arsenault joins the show and describes their long career where they made plenty of friends, but never quite turned into a huge band in the pop-punk world. Matty discusses how playing with tough Boston hardcore bands felt natural, his dream to open a pizza shop in Japan, and how he picked up his newest gig, being the manager of Pvris. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2016
HUGE NEWS! ALL ACCESS CLUB NOW LAUNCHED
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It's finally here! The Lead Singer Syndrome ALL ACCESS CLUB is now live! From as little as $6 a month you can support the show and get exclusive bonus content, interaction with Shane and other fans of the show, merchandise and a LOT more! Go to patreon.com/allaccess right now and check it out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2016
Rody Walker (Protest The Hero)
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Episode 57 - This week we have a unedited (well mostly) episode featuring Rody Walker of Protest The Hero. The self-deprecating and hilarious frontman (“Most of the time it sounds really bad to me to be quite honest”) talks to Shane about finding his unique voice, struggling on tour, their unorthodox business model, catering to non-English speaking audiences, and how many bands these days in the metal world are using backing tracks. We also discuss Margot Robbie and having to go #2 outside.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2016
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2016
Frank Turner
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Episode 55 -  Frank Turner (one of Shane's favourite artists) joins the show during a stop on tour in Toronto. Shane and Frank discuss getting older and the "2 day hangover", pushing yourself too hard, not minding using a tour pass at a festival, his 2000th show, and a lot more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2016
Craig Owens (Chiodos, BadXChannels, D.R.U.G.S., Bea5t)
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Episode 54 - Craig Owens joins Shane this week to talk about his "roller coaster" career as the singer of Chiodos, supergroup D.R.U.G.S, and now his new project BadXChannels. Craig openly discusses his role as the "heel" of the scene, his departure and rejoining of Chiodos, the collapse of D.R.U.G.S, his polarizing personality, and what is was like to collaborate with Dr. Dre. Go Blue! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2016
Caleb Shomo Pt.2 (Beartooth, Attack Attack, Silvertooth)
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Episode 53 - Happy One Year Anniversary Everyone! The very first guest to ever join Shane on this podcast for the inaugural episode is back..... Mr Caleb Shomo of Beartooth. It's been almost a year and a half since Shane and Caleb talked, they discuss: the hype machine that doesn't stop for Beartooth, feeling more and more comfortable in Caleb's own skin, but not 100%, the pressure of following up a hit debut album, and of course, Silvertooth! Silvertooth Lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2016
Mike Hranica (The Devil Wears Prada, God Alone)
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Episode 52 - The Devil Wears Prada frontman Mike Hranica joins Shane on the back of the Silverstein bus for a casual chat over some beers. Mike talks about the embarrassing beginnings of the band, his disdain for Donald Trump, feeling rejuvenated with new band members, and how he feels conflicted writing down "musician" as his occupation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2016
Chris Roetter (Like Moths To Flames, ex-Emarosa)
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Episode 51 - Chris Roetter of Like Moths To Flames joins Shane on the Rise Records "Rise Up Tour" for a super honest discussion. Topics range from How To Get Signed to a label then versus now, being a secular band touring with Christian bands, and how to deal when the initial hype surrounding your band fades away. Bonus: Chris announces their re-signing back to Rise Records! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2016
Jonny Craig (Dance Gavin Dance, Slaves, Emarosa)
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Episode 50 - There isn't a much more polarizing figure in music than Jonny Craig. His fans love him, and credit him with bringing soul inspired vocals into heavy music. But he is also known for controversy, scandals, and a long running battle with drug addiction. Now a month sober, Jonny sits down with Shane to discuss moving forward, but also his troubled past, which has led to his horrible reputation in the scene. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2016
Fat Mike (NOFX)
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Episode 49 - This is a BIG episode. Shane talks to the singer of his all time favourite band - Fat Mike of NOFX. The conversation ranges from Mike's recent detox after a bout with an addiction to pills, his unique take on songwriting, the new NOFX album and tell-all book, his hatred of religion, and of course Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2016
Joel Birch (The Amity Affliction)
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Episode 48 - The Amity Affliction frontman Joel Birch joins the show this week while on tour in Toronto. Recently sober, Joel discusses life as an alcoholic on tour and in the studio, the moral issues of changing their lyrics for a radio edit, having 3 number 1 albums in a row in Australia, and him having no qualms about calling out other musicians. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2016
Ben Barlow (Neck Deep)
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Episode 47 - Ben Barlow of self described "Generic Pop Punk" band Neck Deep joins the show this week discussing everything from his deep love for Manchester United to being violently kissed on stage by girls during a show. The band is good, so why are they so self-deprecating? Great talk with a newer band that gets it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2016
Aaron Gillespie Pt. 2 (Underoath, The Almost)
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Episode 46 - Aaron Gillespie returns to the show to talk about his crazy year with Underoath reforming, and also putting out a new solo album. But what's next for Underoath? Does Aaron spill the beans on what's going on in the near future? Listen to the always entertaining singer/drummer and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2016
Ray Harkins (Taken, 100 Words or Less Podcast)
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Episode 45 - Ray Harkins, frontman of the influential band Taken, as well as host of the podcast 100 Words or Less joins Shane for an in-depth chat. Ray discusses still being straight edge vegan at age 36, the balance between nostalgia and moving forward, his parents divorce shaping his upbringing, and the time he "spiked" the punch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2016
Brendan Murphy (Counterparts)
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Episode 44 - Lead singer and Twitter funny-man Brendan Murphy of Counterparts sits down with Shane to chat about the beginnings of Counterparts, the future without their founding guitar player and main songwriter, being the "underdogs" of the scene, and a lot more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2016
Cory Brandan (Norma Jean, Hundred Suns)
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Episode 43 - Norma Jean and Hundred Suns frontman Cory Brandan joins the show to discuss the juggling act of having 2 bands and a family, turning 40, how having kids can affect a band, the morality of crowdfunding, the feeling of joining a band as the second lead singer, and a lot more. Shane recalls the first time he ever got a text message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2016
Dennis Lyxzen (Refused, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, INVSN)
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Episode 42 - Shane sits down on the back of a tour bus with one of his biggest influences -Dennis Lyxzen of Refused. Shane picks his brain for over an hour, getting him to explain why Refused broke up in the first place, why they decided to get back together after 14 years apart, how it felt to be named the sexiest man in Sweden, how he became the "Mick Jagger of punk rock", and a lot more. Candid and honest, Dennis holds back nothing in this must listen episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2016
Chris Motionless (Motionless in White)
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Episode 41 - Shane sits down with Chris Motionless of Motionless In White to discuss some things he doesn't usually talk about. Everything from being a huge sports fan, to how he got started NOT as a lead singer, to his love for early 2000's screamo, and finally addressing the role makeup and image plays in Motionless In White. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2016
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2016
Derek DiScanio (State Champs)
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Episode 39 - Shane and Derek from State Champs crush a few Budweisers in the back of his bus on Warped Tour in San Diego. Among the topics discussed are the amazing rise of State Champs, being a local band that "gets it", the term "pop-punk", touring with 5 Seconds of Summer, and not taking Joel from Good Charlotte's advice in the studio. Thanks for the beers Derek!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2016
Mike Herrera (MxPx)
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Episode 38 - Mike Herrera, lead singer of the seminal pop-punk band MxPx (and host of the Mike Herrera Hour) joins the show for a super honest and hilarious conversation. Shane and Mike discuss everything from piggybacking on the 90's punk explosion, losing his faith and becoming an agnostic, adapting to ever changing trends in the scene, and even his recent vasectomy. Bonus: Shane admits to Mike how he really used to feel about MxPx. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2016
Kevin Jordan (This Wild Life)
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Episode 37 - Shane sits down with acoustic frontman and pokemon master Kevin Jordan of This Wild Life. The conversation discusses the unconventional move transitioning from a full on 4 piece Pop-punk band to a stripped down acoustic duo, the pitfalls of having only 2 band members, and the somewhat crushing realization that Kevin will never be Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2016
Garrett Russell (Silent Planet)
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Episode 36 - Garrett Russell of Silent Planet is NOT your typical frontman. He holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and has also been diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder. He's also one of the most cutting edge lyricists in music right now. A self-proclaimed non-musician, Garrett discusses everything form touring China, to the magic of Underoath, how to make a conceptual video not miss the mark, to what we are all going to do if Trump gets elected.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2016
Joel Quartuccio (Being As An Ocean)
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Episode 35 - Shane sits down with Joel Quartuccio of Being as an Ocean for a heartfelt discussion while on tour together in Europe. Topics include: The irony of winning an Alternative Press award for Best Underground Band, Spending a lot of time in the crowd and being banned from venues, Getting bigger versus selling out, Money and fame "changing" people, and of course his technique when it comes to writing such great lyrics. Bonus: Shane fights a spider Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2016
Happy 4th Of July From Shane!!!
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Happy 4th of July to all of our American listeners! Enjoy a 4th of July Message from Shane + Shane plays a 4th of July themed solo song! DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!! Sign up for Uber with Promo code "shanet253" and get your first ride free up to $15 !  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2016
Garret Rapp (The Color Morale)
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Episode 34 - Garret Rapp is as close as you get to a scene social worker. Always accessible to his fans, he is there have them discuss their problems with him, every show, and he even sells his bands own merch. But does that wear down the 34 year old who has his own issues with depression? Listen and find out how Garret got to where he is, as the front man of the Illinois metal-core-pop-rock-punk etc band The Color Morale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2016
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2016
William Control (Aiden, William Control)
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Episode 33 - Wil Francis (of Aiden and William Control) comes cleans about his crazy youth as a drug addicted teenager in Seattle, and how he was able to pull himself out of complete oblivion to now own and operate his own empire. A must listen.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2016
Craig Mabbitt (Escape The Fate, Ex - Blessthefall, Ex - The Word Alive)
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Episode 31 - Craig Mabbitt joins the show this week and sets the record straight about his departures from Blessthefall and The Word Alive. Also discussed is what it felt like to fill Ex-Escape The Fate singer Ronnie Radke's shoes, their current tour with ex-Pantera and Mudvayne band Hell Yeah, and the REAL story about why Escape The Fate had to cancel a Warped Tour set last year. Also - For concert and sports tickets get the Seatgeek App, use promo code SHANE and get a $20 rebate off your first order! Seatgeek.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2016
Mariel Loveland (Candy Hearts)
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Episode 30 - Mariel Loveland of Candy Hearts talks to Shane about the recent news of her abuse on Warped Tour last year. Also, information about Candy Hearts' new album, her upcoming acoustic tour, and getting to record with Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory - the band who made her want to play music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2016
Trenton Woodley (Hands Like Houses)
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Episode 29 - Shane sits down with his good buddy Trenton from Hands Like Houses to discuss all kinds of nerdy singer stuff! Trenton, self described as "not a people person", talks about how his personality reflects his role in the band, dealing with meeting fans, and his very intricate vocal technique. Also, Shane sells his Bieber tickets and Trenton describes as a teacher what most aspiring singers are doing wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2016
Shane Gets Interviewed By Paul Marc Rousseau (Silverstein)
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Episode 28 - You asked for it so here it is! This time Shane is on the other side of the microphone, being interviewed and asked the tough questions by his good friend and bandmate Paul Marc Rousseau of Silverstein. The conversation runs everywhere from Shane's love of sports, knowing nerdy facts, how he approaches songwriting and singing, to dealing with fans at show, and a lot more. Also, Shane recounts 2 very scary situations that happened on tour and ranks his favorite Silverstein albums. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2016
Anthony Raneri (Bayside)
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Episode 27 - Shane sits down with one of his best friends in the music scene, Anthony Raneri of Bayside to discuss Bayside's cult fan base, deciding not to be a radio band, being satisfied where he is in terms of success, and the dark times writing their upcoming album "Vacancy". Anthony and Shane discuss recent break ups, and Anthony nails the answer to the question of "What is Lead Singer Syndrome"?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2016
Tommy Rogers (Between The Buried And Me)
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Episode 26 - My old friend Tommy from Between The Buried And Me reached out to come on the show! Even though he "hates interviews" he wanted to be a part of LSS. It turned out to be a great chat about his deep love for music, his move to California to start a family, having the longest band name ever, writing on the road, being a private person, and of course Victory Records. A great dude and a very interesting listen!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2016
Brian Dales (The Summer Set)
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Episode 25 - "A bit too pop for the punk kids, but I'm too punk for the pop kids" Brian Dales of The Summer Set describes the bands struggle with fitting in, how trying to write their new record actually broke up the band, their decision to continue, and taking voice therapy. Also, Shane discusses Silverstein being accused of using backing tracks, and his theory as to why so many great bands come from Phoenix as well as Canada.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2016
Dan Lambton (Real Friends)
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Episode 24 - Real Friends' Dan Lambton joins Shane this week to discuss quitting smoking, co-writing with other songwriters for their new record, wearing braces, his love of Warped Tour, dealing with "stage potatoes", and the recent Story So Far incident in Shane's hometown of Toronto. Also, Dan recounts what happened when he partied with Shane and Silverstein on Warped Tour in 2013.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2016
Scott Russo (Unwritten Law)
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Episode 23 - Sex, Drugs, and Rock n roll... and more drugs. Not to mention onstage fights, being kicked off Warped Tour 3 times, and a recent obsession with fireworks. Scott Russo from Unwritten Law joins Shane on this episode and discusses Unwritten Law being a "Broke Motley Crue" and talks about their legacy which he describes as a "trail of dead behind us". Also, they discuss his daughters career as a supermodel turned singer, singing for Blink 182, and the songwriting technique behind the #1 hit single Seein' Red.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2016
Ash Costello (New Years Day)
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Episode 22 - Shane and Ashley Costello of New Years Day sit down for this episode and discover they have a lot of similar musical influences! They also discuss Ashley's fear of flying, touring with Marilyn Manson, the new unfortunate rise of cassettes, and the annoying rigmarole of having to put on makeup before every show you play.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2016
Jenna McDougall (Tonight Alive)
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Episode 21 - This week Shane talks to Jenna McDougall of Australian pop-rock-punk group Tonight Alive. Fresh off of a new album which shows some dramatic departures in style, they discuss the conscious decision to take risks, their approach to writing lyrics, Jenna's constantly evolving image, and what it was like to drop out of school at age 17 to make a record in LA with legendary producer Mark Trombino. Bonus: Shane tells a creepy ghost story.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2016
Warped Special #2 - Jordan Pundik (NFG), Derek Sanders (Mayday Parade), Andy Leo (CTE)
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Episode 20 - Here is PART 2 of a 2-part Warped Announcement special. Shane talks with Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory, Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade, and Andy Leo of Crown The Empire. The conversations run the gamete, everything from how these guys maintain their voice on the grueling Warped Tour schedule, to picking set lists, and of course their own histories and past stories of their Warped Tour experiences.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2016
Warped Special #1 - Kellin Quinn (SWS), Aaron Barrett (RBF), Daniel Wand (Capsize)
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Episode 19 - The Warped Tour lineup for 2016 has been announced! Shane talks to 3 lead singers all set to perform this summer - Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens, Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish, and Daniel Wand of Capsize. This is just part 1! Tomorrow there will be 3 more singers on part 2. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss the in depth conversations about the pros, cons, hardships and parties that happen every day and every night on Warped Tour.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2016
LSS Special announcement
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BIG NEWS THIS WEEK! LISTEN FOR ALL THE INFO ABOUT WHAT'S COMING OUT THIS WEEK! AND MAKE SURE YOU'RE SUBSCRIBED!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2016
Scott Anderson (Finger Eleven) + Tyson Motsenbocker
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Episode 18 - Both hailing from the suburbs of Toronto, Shane sits down with Scott Anderson of the multi-platinum selling Finger Eleven to discuss growing up in the same area but a few years apart. The discussion also includes songwriting techniques, finding "lightning in a bottle", hanging out with Creed on their first ever US tour, the complete and complex history of Finger 11, and of course the story behind the hit song "One Thing". Also, new Tooth and Nail signing Tyson Motsenbocker stops in to talk about his brand new (amazing) album.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2016
Thomas Barnett (Strike Anywhere, Great Collapse)
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Episode 17 - Shane sits down with the lead singer of one of his favorite bands of all time - Thomas Barnett of Strike Anywhere. Thomas, known as one of the nicest guys in punk rock, talks about the early days growing up in the 1980's in the Richmond, VA hardcore/punk scene, how he got into punk rock, the "Adult Crash", finding that "lightning in a bottle" that gives people the chills when they listen to music, and his new "Punk Rock Supergroup" - Great Collapse.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2016
Matty Mullins (Memphis May Fire)
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Episode 16 - This week Shane sits down with Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire. The conversation runs the gamete of Matty's Christian upbringing, Memphis May Fire's amazing story of going from "dead in the water" to one of the biggest bands in the world, to Shane having beef with Matty on Warped Tour in 2013. Is the beef squashed? You better listen to find out.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2016
Will Pugh (Cartel)
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Episode 15 - Will Pugh of Cartel joins Shane on this episode and tells all the dirty secrets about MTV's "Band In A Bubble" where Cartel wrote and recorded their sophomore self-titled album. Will also discusses his new career as a producer, and teaches us how to correctly pronounce his name. Also - the debut of the "lightning round", and Shane's theory on the "Sophomore Slump". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2016
Telle Smith (The Word Alive)
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Episode 14 - Shane sits down with his buddy Telle Smith of The Word Alive and they discuss: -Moving to California to "join the industry" -His audition with Blessthefall -His days in former bands In Fear and Faith and Greeley Estates -Faking knowing how to scream in A Word Alive at first -His brother stabbing him when he was 8 -Fully breaking his back stagediving, yet cancelling zero shows -Where he gets his nickname "Telle" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2016
Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost)
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Episode 13 - On part 2 of the "two-part Underoath mini-series", Shane speaks with Aaron Gillespie, drummer and clean vocalist from 1997-2010. Aaron talks about his reasons for leaving the band ("I was mentally unhealthy, I was miserable in my own skin"), his now defunct side project The Almost ("I put a bullet in it before it got bad"), the success of Underoath ("We wanted to be like Jimmy Eat World, but heavy), and gearing up to get back behind the kit playing drums and singing on the reunion tour ("I've gotta re-figure out how the hell I'm gonna do this"). He also talks about his current gig playing drums for Paramore.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2016
Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath, Sleepwave)
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Episode 12 - On the first episode of this special Underoath 2-part "Mini-Series", Shane sits down with Spencer Chamberlain, frontman of the band, and mostly known for his screaming. But as a very competent singer, did he feel like he should have done more clean vocals in the early days of the band? He talks about that, his new band Sleepwave, how the Underoath reunion came about, and how mad he was when they broke up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2016
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2016
Toby Morrell (Emery)
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Episode 10 -  Shane sits down with Toby Morrell of Emery to chat about what it's like to be a co-lead singer with another talented vocalist, their extremely popular podcast "Bad Christian", and turning 40. Toby reflects back on some mistakes in their career.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2016
Beau Bokan (blessthefall)
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Episode 9 - Beau Bokan, lead singer of metalcore giants blessthefall joins Shane this week to chat about what it was like to jump into the lead singer role as a replacement in an already established band. They also discuss Beau's early life, fatherhood, and his marriage to Canadian pop singer Lights.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2016
Jason Butler (letlive.)
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Episode 8 - Happy New Year! Shane talks to the always entertaining Jason Butler from "letlive." about growing up in South Central Los Angeles, his recent marriage to another lead singer, "trust" from other bandmates and their ideal studio environment. Shane and Jason discuss their favorite "crazy" Jason moments from his notorious on-stage antics. Bonus: Shane messes up and accidentally reveals the new letlive. album title.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2016
Pierre Bouvier (Simple Plan)
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Episode 7 - Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan sits down with Shane and talks about his political punk rock beginnings in his teenage band Reset, his new outlook on his private life, his dedication to songwriting, and how he feels like a fraud as the lead singer of one of the biggest pop-punk bands of all time.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2015
Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red)
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Episode 6 - Shane is joined this week by Jake Luhrs, frontman of the Grammy-nominated metal band August Burns Red. Despite his band's great success, Jake does not appear to suffer from lead singer syndrome in any way. Instead, most of his energy is spent connecting with, and offering support to his fans through his organization Heart Support.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2015
Buddy Nielsen (Senses Fail)
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Episode 5 - Shane sits down with Buddy Nielsen from Senses Fail, who 1 year ago came out as identifying as queer, admitted to being an alcoholic, and a sex addict. Now over a year sober, and more political than ever, Shane and Buddy talk about everything from hockey to gun control to repressed memories and Buddy's dislike of Texas. We also bring up Senses Fail's past, and the infamous "Ass Pass". This episode checks all the boxes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2015
Stephen Christian (Anberlin)
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Episode 4 - Stephen Christian joins the show to talk about the life and death of Anberlin, the struggle to find his confidence as a frontman, and he addresses some misconceptions about how much money musicians actually make. Find more info on Lead Singer Syndrome at www.leadsingersyndrome.com and subscribe on iTunes or RSS today!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2015
Patty Walters (As It Is)
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Episode 3 - Patty Walters from "As It Is" joins Shane to talk about growing up overseas, his YouTube success, and the crazy year that his band has had.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2015
Dan "Soupy" Campbell (The Wonder Years, Aaron West And The Roaring 20's)
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Episode 2 - Dan "Soupy" Campbell joins Shane and opens up about growing older, writing melodies, his obsession with fantasy football, the challenges of starting a solo project and a lot more. Shane discusses his upcoming solo project as well.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2015
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2015
Episode 0 - Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told
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Enjoy a teaser of what's to come from Lead Singer Syndrome with Shane Told! www.leadsingersyndrome.com www.jabberjawmedia.com Presented by Sound Rink (www.soundrink.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2015