A podcast about love, rock 'n' roll, and whatever else comes up along the way.
Evan Patterson of Jaye Jayle on a Fateful Berlin Acid Trip & Falling in Love With Emma Ruth Rundle
Evan Patterson, vocalist and guitarist of Young Widows and Jaye Jayle, married singer-songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle after having a crush on her for a decade. In this episode of HOT-BLOODED, he recalls falling in love, the conversation that solidified their future together, writing the entirety of Prisyn on his iPhone, the kismetic story of doing acid in Berlin and ending up in Emma’s hotel room...and how sometimes, when you meet your soulmate, life plans change.
This is the sequel to the Emma Ruth Rundle episode! Listen to that one for the other half of the story!
Aaron Heard of Jesus Piece and Nothing on Becoming a Father During a Pandemic and a Revolution
Aaron Heard, vocalist of the metalcore band Jesus Piece and bassist of the shoegaze act Nothing, became a father just one week before the U.S. went into lockdown. In this episode of HOT-BLOODED, he discusses the shock of realizing he was going to be a dad, what his partner Storm has taught him, and the inexplicable joy fatherhood has brought into his life.
Spirit Adrift's Nate Garrett on the Love That Saved His Life
Nate Garrett, founder of the American heavy metal band Spirit Adrift, went through years of a deadly addiction to alcohol and nearly died from it in 2015. With the love, help, and inspiration of his wife Nicole, he got sober and changed his whole life – and wrote several albums in the process. In this episode, he tells the story of how he and Nicole met, the conversation that led to him going to detox, and how their relationship has evolved now that he’s sober.
Mizmor’s A.L.N. on Leaving Christianity and Finding Love as an Atheist
A.L.N. is the vocalist and songwriter of the Portland, Oregon black-metal band, Mizmor. He is a former Christian who began writing songs for the project as a way to mourn the loss of his faith in God, and each album since has been a mile-marker in his acceptance of atheism. In this episode, he talks about how his longtime partner Sarah Ray, a bisexual atheist, saw him through the death of his Christianity and the birth of Mizmor.
Type O Negative's Kenny Hickey on Payphone Breakups & the Time a Groupie's Ex Tried to Kill Them
Type O Negative are iconic for writing romantic, sexy, sultry, gothic metal. In this episode of HOT-BLOODED, guitarist Kenny Hickey (who now plays in the band Silvertomb) discusses how the hell his relationship survived the insanity of the '90s, the enduring romantic legacy of the band, his feelings about the infamous Playgirl cover, and the time the ex boyfriend of one of Peter Steele’s groupies tried to murder them – twice.
Matt Pike & Alyssa Maucere-Pike on Sex Magick, Truck-Stop Dick Pics, and Giving Your Partner Space
The first episode of HOT-BLOODED Podcast to feature TWO guests: Matt Pike of the Grammy Award-winning sludge-metal band High on Fire and pioneering doom band Sleep, and Alyssa Maucere-Pike of Lord Dying, Glory In The Shadows, and Grigax. In this episode, the married couple sit down with Cat Jones to discuss how they met, sex on psychedelics, the time Matt shot a solo porno in a truck-stop shower, the three wild gifts that won Alyssa over after a years-long game of cat-and mouse, the secret to a happy, respectful marriage, and much more.