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The first podcast featuring interviews about METALLICA. Hosted by longtime journalist Ryan J. Downey (MTV News, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter).

Speak N' Destroy - Interviews About METALLICA Ryan J. Downey

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    • 4.8 • 8 Ratings

The first podcast featuring interviews about METALLICA. Hosted by longtime journalist Ryan J. Downey (MTV News, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter).

    Dave Lombardo

    Dave Lombardo

    SLAYER cofounder Dave Lombardo talks about Slayer and Metallica's first show together; filling in for Lars Ulrich; the Big 4; which Slayer song was influenced by Metallica; designing the Slayer logo; how he almost joined Megadeth in 1986; Grip, Inc.; The Misfits; Mr. Bungle; Rick Rubin; holiday text messages from Glenn Danzig, and much more. Check out the Beloved Ghouls song HERE. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and various social media profiles HERE. Speak N' Destroy is part of the PopCurse podcast network. 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Bill Hale

    Bill Hale

    METALLICA: THE CLUB DAYZ, 1982 - 1984: Live, Raw and Without a Photo Pit! collects the multitude of killer pictures of Metallica captured in their formative years by Bill Hale. He was there for six of the band’s early shows, including their first with Cliff, the band's last with Dave, and the first Metallica show with Kirk. Megadeth: Another Time, A Different Place is similarly stuffed with seminal photos, and features a foreword by Dave Mustaine himself. Bill talks about those shows, those guys, that early scene, and his current life in Hawaii. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and various social media profiles HERE. Speak N' Destroy is part of the PopCurse podcast network.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Marty Friedman

    Marty Friedman

    Ex-MEGADETH lead guitarist and solo artist Marty Friedman on discovering KISS, his formative bands in Hawaii, hearing the Metallica demo, Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, the behind-the-scenes similarities between Megadeth and Metallica, what makes "Enter Sandman" and "Through the Never" so hilarious to the Japanese public, and so much more. The YouTube video Marty talks about can be found HERE. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and various social media profiles HERE. Speak N' Destroy is part of the PopCurse podcast network. 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Dean Delray

    Dean Delray

    COMEDIAN Dean Delray draws upon a life of heavy metal and Harleys that began in the Bay Area, telling stories as a standup and longtime host of the Let There Be Talk podcast. His show bears the distinction of being the first podcast to feature all of the current guys in AC/DC. He spent four hours talking with Kirk Hammett for one episode and has himself appeared on the podcasts hosted by his friends Bill Burr, Marc Maron, and Joe Rogan. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme composed, performed, and produced by Scott Mellinger. Visit SpeakNDestroy.com. Support us on Patreon. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow Ryan J. Downeyon Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Speak N' Destroy is part of the PopCurse podcast network.

    • 57 min
    Eric Rogers

    Eric Rogers

    SKYLANDERS ACADEMY creator Eric Rogers tells the story of getting James Hetfield to voice werewolf musician Wolfgang in the hit animated series, which ran for three seasons on Netflix. Based on the Activision game series, Skylanders Academy also featured the voice talents of Justin Long, Ashley Tisdale, Breaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks, Bobcat Goldthwait, and my favorite comedian of all time, Norm Macdonald. Eric talks about working on the Emmy-winning series FUTURAMA, the ups and downs of developing Skylanders Academy, and of course, Metallica. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme by Scott Mellinger. Visit the Speak N' Destroy website and various social media profiles HERE. Speak N' Destroy is part of the PopCurse podcast network.

    • 50 min
    Eric German

    Eric German

    MUSIC ATTORNEY Eric German worked with the record companies in their lawsuits against Napster, including A&M Records v. Napster. He’s also a massive Metallica fan and spent his teenage years playing in rock bands. These days, his clients include Five Finger Death Punch, AWOLNATION, Bad Wolves, and Asking Alexandria. This conversation is filled with insights about copyright law as it pertains to music. Speak N' Destroy podcast theme composed, performed, and produced by Scott Mellinger. Visit SpeakNDestroy.com. Support us on Patreon. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow Ryan J. Downeyon Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Speak N' Destroy is part of the PopCurse podcast network.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

wi5eguy75 ,

Love it

Love the interviews. Great interviewer. Enjoy the indepth interviews with other rock stars in a fan of and hearing about them but also their connection to Metallica glad I stumbled upon this podcast. Keep it going.

tt-ohlendorf ,

Excellent interviews!

Great podcast, interviews are full of little unknown stories that crazy fans love to hear!

soulshineranch ,

Awesome podcast!

Hey!! Love the podcast!! Intriguing stories about early days of Metallica by insiders, musicians and friends of the band! Ryan is a great interviewer and the flow of the conversation is great! Keep them coming please!

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