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Hosted by Matt Stocks (Ex-Kerrang! Radio, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock & Scuzz TV) Life In The Stocks features unedited, in-depth conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, and creatives.

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Hosted by Matt Stocks (Ex-Kerrang! Radio, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock & Scuzz TV) Life In The Stocks features unedited, in-depth conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, and creatives.

    #185 Daniel Mays (Actor)

    #185 Daniel Mays (Actor)

    It's been a while since we've had an actor on the show, which gives us great pleasure to announce that this week's guest on Life In The Stocks is one of the finest actors working in TV and film today: Daniel Mays. Danny joins Matt for an in-depth chat about acting - the profession, the craft, the process, the pay-off - and some of the notable projects he's been involved with over the years, from Line of Duty, Des, Code 404 and White Lines, to Vera Drake, Tintin, Star Wars, and more. Danny is not only one of the best actors in the UK, he's also a really great bloke, and you're going to love this episode. Be sure to familiarise yourself with his work, if you're not already. And expect plenty more great performances from this man in the future. In many ways, he's just getting started.


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    #184 Dan Hawkins (The Darkness)

    #184 Dan Hawkins (The Darkness)

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Episode 184 of Life In The Stocks with Dan Hawkins from The Darkness. Matt's interviewed The Darkness brothers many times over the brothers, but this was his first time podcasting with one of them, and there was a lot of ground to cover. From the band's early days playing the Camden Barfly, to going on tour with The Wildhearts and Metallica, via their quadruple platinum selling debut album, Permission to Land, to their meteoric rise to fame, losing the plot, breaking up, getting back together, the new line-up, and the winning streak they've been on over the last few years - it's all in here. And then some more. Enjoy!


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    #183 Michael Starr (Steel Panther)

    #183 Michael Starr (Steel Panther)

    Welcome to Episode 183 of Life In The Stocks with Michael Starr from Steel Panther. Michael joins Matt to pay tribute to the late, great Eddie Van Halen of Van Halen - one of the greatest guitar players in the history of rock 'n' roll. The pair also talk all about Michael's life and musical journey, from his David Lee Roth era Van Halen tribute band, Atomic Punk, through to Metal School, and the world famous Steel Panther.


    Head to www.steelpantherrocks.com to buy tickets to the upcoming Steel Panther Halloween Show - live from The Viper Room in Hollywood.


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    #182 Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails/Angels & Airwaves)

    #182 Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails/Angels & Airwaves)

    Session drummer, multi-instrumentalist, and all-round musical wizard Ilan Rubin is Matt's guest this week on Life In The Stocks. Ilan plays drums in Nine Inch Nails, and is also Tom DeLonge's writing partner and the drummer in Angels & Airwaves. Topics of conversation include lockdown life, getting older, work ethic and creativity, discovering Led Zeppelin at a young age, and the influence of John Bonham, taking drum lessons with Travis Barker, playing the Warped Tour and Woodstock as a kid, the creative process and his working relationships with Trent Reznor and Tom DeLonge, being a gun for hire, Ilan's band The New Regime, touring with Muse, and a whole lot more.


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    #181 Brian Baker (Minor Threat/Dag Nasty/Bad Religion)

    #181 Brian Baker (Minor Threat/Dag Nasty/Bad Religion)

    This week's guest on Life In The Stocks is OG punk legend Brian Baker, of Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, and Bad Religion. Topics of conversation include, but are not limited, to hardcore punk and the Washington scene, addiction and sobriety, the plethora of bands Brian has played in, nearly joining REM, touring with Pearl Jam, politics, the pandemic, life lessons and reflections, and a whole lot more. What an absolute honour and a pleasure it was to have this punk rock icon and all-round nice guy on the podcast.


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    #180 Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)

    #180 Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)

    Welcome to a very special episode of Life In The Stocks: Episode 180 with Tommy Lee from Motley Crue. The rock icon joins Matt to talk Motley Crue, The Dirt, his solo career, his friendship with John Travolta, his relationship with his parents, spirituality, the meaning of life, and rock n roll stories of excess.


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

stivbay ,

The best.

Matt is probably the most uniquely intimate interviewer doing the rounds today. Genuine human connection and honest, natural conversation is prioritised over trite questioning and meaningless promotional press chat. Consistently revealing and excellent, whoever the guest is.

drayson boyo ,

Matt stocks knows his stuff

Great guests, guy knows what he’s talking about on a range of subjects!

The Bish's ,

Its all about the guest.

Its all about the guest with Matt's podcast. As a host he is generous. Matt comes across as genuine, no "radio / podcast voice". I highly recomend this pod. If not for Barry, from the Dubpistols ,faboulous tales, or the wonderful, Gail Porters honesty and infectious laugh. Its brilliant.

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