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Artist Friendly — listen in on honest conversations with artists from all genres, and at every level of success in their fields, as they talk about the experiences that have shaped them, the obstacles they’ve overcome, and the methods, tools, and insights they have gained and used on their paths to achieving success. 
Joel explores these ideas and themes to highlight these insights for you to use on your journey of personal growth and success.
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Artist Friendly — listen in on honest conversations with artists from all genres, and at every level of success in their fields, as they talk about the experiences that have shaped them, the obstacles they’ve overcome, and the methods, tools, and insights they have gained and used on their paths to achieving success. 
Joel explores these ideas and themes to highlight these insights for you to use on your journey of personal growth and success.
Head over to Veeps to watch the latest episode!

    Tori Kelly

    Tori Kelly

    On this week's episode of Artist Friendly, Joel Madden is joined by Tori Kelly.
    After posting videos on YouTube throughout her teens, Kelly made a proper entrance on the ninth season of American Idol in 2010. Since then, she’s released five studio albums featuring her powerhouse vocals and bagged two Grammys. Her latest,TORI., acts as a successor to her 2023 EP of the same name and taps into 2000s R&B.
    Additionally, Kelly will head out on her Purple Skies tour this week, and you can see all the dates here.
    Listen to their conversation on Artist Friendly wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also watch the episode over at Veeps. 
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    Host: Joel Madden, @joelmadden
    Executive Producers: Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Jillian King
    Producers: Josh Madden, Joey Simmrin, Janice Leary
    Visual Producer/Editor: Ryan Schaefer
    Audio Producer/Composer: Nick Gray
    Music/Theme Composer: Nick Gray
    Cover Art/Design: Ryan Schaefer
    Additional Contributors: Anna Zanes, Neville Hardman
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    • 51 min
    Matthew Koma of Winnetka Bowling League

    Matthew Koma of Winnetka Bowling League

    On this week's episode of Artist Friendly, Joel Madden is joined by Matthew Koma of Winnetka Bowling League.
    Winnetka Bowling League — a rising indie trio comprising Koma, drummer Kris Mazzarisi, and keyboardist Sam Beresford — are readying the arrival of their long-awaited debut album, Sha La La (out May 31).
    They’ve already shared the hugely catchy title track, which yearns for days that are long gone in hyperspecific detail, and are preparing for a couple of gigs supporting Waterparks this week.
    Then they’ll head out on their own headliner — dubbed the “Tourgasm” — with a slew of special guests across the U.S., which runs until late July. You can see all the dates and grab tickets here.
    Listen to their conversation on Artist Friendly wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also watch the episode over at Veeps. 
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    Host: Joel Madden, @joelmadden
    Executive Producers: Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Jillian King
    Producers: Josh Madden, Joey Simmrin, Janice Leary
    Visual Producer/Editor: Ryan Schaefer
    Audio Producer/Composer: Nick Gray
    Music/Theme Composer: Nick Gray
    Cover Art/Design: Ryan Schaefer
    Additional Contributors: Anna Zanes, Neville Hardman
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Pete Loeffler of Chevelle

    Pete Loeffler of Chevelle

    On this week's episode of Artist Friendly, Joel Madden is joined by Pete Loeffler of Chevelle.
    Chevelle, the hard-rock duo of brothers Pete and Sam Loeffler, have nine records to their name but still strive to challenge themselves. Having released their most recent album, the conceptual and sci-fi-inspired NIRATIAS in 2021, the band have largely been on the road for the last few years.
    They’re preparing for a short run in April following their tour with Three Days Grace in 2023.
    Later this year, they’ll appear at Inkcarceration, Louder Than Life, and Rock Fest.
    Listen to their conversation on Artist Friendly wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also watch the episode over at Veeps. 
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    Host: Joel Madden, @joelmadden
    Executive Producers: Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Jillian King
    Producers: Josh Madden, Joey Simmrin, Janice Leary
    Visual Producer/Editor: Ryan Schaefer
    Audio Producer/Composer: Nick Gray
    Music/Theme Composer: Nick Gray
    Cover Art/Design: Ryan Schaefer
    Additional Contributors: Anna Zanes, Neville Hardman
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    • 56 min
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

    On this week's episode of Artist Friendly, Joel Madden is joined by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
    What’s left to be said about Johnson that hasn’t already? He became a formidable name in the WWE throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s before transitioning into the world of film.
    Since then, he’s seen intense success that’s led to a slew of memorable movies (The Other Guys, Moana). Most recently, he starred as the titular character in Black Adam — a passion project that “disrupts the superhero genre” — as well as Red Notice and Jumanji: The Next Level. 
    He also recently launched a new skincare line called Papatui.
    Listen to their conversation on Artist Friendly wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also watch the episode over at Veeps. 
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    Host: Joel Madden, @joelmadden
    Executive Producers: Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Jillian King
    Producers: Josh Madden, Joey Simmrin, Janice Leary
    Visual Producer/Editor: Ryan Schaefer
    Audio Producer/Composer: Nick Gray
    Music/Theme Composer: Nick Gray
    Cover Art/Design: Ryan Schaefer
    Additional Contributors: Anna Zanes, Neville Hardman
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    • 55 min
    Lefty Gunplay

    Lefty Gunplay

    On this week's episode of Artist Friendly, Joel Madden is joined by LA rapper Lefty Gunplay.
    Lefty Gunplay is a rising rapper out of Baldwin Park who uses raw, witty wordplay to dig into his time in prison, hopes for the future, and pride for his city.
    He recently shared the single “Cleaner” featuring Rowdy Racks last week, which features both rappers firing off killer flows, exuding unwavering confidence, and proving why they’re unique players of the next generation.
    Listen to their conversation on Artist Friendly wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also watch the episode over at Veeps. 
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    Host: Joel Madden, @joelmadden
    Executive Producers: Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Jillian King
    Producers: Josh Madden, Joey Simmrin, Janice Leary
    Visual Producer/Editor: Ryan Schaefer
    Audio Producer/Composer: Nick Gray
    Music/Theme Composer: Nick Gray
    Cover Art/Design: Ryan Schaefer
    Additional Contributors: Anna Zanes, Neville Hardman
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Alexandra Kay

    Alexandra Kay

    On this week's episode of Artist Friendly, Joel Madden is joined by country singer-songwriter Alexandra Kay.
    Kay is a viral country star who’s shared stages with Tim McGraw, Clay Walker, and Tracy Lawrence, all before releasing her debut album. That project, All I’ve Ever Known, was shared last October, chronicling her divorce in tender detail.
    “This album is the most raw, vulnerable, and wide open I have ever been when creating music, which can be terrifying and healing at the same time,” she said in a press statement.
    Later this year, Kay will go on tour with Jelly Roll, and the run launches in late August. You can grab tickets here.
    Listen to their conversation on Artist Friendly wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also watch the episode over at Veeps. 
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    Host: Joel Madden, @joelmadden
    Executive Producers: Joel Madden, Benji Madden, Jillian King
    Producers: Josh Madden, Joey Simmrin, Janice Leary
    Visual Producer/Editor: Ryan Schaefer
    Audio Producer/Composer: Nick Gray
    Music/Theme Composer: Nick Gray
    Cover Art/Design: Ryan Schaefer
    Additional Contributors: Anna Zanes, Neville Hardman
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Gargiulo9 ,

Amazing

This podcast has quickly become apart of my weekly routine. I look forward to a new episode each week and am never disappointed. I love how raw the conversations are and how Joel let’s everything flow organically. I’ve discovered so many new artists and learned more about artists who's names I’ve been hearing for years. Having grown up with Good Charlotte’s music when I was a kid, I feel like I’m hanging out with an old friend every week. I can’t wait to see what Joel continues to do with his platform and have nothing but respect and praise for all the hard work that goes into, not only this podcast, but successfully running a business while simultaneously being so present in his family. It’s inspiring, insightful and straight up awesome! Go listen to Artist Friendly! You won’t regret it! 🤘🏼

SherBearidan10 ,

Refreshingly genuine

Just finished the latest episode with Noah & I now love this podcast. I really appreciated the flow of conversation & found myself totally immersed. For me, introspection & self awareness is so important & I love hearing it on this podcast. Being able to listen to others speak their truth in an honest, open, and reflective way is a nice change from the day to day small talk. 100/10, would recommend.

ArtsiCasi ,

Great Podcast

What a refreshing, genuine podcast. I initially gave this a try because Good Charlotte was a major part of my life growing up, and the premise of the podcast seemed interesting. Doesn’t disappoint. Joel is a great interviewer. He really lets the artists speak while somehow still offering opinions and insights here and there. This is not a “plug my newest album” interview. You’re really getting to know them. If you want to be inspired, listen!!!

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