Band Forever is a podcast where we talk to the working musicians, the lifers, the unsung heroes of the music business.
We all know the big names and have heard their stories, Here we talk to the other guys and learn about them. My name is Adam Holland. I have been in the music business my whole life with multiple major label recording contracts, publishing deals and world tours. I have gotten to meet so many incredible musicians and I hear so many stories of their lives and their incredible journeys through the music business. I want to share those with you, here on Band Forever.
Episode 8 More Than Music (and Words) with Bob St. John
Legendary Engineer/Producer Bob St. John shares his incredible musical life story with me. Although this is our first meeting, you will hear how our lives have been connected for decades. Bob has won three Grammy awards and has received multiple grammy nominations. He has worked with Extreme, Duran Duran, Collective Soul, Missing Persons, Hootie and The Blowfish and many many more. Collectively the artists he has worked have sold well over 50 million albums! Sit back and listen as we learn how he started in Hudson, MA and went on to become a Grammy award winning producer.
Episode 7 Dead or Alive with Matthew Shad
At the corner of preparation and opportunity, we find Matthew Shad. Matthew is the perfect Band Forever man. He has worked with, and crossed paths with some of the biggest names in the in industry. In this episode we learn how he has successfully pushed forward in this crazy business. We will also get a inside look (and listen) at the making of his new Shad Ep. 5ive that was produced by the legendary Bob St. John.
Episode 6 The Real Deal on Beale with Keith Douglas
Tora Tora guitar player Keith Douglas takes us from Elementary School, High School, The Band House to the Warehouse - Come hear the amazing stories of Keith’s incredible journey through the Memphis music scene up through Tora Tora’s success. Keith has worked with, and played with, so many amazing musicians. He shares all of those stories with me. After a 14 year break, the band has been back in full force since the mid 2000s. Its a great Rock n’Roll, Bandforever story!
Episode 5. I Go To Extremes with Rob Hoffman
This episode is extra special to me. In addition to his incredible journey through the music business, Rob is also a dear childhood friend.
He has held on tightly on his rock and roll, roller coaster ride through the music industry. He is not only an incredible guitar player but also a top notch manager. We will learn about his start at Berklee School of Music on through managing some of the best guitarist players in rock. Rob currently plays in the top Journey Tribute - Voyage and manages some of rock’s elite performers.
Episode 4 Patience Pays Off with Michael Staertow
Episode 4. Patience Pays Off with Michael Staertow
Get ready for some amazing and hysterical Rock n’ Roll stories as we learn about Michael’s long road to success. Michael’s story of patience and perseverance pays off in the end as he tours the world with Foreigner lead singer, Lou Gramm. We also learn of his time in the Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp and with Slaughter. He has met and played with so many music legends on his road to success. Michael tells us all of the details!
Episode 3: Fast Times at Heaven’s Edge High with Reggie Wu
Episode 3. Fast Times at Heaven’s Edge High with Reggie Wu
You will laugh, cry and gasp as you listen to the incredible life story of Heaven’s Edge guitarist Reggie Wu. This rock and roll version of Fast Times at Ridgemont High takes you through the trials and tribulations of Reggie’s life long musician adventures. We’ll take you from suburban Philadelphia to Columbia Records, all the way to Nottingham England. Enjoy the ride!
The road to success is an interesting journey
Take a listen to Band Forever with Adam Holland. His guests are unique and inspiring and Adam’s gratitude and passion for his own journey and craft make this podcast extra special. He infuses every story with enthusiasm for the natural gift of talent and the hard work and integrity it takes to succeed. For those who have grown weary of the same old stories of rock stars that have overdosed and lived to tell about it, you will love Adam’s refreshing take on musical longevity and success.
Fun and interesting listen!!!