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Ryan Rainbro, star of stage & screen, is joined by a friend to discuss one album in the history of RoadRunner Records chronologically. Find out how your favorite classics or unknown gems fit in the label's canon or informs music today!

Meep Meep Podcast Ryan Rainbro

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    • 4.9 • 106 Ratings

Ryan Rainbro, star of stage & screen, is joined by a friend to discuss one album in the history of RoadRunner Records chronologically. Find out how your favorite classics or unknown gems fit in the label's canon or informs music today!

    Shinedown - Amaryllis (2012) [w/ Brent Smith of Shinedown]

    Shinedown - Amaryllis (2012) [w/ Brent Smith of Shinedown]

    2022 is tha 10 year anniversary of Shinedown's album "Amaryllis" released in all territories outside of tha USA on Roadrunner Records. 
    Amaryllis had tha pressure of following tha biggest Shinedown release to that point, SOUND OF MADNESS, and also was on a new label home of Roadrunner.

    It produced some of tha best received songs in tha band's live catalog and seems to have grown fonder in their fan's eyes through time, but not without plenty of hurdles to get it there!

    Brent Smith of Shinedown takes us through a journey of getting to this album, making it, and all tha lessons along tha way! 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    First Blood - Killafornia (2006) [w/ Carl Schwartz of First Blood]

    First Blood - Killafornia (2006) [w/ Carl Schwartz of First Blood]

    THEY DREW FIRST BLOOD NOT FRIGGIN' MEEP. ⁣

    New for Mega Meepsters is a look at First Blood's debut LP, "KILLAFORNIA" and is that a cool name for an album?⁣

    Lead blood tracer himself Carl Schwartz tells us what he thinks plus tha early formation of FB, inspirations musically & lyrically, as well as his connection to tha Roadrunner catalog!⁣

    • 56 min
    Brother's Keeper - Fantasy Killer (2001) [w/ Mike Ski of Brother's Keeper]

    Brother's Keeper - Fantasy Killer (2001) [w/ Mike Ski of Brother's Keeper]

    Brother's Meeper.
    LIVING WITH A POD COMPLEX ⁣

    Exploring albums on Trustkill Records ̶d̶i̶s̶t̶r̶i̶b̶u̶t̶e̶d̶ by [former employees of] Roadrunner.⁣

    BROTHER'S KEEPER released their final LP "Fantasy Killer" in 2001 produced by Brian McTernan with songwriting by Stretch Arm Strong, vocals by Mike DC, and artwork by Shepard Fairey! ⁣

    Mike Ski of Bros Keep designed for Blue Grape / RR which you may remember from our EARTH CRISIS episode but this time he tells us about writing one of my favorite hardcore albums and tha legacy of these Erie PA Pioneers.⁣

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Both Worlds - Memory Rendered Visible (1998) [w/ John "Bloodclot" Joseph]

    Both Worlds - Memory Rendered Visible (1998) [w/ John "Bloodclot" Joseph]

    Meepery Rendered Visible. That one's too easy.

    In tha late 90s, ex-Cro Mags frontman John Joseph teamed up with AJ Novello, Eddie Coen, and Pokey from Leeway and formed Both Worlds. They put out one EP and one album, a full length on Roadrunner Records in 1998 with guest Meepsters Mina Caputo of Life of Agony and Derrick Green of Sepultura. It rocks.

    Fast forward 20+ years later and John is still surrounded by Meep with his current band Bloodclot in former bassist Manny from Glassjaw, current bassist Christian from Fear Factory, and producer Laz of ill Nino.

    Memory Rendered Visible is an awesome album that if you're aware of you'll be excited to hear more about and if you didn't know, we're gonna smarten you up to tha business kid!

    • 44 min
    DevilDriver - Beast (2011) [w/ John Boecklin of DevilDriver / Bad Wolves]

    DevilDriver - Beast (2011) [w/ John Boecklin of DevilDriver / Bad Wolves]

    MEEPS MODE!...⁣

    Get it? HEY! On this episode we kick ROCKtober off spooky style once again with tha Satanic Chauffers, DEVILDRIVER, and their 2011 album BEAST!⁣

    This episode we are joined with multi-talented mastermind and key member of the DD legacy JOHN BOECKLIN who currently spends his time at the top of the charts and in stadiums with the band BAD WOLVES but was kind enough to tell us all about:⁣

    Working with Mark Lewis on Beast, what influenced tha sound of it, touring with Arch Enemy, that one Agony Scene album he did, tha best of times, tha worst of times, and slang of 2011.⁣

    Is Beast your favorite DevilDriver album? Is Beast your favorite X-Men character?⁣
    They had Frasier play him.⁣

    • 50 min
    Sum 41 - It's What We're All About (2002) [w/ Cone McCaslin of Sum 41]

    Sum 41 - It's What We're All About (2002) [w/ Cone McCaslin of Sum 41]

    With great power meeps great responsibility...
    And this episode is hanging upside down with rock as we websling through Sum 41's 2002 single for the Spider-Man soundtrack "It's What We're All About"!

    Sum 41 bassist Cone tells us about working with Rick Rubin on the song, working with Kerry King in the video, LITERALLY PLAYING UPSIDE DOWN, and even collaborating with Ludacris!

    We also talk about other movie placements like Bring It On and how Sum 41 single handedly saved the movie Zoolander!

    All this and NOTHING ELSE on an all new MEEP MEEP! 

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Burgermeister Meisterbooger II ,

MEEEPSTERS!

Any person who purchased anything Roadrunner put out needs to listen to this podcast.
Remember when you bought an album JUST BECAUSE the band was on Roadrunner?
Yes, I do and I did.
Not just a “Take a look back, my opinion and blah blah blah..”
Ryan knows what he is talking about, like little details he brings up that 99.99999999% of people didn’t know. Me included.
Long live the Meepsters!!!

mddmikej ,

Memory Lane

If you were there in the 90’s or even just a fan of all things Roadrunner Records related, this podcast will be your new jam!!! Love it!!!

YaBoyKeithxxx ,

My childhood

Top notch stuff. Insanely well researched.

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