Rockonomics talks to musicians, producers, journalists and others about their personal journeys pursuing their artistic endeavors. It's a fun and engaging glimpse behind the scenes of those who make music their career.
E64 - Katie Cole - Singer/Songwriter, keyboards Smashing Pumpkins
Australian born Katie Cole is a Nashville based singer/songwriter who currently just wrapped up playing keyboards and backing vocals for the Smashing Pumpkins US/UK tour. Her story of coming to LA from Melbourne is like no other and her determination to navigate the ins and outs of the music industry is a lesson in perseverance, savvy DIY marketing and seizing opportunities when they come. Her easy going demeanor and sheer musical talent just adds to her appeal among her ever-growing fan base.
E63 - Steve Fekete - America
Steve Fekete is another Berklee School of Music graduate who made the journey out west and found success playing for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani, Don Felder, Vertical Horizon and many others. The multi-instrumentalist is currently playing guitar and keys for America and when he finds himself in LA on the last Wednesday of each month he's playing in the house band for Soundcheck Live alongside such past guests as Nuno Bettencourt, Jackson Browne and Tom Morello.
E62 - Brad Hargreaves - Third Eye Blind
Drummer Brad Hargreaves has been with Third Eye Blind since they broke out of the Bay Area in 1997 with their self-titled platinum selling album that spawned the now classic single Semi-Charmed Life. Since then they've released 4 full-length LP's with a 5th called Screamer due on October 18th. Brad has also kept busy on the side playing in the power-trio Year Long Disaster and has performed DJ sets combined with drumming under the moniker Just Brad.
E61 - Ra Ra Riot
Ra Ra Riot formed in 2006 at Syracuse University and has just released their 5th full-length album called Superbloom last week on August 9th. The band, consisting of vocalist Wes Miles, bassist Mathieu Santos, guitarist Milo Bonacci, violinist Rebecca Zeller and drummer Kenny Bernard, recently wrapped up supporting Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind on the Summer Gods Tour. Wes, Mathieu, Milo and Kenny sat down with the Rockonomics podcast and touched upon a wide array of topics that covered their decade-plus touring, recording and making music for a living.
E60 - Jim McGorman - Goo Goo Dolls
New Jersey bred singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist Jim McGorman has played with a who's who in the music world including the New Radicals, Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Cher, Paul Stanley and Weezer to name a few. The Berklee College of Music graduate is currently enjoying his second stint with the Goo Goo Dolls.
E59 - Matt Musty, Craig Macintyre, Griffin Wright - Train, Goo Goo Dolls, Allen Stone
Train drummer Matt Musty, Goo Goo Dolls drummer Craig Macintyre and Allen Stone drummer Griffin Wright share the similarities and differences of their individual experiences playing drums for a living. All are on tour together this summer and belong to a growing close-knit community of pro drummers who share a mutual respect for one another.
A REALLy fun take on the topic. Very original and we see sides of the business we never get a glance at. keep it up
Brent from Hysteria 51
Really loved this podcast
Great job Tim! Looking forward to more of these!