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Episode #031: MJF, Imani Coppola & Dragonforce's Herman Li

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with 3 entertainers from very different walks of life, professional wrestler MJF (AEW and MLW star Maxwell Jacob Friedman, singer/songwriter Imani Coppola, and Dragonforce guitarist Herman Li.

Points of discussion include heavy metal, music industry survival, Long Island, Judaism, martial arts, video games, and finding long-term success as an entertainer.

Episode #029: Ben Folds, Alice In Chains' William DuVall & MLW's Salina De La Renta

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with singer, songwriter and author Ben Folds, Alice In Chains frontman William DuVall and MLW star Salina De La Renta.

Topics discussed included Atlanta, Kansas City, Chicago, the creative process, career longevity, reinvesting in oneself, professional wrestling, and managing a McDonald's.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.benfolds.com, www.twitter.com/WilliamDuvall and www.mlw.com.

Episode #028: Scott Stapp, Todd Rundgren & Bananarama's Sara Dallin

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with former Creed frontman Scott Stapp, legendary producer and artist Todd Rundgren, and Bananarama co-founder Karen Dallin. Topics discussed -- beyond new music and tours -- included golf, the original U.K. punk scene, Hawaii and creativity.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.scottstapp.com, www.toddrundgren.com and www.bananarama.co.uk.

Episode #027: Backstreet Boys' Howie D, Gin Blossoms' Robin Wilson & The Coronas' Danny O'Reilly

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with Howie Dorough (a.k.a. Howie D of The Backstreet Boys, singer Robin Wilson of The Gin Blossomsand Danny O'Reilly of The Coronas.

Topics discussed included The Beach Boys, Big Star, Long Island, Ireland, real estate investing, children's albums, and the coolness of Arizona.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.howied.net, www.ginblossoms.net, and www.thecoronas.net.

Episode #023: Danko Jones, Evan Konrad & New Years Day's Ash Costello

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with musician and podcaster Danko Jones, singer/songwriter (and recent Lava Records signee Evan Konrad -- live at the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in Columbus Ohio -- and New Years Day frontwoman and acclaimed fashion designer Ash Costello.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.dankojones.comwww.evankonrad.com, and www.nydrock.com.

Episode #021: Dionne Warwick, Grand Funk Railroad, Nils Lofgren, Jacques Torres & 311's Nick Hexum

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with the legendary Dionne WarwickGrand Funk Railroad and Bob Seger drummer Don BrewerBruce Springsteen and Neil Young guitarist Nils Lofgren311 singer and guitarist Nick Hexum, and chef and Nailed It star Jacques Torres.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.dionnewarwick.uswww.grandfunkrailroad.comwww.nilslofgren.comwww.311.com, and www.mrchocolate.com.

Episode #020: William Zabka, Lucy Woodward, Reverend Peyton & Dan Rather

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with Cobra Kai star William Zabka, singer Lucy Woodward and members of The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. As a bonus are some questions asked to legendary journalist and television host Dan Rather. Points of discussion include The Tonight ShowThe Karate KidCharlie Hunter, the Columbus Washboard Factory, fishing, music appreciation, and Clearwater, Florida.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.twitter.com/WilliamZabkawww.lucywoodward.comwww.bigdamnband.com and www.axs.tv/programs/the-big-interview.

Episode #019 featuring Susan Tedeschi, Counting Crows' Adam Duritz & Actress Kaley Cuoco

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with the Tedeschi Trucks Band's Susan TedeschiCounting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, and actress Kaley Cuoco. Points of discussion include The Big Bang TheoryThe Great Travel Hack, New York, sports, Derek Trucks and bar mitzvahes.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via: www.tedeschitrucksband.comwww.countingcrows.com and www.instagram.com/kaleycuoco.

Episode #018: Longwave's Steve Schiltz, Fantastic Negrito & Queensrÿche's Eddie Jackson

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with Longwave singer Steve Schiltz, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Fantastic Negrito and Queensrÿchebassist Eddie Jackson. Points of discussion include Steve Hackett, the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival, the Bay Area, Seattle, and Hurricane Bells.

More information on the guests featured on this episode of the Paltrocast can be found online via their official websites: www.longwavetheband.comwww.fanasticnegrito.com and www.queensrycheofficial.com.

Episode #014: Hunt Sales, John Davis & Slipknot's Sid Wilson

For this edition of the Paltrocast, Darren spoke with drummer Hunt Sales (David BowieIggy PopTodd Rundgren), John Davis (The Lees Of MemorySuperdrag) and Slipknot’s Sid Wilson (a.k.a. Sid The 3rdDJ Starscream). Points of discussion include Nada SurfTransformers, Soupy Sales, Judaism and motorcycles.

More information on this episode’s artists can be found online at www.biglegalmessrecords.comwww.theleesofmemory.com and www.sidthe3rd.com.

Episode #007: Andrew W.K., Monster Truck & KEN Mode

For this edition of the Paltrocast, I spoke with 3 different fun and inspirational people with new albums. Jeremy Widerman plays guitar in the Hamilton, Ontario band Monster Truck, which released True Rockers last month. Jesse Matthewson is the singer of the Winnipeg group KEN mode, which just released Loved. The one and only Andrew W.K. recently put out You're Not Alone, his first full-length in almost a decade.

More info on these new titles can be found online at www.ilovemonstertruck.comwww.ken-mode.com and www.andrewwk.com.