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Charlie Benante from Anthrax

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Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast Episode 123. On this weeks episode our guest is Charlie Benante of Anthrax. Charlie is the heart and soul of Anthrax.

Pretty much all Anthrax songs start with Charlie.  For the most recent For All Kings, the band went into the studio with more songs than they ever had in their career, and ended up recording 20.  This was in part due to Charlie’s surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome that caused him to miss quite a number of that cycle’s tour dates.  Benante put the down-time to good use and came up with a slew of foundation riffs and ideas for new songs that he took into writing sessions with fellow writers Frank Bello and Scott Ian.  Although he plays drums for Anthrax, Charlie does all of his “riff-writing” on guitar.  In addition, he designs all of the band’s cover artwork, ads, marketing tools and band merchandise.  He’s also the band’s archivist, and if it weren’t for the fact that he’s kept one of everything the band has done – artwork, t-shirts, posters, demo recordings, early rhythm tracks  takes, and so on – Anthrax would never be able to release the rich “anniversary editions” that they have been able to.

Most people know Anthrax’s Charlie Benante as the band’s low-key but dynamic drummer, and while that’s true, the totality of contributions he makes to the band – and then some – are immeasurable.  Revolver did a fabulous piece on his artwork that you can check out here:  https://goo.gl/hr127N

Check out Anthrax here: https://anthrax.com

As part of the band’s 35th anniversary year, Anthrax released one of 2016’s most-anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings (February 26/Megaforce in North America/Nuclear Blast internationally), that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart, and #9 on the Top 200, becoming Anthrax’s highest-charting album in more than two decades.  Written by drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax’s music apart from other bands’ in the same genre, combined with Joey Belladonna’s breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, it’s no wonder the album and the band’s live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews.

Over its 35-year career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica’s Kirk Hammett put it, “one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands.”  Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans.  From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on “Bring The Noise,” to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four – with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre – to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played “Got The Time” to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to break ground andinnovate.  On December 13, 2016, the Epiphone/Revolver Music Awards presented Anthrax with its first-ever “Innovator Award” to acknowledge the band’s contribution to music.  On April 27, Anthrax will release “Kings Among Scotland,” a live DVD shot at the band’s 2/15/16 show at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland Ballroom.

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Rich “The Duke” Ward of Fozzy and Stuck Mojo

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Welcome to the Nothing Shocking Podcast Episode 116. Our guest this week is The Duke of Metal, Rich Ward of Fozzy and Stuck Mojo. Rich Ward is one of the nicest guys in metal. I recently got to catch Fozzy on the headlining run of their Judas Rising Tour. They were phenomenal. I participated in the VIP experience and it was probably dollar for dollar the best VIP experience out there. Fozzy is on the road to becoming that cross over band that can help get hard rock and heavy metal back into the main stream. If you haven’t had the chance to see Fozzy live I highly recommend it. Then there’s Stuck Mojo one of the pioneers of rap rock in the mid nineties. Rich Ward is a veteran in this business and he knows how to treat people. It was an honor to talk with him.

Check Fozzy out at: http://www.fozzyrock.com/fozzy/

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Happy Thanksgiving 3 Bonus Episode

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Bonus Thanksgiving episode. This year we brought in four podcasts to help us out and talk about the movies they are most thankful for.

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We got the help from:

Chris Jericho of “Talk is Jericho”

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-is-jericho/id767016946?mt=2

Jason Bryant from the “Short Time Wrestling Podcast”

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short-time-wrestling-podcast/id828454298?mt=2

Wayne Henderson from the “Voice Over Journey Podcast” and “The Packers Fan Podcast”

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/voice-over-journey-podcast/id273851653?mt=2

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/packers-fan-podcast-sound/id463373946?mt=2

and our friends at the Sci Fi Movie Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sci-fi-movie-podcast/id692044105?mt=2

We talk about several movies including: Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, Planes Trains and Automobiles, His Girl Friday, The Crow, The Philadelphia Story, Tusk, Somewhere in Time, The Matrix, Crash, A History of Violence, Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country, No Country for Old Men, The Shawshank Redemption, Love Actually, Lord of the Rings, Saving Private Ryan, Alien, Aliens, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, Babe, Serendipity, A Cadaver Christmas.

Guess Who Sings This Song?

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Welcome to the first episode of Nothing Shocking Podcast. On this episode we talk about the Dee Snider/Paul Stanley feud. We asked our audience what albums changed their lives. Some of the albums include Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Kiss Alive II, Kiss’ Music From the Elder, Planet Drum by Mickey Hart, The Cult’s Sonic Temple and Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet.

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Our Albums of the Week include:

The Giuntini Project IV, Mollo & Martin The Cage 3

The Guess Who – American Woman

Paul Thorn – Too Blessed to Be Stressed

Chris Jericho Interview

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My favorite new album right now if Fozzy’s “Do You Wanna Start a War.” I’ve probably heard the whole album 30 or 40 times and it’s only been out a couple of weeks. Normally I wait for the bands to come to me but you have an album this good I needed to talk to somebody about it so I reached out to them. I got to chat with Fozzy frontman, WWE Superstar, podcaster, “Dancing with the Stars” alum, actor Chris Jericho. For the most part we talk about the new Fozzy record, but we do talk a little bit about wrestling and podcasting as well.

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