Side Jams with Bryan Reesman

Veteran journalist Bryan Reesman talks to well-known artists about their hobbies and passions beyond their main career. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Music Interviews
Music Commentary
Performing Arts
Episode 28: Orianthi
The six-string dazzler dishes about her love for cooking and traveling.
40 min
Episode 27: Jeff Pilson (Foreigner)
The energetic bassist reveals how meditation has kept him centered and focused throughout his busy life.
28 min
Episode 26: Elize Ryd (Amaranthe)
The Swedish singer expresses her love for both thrill-seeking and mentally engaging pursuits ranging from mountain rappelling to criminology.
32 min
Episode 25: Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
The hard rockin' six-stringer guides us through his process of collecting vintage guitars and talks about riding his Harley.
37 min
Episode 24: David Ellefson (Megadeth)
The metal bassist loves coffee so much he founded the Ellefson Coffee Company. This detailed discussion runs deep into both his coffee making and entrepreneurship.
33 min
Episode 23: Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves)
The metal frontman and recovering addict opens up about helping others as a sober coach.
29 min
Episode 22: Eve Minor
The singer-songwriter examines an eclectic array of topics: fashion, tarot, divination, and her cross country move during the pandemic.
41 min
Episode 21: Aaron Bruno (AWOLNATION)
The singer and musician loves getting on his surfboard to chase the perfect wave.
30 min
Episode 20: Dessa
The singer, rapper, and poet speaks about her lifelong fascination with the behavioral and biological sciences.
30 min
Episode 19: Serj Tankian
The singer and composer leads us through his life of activism and battling injustice.
24 min
Episode 18: Chloe Lowery (TSO)
The pop singer-songwriter adores ballroom dancing, her dogs, and Broadway shows.
24 min
Episode 17: Joe Satriani
The electric guitar wizard enthusiastically speaks about his love for science fiction and his recent explorations into painting.
60 min
Episode 16: Floor Jansen (Nightwish)
The symphonic metal vocalist waxes eloquent about her love for horses and nature.
25 min
Episode 15: Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest)
The metal guitarist shares his passion for and critiques of the famed "Star Wars" universe and its many properties.
28 min
Episode 14: Militia Vox (Judas Priestess)
The dynamic metal singer shares her love for all things spooky, from her creepy childhood to supernatural stories to hunting for haunted places.
39 min
Episode 13: Tony Harnell
The veteran hard rock singer talks about his lifelong love of surfing and skateboarding and being a certified health coach.
39 min
Episode 12: Fernando Ribeiro (Moonspell)
Moonspell's frontman discusses his love for writing, reading, and editing poetry and books.
26 min
Episode 11: Azam Ali
Siren singer Azam Ali delves into her fine art composites with photography, admiration for writers, and fascination with the world of dreams.
40 min
Episode 10: Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
Hansi Kürsch of Blind Guardian chats about his vinyl obsession, along with his love for movies and books.
32 min
Episode 9: James LaBrie (Dream Theater)
Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie discusses camping, boating, and his reading list.
29 min
Episode 8: William DuVall (Alice In Chains)
Alice In Chains singer William DuVall enjoys reading biographies and nonfiction books about history.
35 min
Episode 7: Chris Caffery (TSO)
Guitar maestro Chris Caffery chats about concocting High River Sauces, making sea glass art, and his stuffed animal mascot Wilbur The Metalphant.
35 min
Episode 6: Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
The lead guitarist and co-founding member of Uriah Heep waxes enthusiastic about his love for British football.
17 min
Episode 5: Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth)
Cradle shrieker Dani Filth talks about collecting toys, paintings, and antiques.
26 min
Episode 4: Ash Costello and New Years Day
Ash Costello and her New Years Day bandmates speak about horror movies and animal rescue.
30 min
Episode 3: Alex Skolnick
Guitarist Alex Skolnick and I talk books as we wander through the Strand Book Store.
36 min
Episode 2: Jean-Michel Jarre
Electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre loves painting, sci-fi, and movies.
29 min
Episode 1: Roger Craig Smith
Voice actor Roger Craig Smith is obsessed with stargazing into the heavens.
38 min