Side Jams with Bryan Reesman

Veteran journalist Bryan Reesman learns what makes musician tick by exploring their hobbies and outside passions. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Music Interviews
Leisure
Hobbies
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Episode 66: Jacoby Shaddix
When Papa Roach's frontman needs to get his mind clear from the stage, he loves to explore the Great Outdoors.
22 min
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Episode 65: Sonia Anubis (Cobra Spell)
Cobra Spell guitarist and band leader Sonia Anubis wants to keep the classic metal flame burning. When she's not wailing away on her six-string, Sonia loves being outdoors and practices kung fu. She has also been a gymnast and competitive swimmer.
22 min
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Episode 64: Jonny Hawkins (Nothing More)
Jonny Hawkins is the electrifying frontman of Nothing More who also has a more contemplative side, as evidenced by the Spirits personality test he created over the last few years. Here he takes us through the process of how he made it. Jonny also shares a surreal dream connected to his grandfather's first Alzheimer's incident.
39 min
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Episode 63: Lzzy Hale
When she's not tearing up the stage with her hard rocking band Halestorm, Lzzy Hale turns to the more meditative artistic pursuit of painting. And when she gets the chance, she also loves to fish. This is her first ever interview about her painting! This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
31 min
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Episode 62: Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves)
The Bad Wolves guitarist is reveling in the return to the stage after a long lockdown period. When he's not shaking the rafters, Doc Coyle loves playing basketball and carefully navigates the treacherous waters of the social media world while trying to play up his "regularness" as a rock star. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
50 min
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Episode 61: Matisyahu
The singer and rapper talks about his passion for hockey and motorcycles. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
34 min
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Episode 60: Margarita Monet (Edge Of Paradise)
The vocalist and keyboardist for Edge Of Paradise loves to explore metaphysical and sci-fi concepts in the band's music. She also brings them into her work as a painter, and for this episode she discusses that artistic process and how it ties into her musical life. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
35 min
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Episode 59: Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
Beyond abandoning the excesses of rock 'n' roll to focus on his music, Ben Bruce developed a newfound love for cooking during the pandemic. He and his wife also welcomed two new children into the world. They are now a family of six. The guitarist reflects on cooking, fatherhood, and how his life has evolved in recent years. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
29 min
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Episode 58: Midge Ure
Famed Ultravox frontman and solo artist Midge Ure loves to cook. We discuss his cooking adventures in the kitchen and on British TV along with the diverse cuisine he has enjoyed while traveling the world. We also mention his new book of Ultravox photographs. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
31 min
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Episode 57: Buzz Osborne (Melvins)
For nearly four decades, the Melvins have been the maverick rock band who have done things their way and influenced many grunge and metal bands. In this episode, their animated frontman Buzz Osborne expresses his love for golf, photography, and comic books. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
37 min
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Episode 56: Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
Black Veil Brides returned recently with their solid new album "The Phantom Tomorrow". Music aside, frontman Andy Biersack has been obsessed with Batman since he was a kid. Here, we delve into everything from the comics to movies to Andy's opportunity to voice the Dark Knight for a DC Comics animatic. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
36 min
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Episode 55: Lee Aaron
Singer-songwriter Lee Aaron is a Canadian rock icon and multiple Juno Award nominee, Beyond music, she has many interests including interior design, drawing and painting, neuroscience, and special education, This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
46 min
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Episode 54: Billy Cobham
Jazz legend Billy Cobham has toured the world and recorded with legendary names like Miles Davis and Ron Carter, on top of his illustrious and prolific solo career,. He has also been doing photography as long as he has played music professionally. In this episode, he discusses his pictures, gear, and travels, This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
57 min
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Episode 53: Andy Summers
Guitarist Andy Summers is known for playing with The Police and for his genre-bending solo career. He also recently released a collection of witty short stories called "Fretted and Moaning," and he explains the inspiration and process for writing them. (Photo: Mo Summers.) This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
57 min
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Episode 52: Gary Numan
The synth rock pioneer and prolific composer recently released his 19th studio album, Intruder. He discusses his global travel adventures and his interests in flying planes, boating, and candle making. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
52 min
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Episode 51: Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies)
With the high energy Butcher Babies, vocalist Carla Harvey rages across the stage. Beyond her metal euphoria, she immerses herself in art and illustration, and she's a certified life coach, grief counselor, and a death doula. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts
41 min
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Episode 50: Hayley Cramer (Pop Evil)
Along with her love for music, the British drummer for Pop Evil shares her mission to further women's rights and LGBTQ rights. Hayley wants to be a positive role model for women, although a big part of her feels she should have been born a man. This is a candid and enlightening conversation. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts
61 min
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Episode 49: Richie Kotzen
While keeping very music with his musical projects including Smith/Kotzen, singer and guitarist Richie Kotzen still has time for gardening, landscaping, home improvements, and his newfound passion for poker. (Photo: John McMurtrie.) This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts
26 min
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Episode 48: Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
The talented guitarist is a member of heavy metal legends Iron Maiden and the new Smith/Kotzen project. To balance his thunderous rock life, Adrian relaxes with fishing and global traveling. He shares many colorful stories including meeting a real Tasmanian Devil. (Photo: John McMurtrie.) This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts
37 min
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Episode 47: Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
Def Leppard continue to enthrall fans nearly 40 years after they broke big. Away from his drum kit, Rick has a passion for painting, photography, and philanthropy. He'll be appearing at three Wentworth Gallery locations in Florida between May 20th and 22nd to greet fans, sell his art, and raise money for his Raven Drum Foundation. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
43 min
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Episode 46: Damon Johnson
Damon Johnson and the Get Ready crank out searing, '70s-style hard rock. When he's not hitting the stage, Damon hits the links. The guitarist and singer dives deep into his love for golf which grew into a passion when he toured with Alice Cooper. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
50 min
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Episode 45: Diamante
Diamante loves to combine 2000s pop-rock with ‘80s rock and works that combo to the max. She tells me about studying business administration in college, her multicultural upbringing, and strengthening friend and family bonds over the last year. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
29 min
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Episode 44: Elina Siirala (Leaves' Eyes)
Straddling the realms of metal and classical, Finnish soprano Elina Siirila commands the stage fronting German symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes. She enjoys fitness, food, dining adventures on tour, and a fun ritual called Candy Day. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
35 min
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Episode 43: Jeff Firewalker Schmitt
Jeff Firewalker Schmitt is a man who has journeyed into the realms of music, science, and spirituality and balances all three. The scientist, curandero, and John Medeski collaborator espouses the benefits of learning from indigenous wisdom and culture, and he challenges the way we think about our relationship with the modern world. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
46 min
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Episode 42: Perry Farrell
The alt-rock icon is famed for fronting Jane's Addiction and Porno For Pyros and co-founding Lollapalooza, and he has a solo career=spanning box set called "The Glitz, The Glamour" out now. Perry philosophizes about snowboarding, gardening, religion and mysticism, and his recent fascination with artificial intelligence. (Photo: Walid Azami.) This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
27 min