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
Episode 77: Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden)
Bruce Dickinson dives into comic books with "The Mandrake Project".
18 min
Episode 76: Twin Tribes
Twin Tribes bandmates Luis Navarro and Joel Niño, Jr. love wrestling -- both American and Lucha Libre, the Mexican style.
23 min
Episode 75: Dee Snider
The outspoken singer talks about he became a charitable giver.
34 min
Episode 74: Austin John Winkler
The former Hinder frontman talks about struggling with sobriety and artistic rebirth.
23 min
Episode 73: Danny Estrin (Voyager)
Danny Estrin's dual passions are heavy metal and immigration law.
27 min
Episode 72: Lance Dowdle (From Ashes To New)
The FATN guitarist likes to relax by playing video games, watching anime, and collecting import statues of his favorite anime characters.
27 min
Episode 71: Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, TSO)
Guitarist Joel Hoekstra says shooting hoops with fans "reduces us to what we are, human beings".
19 min
Episode 70: Liv Kristine
In Liv's "second life," the singer balances performing her music and teaching primary school and children with special needs.
23 min
Episode 69: Lala Frischknecht (Burning Witches)
Burning Witches drummer Lala Frischknecht loves cooking cuisine from across the globe. She makes everything from German to Thai food. Her BBQ secret? Ketchup, pineapple juice, and Sprite
16 min
Episode 68: Ville Valo
Ville enjoys the escapism of books, and we discuss many authors he loves including Charles Baudelaire, Mariana Enriquez, Edith Södergran, and H.P. Lovecraft.
20 min
Episode 67: Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Anthrax's bassist talks about his comic book story, finding himself through acting, crazy touring tales, and funny home repair fails. And the time he woke up in a hotel room in someone else's blood!
25 min
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
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
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
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
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
Episode 61: Matisyahu
The singer and rapper talks about his passion for hockey and motorcycles. This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.
34 min
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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