At the corner of preparation and opportunity, we find Matthew Shad. Matthew is the perfect Band Forever man. He has worked with, and crossed paths with some of the biggest names in the in industry. In this episode we learn how he has successfully pushed forward in this crazy business. We will also get a inside look (and listen) at the making of his new Shad Ep. 5ive that was produced by the legendary Bob St. John.
Tora Tora guitar player Keith Douglas takes us from Elementary School, High School, The Band House to the Warehouse - Come hear the amazing stories of Keith’s incredible journey through the Memphis music scene up through Tora Tora’s success. Keith has worked with, and played with, so many amazing musicians. He shares all of those stories with me. After a 14 year break, the band has been back in full force since the mid 2000s. Its a great Rock n’Roll, Bandforever story!
This episode is extra special to me. In addition to his incredible journey through the music business, Rob is also a dear childhood friend.
He has held on tightly on his rock and roll, roller coaster ride through the music industry. He is not only an incredible guitar player but also a top notch manager. We will learn about his start at Berklee School of Music on through managing some of the best guitarist players in rock. Rob currently plays in the top Journey Tribute - Voyage and manages some of rock’s elite performers.
Episode 4. Patience Pays Off with Michael Staertow
Get ready for some amazing and hysterical Rock n’ Roll stories as we learn about Michael’s long road to success. Michael’s story of patience and perseverance pays off in the end as he tours the world with Foreigner lead singer, Lou Gramm. We also learn of his time in the Rock n’ Roll Fantasy Camp and with Slaughter. He has met and played with so many music legends on his road to success. Michael tells us all of the details!
Episode 3. Fast Times at Heaven’s Edge High with Reggie Wu
You will laugh, cry and gasp as you listen to the incredible life story of Heaven’s Edge guitarist Reggie Wu. This rock and roll version of Fast Times at Ridgemont High takes you through the trials and tribulations of Reggie’s life long musician adventures. We’ll take you from suburban Philadelphia to Columbia Records, all the way to Nottingham England. Enjoy the ride!
Hold on tight for an amazing ride as we learn about the incredible life of Joey Cassata! He is the star of the hit TV show Z-Rock, Drummer for ZO2 and author of a fantastic book, Start With A Dream. He is a Drummer, Actor, Writer, Producer, Comedian and much more. #drummer #zrock #zo2 #tso #rubixcube #ericmartin #startwithadream #kiss #wrestling #wwe #joeylicious #IFC #Amazonprime
The Long and Winding, and Winding, Road
Adam talks with lifelong Valentine, Open Skyz, bandmates Gerard Zappa and Craig Pullman about their incredible journey through the music business.
We go from the basement on Long Island, three major label recording contracts, all the way up to the present, touring the world with the Steve Augeri band. Hold on for a crazy ride down this long and winding road.
Band Forever is a podcast where we talk to the working musicians, the lifers, the unsung heroes of the music business.
We all know the big names and have heard their stories, Here we talk to the other guys and learn about them. My name is Adam Holland. I have been in the music business my whole life with multiple major label recording contracts, publishing deals and world tours. I have gotten to meet so many incredible musicians and I hear so many stories of their lives and their incredible journeys through the music business. I want to share those with you, here on Band Forever.