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(LISTEN) Chevelle singer Pete Loeffler talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Chevelle singer Pete Loeffler talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Mike Z caught up with Pete Loeffler from Chevelle at FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine on September 16. Here’s what we talked about:Post Tour Activities (0-3:30)Craft Beer “La Gargola” Helles Lager (3:30-5:30)New Music-New Album (5:30-7:30)Cover Songs (7:30-9:30)Song writing process (9:30-10)Tour stories (10-11:25)Chevelle at RMA on 10/15 (11:25-13:00)Dimebag Darrell (13:00-14:20)Flannel Five (14:20-end)Continue Reading

(LISTEN) The Used bassist Jeph Howard talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) The Used bassist Jeph Howard talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Mike Z caught up with The Used bassist Jeph Howard at the Disrupt Festival on July 20 2019 at the FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine, California. Here’s what we talked about:Disrupt Festival (0-3:30)New Music (3:30-6)Biopic or Book (6-8)Flannel 5 Nirvana, PJ, STP, AIC, Soundgarden (8-10:30)Bert’s audition for The Used (10:30-12:30)Breeders “Cannonball” (12:30-end)Continue Reading

(LISTEN) Kataklysm singer Maurizio Iacono talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Kataklysm singer Maurizio Iacono talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Kataklsym singer Maurizio Iacono called in to Mike Z to discuss their upcoming tour wit Exhorder at Union on Friday, September 13.  Here’s what they talked about: 9/13 @Union w/Exhorder (0-2)previous Soulfly tour (2-3)California musts (3-4:30)Craft Beer (4:30-5:30)Hot Sauces (5:30-7)“Meditations” videos (7-8)Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2016 (8:40-11)Ending of Career (11-12)New Music (12-end)Continue Reading

(LISTEN) Devildriver singer Dez Fafara talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Devildriver singer Dez Fafara talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Mike Z caught up with Devildriver’s mainman Dez Fafara for quick update backstage at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California on 7/25/19.Here’s what we talked about:Devildriver double album (0-1:30)Meeting Wayne Static (1:30-3:30)Oracle Management (3:30-4:45)Suncult Clothing (4:45-5:30)Megacruise (5:30-6:30)Awol Nation “Sail” cover (6:30-6:55)Dez’s son Blade covering “Clouds Over California” (6:55-7:30)Coal Chamber music in Devildriver set (7:30-end)Continue Reading

(LISTEN) Atreyu’s Brandon Saller talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Atreyu’s Brandon Saller talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Mike Z caught up with Atreyu’s Brandon Saller backstage at the Disrupt Fest on July 20 2019 at FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine. Here’s what they talked about:Disrupt Festival (0-2)Hammer House Party (2-3)“In Our Wake” deluxe edition (3:30-5)Flannel 5 Nirvana, PJ, STP, AIC, Soundgarden(5-6)Nu Metal 6 Pack RATM, Korn, Linkin Park, Slipknot, Disturbed, SOAD (6-7)00’s 7…Continue Reading

(LISTEN) Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

(LISTEN) Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano talks to Mike Z-Wired In The Empire

Mike Z caught up with Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano on the tour bus backstage at the Knotfest Roadshow tour stop at Glen Helen on July 27 2019.  Here’s what they talked about: Volbeat “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” (0-4)Knotfest Roadshow tour (4-6)Anthrax (6-8)The “Big 4” shows (8-10)Flannel Five (10-11)Producing 36 Crazyfists and Ill Nino albums (11-12)Playing Live…Continue Reading

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