Lipps Service with Scott Lipps
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Lipps Service with Scott LippsAug 09, 2021
Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne
The two talk Elton John, Early Sabbath, and how Zakk put in the work to make him what he is today. They then chat about Ozzy and his first time working with the band and touch base on Randy Rhoads being honored at the Rock and Roll hall of fame.
They get into the time when Zakk played with Guns N Roses before forming his own band, Pride and Glory, and his solo albums up until the formation of BLS. They also discuss the current musical climate of rock and roll and talk new Ozzy music and touring for next year.
The two talk about Eddie Van Halen’s passing and how the new BLS record was made.
Tune in for another great episode!
The Best Albums of 2021 with Daniel Kohn
They get into the softer side of music with Daniels picks like Brandi Carlile, Yola, Julien Baker and more alternative records like Dry Cleaning and Foxing.
They then discuss honorable mentions like PinkPantheress, Japanese Breakfast and Snail Mail.
Scott’s list leans more into the heavier side of music with Cheap Trick In Another World toping the list and appearances by Royal Blood, Foo Fighters, Weezer, Robert Plant, Silk Sonic, Failure and more toping the list.
They share stories about the past year in music including in depth discussions about some of the artists and also talk about the Spin artist of the year!
Tune in for a 2021 wrap up!
Scott sits with 3-time Lipps Service alumni, Palaye Royale! The members and brothers, Sebastian, Remington and Emerson sit in person and get into a good hour about their new record, their history and everything in between.
The group gets into their style and inspirations and the determination it takes to make it in music now as one of the bands holding the flag for rock and roll. They chat about early life on the road and the dynamic of a brotherly band.
Along the way they share some great stories about Gene Simmons of Kiss, and super early influences from the Stones to the Faces and the NY Dolls. They get into their current new album coming out and talk about what their music means to their fanatical fans.
Tune in to a great conversation with one of our all time favs, Palaye Royale!
Author Dan Ozzi with Daniel Kohn
Guest host and Spin magazine editor, Daniel Kohn, sits with Dan Ozzi to talk about his new book, Sellout, which describes the major label feeding frenzy that swept Punk, Emo and Hardcore from 1994-2007.
They get into the idea behind the book as well as the bands that were part of this movement including Green Day, Jawbreaker, Jimmy Eat World , Blink-182 and many more….
Tune in to this bonus episode with Daniel Kohin and Dan Ozzi!
Maynard James Keenan of Tool
Scott Zooms with the reluctant rock and wine star to discuss all things wine and music. The star from Puscifer discusses his upbringing and influences along with both of his bands, A Perfect Circle and Tool.
They talk about life in Arizona, how Maynard got into music and comedy and his family upbringing. They also touch base on the scene in LA when he moved here to how Tool started and what got him into music. They get into the writing process of music, early childhood memories and whats in store for 2022. Tune in!
As yesterday would have been Mick Rocks 73rd birthday, we look back at this interview from August, 2019 as a tribute to his incredible life and passing this week.
Scott shares incredible stores with his good friend and the iconic music photographer. He learns about the history of rock and roll photography, through Mick's lens, from shooting with David Bowie, Queen, the Stooges and many others.
Rest in Peace, Mick.
Scott sits with Buzz, Dale and Steven of the iconic group the Melvins. Tune in! The band even performs a selection of songs from their new record Five legged dog in person, a first for the show. They go through the bands history ,how Dale and Buzz met, and they touch base on the Seattle scene.
They also talk about their love for music, the Stones and particularly how they came to choose some of the tracks on the new 4 CD set of unplugged music. Steven talks about his time with Red Kross and the band recollects some great stories about playing together and some of their Spinal Tap moments.
Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains
Scott zooms with the legendary Riff master and incredible talent behind Alice in Chains, Jerry Cantrell. They take a look at his solo work and talk about his new record Brighten which drops the week of the podcast release. They also talk about the videos for Atone, Brighten and how the band came together on his third solo record.
They go through a verbal timeline of how Layne met Jerry and how the band came together. They discuss Sap and other iconic albums and songs all the way leading up to the current day. Along the way, Jerry tells some amazing stories from Eddie Van Halen ones to the idea of how the band started.
Tune in for a great conversation!
Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue
In a virtual interview, Scott sits with the iconic leader of Motley Crue, Nikki Sixx, who has his fourth book coming out this week Oct 20th, chronicling his life before Motley Crue.
They dive into how they initially met, Nikki meeting his wife Courtney and their connection and get into all things before Motley, including his relationship with his family, how he got into music, and the music that inspired. Along they way they touch base on the writing of the book, the pandemic and life in Wyoming.
The interview will definitely need a second part as the only scratched the surface on Nikki's background, his introduction into Rock n Roll and how Motley Crue eventually formed.
The Cold War Kids - Nathan Willett
Scott catches up with the singer of The Cold War Kids, Nathan Willett. They catch up about life on the road with the Delta variant emerging and talk all things Cold War Kids. Topics covered include, the concepts behind the new record New age Norms 3, life in the pandemic, and how they got the call to open for the Kings of Leon on their current tour. They also get into the current set list, how they did the virtual tour, the writing process for this record and even play some music for the show. Tune in!
Another in person interview with the Red rocker himself, Sammy Hagar. Sammy is best know from his time in Montrose, Van Halen and Chickenfoot and The Circle. On this episode, Scott sits with the busiest guy in rock.
They meet in a Orange county studio and go over everything from Sammys early years of traveling and his first interactions with music. Along the way, they get into how Sammy met Eddie Van Halen and how the band first started writing songs. Some touching moments come about when Scott speaks to Sammy about Eddies recent passing and what it meant to him.
The two also discuss his current band, the Circle, and the various business ventures Sammy has been involved in. They also talk about the Vegas residency and the upcoming bday bash in Catalina in October! Tune in, this is a good one!
The Record Company
Another in person interview this time with the Bluesy alt-rockers, The Record Company! The 3 band members, Chris, Alex and Mark talk about everything from growing up in Wisconsin to how they met via an ad in Craigs list.
They talk about the first meetings, the albums they listened to before they formed the band, and their early recordings in the living room. Along they way they tell the stories of their quick rise to fame after 18 months, and landing the opening slot for John Mayer at MSG.
They touch base on bands like the Black Keys and the White Stripes who paved the way for blues based rock and roll. The band finishes off the interview with a few tracks performed live! Tune in to this awesome conversation.
Scott sits in person with Golden globe winner, actor, musician, and author, David Duchovny for the second in person interview he has done in a year! They dive right into his new album and the inspiration behind his musical journey.
They talk about Davids first roles in Twin Peaks and his iconic role on the X Files, which leads into talk about UFOS and the current information just released from the government. They then discuss the role of Hank Moody and Californication, looking into some of the great aspects of that show.
Scott and David chat about musical influences from Prog rock to current Americana and how that shaped the new record. The two finish up by discussing the plot line of his current novel, Truly Like Lightning and his new audible book.
Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac and Author Anthony Bozza
Scott catches up with 8x New York Times best seller, Anthony Bozza, and the co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood. They discuss how they both met and how Anthony came to write Mick's autobiography,
Along they way they talk in length about Peter Green, later discussing the tribute concert, documentary and the time the band moved to LA and connected with Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Knicks. They discuss everything from the blues to the different direction the band took with the lineup and jump into modern day Fleetwood Mac. The Tik Tok phenomena and Don't Stop from the Clinton campaign are discussed in length.
Is the infamous band dropping new music? Tune in and find out!
On this week's episode, Scott sits with iconic photographer, Danny Clinch. They discuss all things photography, film and their shared love for music and art. They start by talking about the Sea Hear Now festival and get into current live concert scenarios like the recent Foo Fighters show at the Garden.
The two get into Danny's history working for the likes of photographers such as Annie Libeovitz and Steven Miesel. Danny also talks about some of his first professional photography shoots that helped launch him, and the artistic style and technique that it takes to be a professional photographer.
They then dive deep into connections with Bruce Springsteen, the story behind the Varvatos campaigns, and much more. They wrap up with his love for Asbury park and jamming with the likes of Springsteen on stage. Don't miss out on this episode!
Vernon Reid and Corey Glover of Living Colour
In this episode, Scott talks to one of the most iconic and polarizing music duos from the 90’s, Vernon Reid and Corey Glover of Living Colour.
They chat about everything from their history and how they met, to the current state of the band as they discuss upcoming music and their new tour starting July 1st. Along the way they talk about inspiration, the writing process, and how poignant the messaging was to their debut album, Vivid.
They dive into the history of the band with great stories about meeting Mick Jagger to the infamous Guns N Roses, Stones shows. They get into the history of NYC and CBGBS, they discuss touring in the current post pandemic climate, and touch on other important issues in today's society.
Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes
Reunited after 7 years, Scott sits with the brothers Robinson, Chris and Rich from The Black Crowes. They talk about the band's inception 30 years ago to the new tour.
The start with reminiscing about when they first and hop into touring life, being one of the first rock bands to hit the rock scene post pandemic. They get into their first show back at the Troubadour, and touch on new music they are creating now with George Drakoulis.
They discuss the inception of the band and Mr. Crowes Garden, their childhood and how they met George and started working towards a heavier sound which ultimately became Shake Your Money Maker. Along they way they discuss the creation of She Talks to Angels, and the secret band they had with Jellyfish.
On this episode, Scott connects with indie artist K.Flay and dives deep into all things music and her career.
They cover everything from her love of podcasts to her musical journey. She discussed how she started rapping early on with parody / social conscious rap and about some of her role models like Santigold, Missy Elliot and MIA. They talk about her beginnings in the Bay area to her record deal with RCA and her first traction on Hype Machine.
The two then get into her first session working w Pharrell and her conscious decision not to use a band at first and only a drummer.
Scott asks about her transition from rapping to singing and her path including the warped tour and surviving a pandemic as a newer artist. They talk about her new EP and she performs a few songs for the show!
Tune in to listen.
Perry Farrell of Janes Addiction
Scott has the pleasure of connecting with the godfather of Alternative Rock n Roll and founder of Lollapalloza, Perry Farrell. They begin by catching up as they have known each other the better part of 20 years, then work there way into his life story. The two discuss Perry's early upbringings on long island, to moving to LA to surf and his artistic path in life.
Along the way they talk about the new box set that is out titled Glitz and the Glamour, and touch base on his early introduction to music in Psi Com. They recollect great stories about how Janes Addiction started, to meeting David Bowie and working on his latest album with his wife, Etty. Along the way they discuss the future of live music, being vaccinated and of course the new tracks just out w Jim Morrison and Starcrawler.
Stevie Van Zandt
Scott catches up with legendary writer, producer and creator Little Stevie Van Zandt. They cover many topics ranging from the Sopranos to running his record label. They also chat about his time in Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band to launching his solo career.
They first begin by discussing the first time Stevie saw the Stones and his journey into music and when he picked up a guitar and progress into how he met Bruce in the 60s up until when he quit music in the early 70s. The two also discuss the state of Rock n Roll today and creating a new infrastructure for its survival.
Along they way they bring up Sun City and how Stevie helped to introduce Hip Hop early on to a new audience. They then jump to his time on the Sopranos, from getting the call from David Chase to the new film being made.
They also discuss some current artists that are still under the radar and some current pop artists that Stevie is a fan of. The show ends talking about the future, possible dates w the Boss to his new projects including his memoir and new records out.
Scott sits with the crux of members of the biggest selling punk bands of all time, Dexter Holland and Noodles of The Offspring. Just days away from the new album release, Let the Bad times roll, they go over the 9-year journey it took to make this record.
They chat about Dexter getting his PHD and Noodles hobbies in lockdown then move onto their path and journey. Dexter recalls the early years of the band and getting together even before they had a record deal and the early formation of Offspring.
The guys reminisce about the Punk scene and starting out in SoCal and helping to define a genre. Both Dexter and Noodles talk about their favorite and career defining Offspring songs, how they met and how they perceive the industry now. After sometime talking about their path and journey, the guys discuss the new album, working with producer Bob Rock, the process of writing new music in a pandemic and then walk us through the new music.
They also touch base on touring, getting vaccinated and of course Dexters hot sauce! Enjoy!
Dee Snider with Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock, authors of "Nothing But a Good Time"
Scott sits with New York Times best selling authors Richard Bienstock and Tom Beaujour to reminisce about the golden age of hard rock in the 80’s. They are joined by the iconic Dee Snider of Twisted Sister for the first half of the interview. Dee, always outspoken, talks about his love for the time period and the trials and tribulations that Twisted Sisters had to go through to make it in the 80's. They first started discussing Twisted's early club days, the use of make up, some of their first shows and a few infamous stories.
Rich and Tom speak about a few similarities in her career as it pertains to the book. They touch upon when the scene disbanded, Nirvana entered the picture and how everything from homogenization, fashion and Grunge had a role in its demise.
Tune in and enjoy!
Scott reunites with his long time friends from Steel Panther, legends of rock n roll and the party space. They talk about the relationship they share, how the band met and many other subjects all with a comedic twist. From the 13 year residency on the Strip the group has many stories to share. They talk about their time as a fixture on the Sunset Strip to their very first gig and paycheck!
They even break out a guitar and do a few bars of a Eagles song while talking about their Eagles cover ban They talk about some of their latest releases like Fuck 2020 and their take on 2 newly released Van Halen classics. They reminisce about what Eddie Van Halen meant to them to life on the road in Europe and playing festivals. They also touch base on the new record and talk about current tour dates coming up in the Covid era. Other subjects covered are current music beefs and their virtual photo shows to benefit tour photographers. It was a blast!
Myles Kennedy, of Slash and the Conspirators and Alter Bridge, and Damon Johnson
In this two part interview Scott sits down (over Zoom of course) with one of the busiest guys in rock n roll, frontman of Alter Bridge and Slash and the Conspirators, Myles Kennedy, who is at work on his solo album. They talk about Myles' journey including his religious upbringing and how he got into rock n roll at an early age, his beginnings as a guitar player and teaching guitar in his early 20’s.
They then jump into great stories like the time he jammed with Led Zeppelin and the early auditions of Velvet Revolver. Along the way Myles shares how he met the guys in Alter Bridge and Slash and talks new music for both projects. He discusses the direction of the new album, how it was made, and the journey to making it as a rock star.
For the second part of the interview, Scott talks with solo artist and former Brother Cane vocalist, Damon Johnson, to talk about his new record "Battle Lessons." The record is being released with his new band, Damon Johnson and the Get Ready. The two reminisce about how they met, taking us on a journey from Damons time in Alice Coopers band to Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders.
They share a few stories on how Damon got to join Thin Lizzy, the songwriting process and touch base on the new album and life in 2021 as a music artist. Last but not least Damon performs two songs, Battle Lessons and the Steven Tyler and Santana “Just Feel Better" that Damon originally wrote!
In this episode, Scott hops on Zoom with entrepreneur and family man, Rande Gerber. The two discuss similar childhoods and random connections, having grown up together on Long Island. Scott talks to Rande about his incredible journey starting as a model to his career in commercial real estate. Along the way they reminisce on stories with Ian Schrager, Studio 54, and the genesis of his nightlife empire.
The duo discuss the story of how Rande met his supermodel wife, Cindy Crawford, and how eventually he set out with his best friend, George Clooney, to launch Casamigos. The brand story is explained from the foundation to the billion-dollar sale. They touch base on the lifestyle and culture of the tequila brand and Rande shares a great story on the first Casamigos video with George Clooney. Last but not least they touch upon his new boot collaboration with Thursdays Boots and what's next for Rande.
Greta Van Fleet's Sam Kiska and Danny Wagner
On today’s installment of Lipps Service Scott welcomes the rhythm section of the hottest band in rock and roll, Greta Van Fleet.
Scott, Sam Kiska and Danny Wagner get into the new record, The Battle of Gardens Gate, which launches April 16th and talk about everything from the inception of the band during high school years to where we are today.
The boys reminisce about the early days of auditioning drummers and their first gig to how the name came about.Along the way they talk about life in a small town, musical inspirations, and both their parents love for music and their love for the blues. They also touch on career highlights like opening their first arena show for Bob Seger, or the time when Elton John called them on stage.
This will be one you don’t want to miss, so tune in!
During a pandemic, anything can happen and it does! Scott and Tommy Hilfiger sit down again (via Zoom) for the second try to discuss Tommy's incredible life, journey, and career.
They begin with Tommy's humble beginnings working in a gas station at age 17 and saving money for his first store People's Place, up until current day: 35 years later, and thousands of stories and success in Tommy's brand. They talk about Tommy's deep love of music and how he got started, emulating the look of rock stars and the movement that was happening around him. Along the way, they discuss his first success and hiccups on the road to building a massive brand. He shares about how he met his partners, how he started designing his first iconic ad campaign, and his many collaborations with people like Gigi Hadid. They share amazing stories about the likes of David Bowie and Axl Rose, and touch on all things Tommy Hilfiger.
Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix
Scott catches up with the lead singer of Papa Roach - Jacoby Shaddix - and discuss the band’s journey from high school friends to almost 30 years as a band and 20 million albums sold.
They start with a dive deep into Jacoby’s upbringing, influences, and the great music that shaped him along the way. Jacoby shares about his highs and lows, personally and as a band, and how things started to kick off for Papa Roach - from their first record deal to starting their journey on the Warped Tour on the small stage to headlining the main stage. They talk about the touching story behind their massive hit “Last Resort” and how it helped thousands of people to find the light from the darkness. Scott and Jacoby chat about mental health, Covid, new music, and upcoming plans – tune in!
The Best of 2020 Year in Review
To wrap up 2020, Scott gives us his top picks in TV, film, music, podcasts, and YouTube content for the year.
First, he does a deep dive into his favorite streaming shows on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, then shares some of the shows, films, and documentaries that inspired him this year- including favorites like The Undoing, Your Honor, and The Good Lord Bird. Afterwards, Scott delves into some of the best music made this year, as well as podcasts and YouTube shows worth checking out.
This bonus episode will bring some insight into the plethora of content out and available during this crazy time – enjoy!
Paul Stanley from Kiss and Evan Stanley
Scott lands an exclusive first this week with the iconic and legendary front man of one of the biggest bands in the world – Paul Stanley from Kiss – joining in with his wildly talented son, Evan Stanley.
First, Scott talks to Evan about his love of music and how he first got introduced to music through his dad. Then, Scott dives in with Paul about all things Kiss, their upcoming New Year’s Eve show in Dubai, and some Kiss history. They talk about the mysticism in music from bands years ago, the first time Paul saw Led Zeppelin, Paul’s upbring, and his influence on Evan and his music. They also chat about Paul’s work ethic, the early days with Kenny Kerner and Bill Aucoin, and Evan’s path into music. Evan breaks down some of the new music that’s dropping now, with he and Paul each naming their favorite tracks.
Will Kiss continue on one day without Gene and Paul? Does the band still have any spinal tap moments? Find out in this Lipps Service discussion!
Scott catches up with an old friend - the recently Grammy-nominated producer of the year - Andrew Watt!
After a battle with coronavirus earlier this year, Andrew is back and busier than ever. The songwriter/producer/guitarist extraordinaire and Scott reminisce about old times and how they met. They dive into Andrew's journey - from his humble beginnings jamming with The Roots to touring with Cody Simpson and Justin Bieber. Andrew recalls moving to LA, pursuing a solo career, and joining California Breed, and he shares about his time working with acts like Post Malone, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, Lana Del Ray, and Camilla Cabello. Andrew discusses writing, producing, and playing on the new Ozzy Osbourne record, Ordinary Man, and he tells a great story about how the “Ordinary Man” single with Elton John came to be. Finally, Scott and Andrew touch base on his new solo record and his desire to work with Paul McCartney.
In this kick off to season 4, Scott does his first in-person interview since the quarantine started. With the current season of Fargo on Fx/Hulu comes to an end, Scott sits with long time friend British actor Jack Huston to discuss his journey - covering topics like life in the pandemic, Jack's family history in entertainment, his upbringing, his beginnings as a child actor and landing some small roles. They dive deep into his first major role in Boardwalk Empire and his many films and projects leading up to this season's current role opposite Chris Rock and Jason Schwartzman in Fargo. They also talk about the show, getting the role, and even touch base on advice Jack would give to would-be actors in Hollywood. Last but not least, Scott and Jack reminisce about the glory days of NYC nightlife and life in the last decade since they have been friends.
Luke Spiller of The Struts and Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes
Scott’s friends Luke Spiller of The Struts and Albert Hammond Jr. of The Stokes talk about their collaboration on their new single, “Another Hit of Showmanship.” Luke sits down with Scott first to chat about how productive the band has been while in quarantine and “Strange Days’ – the band’s latest release with Robbie Williams. They go through the writing process and how the band has pivoted in these times, even including a few drive-in concerts. About halfway through, the iconic Albert Hammond Jr. joins in to speak about how he and Luke first met, this new single, and their relationship. They share stories about meeting on the road and discuss their experience collaborating together. Tune in for a fun time with good friends and rock’s forces of nature!
Finding Love in a Pandemic
Scott talks to three women about their experiences with dating during this time of quarantine, social distancing, and the coronavirus. The anonymous guests share stories on everything from dating apps to masks made of toilet paper to other trials and tribulations that single people are going through while trying to be safe, but still looking for love during this difficult time. We hear different takes on the guests’ experiences from break ups to get-togethers and how we are all trying to navigate the waters. Tune in and have a laugh!
Scott sits with one of the breakout artists of 2020, and Post Malone's protege, Tyla Yaweh. They go through his early childhood growing up in Florida, all the way to his rise working with Post Malone, Wiz Khalifa, Green Day and more. They talk about how he met the Rolling Loud crew, the SoundCloud rap that emerged from Orlando, his experience moving to LA out of high school and being homeless, and his first big break with French Montana and A$AP Rocky. Scott and Tyla break down some of his newest singles like “Tommy Lee” and “High Right Now,” and they discuss how he connected with the right players early on to eventually lead to where he is today. They touch base on life in quarantine, life on tour, the new record, his rock and roll influences, and how Tyla stays humble.
Scott welcomes back Gavin Rossdale from Bush. They chat about life in quarantine, the release of his new album, The Kingdom, and speak about all things from music to love. They talk about growth in the time of Covid-19, touring, and interesting ways to get music out there now that everyone needs to reinvent themselves in this day and age. Scott and Gavin go through tracks on the record, like “Bullet Holes,” “Blood River,” and “Undone,” then touch base on a rage of subjects from Keanu Reeves, the use of Gavin’s song in the John Wick soundtrack, and their latest livestream. They take on the concept of social responsibility during covid, and Gavin answers some fan questions about finding love again, being single, and advice for musicians wanting to break into the music business these days.
Alan McGee of Creation Records
Scott chats with legendary music mogul and founder of Creation Records Alan McGee, all the way from London on Zoom. They talk about Alan’s role in signing massive UK bands like in the 90s through the present day. He tells great stories about the night he saw and signed Oasis, how he got into the business with his friend circle of Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream, and the night Carl Barât of The Libertines almost lost his eye within the first week of Alan managing them. They speak about the current state of the music business and share rock and roll stories from then to now. Scott and Alan touch base on Alan’s history and where the label is at today, the process of how bands are marketing themselves, and more.
The Naked and Famous
Amidst the quarantine, Scott sits with New Zealand electro pop sensation The Naked and Famous. The band actually performs some of their biggest hits unplugged, like "Young Blood" and "Punching in a Dream.” Thom and Alisa talk about their start in Auckland and how they met at an early age, and they go through their journey as a group to now a duo. Scott, Thom, and Alisa touch base on how they are adapting to quarantine, how they got their start, and how they were cyberbullied from the beginning. They also address the pitfalls of being together and working together. Next, they break down the meeting behind some of their biggest tracks and chat about the music scene in Auckland versus the United States. Thom and Alisa discuss their new music, new configuration, and the writing process behind their new album “Recover.” They end the conversation speaking on the shape of the music business and where it all might net out after this pandemic.
Scott does a quick catch up with Steve O of Jackass and Wildboyz fame right before he goes to get a Covid test. They chat about life in quarantine, Steve O’s love of the UFC, and how he almost achieved the famed cauliflower ear. Steve O talks about his love of Mötley Crüe and how he first scammed his way into meeting them. Steve O also tells Scott about driving in his caravan to guests for his own podcast. After talking about clown college and how Steve O got into stunts at a young age, they end the conversation speaking about some of his biggest regrets, flossing, and a Jackass reunion.
Scott talks to 5-time Grammy nominee Skylar Grey about her incredible career that branches from solo artist to one of the world’s most prominent songwriters. They start with her upbringing in Wisconsin, where she was in her first folk band with her mother at age 6. She moved to LA at 17, got her first record deal, then lost it all. After going broke and moving to Oregon to work at a gallery part-time, Skylar wrote the song “Love The Way You Lie” – later released by Eminem and Rihanna. Skylar breaks out the piano and performs the chorus, giving listeners goosebumps. Scott and Skylar discuss how this one song changed her life and allowed her to create more hits for major artists, including “Walk on Water” for Eminem and Beyoncé, “Coming Home” for Diddy-Dirty Money, and “Castle Walls” for T.I. and Christina Aguilera. Skylar also shares about how writing a song for Celine Dion was a dream-come-true. Shifting into the present, Skylar is writing new music for herself while living in Napa. The conversation wraps up with a chat on Skylar’s creative process, new tracks and projects, and goals for the future. Skyler concludes the show with an inspiring live performance of the chorus of “Coming Home.”
Scott chats with breaking artist Gashi to hear his incredible story of going from refugee runaway to multi-platinum recording artist working alongside talent like French Montana, Travis Scott, and Nipsey Hustle. The show begins with a conversation about life in quarantine, then transitions into Gashi’s humble beginnings in Kosovo and how he eventually landing in Brooklyn with his family. Scott touches on his own upbringing and first taste of success, then Gashi talks about how he dropped out of school and pursued music with his homeless peers. He outlines how he went from selling CDs in the street, meeting Scott early on, meeting Austin Rosen, and getting a record deal. They share the infamous story of Gashi’s performance at RCA records and recall how his first few songs went viral, allowing him to give up an ordinary life and transition into an artist. They also discuss Gashi’s new album, 1984, and he divulges some of the inspiration behind the songs and lyrical content. Talking about the concept of the new record, Scott and Gashi dive into the 80’s as a time capsule. Gashi tells the stories behind songs like “Paranoid,” “Mr. Ferrari,” and “My Year” with G-Eazy,” then concludes with his plans for the future.
Scott talks with Sinead Bovell – model and tech entrepreneur, and CEO of Waye. The conversation begins with Sinead’s academic upbringing in Canada and an overview of how she segued from finance and management consulting to a career in fashion and modeling. Then, Scott and Sinead dive into how Sinead was scouted, career highlights as model, and discussing how she became an educator in the tech space. They chat about career paths and using technology for the greater good. Sinead also shares about the mission of Waye and how she aims to disrupt and revolutionize the tech community. Next, Scott and Sinead explore the various ways fashion can help shape advertising and other industries as well as how social media is shaping culture. They speak on AI, digital models, the future of fashion week, and the skill sets students should have to help shape their future with technology. After touching on Sinead’s work with the United Nations, the US Chamber of Commerce, and her many writing gigs, Scott and Sinead conclude with insight on how technology will play a part in shaping the future.
Scott sits with American rapper and producer Smokepurpp while Purpp gets a haircut in quarantine. They discuss Purpp's history, starting with how he was one of the pioneers in the Soundcloud Rap Movement in Florida. They talk about how Purpp was signed out of high school by Alamo Records and Interscope, how he met Lil Pump, and his experience touring with Lil Peep. Scott and Purpp also touch base on how things go viral; Purpp was one of the original artists creating content to accompany his music on platforms like Triller. They chat about Purpp's early influences leading up to his new record, Florida Jit - an homage to his early years in Florida and the Rolling Loud crew. They even get into Purpp's fashion sensibility, jewelry style, rock and roll inspirations. They dive into the collabs on the Florida Jit album with artists like Rick Ross and Jack Harlow. Finally, Smokepurpp shares words to inspire and motivate his fans and young kids that are looking up to him for guidance.
Scott sits down with Emmy award winning actress and singer Dove Cameron! We talk about her rise to fame, her nearly 37 million followers, her time with Disney, and of course her musical journey and new music thats out! The episode begins from her early life, family, how she got into acting and music, and ends with the process of her writing this record. Finally we touch base on life in quarantine, her daily routine, and things she still wants to accomplish.
Scott talks to actress, filmmaker, activist, and singer Rose McGowan about her new record Planet 9, the process of writing the record, life in quarantine, her many artistic endeavors and her path and journey.
Incubus band members Brandon Boyd and Michael Einziger interview each other in a unique spin for the show, they discuss the new EP Trust Fall Side B, life in a pandemic, and answer fan questions.
Health & Wellness Coach Melissa Wood
Scott downs with health and wellness coach, digital entrepreneur and superwoman, Melissa Wood to discuss her path and journey and her health and wellness rise and life during this pandemic.
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