Rockstar 101 with SHIM and Brandon CoatesApr 19, 2021
1990 - AC/DC 'The Razors Edge'
Everyone knows this but Thunderstruck is arguably Brandon's favorite song, plus Shim gives some incite into following up a really successful album.
1990 - Pantera 'Cowboys From Hell'
The guys talk about the Rage Against the Machine show being pushed back again before getting into Pantera's 'Cowboys From Hell'. Plus, as a bonus, Brandon has a story from Zakk Wylde and his guitar tech Moby that involves Dimebag Darrell, Jerry Cantrell, and a goat.
1990 - Alice In Chains 'Facelift'
The guy discuss Alice In Chains 'Facelift' which was the first grunge album to make it big. Plus, there were two things for the computer created in 1990 that we still use to this day.
1989 (Dr. Feelgood, Prince's Batman Soundtrack)
Dr. Feelgood was one of the biggest albums of 1989. Plus the Batman Soundtrack from Prince was amazing and he was a whole different level of Rockstar compared to everyone else.
Movies of 1989 (Batman and Back to the Future)
The guys are still discussing 1989, but now they're focused on the movies. Especially Batman and Back to the Future.
TV Shows of 1989 and a Rockstar FBI Hunt
The guys talk about some of the big TV happenings in 1989. Plus, a video surfaced with what appears to be a cult killing. Now the authorities are on the hunt for a rockstar.
The Best Rock of 1989
It's time to step into the wayback machine and talk about the best rock that was released in 1989. There are two albums that were considered flops when they were released but are now considered masterpieces.
2021 Rock Hall of Fame Finalists and the Most Annoying Music Cliches
The guys discuss the 2021 Rock Hall of Fame finalists and the most annoying music cliches. Plus they're getting ready for the best rock of 1989 and Brandon recommends the Beastie Boys documentary on Apple TV+.
Kickboxing and Unpopular Music Opinions
Brandon explains how he ended up with a bloody nose and a messed up jaw. Plus the guys talk about unpopular music opinions.
Cancel Culture and the Music Industry
The guys talk about artists that have done things that end up making you not want to listen to their music anymore. *DISCLAIMER* Shim and Brandon recorded this episode before any of the allegations were brought forth about Marilyn Manson.
The Best Rock of 1995
The guys discuss Brandon's playlist on Spotify that has the best rock of 1995. Find the playlist under Brandon's account @therealbrandolorian.
Do You Love Or Hate Your Own Music
Shim talks about whether or not he loves or hates his own music, plus the guys have kid stories to tell.
The Adult Regurgitation Conundrum
Is this the best episode the guys have ever done or the worst? We aren't sure but things take a turn pretty quick in this episode.
What is Dad Rock?
The guys discuss festivals and what is the young generation of rock? This leads to the question... What is Dad Rock?
Teaching Your Kid Guitar and Weed Stories
Brandon's kid was given a guitar, so Shim gives some advice on how to get her to learn to play it, plus the guy's fall down a rabbit hole of telling weed stories.
The Downward Spiral
The guys discuss Nine Inch Nail's The Downward Spiral, plus they wonder if an Am I the A-Hole is what people want out of Rockstar 101.
Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin
Lead singer of Puddle of Mudd, Wes Scantlin, joins the guys to talk about everything from working with Fred Durst to getting banned from Graceland.
Twitch and Diamond Certified Albums
Brandon is now an affiliate on Twitch, so he thinks he's a big deal. Plus the guys talk about the albums that have been diamond certified.
Chris Cornell and Vision Boards
Brandon tests Shim's knowledge of Soundgarden. Plus the guys talk about vision boards and collecting things.
Song Writing Process and Boring Conversations
Shim answers a question about his song writing process and Brandon talks about what to do when you're on air and you notice the topic isn't as good as you thought.
The Frustration of Corporate Overlords
Brandon explains how corporate overloads can be incredibly frustrating and the issues that streaming on the Internet presents to radio stations.
How Do You Know If Your Manager Loves You or Money?
Shim answers a question from social media about being in a new band and management, plus Brandon has stories about band names. Oh, and Brandon also gives Shim a quick quiz on Hanson. Yeah, the band.
How Well Does Shim Know the Simpsons?
Shim was pretty confident about his Simpsons knowledge. How well did he do on the quiz? Plus the guys talk about their favorite Pantera songs.
How Well Does Shim Know Silverchair?
Shim is a diehard Silverchair fan. This is clear. But how well does he know the band? Brandon puts Shim's knowledge to the test.
What Lesser Known Band Would You Recommend?
The guys try to stay on topic in this episode. Shim recommends the one album you have to hear, Brandon has a lesser known band you should check out, and they also fall down a Simpsons rabbit hole.
Which Rock Bio Should We Read First?
The guys discuss starting a rock 'n roll book club. They try to figure out which rock biography they should read first. Plus Brandon has some random rock trivia questions for Shim.
Remembering Eddie Van Halen
The guys remember Eddie Van Halen, plus talk about band members who were unceremoniously kicked out of their bands. Also, who wants to start a rock bio book club?
What is the Best Movie Soundtrack with special guest Aimee Osbourne
The guys discuss movie soundtracks and are joined by Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Aimee Osbourne. Her single House of Lies is available now and her album Vacare Adamaré will be available on October 30th, 2020.
What is 'Butt Rock'?
The guys discuss the term 'butt rock'. What does it mean?
Are These the Greatest Vocalists of All Time?
Brandon has narrowed down his list of vocalists for the tournament. Did he get it right? Shim disagrees with some of the choices.
Which Song Has the Better Intro Guitar Riff?
The guys debate which intro guitar riff is better: Wonderwall, Sweet Child O' Mine, Back in Black, or Enter Sandman? They also tell karaoke stories and discuss the best group song.
Who is Kalen Chase?
Kalen Chase is a vocalist who has worked on many projects, including being Jonathan Davis' backup singer for a few years. He joins the guys to talk about his new solo project he's working on.
How Do You Ruin Disneyland For Your Kid?
Brandon explains how he possibly ruined Disneyland for his kid, plus the guys talk about Nickelback.
Back to School and Greatest Vocalists
The kids are back in school, even though it's vastly different between the US and Australia. Plus the guys talk about copyrighted music and the greatest vocalists of all time.
Aaron Lewis and Live Learns
The guys talk about meeting Aaron Lewis, seeing his solo acoustic sets, and what a 'live learn' is.
Mike Shinoda's Raid, The Tooth Fairy, and Reading Music
Mike Shinoda's Twitch stream raiding Shim's Hollywood Rebellion. The guys talk about the Tooth Fairy, and Shim gives some advice on learning to read music.
Royal Bliss Song and Brent Smith
Royal Bliss has a new song coming out that Shim is on, plus the guys talk about Brent Smith and is he as humble as he comes off. The answer is yes.
Brandon talks about his own personal Howard Stern "WNBC" moment and gives a quick education in radio. Shim, of course, has fun with it.
Pretend and Reopening
Shim answers a question about a song that was never released and the guys talk about things opening back up and what Disney Parks are now like.
Gambling, Rock on the Range, Ben Burnley and LZ or Hendrix
Brandon has a gambling story. Shim has a Rock on the Range story. The guys talk Ben Burnley, plus debate Led Zeppelin or Jimi Hendrix.
Tri Polar Stories and Bush's Live Concert
Shim shares some stories from the making of Tri Polar and Bush is doing a virtual concert meant to look and feel live.
Shim Covering Linkin Park and Uncut Gems
Shim talks about him covering Linkin Park and the guys discuss Uncut Gems. Shim was NOT a fan.
Computer Problems and Tik Tok
Brandon's back at the gym, Shim is having problems with getting his new computer, and the guys discuss Tik Tok.
Losing Things and New Concerts
The guys talk about losing things and what is the future of concerts?
Dehydrated and Screaming at Demons
Shim has a great story about an early drummer for the Sick Puppies, and he gives some insight into what happened to Screaming at Demons, the 'band' he was in after leaving the Sick Puppies.
Live Nation and Porn Descriptions
Shim talks about Live Nation changing the rules for artists and Brandon has a list of movies being described as if they were pornos. Shim has to guess the movies.
Reaction to Reaction Videos
The guys talk about reaction videos and how much is the person "reacting" really doing to get the page views.
Pledge of Allegiance and Taylor Swift
The guys are talking about the Pledge of Allegiance and Taylor Swift taking a stand on social media against Donald Trump.
George Floyd and Trapt
The guys discuss Chris Taylor Brown of Trapt's reaction to the George Floyd video.
Odd Music Tastes and Mel Blanc
The guys talk about music they enjoy that most people wouldn't think they'd like, and they talk about the strange story of Mel Blanc coming out of a coma.