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Josh Pray discusses his recent viral videos about the Slipknot and MGK feud, his journey into metal and how the fanbase has welcomed him with arms wide open plus what made him want to chase his comedy dream and his influences.

November 18, 2021

Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies and Lena Scissorhands of Infected Rain discuss their latest tour including late night bus parties, playing after Slipknot at Rocklahoma and Carla’s mortuary studies.

November 14, 2021

Matt Heafy of Trivium discusses the band’s latest, In The Court of the Dragon. Plus Twitch, Knotfest Iowa, Machine Gun Kelly and changing with the times. Matt tells his love of Metallica’s Black Album and talks about writing a children’s book. While also diving into his recent outing on the Metal Tour Of The Year with Megadeth & Lamb of God.

October 18, 2021

Matty discusses what music can do for your soul, growing up listening to DC Talk and living and working in Nashville.

October 13, 2021

Elijah Witt of Cane Hill joins the Talk Toomey Podcast this week. Elijah and I talk about the success of Cane Hill being off a label and the creative freedom it has given the band. We talk about the writing process of the band and his love of longer songs. Elijah discusses the huge bass tone the band has a the importance of bass players. We also talk some New Orleans metal history, Nu Metal and Deloreans.

October 8, 2021

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September 14, 2021

Dan dives into the process of writing and recording music for television and movies. Dan discusses reaching fans through licensing their music through things like the Olympics or Stanley Cup Final.

August 27, 2021

He describes how the Five Finger Death Punch hate he received set him up for life to do whatever he wants now.

August 27, 2021

Amy recalls first meeting Joey Jordison and Slipknot, driving all of Slipknot around to do radio interviews and befriending Joey.

August 26, 2021

Frank Bello joins Throwback Throwdown with Toomey discussing how Frank got into playing bass and eventually joining Anthrax. The guys discussed the latest Anthrax 40 year anniversary YouTube clips and how they were surprised with the knowledge that Henry Rollins had about Anthrax. Frank goes down memory lane with some great Cliff Burton and Dimebag Darrell stories. He talks about meeting Kiss in the 70s and then touring with them in the 80s. I’m The Man and Bring Tha Noize is broken down. Frank finishes off with some Big 4 talks and love for David Ellefson.

August 19, 2021

Andreas also discusses his time filling in for Scott Ian and Anthrax, what the Big 4 meant to him and hanging with the guys backstage.

August 16, 2021

For the final installment of Vman’s Defender of the Riff interview, the bassist details his development within the nucleus of Slipknot, shares what to expect when the band returns live, and confides he is excited to see Gojira and Faith No More in Iowa.

August 11, 2021