The multi-talented Brendon Small steps into the Electric Theater to share how learning play guitar offered an enduring life lesson from a very early age – you get outta life what you decide to invest into it.
Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy and Doyle Von Frankenstein join the clown in the Electric Theater for a candid conversation that explores the psychology behind dressing for the job you want, the tribal subconscious of online naysayers, and the double standard that exists between men and women in metal.
Bert McCracken of The Used guests on the latest episode of The Electric Theater for a weighty discussion about the physical and psychological benefits of cannabis. Detailing his involvement in Five Star Extracts, the magnetic frontman serves as an articulate advocate for responsible consumption. Offering thought-provoking talking points that lean on de-stigmatizing cannabis, the conversation ranges from the war on drugs to mental health in a way that both pragmatic and progressive.
Accomplished chef, restauranteur, and metal enthusiast Chris Santos joins clown for a session in the Electric Theater. Discussing his tenure as a judge on The Food Network’s Chopped, his humble start in the kitchen in his early teenage years, and his lifelong love for metal music, the conversation provides a unique glimpse into the work ethic and creative vision of the versatile chef and record label executive.
The Electric Theater welcomes Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas for a conversation with the clown. Exploring Charnas’ ska-punk roots and his lifelong fascination with the horror genre, the veteran musicians discuss evolving sound, stage spectacle, and how the energy of a good show makes the genre almost irrelevant.
Fieldy of KORN joins clown of Slipknot for conversation in the Electric Theater that touches on the rigors of touring, navigating the downtime in between the chaos, and how constantly being creative is a fundamental part of their DNA. Fieldy details his current work with his project StillWell, shares what’s happening with KORN, and explains how being ‘rock-ready’ means being able to artistically multi-task.
Addressing the stigma of the word and the misconceptions of the practices, author/teacher/podcaster Pam Grossman details the reality of being a witch and the magic that exists in being a conduit between the physical and invisible world.
Published author, cultural commentator and professor Laina Dawes paired with the clown of Slipknot for an honest conversation about identity, adversity, and ultimately finding solace in music in what has become an especially uncertain world. Sharing their personal experiences, both good and bad, the duo find common ground in challenging the expectations and thriving outside of the confines of the general pubic considers typical. The highly personal conversation examines counter culture from an intellectual perch.
Big air skater Elliott Sloan drops in on the latest installment of The Electric Theater with clown of Slipknot to discuss the completion of his mega ramp that has been years in the making, The conversation details the ups and downs of the passion project and the kind of fulfillment Sloan now gets in being able to ride what he had envisioned from the very beginning.
Artist Adam Wallacavage began his career as a photographer for the likes of Thrasher Magazine and would eventually find his passion for sculpting. Over the course of the last two decades, he has become revered for his work making octopus chandeliers. The artist sat in for a discussion on the Electric Theater that revisits his earnest beginning, his earliest inspiration, and explains how art can become pretentious if it’s missing authenticity.
Connecting with filmmaker, publisher, and graffiti culture historian Roger Gastman, clown explores the subversive origins of the art and unwritten rules that maintain the integrity of the craft. As both an artist and a vandal, Gastman details his passion for the culture and how his thirst to learn while participating resulted in a unique expertise that cemented a career rooted in credibility.
Fred Armisen connects with clown of Slipknot for a conversation in The Electric Theater that covers everything from Saturday Night Live to how the pandemic has transformed reality. Exploring the parallels of performing in a band and performing as an actor, the two share their personal experiences and find common ground in their appreciation of art, the value of communication, and the ability to geek out when talking drums.
The latest installment of The Electric Theater translates like a long ride on the tour bus between collaborative brothers and bandmates, clown and Corey Taylor. Discussing Taylor’s solo debut, their shared love (and distaste) for various movies, and the concept of exploring their many avenues of creativity, the casual conversation between two of rock’s larger than life figures brings into focus a truly unique connection.
The latest entry of The Electric Theater pairs Slipknot’s clown with renowned illustrator Tim Doyle. Exploring concepts like influence, originality, and integrity as it pertains to art, the two conclude that the best contributions are the ones that find the balance of artistic vision and creative spine.
Professional skateboarding sensation Nora Vasconcellos and Slipknot’s clown convene in the latest installment of The Electric Theater. In what becomes a very personable, endearing conversation, the two discuss what it’s like to have big aspirations in a small town, the perseverance to see their ambitions through, and how starting late is better never starting at all.
Competitive surfer Albee Layer joins clown of Slipknot for a conversation about chasing adrenaline and finding the full human potential in the latest episode of The Electric Theater. Though worlds apart professionally, Layer and clown find common ground in dodging the dangers of their chosen career and devoting themselves completely to the pursuit of perfecting their craft.
Actor Joe Manganiello connects with Slipknot’s clown to discuss how he spent time with real wolves to prepare for True Blood, his early love for fantasy role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, and his streetwear passion project that marries the world of heavy metal and fantasy art called, DEATH SAVES.
clown connects with therapist Jeffrey Kashou to discuss mental health and importance of shared experience.
They revisit Slipknot’s landmark BBC performance from earlier this year, discuss Carter’s segue from visual art to music, and clown’s decade-in the-making Look Outside Your Window project.
Clown welcomes festival producer and music industry veteran John Reese into The Electric Theater.
From tour stories with Pantera to the fallout from the current pandemic, the exchange is an entertaining 80-minutes that passes all too quickly.
Randy and clown dig deep into their shared passion for photograph and more.
“I think that’s a big thing that is missing from humanity, is empathy. That is one of the key things why so much goes so wrong. That people don’t think about how other people feel or what they’re going through. It’s really having that care for everyone and everything.” -Matt Heafy
Another set of photos that the world would have never seen. I took these in 2008 during Underoath’s set at Mayhem and have been sitting with them ever since. Felt right to share with all of you – raw, untreated, and captured as a fan.
“The brick will drop.” This conversation was recorded on April 27, 2020, but it feels even more relevant today than ever before.
The Electric Theater’s inaugural episode featuring Jami Morgan of Code Orange.