Ilan Rubin Is a drummer in the rock n roll hall of fame band Nine inch Nails!
Ted Stryker welcomes Chad Tepper to the Tuna on Toast Studio.
This is such a fun, emotional, and inspiring episode into the life and history of Chad. While he is a star on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, Stryker knows of Chad solely through is music.
Chad talks about his collabs with Simple Plan, Bowling for Soup and Travie McCoy, and tells a great story of how he struck up a friendship with Pierre Bouvier.
Chad shares for the first time publicly just how tough his childhood was, his family was homeless and struggling. Chad gets into all the details, again, it's very emotional.
Chad lists The Killers, Sum 41, Good Charlotte and Lady Gaga as a few bands/artists he would love to collab with!
Stryker and Chad discuss his future endeavors which include potentially signing to a big time major label
Chad Tepper is a hard working and creative force, sit back, relax and enjoy another great episode of Tuna on Toast.
Rise Against released their 9th full length studio album titled "Nowhere Generation" in June of 2021! Tim McIlrath from Rise Against joins Stryker on a really fun and entertaining episode of Tuna on Toast.
Ted Stryker unearths an interview heard by very few people with the late Jerry Heller (recorded in 2011)
Jerry Heller was a music manager, music agent and a business man.
In this Tuna on Toast episode, Ted Stryker asks Jerry about is career before his NWA and Eazy-E days. Jerry worked with bands like The Standells, Elton John and Pink Floyd just name a few. Jerry also names the one artists that rubbed him the wrong way!
Jerry goes into detail about the circumstances that led to Jerry meeting Eric Wright AKA Eazy-E. Jerry and Stryker talk about JJ Fad, the song Supersonic, The L.A. Dream Team, Rudy Pardee, the great radio station KDAY and the amazing personalities/DJ's on KDAY. Jerry mentions guys like Juilo G, Tony G and Greg Mack!
Jerry tells a great story of his first meeting with Eazy, MC Ren was also there and the guys pulled up in a Suzuki Samurai.
Jerry Heller answers all of Stryker's questions about Ruthless, who owned the company, and about how it was determined how much the NWA members got paid.
Jerry discusses not only his thoughts on why Ice Cube left the group, but also talks about his feelings towards Ice Cube after the release of the song "No Vaseline". Jerry talks about his encounter with Suge Knight at Monty's restaurant.
Jerry Heller then answers questions about Dr. Dre leaving the group, his importance to Ruthless Records and how exactly Jerry feels about Dr. Dre as a talent!
Stryker asks Jerry about his relationship with Eazy, what was it like both working and personal throughout their years together.
Jerry is a wonderful story teller who was sharp as a tack the day we recorded this interview back in 2011. There are a ton more little nuggets you will hear!
Thanks for listening, sit back and enjoy Jerry Heller on Tuna on Toast.
It's a funny intro before the interview! Things went haywire in the house before Stephan arrived....had a plumbing situation...Stephan refers to the plumber as my roommate!
Stephan reveals some if his favorite songs from 2021! It's a rainy day in LA this day and the guys talk about good manners and Stryker asks Stephan about his love for LA (he's a bay area guy)
The guys talk about the new album called Our Bande Apart and the process of how it was recorded here in Los Angeles. Stephan and Stryker discuss the Third Eye Blind documentary which is available on youtube called "How We Hold Each Other Right Now".
Stephan tells Stryker that his mindset has changed, he doesn't care about metrics, streams, radio play or Grammy's and as a result, he's made much more music! Stephan also shared that he had another full album ready just as the pandemic hit, but the songs didn't feel right to release which is what lead lead them to the very honest and imperfect album.. Our Bande Apart. Stephan explains what an imperfect album means.
Stephan tells a beautiful story about knitting himself back together from the traumatized 6 year old boy that he was. Stephan brings up the saying....Comparison is the enemy of joy. The guys also discuss tension in the recording studio. Stephan tells Stryker that yes, absolutely that is important in the process. Stephan recounts a great story about producing Vanessa Carlton while Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham were working in a different studio, Stephan walked right in and asked to borrow them for a song!
Stephan says to Stryker that Third Eye Blind is an indie rock band who are saddled with a lot of hits, he also tells Stryker about his love for Rancid and The Interruptors. It was just a few years back that they all met at a show....The KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles.
Stephan talks to Stryker about his love of playing drums from a very young age and being a professional musician by the time he was 17. Stryker learns that Stephan went to Cal Berkeley for college and actually had a great time!
The guys then chat about getting a record deal, and why in the 90's it was so important to have a deal, that entire experience led to the writing and recording of the song "Graduate".
Stephan reveals that after the chat he's going to rehearsal and the guys are already making a new Third Eye Blind album, Stephan is not even close to slowing down and living off previous success.
Make sure to find the guys on the road, 2022 is going to be another huge year for the band! It was a super fun time hanging with Stephan, he's a very very talented guy, sit back relax, and enjoy another episode of Tuna on Toast with Stryker
In this episode, Ted Stryker welcomes The Aquadolls to the Tuna on Toast studio!
The Aquadolls are Melissa Brooks, Keilah Nina and Jackie Proctor.
In this episode, Ted Stryker welcomes Davey Havok to the Tuna On Toast studio to celebrate life and 30 years of AFI!
In this episode, Stryker welcomes Bishop Briggs to the Tuna on Toast studio.
Bishop Briggs surprises Stryker by letting him and the world know she is engaged to Landon Jacobs from Sir Sly!
This episode is filled with so much emotion!
It starts out with Bishop Briggs talking about new music, the album is done, she's been working with Zakk Cervini!
Bishop Briggs talks about how tough the last year has been, the toughest anyone can imagine after losing her amazing sister Kate McLaughlin to cancer. Kate was so much more than just a sister as you will hear.
Bishop talks about how this heartache does not match any other types of heartache.
In this Bishop Briggs interview, Stryker asks about Bishop's move to Los Angeles at 17 years old, her time at The Musicians Institute, and her experience opening up for Coldplay before she had an album out!
Bishop tells a very touching story of playing Red Rocks Amphitheater and having a spiritual experience especially during the song "Someone Else".
Bishop Briggs is beyond talented and strong. She is also such a great person!
There is so much to take in! Sit back and enjoy, thanks for watching and supporting Tuna on Toast with Stryker.