John Ostronomy, Rob Halford, & Mark Strigl at the Astro Diner in New York, NY.
"I think the show is terrific...I'm sure it's going to be a huge success!" - Rob Halford
"You guys started doing something really cool...I think it's the coolest f**kin' thing!" - Nikki Sixx
"Mark and John are true blue authentic metal fans and it shows." - Decibel Magazine
Mark Strigl, Ozzy Osbourne,
& John Ostronomy at KCOMP
Radio
in Las Vegas, NV.
 
 
 

Zakk Wylde:
Zakk Wylde
(Piano, Vocals)
Bumlefoot
(Guitar)
Mark Strigl (Bass)
John Ostronomy
(Drums)
Talking Metal Crew (Backups)
Video: Till the End

Turtlehead:
Bobby "Blitz" (Vocals)
Frankie Bello (Bass)
Mike Portnoy (Drums)
Mark Strigl
(Guitar)
John Ostronomy
(Guitar)

Video: Overkill

In This Moment:
Maria Brink (Vocals)
Chris Howorth (Guitar)
Jeff Fabb (Drums)
Jose Mangin (Vocals)
Mark Strigl
(Guitar)
John Ostronomy
(Bass)

Video: I'm Broken

The Spyderz:
Evan Seinfeld (Vocals)
Dirrty (Guitar)
Brook St. James (Guitar)
John Monty
(Bass)

Lee Nelson (Drums)
Mark Strigl
(Guitar)
John Ostronomy
(Guitar)

Video: Coming Soon

Exodus:
Rob Dukes (Vocals)
Tom Hunting (Vocals)
Gary Holt (Guitar)
Jack Gibson
(Bass)
Mark Strigl (Guitar)
John Ostronomy
(Drums)

Video: Seek and Destroy

All Star:
Kory Clarke
(Vocals)
Eddie Ojeda (Guitar)
Richard Christy (Drums)
Mark Strigl (Bass)
John Ostronomy
(Guitar)

Video: Paranoid

All Star:
Byron Davis
(Vocals)
Metal Mike Chlasciak (Guitar)
Richard Christy (Drums)
Mark Strigl (Guitar)
John Ostronomy
(Bass)

Video: South of Heaven


Members of Guns N' Roses:
Bumblefoot
(Vocals, Guitar)
Frank Ferrer (Drums)
Mark Strigl (Bass)
John Ostronomy
(Guitar)

Video: Running Wild

 

December 30, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 119 - CHILDREN OF BODOM SPECIAL

Credits: Em Cody/TalkingMetal.com

In this special episode recorded on loaction in New York City at the Nokia Theatre and the Circus bar, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Children of Bodom bassist, Henkka Seppälä. Interview topics include the group's new DVD "Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live," the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Guns N' Roses' forthcoming album, "Chinese Democracy." Additional podcast topics include Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, M. Night Shyamalan, and GoDaddy.com.

The Talking Metal hosts also interview Ken Pierce of of PiercingMetal.com, Steve from the Rock Fantasy Concert Shop in Middletown, New York, Ken Sanford, and Pete Pardo from SeaOfTranquility.org.

Click here to check out the Children of Bodom concert photo gallery.

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy, Henkka Seppälä, and Mark Strigl
Em Cody and Henkka Seppälä

Alexi Laiho

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December 25, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 118 FEATURING JACOBY SHADDIX OF PAPA ROACH

n this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach. Interview topics include recording their new album, "The Paramour Sessions," touring with Guns N' Roses, the Zippo Hot Tour, the Papa Roach Channel on YouTube, and Fight of Your Life. Additional podcast topics include Twisted Sister and a multiple Papa Roach poster and autographed CD giveaway.

Photo Caption: Jacoby Shaddix (center) and Papa Roach

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December 22, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 117 FEATURING SLUNT, OVERLOADED, & JAZAN WILD

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

n this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Pat Harrington of Slunt, Erik Kluiber of Overloaded, and Jazan Wild. Topics include Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Axl Rose, Chris Gillan, Bob Kulick, comic books, and the current state
of metal.

Photo Captions:
Pat Harrington of Slunt, Kristen, and John Ostronomy
Abby Gennet of Slunt and John Ostronomy

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December 18, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 116 FEATURING SWASHBUCKLE & Q*BALL

Credits: Q*Ball/TalkingMetal.com

In this episode, host Mark Strigl interviews Swashbuckle, a Pirate Metal band discovered by Guns N’ Roses guitarist, Bumblefoot. Also interviewed is Q*Ball, president of Swashbuckle’s label, Bald Freak Records, and Bumblefoot’s musical collaborator. Additional topics covered by co-host John Ostronomy and Strigl include Martin Popoff, Johnny Goldman, and Talking Metal’s new streaming radio show on Live365.com's Bionic Radio.

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl with Swashbuckle
Swashbuckle with Q*Ball
John Ostronomy, Bumblefoot, and Mark Strigl

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December 11, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 115 - ROB HALFORD SPECIAL

Credits: Em Cody/TalkingMetal.com

In this very special episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy join the Metal God, Rob Halford, at a diner in New York City. In a 30-minute interview, Halford discusses such topics as Metal God Entertainment, HalfordMusic.com, Judas Priest, Halford, Tony Iommi, Nostradamus, UFOs, and the Sci Fi Channel. Additional podcast topics include Paul Stanley, Incubus, Lamb of God, and the new Talking Metal content on Live365.com's Bionic Radio.

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy, Rob Halford, and Mark Strigl
Rob Halford and Em Cody
John Ostronomy, Rob Halford, and Mark Strigl

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December 4, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 114 - GUNS N' ROSES SUMMIT:
COUNTDOWN TO CHINESE DEMOCRACY PART VI
FEATURING METAL MIKE CHLASCIAK, BOBBY JARZOMBEK, & JOHNNY CHROMATIC

In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy Part VI," hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy discuss such topics as Axl Rose, Heaven and Hell, Jeff Scott Soto's Talisman, and Overloaded. Podcast features include an interview with Sebastian Bach Band members Metal Mike Chlasciak, Bobby Jarzombek, and Johnny Chromatic, new music from Halford, and a field report from Talking Metal correspondents Ace Daddy and Joe. Multiple listeners can also win a copy of Children of Bodom's new DVD "Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live."

In addition, The Talking Metal hosts will take their show to Live365.com's Bionic Radio channel on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 PM. Click here to listen to this live broadcast which will feature phone calls from listeners!

Photo Captions:
Metal Mike Chlasciak
Bobby Jarzombek
Mark Strigl, Johnny Chromatic, and John Ostronomy

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November 30, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 113 - BONUS THURSDAY EPISODE
FEATURING ENTROPY LEAGUE HOST JIM & A CHILDREN OF BODOM CD GIVEAWAY

This bonus Thursday episode features an interview with Jim, host of Metal Injection's Entropy League podcast. Interview topics include Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Swashbuckle, Pirate Metal, and metalinjectionarchive.net. The show will also feature a giveaway where multiple listeners can win a copy of Children of Bodom's "Chaos Ridden Years - Stockholm Knockout Live."

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November 25, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 112 FEATURING FRANK WHITE

In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by photographer Frank White, one of three photographers featured in the book American Hair Metal by Steven Blush. Interview topics include Nitro, Motley Crue, Bret Michaels, KISS, Vinnie Vincent, and Metallica. Additional podcast topics include Quiet Riot, Alice Cooper, and the Podsafe Music Network.

Photo Caption: American Hair Metal by Steven Blush

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November 20, 2006 7:00 PM

TALKING METAL EPISODE 111 - GUNS N' ROSES SUMMIT:
COUNTDOWN TO CHINESE DEMOCRACY PART V

Credit: Gibson Guitars/TalkingMetal.com

In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy Part V," hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from New York City and Pennsylvania. Topics include new release date reports and rumors as well as guitarist Robin Finck's visit to the Gibson Musical Instruments showroom in New York City.

Photo Caption: John Ostronomy and Robin Finck

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November 20, 2006 1:00 PM

TALKING METAL EPISODE 110 - QUEENSRYCHE BENEFIT SPECIAL
FEATURING GEOFF TATE & JACK FROST

Credits: TalkingMetal.com/Courtesy of Jack Frost

This special episode reports on Queensryche's VH1 Save The Music benefit concert at the New York City Hard Rock Cafe this September. Features include an interview with guitarist Jack Frost (Seven Witches, The Bronx Casket Company) and the rebroadcast of an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted earlier this year with Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate. Additional podcast topics include a Gene Simmons vs. Ronnie James Dio devil-horns-origin debate, Martin Popoff, and Paul Shortino.

Click here to view the concert photo gallery.

Photo Captions:
Geoff Tate and Mike Stone (Queensryche)
Jack Frost (Seven Witches, The Bronx Casket Company)

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November 14, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 109 - GUNS N' ROSES SUMMIT:
COUNTDOWN TO CHINESE DEMOCRACY PART IV
FEATURING FRANK FERRER, JOHNNY CHROMATIC, & JARMO LUUKKONEN

Credits: Chris Kiszka/TalkingMetal.com

In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy Part IV," hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Sebastian Bach guitarist Johnny Chromatic, Here Today...Gone To Hell! webmaster Jarmo Luukkonen, and numerous hardcore Guns N' Roses fans including Martin Hughes of Bristol, U.K.'s Red Top Matches and Total Guitar Magazine. Topics include the GN'R Madison Square Garden concert post show report, Axl Rose, the Sebastian Bach band, Anthrax, Retox, and Ace Frehley. Also included is a short testimonial by Guns N' Roses drummer Frank Ferrer.

Click here to view the pre and post party photo gallery.

Photo Captions:
Mark Strigl, Johnny Chromatic, and John Ostronomy
Jarmo Luukkonen, Martin Hughes, Mark Strigl, and John Ostronomy

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November 7, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 108 - GUNS N' ROSES SUMMIT:
COUNTDOWN TO CHINESE DEMOCRACY PART III

In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy Part III," hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from Beverly Hills, CA and New York City. Topics include a post show report from the East Rutherford, NJ concert, Bumblefoot, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, and Del James. Additional podcast topics include Papa Roach, Sebastian Bach, Metal Mike Chlasciak, Lonn Friend, Matt Larsen, Matt Pinfield, Painmuseum, and Honky Toast.

RSS MP3 iTunes
Buy Bumblefoot on iTunes
Buy Metal Mike Chlasciak at CD Baby

Buy Honky Toast on iTunes

November 4, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 107 - HARD ROCK CAFE ANNIVERSARY
FEATURING AEROSMITH, ANTHRAX, VELVET REVOLVER, EVAN SEINFELD, TERA PATRICK,
RICK NIELSON, VINNIE PAUL, JIM BREUER, & MORE

Credits: Bobby Goetchel/John Ostronomy/TalkingMetal.com


This special episode features red carpet interviews host John Ostronomy conducted at the Motley Crue/Hard Rock Cafe 35th Anniversary Party on September 19, 2006 in New York City. Guests include Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, and Joey Kramer, Anthrax members Scott Ian and Frankie Bello, Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielson, Evan Seinfeld and Tera Patrick, Vinnie Paul, Paul Crook, Pearl Aday, Jim Breuer, Jean Beauvoir, The Bravery, and Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC. Motley Crue's Tommy Lee also makes a quick appearance. In addition, co-host Mark Strigl and Ostronomy also discuss topics including Lonn Friend, Invasion, HereTodayGoneToHell.com, Chris Cornell, and and the new KISS DVD, "KISSology Vol. 1 1974-1977."

Click here to view the complete event photo gallery.

Red Carpet Guests (in order of appearance): Jim Breuer, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, Steven Tyler, Rick Nielson, Matt Sorum, Dave Kushner, Tera Patrick, Evan Seinfeld, Vinnie Paul, The Bravery, Darryl McDaniels, Tommy Lee, Jean Beauvoir, Pearl Aday, Paul Crook, Scott Ian, and Frankie Bello

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy with Steven Tyler of Aeromsith and guest
Scott Ian and Frankie Bello of Anthrax
Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver
Evan Seinfeld and Tera Patrick
Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick
Vinnie Paul of Pantera, Damageplan, and Rebel Meets Rebel and John Ostronomy
Tommy Lee of Motley Crue
Jim Breuer and John Ostronomy

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November 1, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 106 - BONUS FREE MUSIC EPISODE

In this episode, recorded at the 119 Bar in New York City, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy feature free online music. Artists include Brand New Sin, Destynation, guitarist Sean Baker, The Absence, Black Stone Cherry, and Scar Symmetry. In adition, 119 Bar patron, Xavier, joins Strigl and Ostronomy for an entertaining exchange.

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October 28, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 105 - GIGANTOUR II SPECIAL
FEATURING LAMB OF GOD & ARCH ENEMY

Credits: Em Cody

In this Gigantour II special, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined in the studio by Em Cody of The Mynks. The episode features an interview Strigl conducted with Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton at the 2006 Gigantour stop in Homdel, New Jersey. Topics include Megadeth, Morton's Jackson signature model guitar, and the "Redneck" video. Also featured is a rebroadcast of an interview Strigl conducted with Arch Enemy members Michael Amott and Sharlee D'Angelo. Additonal podcast topics include Overkill, Eddie Trunk, The Smashup, and Captain T music from the Podsafe Music Network.

Click here to view Talking Metal's Gigantour II photo gallery which includes images of Lamb of God, Arch Enemy, Megadeth, Overkill, and Opeth.

Photo Captions:
Mark Morton of Lamb of God and Mark Strigl
Mark Strigl with Sharlee D'Angelo and Michael Amott of Arch Enemy

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October 21, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 104 - GUNS N' ROSES SUMMIT:
COUNTDOWN TO CHINESE DEMOCRACY PART II

In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy Part II," hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Em Cody of The Mynks. Topics include Axl Rose, Interscope, Rolling Stone magazine, Sebastian Bach, Harley Davidson, Andy Wallace, and Izzy Stradlin. The podcast also includes a song sample of the 24-7 Spyz track "Blues for Dimebag" featuring Bumblefoot.

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TALKING METAL'S SISTER PODCAST FEATURES BUMBLEFOOT

Talking Metal's sister podcast, Alien Rock, has posted their sixth episode. In this installment, hosts Captain T and John Ostronomy are joined by Bald Freak Music recording artist, Q*Ball, and Guns N' Roses guitarist, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Podcast topics include Q*Ball's music and history with Bumblefoot, Black Pig, Swashbuckel, Pirate Metal, and Seth Kushner.

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October 16, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 103 - ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP II
FEATURING MARK SLAUGHTER & MICHAEL LARDIE

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

This episode features interviews host John Ostronomy conducted with Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) and Michael Lardie (Great White, Night Ranger) at the recent Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in New York City. Topics include Tim Kelly, KISS, Jack Blades, and John Kalodner. Co-host Mark Strigl and Ostronomy also discuss additional topics including the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Samantha 7, and Gigantour.

Click here to see Talking Metal's Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp photo gallery which includes additional images Slaughter and Lardie as well as new images of of former KISS and current Grand Funk Railroad guitarist Bruce Kulick and former Guns N' Roses keyboard player, Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis.

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy and Mark Slaughter at the B.B. King Blues Club
Michael Lardie at the New York Gibson Musical Instruments Showroom

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October 9, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 102 - EATING WITH BUMBLEFOOT

Credits: TalkingMetal.com & Em Cody


In this special, titled "Eating with Bumblefoot," hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy sample Sadie's Pennsylvania Amish food with Guns N' Roses guitarist, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Additional podcast topics include Metal Mike Chlasciak, Q*Ball, Bald Freak Music, the Partridge Family, and MySpace.

Photo Captions:
Bumblefoot with Pepper Turkey
Bumblefoot's Vigier Swiss Cheese Guitar
Bumblefoot, Mark Strigl, and Q-Ball
Bumblefoot, John Ostronomy, and Q-Ball
John Ostronomy, Bumblefoot, and Mark Strigl backstage at the Hammerstein Ballroom

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October 8, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 101 - BONUS SUNDAY EPISODE
FEATURING
JOSHUA CRAIG OF THE ALIEN BLAKK & C.C. BANANA

This episode features interviews host Mark Strigl conducted with guitarist, Joshua Craig, of The Alien Blakk and heavy metal fruit, C.C. Banana, of Metal Sludge fame. Co-host John Ostronomy and Strigl also discuss additional topics including Penumbra, VH1's Most Metal Moments, Steve Irwin, and Shakira.

Photo Captions:
David Ellefson, Joshua Craig, and Craig Nielson of The Alien Blakk
C.C. Banana with KISS

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October 2, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 100 - GUNS N' ROSES SUMMIT:
COUNTDOWN TO CHINESE DEMOCRACY
FEATURING MATT SORUM, TEDDY "ZIG ZAG" ANDREADIS, & METAL MIKE
CHLASCIAK

Credits: Bobby Goetchel, TalkingMetal.com, & MTV Networks

In this special episode, titled "Guns N' Roses Summit: Countdown to Chinese Democracy," hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by former Guns N' Roses members Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver) and Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis as well as Sebastian Bach/Halford guitarist, Metal Mike Chlasciak. Topics include Axl Rose, "Chinese Democracy," Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. Additional podcast topics include Velvet Revolver, Painmuseum, the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, Battlestar Galactica, and Paul Stanley.

Mark and John would like to thank all of the listeners for sticking with Talking Metal for 100 episodes and making Talking Metal the number one Metal podcast worldwide! Rock On!

Click here to see the QuickTime video clip of Axl Rose and John Ostronomy on MTV Overdrive at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.

Photo Captions:
Matt Sorum at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City
Teddy "Zig Zag" Andreadis and John Ostronomy at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City
Metal Mike Chlasciak and Mark Strigl in Jersey City, NJ
Axl Rose and John Ostronomy at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City

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September 25, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 99 - ANTHRAX/BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SPECIAL

Credit: Sci Fi Channel

In this Anthrax/Battlestar Galactica special recorded partly at the Circus bar in New York City's Hell's Kitchen, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Frankie Bello and Scott Ian of Anthrax as well as Anthrax webmaster Brent Thompson. The group recounts their visit to the set of their favorite television show, Battlestar Galactica, and covers topics include the future of Anthrax, the Law and Order TV show, the Honeymooners set, the Iron Maiden riot, and Frankie Bello's new Fender signature model bass. The podcast also includes short interviews with former Anthrax and current Meat Loaf guitarist Paul Crook as well as singer Pearl Aday, who has performed with Motley Crue and Filter. Additional podcast topics include Gigantour, Children of Bodom, and Mastadon.

Click here to view more images of Scott, Frankie, and Brent on the set of Battlestar Galactica. Be sure to purchase all your favorite Battlestar Galactica episodes on iTunes, and don't miss the premiere of Season 3 on October 6 at 9 PM on the Sci Fi Channel.

Get ready for Battlestar Galactica Season 3 with this free iTunes video download: Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far.

Note: The Fender Frank Bello signature model bass is not yet available at Music123.com. Buy it here.

Photo Caption: Scott Ian, Tricia Helfer, Frankie Bello, Brent Thompson, and Edward James Olmos.

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September 18, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 98 - ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP I
FEATURING BRUCE KULICK & A CHILDREN OF BODOM PREMIERE

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

This first installment of Talkng Metal's Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp coverage features an interview co-host John Ostronomy a.k.a John Ostrosky conducted with former KISS and current Grand Funk Railroad lead guitarist, Bruce Kulick. Topics include the Eric Singer Project, KISS, Joe Satriani, and Blackjack. Hosts Mark Strigl and Ostronomy also cover topics including Howard Stern, Paul Stanley, listener letters, and Music123.com as well as premiere the new live track, "Living Dead Beat," from Children of Bodom's upcoming release, "Chaos Ridden Years Stockhol m Knockout Live."

Photo Captions:
Bruce Kulick picking out his Custom Shop Gibson Les Paul Standard Reissue
Bruce Kulick tuning his Gibson Hummingbird
Bruce Kulick onstage at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City

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September 11, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 97 - OZZFEST SPECIAL V
FEATURING
NICK CATANESE OF BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

This fifth and final episode of Talking Metal's Ozzfest coverage features short interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Black Label Society's Nick Catanese and Venice Beach, California's Harry Perry, who performed with System of a Down. Podcast topics include High Voltage, Tyler Fyre and the Bros. Grim Sideshow, Sharon Osbourne, and Avenged Sevenfold. Additional topics include Music123.com, Priestess, and Ostronomy's VMA appearance with Axl Rose on MTV Overdrive. The episode also features a Dimebag Darrell CD and DVD giveaway.

Click here to view Talking Metal's Ozzfest photo gallery.

Photo Captions:
John Ostronomy and Nick Catanese
Mark Strigl, Em Cody, Nick Catanese, and Big Nick Catanese

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September 9, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 96 - HEADBANGER ASYLUM PART II

In this special episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are once again joined in the studio by Rich Catino from MetalAsylum and Mikey from HeadbangerNYC. Topics include Whitesnake, John Sykes, Deep Purple, Sodom, House Of Lords, Tim "Ripper" Owens, White Lion, Megadeth, Poison, Bon Jovi, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Iron Maiden, Badlands, Trouble, Lynch Mob, Armored Saint, and Music123.com. The podcast also includes CD giveaways from Stream Of Passion, Katotonia, and Cellador courtesy of MetalAsylum.

To get on Mikey's HeadbangerNYC e-mail list, contact him here.

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September 4, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 95 - OZZFEST SPECIAL IV
FEATURING
UNEARTH

Credit: Em Cody

This fourth in a series of Ozzfest specials features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Ken Susi and John "Slo" Maggard of Unearth. Interview topics include Ozzfest, the Massachusetts Metal scene, All That Remains, Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, Rush, KISS, and Music Choice. Additional podcast topics include listener letters, Lonn Friend, and Music123.com.

Photo Caption: Mark Strigl, John Maggard, Buz McGrath, Ken Susi, and John Ostronomy

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September 3, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 94 - MUSIC123 SPECIAL

In this very special episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy talk about the great music gear available at Talking Metal sponsor, Music123.com. Topics include instruments used by Arch Enemy's Michael Amott, Children of Bodom's Alexi Laiho, and John 5 of Rob Zombie.

In addition, the podcast includes flashback interview segments where each artist describes their signature model guitars.

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August 31, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 93 - HEADBANGER ASYLUM PART I

In this special episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined in the studio by Rich Catino from MetalAsylum and Mikey from HeadbangerNYC. Topics include Body Count, Ice-T, Joe Satriani, Ozzfest, System of a Down, Derek Sherinian, Blind Guardian, and Music123.com. To get on Mikey's HeadbangerNYC e-mail list, contact him here.

RSS MP3 iTunes Buy Derek Sherinian at CD Universe

August 28, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 92 - METAL MIKE CHLASCIAK SPECIAL

Credits: TalkingMetal.com

In this special episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined in the studio by heavy metal guitar virtuoso, Metal Mike Chlasciak. Podcast topics include Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach, PainmuseuM, Testament, music producer Roy Z., and Guns N' Roses. Additional podcast topics include Jackson Guitars and Music123.com.

Photo Captions:
Metal Mike Chlasciak and Mark Strigl
John Ostronomy and Metal Mike Chlasciak

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August 25, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 91 - BONUS EPISODE FEATURING INVASION

This episode features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with New Orleans teenage metal artists, Invasion, as well as an Adler's Appetite concert report from Talking Metal friend, Jon Simpson. Hosts Strigl and John Ostronomy also cover topics including Ronin, Bang Tango, Faster Pussycat, Vinnie Vincent, Paul Crook, Scott Ian, Battlestar Galactica, and Music123.com.

RSS MP3 iTunes Buy Ronin on iTunes Buy Ronin at CD Baby

August 21, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 90 - OZZFEST SPECIAL III
FEATURING
PHIL LABONTE OF ALL THAT REMAINS

Credit: Em Cody

This third in a series of Ozzfest specials features a 15-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with All That Remains vocalist, Phil Labonte. Interview topics include the latest All That Remains album, "The Fall of Ideals," Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Staind, and Jamey Jasta. Additional podcast topics include Dimebag Darrell, Howard Stern, and Guns N' Roses.

Photo Caption: John Ostronomy, Phil Labonte, and Mark Strigl

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August 19, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 89 - BONUS POWER METAL EPISODE

In this bonus music-based episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy talk and play Power Metal. Topics include Dragonforce, Helloween, and Cellador as well as Nikki 7 of The Mynks and Music123.com.

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Buy Dragonforce at CD Universe
Buy Helloween at CD Universe
Buy Cellador on iTunes

August 14, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 88 - OZZFEST SPECIAL II
FEATURING
DEVIN TOWNSEND OF STRAPPING YOUNG LAD

Credit: Em Cody

In this second episode of Talking Metal's Ozzfest series, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad.

Interview topics include Strapping Young Lad, Ozzfest, and Steve Vai.

Photo Caption: Mark Strigl, Devin Townsend, and John Ostronomy

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August 10, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 87 - LONN FRIEND SPECIAL

Photo Courtesy of LonnFriend.com

In this special episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Lonn Friend, former editor of the great RIP magazine. Interview topics include Friend's new book, Life on Planet Rock, Guns N' Roses, KISS, Bon Jovi, Sebastian Bach, Scott Ian, Trent Reznor, Alice Cooper, Tommy Lee, Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, and The Who. Additional podcast topics include Skid Row and Anthrax.

Photo Caption: Scott Ian, Sebastian Bach, Lonn Friend, and Evan Seinfeld in June 2006.

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August 7, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 86 - OZZFEST SPECIAL I
FEATURING
CRISTINA SCCABIA OF LACUNA COIL, CANE, & CABBIE

Credits: Em Cody (1)/TalkingMetal.com (2)

This first in a series of Ozzfest specials features a 10-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostrosky a.k.a John Ostronomy conducted with Lacuna Coil singer, Cristina Scabbia. Interview topics include Lacuna Coil, their cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence," cooking, and soccer. The episode also includes an interview Strigl conducted with New York radio personalities Cane and Cabbie. Interview topics include Cabbie's recent release from prison and Howard Stern. Additional podcast topics include Dragonforce and Music123.com.

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Mark Strigl, Cristina Scabbia, and John Ostronomy
Cristina Scabbia and Em Cody

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July 31, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 85 - OZZFEST PRE-SHOW
FEATURING SCOTT TRAVIS OF JUDAS PRIEST & RACER X

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This Ozzfest pre-show features a 25-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Judas Priest and Racer X drummer, Scott Travis. Interview topics include Judas Priest, Racer X, Fight, The Scream, Hawk, Rob Halford, K.K. Downing, Glen Tipton, Ian Hill, Paul Gilbert, Bruce Bouillet, John Alderete, Jeff Martin, Russ Parish, John Corabi, Doug Marks, Matt Sorum, VH1's "Rock Honors," Def Leppard, Queen, KISS, Ace Frehley, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Tommy Aldridge, Tommy Lee, Ian Paice, Vinnie Appice, and Slayer. Additional podcast topics include Ozzfest, System of a Down, Black Label Society, Lacuna Coil, Unearth, All That Remains, Devin Townsend, Crazy Cabbie, Cane, Harry Perry, The Sean Baker Orchestra, and Music123.com.

Photo Caption: Scott Travis at the Gibson Musical Instruments showroom in New York City.

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July 28, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 84 - E-MAIL SPECIAL II

In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy read Metal news as well as more e-mail letters from Talking Metal listeners. Topics include Eddie Van Halen, T-Boner, Superman, Paul Stanley, Washburn Guitars, Ozzy Osbourne, Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Dan Fisher, Evil C from the MSR podcast, Tim "Ripper" Owens, and Martin Popoff.

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July 24, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 83 FEATURING EDDIE TRUNK OF VH1 CLASSIC & Q104.3 FM

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This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with VH1 Classic VJ and Q104.3 DJ, Eddie Trunk. Interview topics include Trunk's thoughts on the next Ace Frehley album, Frehley's recent work with former Lynch Mob bassist Anthony Esposito, VH1 Rock Honors, Slash, Rob Zombie, KISS, Peter Criss, Axl Rose's historic appearance on Trunk's "Friday Night Rocks," Sebastian Bach, Scott Ian, Chris Jerricho, Jim Breuer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica, the future of Van Halen, and Eddie Van Halen's health. Additional podcast topics include Rammstein, 3 Inches of Blood, Strapping Young Lad, Gene Simmons, CJ Sleez, The Absence, the Metal Injection "Injected" podcast, the "Rock and Roll Geek Show," and Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan.

Photo Caption: Eddie Trunk and John Ostronomy at the Gibson Musical Instruments showroom in New York City.

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July 17, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 82 FEATURING CASEY CHAOS OF AMEN

Credit: Jimmy Fingers

This episode features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Amen mainman, Casey Chaos. Interview topics include Amen, Scum, Headband, The Damned, Turbonegro, Satyricon, Emperor, Darkthrone, Stormtroopers of Death, the Ramones, System of A Down, Daron Malakian, Josh Homme, Twiggy Ramirez (a.k.a. Jeordie White), Shannon Larkin, Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, the West Memphis Three, and Casey's label refusemusicstore.com. Strigl and Chaos also discuss rumours regarding Nick Oliveri's possible return to Queens of the Stone Age. Additional podcast topics include Century Media Records, Devin Townsend, and Strapping Young Lad.

Photo Caption: John Ostronomy and Casey Chaos at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV

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July 15, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 81 - BONUS MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this bonus music-based episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy cover topics including Casey Chaos and Scum, The Classic Struggle, The Ocean, and 6 Feet Under.

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July 10, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 80 - TERADISE ISLAND SPECIAL
FEATURING EVAN SEINFELD & TERA PATRICK

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In this "Teradise Island" special, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy are joined by Biohazard/Damocracy bassist Evan Seinfeld and adult superstar Tera Patrick. Interview topics include the new "Teradise Island" DVD which will be released by Teravision on July 18th, Tera's FHM magazine covers, ClubTera.com, Teratrailers.com, Vivid Video, Teravision's "Sexpose" series, Biohazard, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Saxon, KISS, VH1 "Rock Honors," VH1 "Supergroup," Scott Ian, Sebastian Bach, Ted Nugent, Brittney Skye, Alexis Amor e, Nikki Benz, Lexie Maire, Mercedes, Brianna Banks, and Savanna Samson. Additional podcast topics include HBO's "Oz," Evan's appearance in "KISS Me Again," Biohazard's "Means to an End" album, and Evan's upcoming solo album.

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Teradise Island DVD Cover
FHM USA Tera Patrick Cover
Mark Strigl, Evan Seinfeld, Tera Patrick, and John Ostronomy
Tera Patrick at the Virgin Megastore in New York City

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July 7, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 79 - E-MAIL SPECIAL

In this episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy read e-mail letters from Talking Metal listeners. Topics include Norther, All That Remains, Lacuna Coil, Warrant, Guns N' Roses, Satyricon, Exodus, Death Angel, Cycle Sluts From Hell, Overkill, White Zombie, the Scrap Bar, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Iced Earth, Tool, London, Anthrax and the Thrax-cast, Van Halen, Korn, and the Bottom 40 podcast.

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July 3, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 78 - CANADA ROCKS III
FEATURING CJ SLEEZ & AN EXCLUSIVE THOR PREMIERE

In this third and final installment of Talking Metal's Canada Rocks series, host Mark Strigl is joined via telephone by Spinerazor Records recording artist CJ Sleez. Interview topics include her new album "Back From The Brink," songwriting and touring with her brand new band, and the day she spent with the Rolling Stones. Co-host John Ostronomy and Strigl also premiere the title track from Thor's new album "Devastation of Musculation." Additional podcast topics include Axl Rose, Guns N' Roses, Sebastian Bach, "Metal" Mike Chlasciak, Dragonforce, All That Remains, Casey Chaos, Amen, Scum, and the Vancouver Island Brewery.

Photo Captions: CJ Sleez

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June 30, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 77 - BONUS MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this bonus music-based episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy return to Target to cover topics including Early Man, Saxon, VH1's "Supergroup," Evan Seinfeld, Tera Patrick, the New York Erotic Expo, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lizzy Borden and Dio. A special enhanced version of this episode is also available for iTunes users.

(Note: The enhanced file is not the same version iTunes subscribers will receive. It is available only at TalkingMetal.com)

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June 26, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 76 - EXTREME METAL
FEATURING LAMB OF GOD

This Extreme Metal episode contains an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with vocalist Randy Blythe of Lamb of God. Interview topics include their upcoming album "Sacrament," the Unholy Alliance Tour, their MTV2 award nomination, their appearance in "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey," Randy's hosting gig at 4QRadio.com, and the music scene in Richmond, Virginia. Additional podcast topics include Satyricon, Zakk Wylde, Epiphone Guitars, Ace Frehley, and Richie Scarlet as well as an All That Remains world premiere and multi-CD giveaway.

Photo Caption: Lamb of God

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June 22, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 75 - CANADA ROCKS II
FEATURING MASTERY & THREE DAYS GRACE

In part two of their Canada Rocks series, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy broadcast from Target in Jersey City, NJ. First up is an interview Strigl conducted with drummer, Kevan Roy, of Canada's Mastery. Topics include Alex Van Halen, Neil Peart, Terry Bozzio, Into Eternity, and Lamb Of God. Up next is an interview Strigl and Ostronomy conducted with bassist, Brad Waist, of Canada's Three Days Grace. Topics include their new album, "One X," Flea, Chevelle, Slipknot, Slayer, Kill Cheerleader, Toronto, Much Music, and the movie "Slapshot." Additional podcast topics include Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen, Shannon Larkin, and Ugly Kid Joe.

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Mastery
Three Days Grace

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June 19, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 74 - CANADA ROCKS I
FEATURING BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE & CANADIAN FILMMAKERS SAM DUNN & SCOT MCFADYEN OF "METAL: A HEADBANGER'S JOURNEY"

This episode was taped on location at the Grand Banks Bar in Jersey City, NJ. It contains an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Bullet For My Valentine drummer, Michael "Moose" Thomas during their four night stint with Guns N' Roses in New York City. Interview topics include the history of Bullet For My Valentine, the Trustkill Takeover tour, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, and Sanctuary Management. The episode also contains a segment which begins Talking Metal's Canada Rocks series where hosts Strigl and John Ostronomy interview Canadian filmmakers Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen of "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey." Topics in this interview include Bruce Dickinson, Tony Iommi, Ronnie James Dio, Chuck Klosterman, Canadian music producer Bob Ezrin, and the "Lords of Chaos" book. Strigl and Ostronomy also discuss Satyricon and Canada's Mastery as well as Axl Rose, the new Guns N' Roses, and their long awaited album "Chinese Democracy."

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Bullet For My Valentine
Filmmakers Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen

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June 17, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 73 - BONUS MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

Credits: Ostronomy.com (1)/TalkingMetal.com (2)

In this bonus music-based episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy cover topics including Bang Tango, D-A-D, Hurricane, Junkyard, Michael Butler, Jetboy, Jason Becker, and KISS.

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Ace Frehley and John Ostronomy
Michael Butler and John Ostronomy

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June 15, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 72 - LIZZY BORDEN SPECIAL

This episode features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with the great Lizzy Borden. Topics include John Bush, Joe Holmes, Starwood, W.A.S.P., Ozzy Osbourne, Ratt, and Motley Crue as well as L.A.'s Troubadour and Country Club. Strigl and co-host John Ostronomy also discuss topics including aliens, Dave Grohl, Gilby Clarke, "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years," London, Odin, and SleazeRoxx.com.

Photo Caption: Lizzy Borden

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June 12, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 71 - ROCK HONORS PART III
FEATURING DEF LEPPARD, K.K. DOWNING, CASEY CHAOS, ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, MARTY CASEY & LOVEHAMMERS, & THE COUNT

This episode is the third of a three part series featuring "black" carpet interviews host John Ostronomy conducted at VH1's "Rock Honors" at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The episode features Joe Elliot and Phil Collen of Def Leppard, K.K. Downing of Judas Priest, Casey Chaos of Amen, All-American Rejects, Marty Casey & Lovehammers, and The Count from Count's Kustoms in Las Vegas, who makes custom choppers for Motley Crue and recently teamed with Godsmack for their "Speak" music video. Hosted by Mark Strigl and Ostronomy, the podcast covers topics including Ian Gillan, Alice In Chains, and The Mediocre Show.

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Phil Collen and Joe Elliot of Def Leppard
K.K. Downing of Judas Priest
John Ostronomy with Casey Chaos of Amen
All-American Rejects
Marty Casey
The Count from Count's Kustoms in Las Vegas

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June 9, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 70 - BONUS MUSIC-BASED EPISODE

In this this bonus music-based episode, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy cover topics including Scott Ian of Anthrax and Damnocracy, If Hope Dies, Astral Doors, and Metal Blade Records.

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June 5, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 69 - ROCK HONORS PART II
FEATURING FOO FIGHTERS, SCOTT IAN, ROB ZOMBIE, JOHN 5, & GILBY CLARKE

This episode is the second of a three part series featuring "black" carpet interviews host John Ostronomy conducted at VH1's "Rock Honors" at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The episode features Dave Grohl and Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters, Scott Ian of Anthrax and Damnocracy, Rob Zombie, John 5, VH1's Ant, and former Guns N' Roses guitarist, Gilby Clarke, who is currently with Tommy Lee's Supernova. Hosted by Mark Strigl and Ostronomy, the podcast covers topics including Ace Frehley, Probot, Lemmy, and Three Days Grace.

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Dave Grohl (second from right) and Chris Shiflett (far right) with Foo Fighters
Scott Ian, Rob Zombie, John 5, and Gilby Clarke

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June 2, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 68 - ROCK HONORS PART I
FEATURING JUDAS PRIEST, VINCE NEIL, & JIM BREUER

This episode is the first of a three part series featuring "black" carpet interviews host John Ostronomy conducted at VH1's "Rock Honors" at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The episode spotlights honorees Ian Hill and Scott Travis of Judas Priest as well as Motley Crue's Vince Neil, and Jim Breuer, who was on hand to present Judas Priest. Also featured is a "black carpet" interview with Talking Metal's own John Ostronomy conducted by VH1 VSPOT host, Matt Pinfield.

Additional podcast topics covered by hosts Mark Strigl and Ostronomy include Ace Frehley, Slash, and Guns N' Roses.

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Judas Preist
Vince Neil
Jim Breuer and Breudist Priest

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May 29, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 67 FEATURING PAUL DI'ANNO

This episode features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with former Iron Maiden vocalist, the legendary Paul Di'Anno. Topics include Di'Anno's new album, "The Living Dead," his "Beast In The East" DVD, former Iron Maiden drummer, Clive Burr, Di'Anno's autobiography, "The Beast," and touring the United States. Strigl and co-host John Ostronomy also discuss topics including World War III, Accept, Guns N' Roses, Slash, and Ronin.

The episode also features a "Talking Metal" T-shirt giveaway. Additional merchandise can be purchased at www.cafepress.com/talkingmetal.

Photo Caption: Paul Di'Anno

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May 28, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 66 - BEST OF TALKING METAL #1

Credit: TalkingMetal.com

Mark Strigl hosts this special "Best of Talking Metal" show from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The show features an interview John Ostronomy conducted with Stryper guitarist Oz Fox in 2005. Additonal podcast topics include Fort Wayne, Indiana, C.C. Banana, and Ostronomy.

Photo Caption: John Ostronomy, Oz Fox, and Mike Fortunato

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May 21, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 65
GN'R FINALE: THE FANS SPEAK FEATURING SEBASTIAN BACH

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In this special episode concluding Talking Metal's current Guns N' Roses coverage, die-hard GN'R fans had their chance to speak out about their favorite band during their sold-out four night stint at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Interview segments conducted by hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy were recorded at the HereTodayGoneToHell.com party at Mustang Harry's, the TalkingMetal party at American Trash, the Tempest Bar, and the sidewalk outside the Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom. The show also includes a rebroadcast of the AlienRockPodcast.com interview Ostronomy recently conducted with Damnocracy vocalist Sebastian Bach, who shared the stage with Axl Rose and company during all four historic New York City concerts.

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Guns N' Roses guitarist Bumblefoot with Em Cody of The Mynks
Damnocracy vocalist Sebastian Bach

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May 15, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 64 FEATURING EVAN SEINFELD

This episode features a 30-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld of Biohazard and Damnocracy. Interview topics include VH1 "Supergroup," Biohazard, the Roadrunner Records 25th anniversary concert, Tera Patrick, clubtera.com, teratrailers.com, and the movies "Kiss Me Again" and "The Wizard of Gore." Additional podcast topics include GN'R and Paisley Babelon.

Photo Caption: Evan Seinfeld

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May 12, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 63
GUNS N' ROSES POST SHOW WRAP-UP

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This special "live" episode features a post show wrap-up by hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy after tonight's historic Guns N' Roses concert at the Hammerstien Ballroom in New York City.

Stay tuned to Talking Metal for an upcoming special podcast recorded at a GN'R pre-show party, the official Talking Metal after show party at American Trash as well as reports on all of the Hammerstien Ballroom concerts.

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John Ostronomy, new GN'R guitarist Bumblefoot, and Mark Strigl

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May 11, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 62
FEATURING KILL CHEERLEADER AND OBSESSION

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This episode features interviews hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Ethan Deth of Kill Cheerleader and Scott Boland of Obsession. Interview topics include Spinerazor Records, Kill Cheerleader's association with Lemmy, Nikki Sixx, and the Hellrose skateboarders as well as Obsession's upcoming album, "Carnival of Lies." Additional podcast topics include Helltrain, Night Train wine, Wolfmother, Guns N' Roses, Axl Rose, New York City's Americal Trash bar, and letters from Talking Metal listeners.

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Kill Cheerleader
Scott Boland and John Ostronomy

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May 8, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 61 FEATURING TED NUGENT

This episode features a 25-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with legendary rocker, sportsman, conservationist, activist, TV star, and author, Ted Nugent. Interview topics include VH1 "Supergroup," Damnocracy, the next Ted Nugent album, Barry Sparks, Mick Brown, Derek St. Holmes, the great Fred Bear, the "Spirit of the Wild" TV show, venison, hunting in Ostronomy's home state of Pennsylvania, the Ted Nugent Camp for Kids, and the Freedom's Angels charities. Additional podcast topics covered with special guest Em Cody of New York rock act, The Mynks, include the movies "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" and "New York Doll," Sammy Hagar, HSAS, Sevendust, Richie Sambora, Nikki Sixx, Slash, Guns N' Roses, and the New York City bar American Trash.

Photo Caption: Ted Nugent

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May 1, 2006

TALKING METAL EPISODE 60 FEATURING SCOTT IAN

This episode features a 15-minute interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with Anthrax and Damnocracy guitarist Scott Ian. Interview topics include VH1 "Supergroup," a new Anthrax album, Katee Sackoff, "Battlestar Galactica," and the Sci Fi Channel. Additional podcast topics include VH1 "Rock Honors" and their Air to the Throne contest, Richard Fortus, Honky Toast, Sean Baker, and rumors regarding San Francisco guitarist Bryan Kehoe's apparent recent audition for Guns N' Roses.

Photo Caption: Scott Ian

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2006
# 60 Scott Ian
# 61 Ted Nugent
# 62 Kill Cheerleader
# 63 GN'R Wrap
# 64 Evan Seinfeld

# 65 GN'R Finale

# 66 Best Of I

# 67 Paul Di'Anno

# 68 Rock Honors I

# 69 Rock Honors II

# 70 Bonus

# 71 Rock Honors III
# 72 Lizzy Borden
# 73 Bonus
# 74 Canada I
# 75 Canada II
# 76 Lamb of God
# 77 Bonus
# 78 Canada III
# 79 E-Mail
# 80 Teradise Island

# 81 Bonus
# 82 Casey Chaos
# 83 Eddie Trunk
# 84 E-Mail II

# 85 Scott Travis
# 86 Ozzfest I
# 87 Lonn Friend

# 88 Ozzfest II
# 89 Bonus
# 90 Ozzfest III
# 91 Bonus
# 92 Metal Mike Chlasciak
# 93 Metal Asylum I

# 94 Music 123
# 95 Ozzfest IV
# 96 Asylum II
# 97 Ozzfest V
# 98 Fantasy I

# 99 Battlestar
Galactica
# 100 GN'R Summit
# 101 Alien Blakk
# 102 Bumblefoot
# 103 Fantasy II
# 104 GN'R Summit II
# 105 Gigantour
# 106 Free Music
# 107 Hard Rock
# 108 GN'R Summit III
# 109 GN'R Summit IV

# 110 Queensryche
# 111 GN'R Summit V
# 112 Frank White
# 113 Entropy

# 114 GN'R Summit VI
# 115 Rob Halford
# 116 Swashbuckle
# 117 Slunt Plus
# 118 Papa Roach
# 119 Children of Bodom