Thriving Rockstar

Thriving Rockstar

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The artist health, wealth and lifestyle podcast.


E:33 Caio Kehyayan
Jul 2 • 95 min
Caio Kehyayan is a Brazilian guitarist, composer, and mixing & mastering engineer best known for being the session/touring lead guitarist of Vital Remains, lead guitarist of Dovas, and founder of the Symphonic Metal band FireWing. Caio is also a Berklee…
E:32 Lee Litvin
Jun 26 • 115 min
Lee Litvin, or better known as Leezythegifted is an independent artist and producer from The Bay Area, CA. He fully produces all of his own music. He learned production in an effort to gain full control over the process of making his music. Leezy has also…
E:31 Adrienne Cowan
Jun 19 • 164 min
Adrienne Cowan is an American metal vocalist, poet, and musician best known for being the lead vocalist and orchestrator in the band, Seven Spires. She also sings for Avantasia, Masters of Ceremony, and plays keyboards in Winds of Plague. Adrienne is a…
E:30 Tracy Lambertucci
Jun 12 • 114 min
Born in 1990 in Caracas, Venezuela, Tracy Lambertucci began playing guitar at age 15 and started performing at 16. After studying with some of the best jazz artists in her country, she moved to LA to where she graduated from Musicians Institute with…
E:29 Damian Erskine
May 30 • 90 min
Bassist Damian Erskine has played in the studio or on the stage with artists such as Peter Erskine, Vince Mendoza and the WDR Big Band, The Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Les McCann, Jeff Lorber, The Buddy Rich Alumni All-Star Band, & many others. He is an…
E:28 Shauna Fallihee
May 22 • 104 min
Shauna Fallihee is a Classical new music specialist and voice teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s a two-time marathoner and instructor of alignment-focused Barre and Indoor Cycling. In addition to her M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy, Shauna holds…
E:27 Kenny Werner
May 7 • 90 min
Kenny Werner is a Grammy nominated pianist and composer and a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. He has performed with jazz greats such Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Bobby McFerrin, John Scofield, and many others. Kenny put out over 30 CDs as a…
E:26 Marco Sfogli
May 2 • 134 min
Born in 1980, Marco Sfogli is credited as one of the most influential and followed progressive rock and metal guitar players of the last few years. he’s worked with artists such as James LaBrie, Jordan Rudess, Mike Mangini, Bryan Beller, Guthrie Govan,…
E:25 Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Apr 23 • 87 min
Dr. Benjamin Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn’t Work. His blogs have been read by over 100 million people and are featured on Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, and many others. He is a regular contributor to Inc. and…
E:24 Andy Timmons
Apr 16 • 110 min
Andy Timmons is a world renowned guitarist who toured the world with Danger Danger opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography of 7 solo releases that range from…
E:23 Dani Rabin
Apr 10 • 141 min
Dani Rabin was born in 1985 in La-Jolla CA and grew up in Rehovot, Israel. He moved back to the states in 2003 to study at Berklee College of Music. in 2007 he met Danny Markovitch and started the band Marbin, a progressive jazz-rock band based in…
E:22 Austin Lucas
Apr 2 • 103 min
Austin Lucas is an accomplished second generation songwriter, and Muay Thai enthusiast from Bloomington, Indiana with a rich history in the music industry for over 20 years. His last album, Immortal Americans was written after a tumultuous period that…
E:21 Brianne Borden
Mar 26 • 85 min
Brianne Borden is a trumpeter on an international level. As a certified yoga instructor, Brianne teaches and regularly leads trainings through CorePower Yoga. Brianne melds her two passions and is a devoted researcher in the field of wellness for…
E:20 Sarah JoAnne Draper
Mar 19 • 64 min
Sarah Draper is a multi-instrumentalist and artist currently based in Baltimore MD. She founded, does vocals and plays guitar in the progressive band Anchor Thought. When shes not playing guitar, she enjoys oil painting and being active outside. Look out…
E:19 Wyatt Stav
Mar 12 • 111 min
Wyatt Stav is a drummer and content creator from Toronto, Canada. His rapidly growing YouTube channel features content ranging from drum covers to lessons, interviews with other drummers, product reviews, reactions, and fitness. His story is one of sheer…
E:18 Angela McCuiston
Mar 5 • 91 min
Angela McCuiston is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist and Cancer Exercise Specialist and owner of Music Strong, a business that specializes in personal fitness training for musicians. She is also an…
E:17 Rusty Osborne
Feb 27 • 100 min
This episode is Rusty Osborne. Rusty helps musicians lose weight and feel great forever, so they can look, feel, and perform their best on and off the stage. After overcoming obesity and unhealthy habits for himself and numerous clients, he knows first…
E:16 Craig Stickland
Dec 11, 2019 • 83 min
Craig Stickland is a singer and instrumentalist who has performed in front of millions. We spoke about the importance of finding a manager, acting, modeling, bartending, working with an M.D. on his voice, training on tour and in venues, building and…
E:15 Coby Linder
Nov 16, 2019 • 100 min
I spoke to Coby Linder, a former drummer of a major band called Say Anything, about his personal health transformation and transition into being an online health coach. We spoke about your fitness impacting your musicianship, having workout equipment on…
E:14 Balance - Chrism
Sep 18, 2019 • 90 min
Christian “Chrism” Pulkkinen is a progressive metal keyboardist, audio/video engineer and producer with Dark Noise Productions, a company that he founded. We plays in numerous projects. We spoke about exercise for mental benefits, drinking casually,…
E:13 Lorelei McBroom
Aug 8, 2019 • 63 min
Lorelei McBroom is a singer who has worked with A-listers like Billy Idol, Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones. We spoke about fundraising, jewelry business, turning down big opportunities to raise her child, doing session work, parental consistency,…
E:12 Amelia Rosenberger
May 17, 2019 • 63 min
Amelia Rosenberger is a trombonist and yoga teacher who has dedicated her career to helping musicians relieve tension, pain, and performance anxiety through the practice of yoga. We spoke about yoga, breath work, getting through being an undergraduate…
E:11 Ray Hearne
May 10, 2019 • 80 min
Ray Hearne is one of the top drummers in progressive metal, playing with Haken. I spoke to Ray about touring relentlessly, freelance work, climbing, being vegan on and off the road, impact of touring on relationships, relating to band members like being…
E:10 Ryan Van Poederooyen
May 3, 2019 • 127 min
Ryan Van Poederooyen is a world-class drummer, best known for his work with Devin Townsend. Among other things, Ryan is an educator and motivational speaker. He spoke about negativity in music, calculated risk, shooting high, basing success on happiness…
E:9 Mats Haugen
Apr 24, 2019 • 59 min
Mats Haugen is the guitarist and a founding member of Circus Maximus, He also plays with some of the top rock, pop and hip-hop artists in Norway. He spoke about family, video games and how they influenced his writing, performing and producing for other…
E:8 Steve Soboslai
Apr 18, 2019 • 82 min
Steve Soboslai is a founding member of the top charting rock band Punchline. He has a marketing company called Craft Services. Steve spoke about starting his band in high school, his career evolution, dieting, supplementation and training on and off the…
E:7 Ben Cohen
Apr 11, 2019 • 54 min
Ben Cohen, a Berklee College of Music grad, plays guitar for Video Game Metal band Powerglove and modern progressive metal band Lattermath. They tour regularly with bands such as Dragonforce, MC Chris, Symphony X, and Sonata Arctica. We discussed…
E:6 Sahil Makhija
Apr 3, 2019 • 45 min
Sahil Makhija is the front-man of Demonic Resurrection, and host and chef of Headbanger’s Kitchen which has 400k+ subscribers at the time of this writing. His show mostly features him cooking food for the keto diet while having metal music on. We spoke…
E:5 Matthew Dylan Diana
Mar 28, 2019 • 59 min
Matthew Dylan Diana is an American vocalist, musician, song writer, and lead singer of Message to the Masses. He also runs a meal prep business, eats extremely healthy, and works out daily. He discussed his meal prep company, deciding to go solo, utility…
E:4 Rusty Cooley
Mar 21, 2019 • 102 min
Rusty Cooley is one of the fastest guitarists in the world. We discussed his new solo record for having material to tour with. He also discussed teaching, diet & fitness and being a “hard-gainer”, accountability, motocross, his childhood, being a night…
E:3 Leslie Hunt
Mar 14, 2019 • 76 min
Leslie is an extraordinary singer and performer who has reached the semi-finals of American Idol, performing for millions on live TV. She has her own record label, several solo albums with star artists, and front-woman of prog rock band District 97. She…
E:2 Casey Grillo
Mar 7, 2019 • 75 min
Casey Grillo is a world-class drummer, most known for his work with Kamelot, and now Queensrÿche. He also has an LED drum skin company Drumstatic which has produced skins for many A-list artists. Casey has a long list of prior accolades as well. He shared…
E:1 Neal Morse
Feb 26, 2019 • 63 min
Neal Morse is a star multi-instrumentalist and singer in the progressive rock world, mostly known for his work with Spock’s Beard, a prog supergroup called Transatlantic as well as his solo work. Neal shared his thoughts on diet & exercise, addiction, fun…