Satisfy by Vedera | Inside the Song
"Satisfy" by Vedera is a fantastic song that was recorded in 2008, in Bloomington Indiana at Echo Park Studios. The evolution of this song is actually quite interesting because it came from the bridge of another song the band had…
Blur’s “Modern Life is Rubbish”: Album Breakdown with Graham Coxon
Modern Life is Rubbish, released in May 1993, is the second studio album by English alternative rock band Blur. The album was a moderate chart success in the UK, peaking at number 15, while the singles from the album charted…
Inside the Song: “Song 2” by Blur with Graham Coxon
Blur is an English rock band formed in 1988, consisting of vocalist Damon Albarn, guitarist Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James, and drummer Dave Rowntree. The band was central to the 1990s Britpop movement. They achieved mass popularity in the UK,…
Working with Ace Frehley on Origins, Vol. 1: Untold Stories
A little while ago, I had the incredible opportunity to play guitar for Ace Frehley on his album "Origins, Vol. 1". Ace Frehley is a musician that I have looked up to for many years, so this was an amazing…
Jellyfish’s ‘Spilt Milk’: Inside the Album with Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. is an American power pop and electronic rock musician, singer, and songwriter with a prolific career in the industry. Roger’s musical career began as early as 1989, when he started arranging string, brass, wind, and vocal…
John Lennon’s “Imagine”: Inside the Song with Jack Douglas
Jack Douglas has worked on countless incredible tracks throughout his career with a long list of music legends. Today, Jack Douglas is back with us once again to talk to us about working with John Lennon and Yoko Ono to…
John Lennon’s “How Do You Sleep?”: Inside the Song w/ Jack Douglas

This week we’re back again with a very dear friend and mentor, Mr. Jack Douglas! Jack and I have spent countless hours working together over the years—even as much as 9 months at a time while we were doing an…

Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me”: Inside the Song w/ Jack Douglas
Hello, everybody! We're back with another episode of Inside the Song, this time with a very dear friend and mentor, Mr. Jack Douglas! Jack and I have spent countless hours working together over the years---even as much as 9 months…
The Offspring’s “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”: Inside the Song w/ Dave Jerden
Dave Jerden is a dear friend and incredible producer/engineer who’s done some legendary work in the alternative rock, punk, and metal scenes. He's also a regular on Inside the Song, where we previously talked about "Been Caught Stealing" by Jane's…
Marilyn Manson’s “Coma White”: Inside the Song w/ Michael Beinhorn
The last time we sat down with Michael Beinhorn we took a look at "The Dope Show" by Marilyn Manson which he produced! Now we're breaking down "Coma White," which was the promo single from Marilyn Manson's third album, Mechanical Animals. Throughout…
Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”: Inside the Song w/ Francis Buckley
Francis Buckley is a GRAMMY-winning recording and mixing engineer with a broad range of studio experience with breakout bands, well established chart-toppers, and Hollywood films. Francis started his career working at W.E. Studios in Redondo Beach in 1979. He eventually…
Static-X’s “Push It”: Inside the Song with Ulrich Wild
Ulrich Wild is a GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum producer and mixer, most known for his work with top metal artists including Dethklok, Pantera, Static-X, White Zombie, Deftones, and Breaking Benjamin. Ulrich was born and raised in Switzerland and is currently based in…
Recovering the Satellites – Counting Crows: Inside the Album

I recently sat down with my good friend Bradley Cook and had a rather wonderful chat! A couple weeks ago, we talked about his time engineering Foo Fighters’ “Everlong.” This time around we got to talk about his work on…

Jane’s Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing” Inside the Song w/ Dave Jerden
Dave Jerden is an incredible producer/engineer who’s done legendary work in the alternative rock, punk, and metal scenes over the years. He got his start as an engineer in the late ’70s at Eldorado Recording Studios in Hollywood. There, Dave engineered and…
Foo Fighters’ “My Hero”: Inside the Song with Bradley Cook
I've had a handful of rather wonderful chats with my good friend Bradley Cook recently! Over the past few weeks, we've talked about his time engineering Foo Fighters' "Everlong" and Counting Crows' Recovering the Satellites. This time, we dove into another single from…
Marilyn Manson’s “The Dope Show”: Inside the Song with Michael Beinhorn
The last time I sat down with Michael Beinhorn we looked at Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" which he engineered and produced! Now we're breaking down "The Dope Show," which was the lead single from Marilyn Manson's third album, Mechanical Animals. Throughout…
Inside the Song: “Never Say Never” – The Fray with Warren Huart
Following up last week's Inside the Song where Warren broke down the recording of  The Fray’s hit single “You Found Me,” we're looking at another song he recorded called "Never Say Never"! Warren has worked closely with the band over…
Tom Petty’s “Don’t Do Me Like That”: Inside the Song w/ Shelly Yakus

I recently sat down with my dear friend and mentor Shelly Yakus to talk about his experience recording some of the most iconic songs of all time. A couple weeks back we visited the multitrack from Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t…

The Fray’s “You Found Me”: Inside the Song with Warren Huart
On this week's Inside the Song, our very own Warren Huart breaks down The Fray's "You Found Me," which he recorded! Warren has worked closely with the band over the years on three of four studio albums, including the 2005 debut How…
Alice In Chains’ “Man in the Box”: Inside the Song with Dave Jerden
Dave Jerden is an incredible producer/engineer who's done legendary work in the alternative rock, punk, and metal scenes over the years. He got his start as an engineer in the late '70s at Eldorado Recording Studios in Hollywood. There, Dave engineered and…
Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”: Inside the Song with Michael Beinhorn
I sat down with the wonderful Michael Beinhorn to talk about his involvement with perhaps thee most iconic rock song of the '90s. Everything from the drum sounds, guitar sounds, vocals, and songwriting is unbelievable! The track, of course, is "Black Hole…
Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”: Inside the Song with Shelly Yakus

I recently sat down with my dear friend Shelly Yakus to talk about his experience recording one of the most iconic guitar riffs of all time! Shelly has had a phenomenal career. Not only is he a renowned producer and…