Osiris Podcast is excited to release their latest episode of the multidimensional, multimedia podcast series — Past, Present, Future, Live! — featuring legendary thrash metal guitarist Alex Skolnick. Host RJ Bree talks with Skolnick, who at age 16 joined the band Testament, which would become one of the bands that defined the thrash metal scene of the late 1980s.
Skolnick discusses studying with Joe Satriani, touring the world with some of the leading metal bands, and changing his life completely by moving to New York, studying jazz, and forming the Alex Skolnick Trio, which is still playing jazz today. We also discussed his new podcast, Moods & Modes
, which is now part of the Osiris family.
After the interview, Skolnick performs “Unbound,” “Gymnopedie,” and “Beth” by KISS. These videos and all other Past, Present, Future,
Live! performances can be found on the Osiris Media YouTube Channel
. Music from all the artists mentioned in this interview can be streamed on the Past, Present, Future,
Live! Spotify playlist
This episode of Past, Present, Future, Live! is made possible by Sunset Lake CBD. Listeners can visit sunsetlakecbd.com
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Past, Present, Future, Live! is brought to you by Osiris Media
. Hosted and Produced by RJ Bee. Executive Producers are Adam Caplan and Kirsten Cluthe. Production, Editing, Mixing, and original theme music by Brad Stratton. Show logo by Liz Bee Art & Design.
About Past, Present, Future, Live!:
From their first music lesson to the first paid gig, these are stories from the unique journey that is the life of an artist. Past, Present, Future, Live! discusses early inspirations, creative processes, what’s driving artists towards the future and everything in between. Full audio episodes drop every Tuesday, and videos of each live performance are available on the Osiris website and YouTube channel. An accompanying curated playlist chronicling the music and artists mentioned in each episode is also available on the Osiris site and on Spotify.