Show #119 – Rocco Cozza

Rocco Cozza returns to the Boogie Street Studio to discuss with Eric thoughts on how business and sports are maneuvering during the current environment, thoughts on the state of entrepreneurship in 2020, areas of Leadership on display, critical thinking, pragmatism, the late Jim Roh and much more!

One on One with Eric McKenna

Humbled to be invited to appear and share a bit of my story on Jaime Chesney’s show, One on One.

We can learn from everyone. And everyone’s story and journey is unique and valid. I enjoyed the opportunity to share a bit of the challenges and successes of my journey. Overcoming personal and career setbacks, discovering and refining my personal philosophy, the raw emotions of loss, grief and recovery and more. It’s my hope that others will find similarities with their unique stories and maybe some comfort in knowing that anything is possible if one wants it bad enough.

Show #98 – Sid Riggs

If you dig Rock & Roll, you’ll enjoy Sid Riggs!

Sitting down with Eric in the new pandemic, mult-suite Boogie Street Studio setup is Sig Riggs. Sid is a nationally touring and recording artist, drummer, producer, engineer and a survivor of the 80’s LA Metal Scene.

Sid shares his unique story from his time in LA with his band to his time on the creative team with Guns & Roses to his time in Rob Halford’s band to his journey into production and recording to his move to Pittsburgh and subsquent rennovation of a church building into his home, art studio and recording venue.

Sid shares stories about GnR, Tony Iommi and many other artists he worked with along the way.

Eric and Sid also discuss growing up with music, the changing landscapes in music consumption, genres and production. Sid also shares his thoughts on various rock drummers and legendary producers.

Show #88 – Jed Simon

Over a 31 year old bottle of Single Malt, Rock Guitarist Jed Simon joined Sir Freddy Kowalo and Eric McKenna in the Boogie Street Studio for a rowdy and fun conversation!

Jed shared his journey into music from the humble beginnings in Western Canada. Influences, travels, tours, gear and – stories! Included are Jed and Freddy’s stories from the SYL and BLS Tours in Canada.

Guitar talk. Plenty of it. Washburn, Boogie Street, ESP, Jackson and – of course, Bernie Rico Jr. Amps. The good, the bad and the ones that got away.

The rigiuors of touring while getting older and raising a family.

Dimebag memroies. And all the influences – KISS, Aerosmith, Zep, Sabbath, RUSH, BTO, April Wine and many, many more. Jed even brings up Ritchie Sambuca!

Join us!

Show #82 – Freddy Kowalo

Fred’s back! Fresh off another tour. This time with TSO. And Fred is just back from NAMM! Sneaking backstage a Dimebash, a typical day on the road with TSO, trials and tribulations of the TSO ‘Tesla Machine’, spotlight madness, tour bus life, tour sobriety, Fred tries juicing, setting up a violin, boredom, chip reviews, big tours vs his early Black Label tours, trouble with grubhub, Zakk Wylde’s toxic sweat, studio wrestling on the bus with BLS, the worst tour bus in all of Europe, the tour bus driver labeled ‘Stinky Britches’ and much, much Kowalo madness! Join us!

Show #47 – Sir Fred Kowalo

Sir Freddy Kowalo is back for Episode #5 of The Kowalo Chronicles.

Before Fred heads back out on tour with TSO, he makes another appearance on EMp pOdcast #47. Fred (aka ‘shifty guy #1’) shares more road stories from tours with Megadeth, Black Label Society, Ozzy, Alice in Chains, TSO and more. Not to mention, Fred’s recent snafu while woking an Eagles show. Eric and Fred also take a trip down the Boogie Street Guitars rabbit hole as they talk about how it all started including Fred’s rather odd ‘first day’ at Boogie Street. As well as how ‘strip clubs’ played an odd, yet important role in the launching of Boogie Street.

Fred also shares his favorite memories from Pittsburgh’s concert venues including the Civic Arena, the Palace Theatre, the Stanley Theatre, Graffiti, and Consol Center.

All this and much more on EMp pOdcast #47 with Sir Freddy Kowalo!

Show #33 – Rich Kosak

EMp pOdcast #33 with guitarist, entertainer & Pittsburgh native, Rich Kosak is available on Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play and everywhere else including EricMcKenna.com

For over 25 years, Rich has entertained tens of thousands as ‘The Starchild’, the ringleader, in arguably the world’s Finest, most Authentic, most Powerful, Rock & Roll KISS Tribute bands — Mr. Speed.