Show #127 – Sir Freddy Kowalo

UFOs, photography, mosh pits, local music, band jealousy issues, mushrooms, brownies, the trials of social media, pandemic boredom and sobriety are just some of the tops on hand as Sir Freddy Kowalo returns to Boogie Street Studio for another sit down with Eric. Fun, funny and real. As always! Join us!

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 #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 #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.


Show #3 – Sir Freddy Kowalo (Part 1)

Recorded April 1st, 2019, LIVE at the Boogie Street Studios, at the table with Eric is Sir Freddy Kowalo, Part 1. Fred is a Pittsburgh native who, for more than 20 years, has toured the world multiple times in the role of Guitar Technician for Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Shinedown, Alice in Chains, INXS, TSO and Medadeth. Fred shares plenty of road stories with artists he has worked directly for including Zakk Wylde, Dave Mustaine, Chris Broderick, Jasin Todd and many others. Fred also shares his experiences living and working ‘on the road; touring. The pitfalls of working and – eating – while in India. Having his ego shattered in an out of the way, Dublin bar. Bungee jumping in Vegas. Missed private plan opportunities. Working and appearing in the movie ‘Rockstar’. And much, much more. A relaxed and fun conversation with one of the Music Industry’s true gems, Sir Freddy!