Donna Grantis, Canadian guitarist extraordinaire and former member of Prince’s band, joins us on this episode of the The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss her first solo record, Diamonds & Dynamite, it’s various styles and how it was influenced by her experiences working with Prince. We also talk about worldly instruments, calling sets and solos on the fly, writing songs with Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, and playing at the White House for the Obamas.
Jean-Philip Grobler, the frontman of indie synthpop band, St. Lucia, joins us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss the making of their last album, Hyperion, working with U2 producer Rob Kirwan, the decision to do an acoustic album and tour, and how it’s refreshed the band. We also talk about the balance of optimism and meloncholy in their music, their first recorded cover song, traveling Asia, and Hayao Miyazaki films.
Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters (Men of a Certain Age), and Cole Preston of indie rock trio, Wallows, join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss their debut album, Nothing Happens, as well as their skinny kid anthem “Scrawny,” the music video for “80s Horror Film,” and how Cole met his girlfriend in the making. We also talk about the experience of their first performance at Coachella.
Singer, guitarist, and badass leading lady, Lzzy Hale, and bassist Josh Smith, of Halestorm join us on this episode of The Adamantium Podcast. We discuss how the band has evolved over the 10 years since the release of their debut album. We also talk about their latest single “Vicious” and the making of it’s Kill Bill style music video, the first songs they ever learned, collaborating with other bands, and Halestorm’s guide to life on the road.