A look inside the world of Pat Monahan of the band Train
Happy Labor Day! Our guest this week survived the era of 80s hair metal, and today he tells his story. As the drummer and a founding member of the band Danger Danger, he toured with all the biggest acts of the 80s and early 90s, and saw the meteoric rise of the metal scene. On today’s Patcast, we sit down with for some stories, live music, and a great interview with Steve West.
I’ve been doing this for awhile now. Train is 20 years old and I suppose that means that Jimmy and I have been doing this together for 20 years. Before we met we had both played in a lot of bands and done a lot of gigging in PA and Illinois and then in California.
We’re still just kids that had music heroes and we wanted to be a part of that.
I want to say that Jimmy has been a great partner. He’s a lovely, caring guy for those of you who don’t know him. He’s a great guitar player and an easy going person and he’s THE easiest guy ever to get along with. I consider him my friend. I’m grateful for Jimmy.
Jerry was our first tour manager. A great musician and a great guy, Jerry makes a big impression on people. He works harder than all of us and he smiles through it all.
Hector is a quiet and a lovely talent. He’s a great singer and guitarist but he shines on bass.
Drew, my old friend, is an exceptional drummer and a great guy to be in a conversation with. He has a law degree so there are many subjects he can keep you up on.
Sakai and Nikita are 2 crazy great singers from the Bay and we are so lucky to have them. They show us how to be happy. They’re THE best.
Truth is YOU guys are the best. This is a quick note of thanks for being so good to us. If you think you go unknown I guarantee that you do not. We see you and love you. Thank you all so much. Can’t wait to see you.
Lyle Workman is one hell of a talented guitar player. After playing on the Pat Monahan solo record years ago, we lost touch with him for a while, but in the meantime Lyle’s been very busy becoming one of the most in-demand session musicians and touring guitarists in the music industry, and the go-to soundtrack guy for almost every single Judd Apatow movie! You might be aware of him, but you’ve already heard him. Get to know Lyle Workman this week on the Patcast…
Striking Matches are a brand new country duo out of Nashville, Tennessee. Before opening for Train in Tahoe, Justin and Sarah took the time to sit down with us and tell their story and play some music. They’ve just wrapped up recording their first record, and you can hear a lot of their songs on the tv show Nashville And this week, you can find out more about them on the Patcast! Listen below:
He’s toured with Train before, he’s coming on the Sail Across the SunCruise next year, and his new album “Magazines or Novels” comes out tomorrow. But today he sits down for a conversation and live performance with us. It’s singer-songwriter Andy Grammer on this week’s Patcast! Listen below:Get Andy Grammer’s new album here.
Mark McGrath became an enourmous pop star as the lead singer and frontman of Sugar Ray. He went on to host a number of tv shows, and now he’s back on the road with Sugar Ray and curating the Under the Sun Tour, which brings lots of 90s bands back together for the first time in a long time. He’s also starring in a movie that’s about to come out. And this week on the Patcast, he talks about his path to pop stardom and how he feels about the music and entertainment industry from the 90s to right now. Listen below:
When you wish, pray, hope.
When you really want something, it seems that you become the most “you” possible. When you need help, a miracle, an answer, you become the clearest you’ve ever been. It’s a beautiful and scary place.
I don’t know who listens or who answers but it’s beyond me to think that it’s wasted.
There has to be a place our prayers and hopes go. Right?
Anyway, I’m hoping and meditating for something important right now. It’s beautiful and pure and special.
I want this prayer to be answered so badly. The world will be better for it. I will be better for it. C’mon Angels!!!
Ahhhhhh. Okay. Goodnight.
This week it’s a very special Patcast with a very special guest. This band started in San Francisco in the 90s, and has been touring the world ever since. They are also 6 of our favorite people. This podcast started a year ago. So for the one year anniversary of this podcast, our guest is Train. Listen below
Travie McCoy started as the lead singer of the band Gym Class Heroes. He had several huge hits with them, and several huge hits on his own as a solo artist. With Gym Class still active and his solo career moving ahead at the same time, his music career has kept him very busy. This week, we talk about how he got into art and music, what he’s into now, and how he juggles having one foot in the hip hop world and one foot in the pop world at the same time. Listen below:
Or is it sun burned?
Either way my back is red and hurts like the dickens. Or is it like a mutha fu?
Either way it hurts.
Heading out this weekend to MI. Looking forward to it. Time to rehearse some new songs and revisit some older songs. If you have any requests, please hit us up on Twitter or how ever you’d like.
I need a shave and some new clothes. I’m totally lazy right now. Making myself nuts. No energy. Just want to chill. I’m starting to think I’m Sammy Hagar. Just want to sit on the beach and practice being Sammy. Ha. That guy is awesome.
I hope your 4th of July was fun and safe and full of exquisite wine or Tequila if you’re Hector. I wonder if “Stacey Loves Hector” loves Tequila. Hmm….So much time and so little to do. Strike that. Flip it.
Ok I’ll post pictures and fun soon.
Miss you guys and the stage.
We need a full blown soon so we can see your beauty!