Ben Thatcher of power duo Royal Blood is our guest this week! We discuss the band’s new album, Typhoons, the emotional clash of the lyrics and music, the importance of dedicating the record to Ben’s mother who recently passed away, using his DJ mind when it comes to sequencing an album, and the lasting mental effects the pandemic has had on him. Ben also dissects the “rock is dead” statements many older musicians have made recently, the lessons he learned from going on tour with Queens of the Stone Age, and the changes that may have to made on the road now that frontman Mike Kerr is sober.
Petar and Brandon discuss Willow Smith’s Mother’s Day gift to her famous mom, James Hetfield being “skeptical” about the COVID-19 vaccine, and if rebooting The Osbournes makes any sense at this point.
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Songs: Royal Blood – “Typhoons” and “Boilermaker,” Sumo Cyco – “Bystander”