Rob “Blasko” Nicholson on The MetalSucks Podcast #250
Rob “Blasko” Nicholson — Ozzy’s longtime bassist, successful artist manager and founder/host of the A New Level podcast — is our guest this week. We start out by talking about his latest podcast endeavor and the preparation his guests go through prior to recording the episodes. We transition into a broader music industry conversation: how people consume music these days as opposed to the past, how the new model levels the playing field, why he only trusts music industry people who have been in bands, the reason he likes to stay busy with so many different projects, one young band that he feels has headlining potential, the validation a record contract can bring a young band, the visible record collection vs. the hidden record collection in the ’80s, and he tells us about his favorite supergroup.
Petar, Brandon and Jozalyn introduce everyone to The Proper Spin Institute and discuss their elderly heroes in Germany, Angus Young needing an escort to pee, and the horribly titled new Behemoth song that we love.
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