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WCA #380 with Nick Raskulinecz – Rock Star Dreams, From Runner to Grammy Winning Producer, The Foo Fighters Story, Connecting with People, and Living on Taco Bell

My guest is Grammy Winning producer, engineer, and mixer Nick Raskulinecz who has worked with Rush, Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Deftones, and many more. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Growing up in Knoxville.
  • Rock Star Dreams. 
  • Falling in love with the guitar.
  • Instrument knowledge helps speak the language.
  • Drummers are a different breed.
  • College money bought an 8-track.
  • Switching gears – Dreams of Rock stardom to Recording Guru.
  • Brian Bell 
  • Opportunity at Sound City.
  • Living on Taco Bell and loving it.
  • From runner to assistant.
  • Leaving the nest – quitting the band.
  • The recording obsession.
  • Greg Fidleman 
  • Transitioning beyond assistant.
  • Odd jobs to engineer.
  • Danzig 
  • Duff McKagan 
  • Barely surviving but doing well.
  • The Foo Fighters Story.
  • Working on One By One 
  • Matt Hyde 
  • Connecting with people.
  • Logistics on getting paid.
  • Alice and Chains and the new singer.
  • Breaking the ice with a new group.
  • Working with Rush
  • What decisions made this career possible?
  • Work-life balance.
  • Moving back to Tennessee – Family matters.

Matt’s Rant: Perseverance

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Nick Raskulinecz
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith