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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

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