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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.
- 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