Yesod Williams, drummer of the reggae-rock band Pepper, has spent his life as a loyal follower of what he calls the “magic that is music”.
A self proclaimed fan of people, Yesod is able to really dig in and talk to drummers from all walks of life, and even some that have directly inspired him to pick up the drum sticks and dedicate HIS life to drums. That spark for rhythmic fury was first ignited when he heard Metallica for the first time in the late 80’s, which is what has indirectly branded his show Disposable Heroes (a la track #5 on Master Of Puppets).
Fast forward 25+ years later and Yesod has sold over one million albums with his band, owns and runs record label LAW Records, and has started a non-profit called the CheePono Foundation that funds a youth music program back in his hometown of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Enjoy as Yesod continues to blow his own mind and gets into epic conversations with some of the world’s best behind the drum kit! And remember Disposable Heroes is a show “all about drummers but NOT all about drums”, ALOHA.
Aloha Fridays are that much more special when you have an inspiration like Greyson Nekrutman on the show! This conversation goes beyond epic. Greyson, hailing from Long Island, NY has quickly become one of the most intriguing drummers on the planet. Top it off with razor sharp skill, and a personality that will make you smile for miles, and you got magic! Enjoy the show, Aloha.
Vinnie Fiorello – Less Than Jake/The Inevitables
The legendary Vinnie Fiorello, IS BACK, on Disposable Heroes! He’s recently stepped down from the drum throne and touring with less than jake, which is the end of an era for us all. With all endings come new beginnings, in this case a project called, The Inevitables. So enjoy this epic conversation, and hear all about it! Fun fact: we are releasing some new Inevitables music soon on my band, Pepper’s own label, LAW Records!
Loniel “Loni” Robinson
Happy Aloha Friday! This week on the show I’m honored to have, my man, Loniel “Loni” Robinson. As an equally eclectic man as myself, this epic conversation touches the entire spectrum. Life is beautiful, and so are you! Mahalo for listening.
Sam Gample, A&R for Tama Drums
This week on the show we have a very close friend and colleague, Sam Gample. He runs the artist relations at Tama Drums, the “strongest name in drums”. To me, he makes dreams come true, to the world, he makes sure some of the sweetest drum sounds out there stay tended to, like a care taker of the world’s most beautiful garden of rhythm!
Jeff “Rhino” Neumann
n this episode of Disposable Heroes, we have one of our oldest friends in the drum community, Jeff Neumann. Known by many as “Rhino”, he’s currently managing the road for the legendary Descendents, and doubling down with his passion for drums by taking care of the one and only, Bill Stevenson on stage.
Tanner is the current hammer man behind the Swedish Heavy Metal legends, In Flames. Yee and Tanner connect the dots amongst mutual friends, North County San Diego and of course, DRUMS! Sparks fly with Tanner and Disposable Heroes,
Yessssssah! In this episode of DISPOSABLE HEROES we have the one and only Sage Weeber, the the powerhouse POINT NORTH.
In this episode of DISPOSABLE HEROES, I sit down with Jess Margera, the hammer of a drummer for the one and only CKY. We chat about his influential upbringing in Pennsylvania, getting signed to Volcom, his fateful meeting with Dean Ween, to playing with the spirit of Prince, and all the magic that unfolded from there. You won’t want to miss this very special episode, so tune out and tune in, and be sure to check him out online at Instagram.com/jessmargera.
This week on the show I have an amazing human that I’m proud to call a friend, Wuv, from the mighty P.O.D. The meteoric rise of his band was nothing short of breathtaking from an outside perspective, so to be able to lift up the hood with Wuv, and find out the inner functions that were at work are mind blowing! Also, the love of reggae in P.O.D. is quite epic. You never want to miss an episode, so tune out and tune in! For more on WUV check him out online at Instagram.com/wuv
In this episode of DISPOSABLE HEROES, I sit down with Jess Bowen, the fabulous, hard hitting, Bonham-esque backbeat behind The Summer Set. We chat about her love for the drums coming into full bloom, grinding with her band The Summer Set, multiple stints on warped tour, overalls , puppies, playing with 3OH!3, and all the magic that unfolded from there. Oh ya, she also has an epic podcast of her own on the amazing Idobi network called, “Babes Behind the Beats”. You won’t want to miss this very special episode, so tune out and tune in, and be sure to check her out online at Instagram.com/JessBowan.
Gil Sharone Part 2
As if you guys haven’t recovered from part 1 of our inspirational conversation with Gil Sharone, HERE IS PART 2! We dig a little deeper into what is shaking the rhythms these days, his dub reggae outfit that pulls inspiration from Sly & Robbie, along with some of the artists they are working with in the Reggae-Rock scene. Gil continues to wring out his passion for drums all over this episode. So tune out and tune in, soak up the inspiration! For more info on all things Gil head over to gilondrums.com
In this episode of DISPOSABLE HEROES, I sit down for the first part of a 2 part conversation with Gil Sharone, an iconic figure in the LA music scene, this man has done it all, but it’s the reggae that binds us. We chat about his influential upbringing with his twin brother, the importance of the journey, to playing with Dillinger Escape Plan, Dave Wakeling, Fishbone, Jerry Cantrell, and all the magic that continues to unfold. You won’t want to miss this very special episode, so tune out and tune in, and be sure to check him out online at gilondrums.com