Bobby Gustafson (Satan’s Taint): “I Challenged [Zoltan Bathory] On Twitter”

by Steve Savage

Joining Talk Toomey Live on Uncontrolled Noize for a bonus interview this week is veteran metal guitarist, Bobby Gustafson. In addition to being well-known for his time with the iconic thrash legends, Overkill, he has played with Cycle Sluts From Hell, Skrew, Grip Inc., and currently, Satan’s Taint – which Gustafson founded in 2014. During the interview, Gustafson discusses how he came up with the attention-grabbing band name, Satan’s Taint, that he says is “definitely getting some miles on the internet,” and how he challenged Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch) for worst band name. “I knew I needed something that people weren’t gonna forget… It’s just kind of an inside joke of something that happened at work with me and my buddies.” He continues, “It’s one of those things where you hear something and it’s like, oh, that would be a great band’s name.”

Listen to “BOTT: Bobby Gustafson (Satan’s Taint)” on Spreaker.

Gustafson, who had once been offered by Dave Mustaine to join Megadeth, explains why he declined the offer and what he thinks of the decision today. Cycle Sluts From Hell saw popularity with their music video, “I Wish You Were a Beer,” which received regular airplay on MTV and was even featured on Beavis and Butthead. Gustafson shares what it was like to record and play with the female-fronted metal band in the early nineties.

To hear these stories plus much more, check out the full interview with Talk Toomey Live on Uncontrolled Noize.

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Ep. 213 Thom Hazaert (Ellefson)

Thom Hazaert joins the show this week to discuss the upcoming David Ellefson book and album. Thom talks about his background singing in bands and recording this project. We discuss the recent Megadeth and Dave Mustaine news. Thom also talks about the EMP Label Group and what he looks for in bands to sign.

On the Mustaine news and how it impacted the Ellefson camp:

THOM HAZAERT “Honestly, it’s something that has been going on for weeks, we couldn’t say anything and nobody knew anything and nobody knew what was gonna happen… The decision to cancel everything was literally just made a couple fucking days ago… At first it was like, we’re gonna do everything and It’ll be fine. Then they started his treatments and they just realized they weren’t gonna be able to do it… So it’s been an ongoing thing. I mean, it feels like a big sudden thing but it’s really been kind of a casual thing going on over here with them trying to figure out what they were going to do… I was trying to figure out what we’re going to do around what they’re going to do and obviously everything we do works around Megadeth so we were just kind of sitting back going ‘fuck what’s gonna happen.'”

TALK TOOMEY: “Well, Megadeth has had a very odd year because of the Ozzy cancellations and scrambling to fill in those dates. And then now you’ve got Dave’s diagnosis and trying to fill that time and it’s been a mess for 2019 for Megadeth.”

THOM HAZAERT “That’s the last thing they wanted after the Ozzy cancellation and everything else was have to cancel anything. That’s why Mustaine was so adamant about ‘No, I’m just gonna do my treatment. We’re going to keep the shows scheduled’… but literally needed his treatments the same time they’re supposed to be doing shows. I think that’s the last thing he wanted, because of that Ozzy thing that compounded it because that had nothing to do with them. They were ready to go out and do that…The last thing Mustaine ever wants to do is disappoint fans… the last thing anybody in Megadeth wants to do is disappoint the fans… I think this was a really, really fucking hard decision to make. And that’s why they took so long after getting the diagnosis to figure out what they’re going to do and I think he really wanted to see if there’s any way to not cancel shit. He was gonna not cancel it. Obviously, I am in David’s camp, and in no way a spokesperson for Megadeth, nor do I claim to be. But obviously this has a huge impact on everything we do as well. And we’re both praying for the best for Dave Mustaine and Megadeth.”

Listen to “Ep. 213 Thom Hazaert (Ellefson)” on Spreaker.

Make sure to check out David Ellefson and Thom Hazaert on the upcoming Basstory tour.

Satuday 7/6 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
Sunday 7/7 – Long Branch, NJ – Brighton Bar
Monday 7/8 – N. Branford, CT – Strangeland (Book Signing)
Wednesday 7/10 – New Bedford, MA – Vault Music Hall
Thursday 7/11 – Waterbury, CT – Shamrock Pub and Grill
Friday 7/12 – Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
Sunday 7/14 – Long Island, NY – Revolution
Weds 7/17 – Lakewood, OH – The Winchester
Thursday 7/18 – Pekin, IL – Twisted Spoke Saloon
Friday 7/19 – Lombard, IL – Brauerhouse
Sunday 7/21 – Green Bay, WI – SV2
Monday 7/22 – Rockford, IL – Whiskey’s Roadhouse
Wednesday 7/24 – Tama, IA – Tama Ballroom
Saturday 7/27 – Indianapolis, IN – Citadel Music Hall
Monday 7/29 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
Tuesday 7/30 – Mankato, MN – What’s Up Lounge
Saturday 9/7 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto (w/Fatal Malady)

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The legend himself, Riki Rachtman joins the podcast this week. Riki and I discuss his new show The Cathouse Hollywood Podcast. We also take a trip down memory lane and discuss Headbangers Ball. Riki talks about his time hanging with Pantera, NASCAR and the new found community he has found in podcasting.

Robb Rivera of Nonpoint gives us his weekly Pick From The Kit

Listen to “Ep. 207 Riki Rachtman” on Spreaker.

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