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Weekly interviews with MMA's and rock / metal music's most prominent personalities.Every tuesday, Pace offers original in-depth and comical discussions with UFC's top mixed martial artists and Earth's greatest bands, such as: Korn, Rammstein, Disturbed, Godsmack, Deftones, etc.Listen and REVIEW. Formerly aired on XM Satellite Radio.www.playgroundpodcast.com | Facebook/SoundCloud: playgroundpodcast | Twitter/YouTube: playgroundpod

Latest Episodes

Coal Chamber: Whisky a Go Go, band reunion, and effects of new technologies on music

Coal Chamber's bassist Nadja Peulen talks about her band's reunion; the usefulness of live performance venues like the Whisky a Go Go, or Roxy Theater in L.A; the effects of new technologies and social media on the rock music industry; the life of a woman in a male-dominated metal world.

10 MIN2015 AUG 10
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Coal Chamber: Whisky a Go Go, band reunion, and effects of new technologies on music

UFC - Dominic Cruz talks Urijah Faber, MMA training routine, differences in MMA fighting styles

UFC - Dominic Cruz talks Urijah Faber, MMA training routine, differences between MMA fighting styles Urijah Faber, the California Kid FormerUFCbantamweight championDominick Cruzdiscusses his feud withUrijah Faber,arguably the best MMA fighter in his division, from the World Extreme Cagefighting ( WEC ) promotion, through theUltimate Fighting Championship. From Wrestling to Mixed Martial Arts Dominick Cruz explains how awrestlingstudent he used to coachinfluenced him to try aMMAclass. After that day, Cruz never looked back. Motivation through MMA training routine The former king of the UFC bantamweight roster exposes histraining preparationfor a UFC fight: exploiting - or not - the frustration coming from a loss as extra energy, feeding of the pressure of main eventing a UFC fight card and establishing the reputation of his weight class, using fight video, etc. Fighting style vs MMA weight class The Alliance MMAteam member, Dominick Cruz, compares his experience inside the Octagon in...

6 MIN2015 JUN 18
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UFC - Dominic Cruz talks Urijah Faber, MMA training routine, differences in MMA fighting styles

Godsmack interview: relevance of radio, playing Woodstock and football rivalry

Interview with Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin, who confesses becoming a Red Sox fan since they beat The Curse; reveals the football rivalry which exists within the band (Patriots vs Raiders); debates on the relevance of radio for new emerging bands; discusses the rise of electronic music and the undying qualitites of rock; compares the experience of playing Ozzfest vs Woodstock; acknowledges the fun competitiveness vs singer Sully Erna in their traditional drum duels; and explains how difficult it is for a drummer to find his own style.

10 MIN2015 APR 30
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Godsmack interview: relevance of radio, playing Woodstock and football rivalry

UFC 186 - Interviews: Makdessi, Laprise, Clements

1- John Makdessi (LW) talks about the difference between kata and full-contact fighting in martial arts; the advantages stemming from performing regularly on a traditional martial arts competition circuit for a MMA fighter... and he reveals his "secret talent" - cooking - and how it's helping with his diet. 2- Chad Laprise (LW) discusses the motivation for a rookie to move up the ranks of his weight division; the importance of fan appreciation in a MMA career; the threat of losing focus of your opponnent when a fighter is determined to put on a good show. 3- Chris Clements (WW) on how his taekwondo background influenced his fighting skills and mental preparation.

7 MIN2015 APR 23
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UFC 186 - Interviews: Makdessi, Laprise, Clements

UFC 186 - Interviews: GSP, Rampage, Bisping, Mighty Mouse, Horiguchi

1- Georges St-Pierre explains how going around the world helped him retreive his passion and energy; lists the right conditions that could influence him to comeback to active competition; discusses how returning to his kyokushin-karate roots ravitalized him. 2- Quinton "Rampage" Jackson exposes how he lost the love for MMA through his 1st run with the UFC; talks about the never ending pressure and unwanted attention generated by his "Superstar" status; compares the way fighters are treated in the UFC vs other promotions; confesses how he patched things up with Dana and Lorenzo; speaks about his nightlife habits and enjoying the company of the ladiiiiiies. 3- Michael Bisping denies using his loud mouth as a promotional strategy; discusses how his family handled the UFC Countdown camera crew filming in their home; explains the many hardships that come with a professional fighter's lifestyle; acknowledges the importance of the media in a MMA fighting career; talks about the "auto-play"...

18 MIN2015 APR 18
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UFC 186 - Interviews: GSP, Rampage, Bisping, Mighty Mouse, Horiguchi

DISTURBED interview: Metal heritage, sexiest ass in rock and deep hatred for baseball

Interview with Disturbed's David Draiman (singer) and Mike Wengren (drummer)expressing their heartfelt hatred for baseball and everything E-VIIIIL it represents (especially Chicago's Wrigley Field); talking a little hockey and Blackhawks; debating over which frontwoman's got the sexiest ass in rock/metal; criticizing the (too-many) subgenres in Metal and how its heritage got forgotten... and then having a brainfuck when Pace asks them to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" or perform the sound of a drunken cow.

7 MIN2015 APR 15
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DISTURBED interview: Metal heritage, sexiest ass in rock and deep hatred for baseball

UFC - Josh Koscheck interview: role of the heel, main event pressure, fiction vs reality in MMA.

UFC welterweight fighter Josh Koscheck explains how the role of the heel (or "bad guy") might be predetermined in MMA and exploited to further one's career; the balance of reality vs fiction while promoting a fight; the pressure coming with main eventing a UFC fight card; the difference between a courageous loss and an easy victory to strengthen a MMA career; the preparation needed when facing a well-rounded fighter, such as Matt Hughes.

6 MIN2015 MAR 8
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UFC - Josh Koscheck interview: role of the heel, main event pressure, fiction vs reality in MMA.

UFC - Frankie Edgar interview: from grappler to striker, to obsess over an opponent and US Politics

Former UFC featherweight champion, Frankie Edgar, talks about his adaptation as a grappler to striking; how to rebound from almost being knocked out live in the Octagon; the preparation and "obsession" implied in facing the same guy - Gray Maynard - three times; his studies in political science... and what his slogan would be if he were to run for US President.

4 MIN2011 OCT 3
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UFC - Frankie Edgar interview: from grappler to striker, to obsess over an opponent and US Politics

UFC - Gray Maynard interview: living inside TUF, disappointment of a draw and training for a rematch

UFC lightweight fighter - and former title contender - Gray Maynard discusses his experience living with 13 other fighters in The Ultimate Fighter (season 5) house; how his training under B.J. Penn was restricted by the TUF production team; talks about the contribution of the reality show to his MMA career; exposes how he dealt with the disappointing draw vs LW champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 125 (2011 Best Fight of the Year candidate); and explains the modifications applied to a training camp when a fighter his preparing for a rematch (and, then, a second rematch).

5 MIN2011 OCT 1
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UFC - Gray Maynard interview: living inside TUF, disappointment of a draw and training for a rematch

Hollywood Undead interview: flirting on tour, pertinence of social media and internal conflict

Hollywood Undead's Johnny 3 Tears sips a beer while discussing with Pace the beauty of french-canadian girls and the difficulty in staying faithful on tour; explains the idea behind the masks gimmick and their evolution in design; questions the relevance of social media networks - such as MySpace - for an up-and-coming band; acknowledges the musical dichotomy "rap vs rock" that exists within the band and, therefore, how every member gets creatively satisfied; exposes the "behind-the-scenes" reality of making a living in the music industry and the pain of touring. ... and then takes another sip of beer.

9 MIN2011 JUL 7
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Hollywood Undead interview: flirting on tour, pertinence of social media and internal conflict

Latest Episodes

Coal Chamber: Whisky a Go Go, band reunion, and effects of new technologies on music

Coal Chamber's bassist Nadja Peulen talks about her band's reunion; the usefulness of live performance venues like the Whisky a Go Go, or Roxy Theater in L.A; the effects of new technologies and social media on the rock music industry; the life of a woman in a male-dominated metal world.

10 MIN2015 AUG 10
Comments
Coal Chamber: Whisky a Go Go, band reunion, and effects of new technologies on music

UFC - Dominic Cruz talks Urijah Faber, MMA training routine, differences in MMA fighting styles

UFC - Dominic Cruz talks Urijah Faber, MMA training routine, differences between MMA fighting styles Urijah Faber, the California Kid FormerUFCbantamweight championDominick Cruzdiscusses his feud withUrijah Faber,arguably the best MMA fighter in his division, from the World Extreme Cagefighting ( WEC ) promotion, through theUltimate Fighting Championship. From Wrestling to Mixed Martial Arts Dominick Cruz explains how awrestlingstudent he used to coachinfluenced him to try aMMAclass. After that day, Cruz never looked back. Motivation through MMA training routine The former king of the UFC bantamweight roster exposes histraining preparationfor a UFC fight: exploiting - or not - the frustration coming from a loss as extra energy, feeding of the pressure of main eventing a UFC fight card and establishing the reputation of his weight class, using fight video, etc. Fighting style vs MMA weight class The Alliance MMAteam member, Dominick Cruz, compares his experience inside the Octagon in...

6 MIN2015 JUN 18
Comments
UFC - Dominic Cruz talks Urijah Faber, MMA training routine, differences in MMA fighting styles

Godsmack interview: relevance of radio, playing Woodstock and football rivalry

Interview with Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin, who confesses becoming a Red Sox fan since they beat The Curse; reveals the football rivalry which exists within the band (Patriots vs Raiders); debates on the relevance of radio for new emerging bands; discusses the rise of electronic music and the undying qualitites of rock; compares the experience of playing Ozzfest vs Woodstock; acknowledges the fun competitiveness vs singer Sully Erna in their traditional drum duels; and explains how difficult it is for a drummer to find his own style.

10 MIN2015 APR 30
Comments
Godsmack interview: relevance of radio, playing Woodstock and football rivalry

UFC 186 - Interviews: Makdessi, Laprise, Clements

1- John Makdessi (LW) talks about the difference between kata and full-contact fighting in martial arts; the advantages stemming from performing regularly on a traditional martial arts competition circuit for a MMA fighter... and he reveals his "secret talent" - cooking - and how it's helping with his diet. 2- Chad Laprise (LW) discusses the motivation for a rookie to move up the ranks of his weight division; the importance of fan appreciation in a MMA career; the threat of losing focus of your opponnent when a fighter is determined to put on a good show. 3- Chris Clements (WW) on how his taekwondo background influenced his fighting skills and mental preparation.

7 MIN2015 APR 23
Comments
UFC 186 - Interviews: Makdessi, Laprise, Clements

UFC 186 - Interviews: GSP, Rampage, Bisping, Mighty Mouse, Horiguchi

1- Georges St-Pierre explains how going around the world helped him retreive his passion and energy; lists the right conditions that could influence him to comeback to active competition; discusses how returning to his kyokushin-karate roots ravitalized him. 2- Quinton "Rampage" Jackson exposes how he lost the love for MMA through his 1st run with the UFC; talks about the never ending pressure and unwanted attention generated by his "Superstar" status; compares the way fighters are treated in the UFC vs other promotions; confesses how he patched things up with Dana and Lorenzo; speaks about his nightlife habits and enjoying the company of the ladiiiiiies. 3- Michael Bisping denies using his loud mouth as a promotional strategy; discusses how his family handled the UFC Countdown camera crew filming in their home; explains the many hardships that come with a professional fighter's lifestyle; acknowledges the importance of the media in a MMA fighting career; talks about the "auto-play"...

18 MIN2015 APR 18
Comments
UFC 186 - Interviews: GSP, Rampage, Bisping, Mighty Mouse, Horiguchi

DISTURBED interview: Metal heritage, sexiest ass in rock and deep hatred for baseball

Interview with Disturbed's David Draiman (singer) and Mike Wengren (drummer)expressing their heartfelt hatred for baseball and everything E-VIIIIL it represents (especially Chicago's Wrigley Field); talking a little hockey and Blackhawks; debating over which frontwoman's got the sexiest ass in rock/metal; criticizing the (too-many) subgenres in Metal and how its heritage got forgotten... and then having a brainfuck when Pace asks them to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" or perform the sound of a drunken cow.

7 MIN2015 APR 15
Comments
DISTURBED interview: Metal heritage, sexiest ass in rock and deep hatred for baseball

UFC - Josh Koscheck interview: role of the heel, main event pressure, fiction vs reality in MMA.

UFC welterweight fighter Josh Koscheck explains how the role of the heel (or "bad guy") might be predetermined in MMA and exploited to further one's career; the balance of reality vs fiction while promoting a fight; the pressure coming with main eventing a UFC fight card; the difference between a courageous loss and an easy victory to strengthen a MMA career; the preparation needed when facing a well-rounded fighter, such as Matt Hughes.

6 MIN2015 MAR 8
Comments
UFC - Josh Koscheck interview: role of the heel, main event pressure, fiction vs reality in MMA.

UFC - Frankie Edgar interview: from grappler to striker, to obsess over an opponent and US Politics

Former UFC featherweight champion, Frankie Edgar, talks about his adaptation as a grappler to striking; how to rebound from almost being knocked out live in the Octagon; the preparation and "obsession" implied in facing the same guy - Gray Maynard - three times; his studies in political science... and what his slogan would be if he were to run for US President.

4 MIN2011 OCT 3
Comments
UFC - Frankie Edgar interview: from grappler to striker, to obsess over an opponent and US Politics

UFC - Gray Maynard interview: living inside TUF, disappointment of a draw and training for a rematch

UFC lightweight fighter - and former title contender - Gray Maynard discusses his experience living with 13 other fighters in The Ultimate Fighter (season 5) house; how his training under B.J. Penn was restricted by the TUF production team; talks about the contribution of the reality show to his MMA career; exposes how he dealt with the disappointing draw vs LW champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 125 (2011 Best Fight of the Year candidate); and explains the modifications applied to a training camp when a fighter his preparing for a rematch (and, then, a second rematch).

5 MIN2011 OCT 1
Comments
UFC - Gray Maynard interview: living inside TUF, disappointment of a draw and training for a rematch

Hollywood Undead interview: flirting on tour, pertinence of social media and internal conflict

Hollywood Undead's Johnny 3 Tears sips a beer while discussing with Pace the beauty of french-canadian girls and the difficulty in staying faithful on tour; explains the idea behind the masks gimmick and their evolution in design; questions the relevance of social media networks - such as MySpace - for an up-and-coming band; acknowledges the musical dichotomy "rap vs rock" that exists within the band and, therefore, how every member gets creatively satisfied; exposes the "behind-the-scenes" reality of making a living in the music industry and the pain of touring. ... and then takes another sip of beer.

9 MIN2011 JUL 7
Comments
Hollywood Undead interview: flirting on tour, pertinence of social media and internal conflict
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