The Billy O Show

51 EpisodesProduced by Billy O and Chris Walker

Billy O is a producer, studio engineer, musician, and now...a podcaster. Along with his co-host and marketing extraordinaire Chris Walker, they'll be bringing you the facts and fictions from all the latest news in the music industry, and maybe even some inside knowledge as well. If you love podcasts… read more

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Episode 51- Albums Are So 2016

December 11th, 2018

2:07:57

Some of the topics this week are:

Canadian band Witchrot throwing us a bit of fake news from last week,

Katy Perry coming down with a case of …

Episode 50 - History Repeats Itself

December 5th, 2018

2:18:48

Episode 49 - What's Their Name Again?

November 27th, 2018

1:47:54

Some of the topics this week are:

The proper pronunciation of “Blink 182”,

Taylor Swift’s historic new record deal,

A superb gift guide for any heavy …

Episode 48 - Fake It Like You Made It

November 20th, 2018

2:01:06

Some of the topics this week are:

Queen making a strong showing on the Billboard charts thanks to their new movie,

Guitar Center making some major changes to keep its place atop the guitar retail mountain,

The new Spice …

Episode 47 - Big Bands

November 13th, 2018

2:07:03

Some of the topics this week are:

William Shatner’s star-studded new Christmas album,

Dave Grohl setting his sites on a new drumming gig,

What injuries are bad enough to call off a tour,

Jonathan Davis making some bleak …

Episode 46 - NO CAMERAS IN THE STUDIO

November 6th, 2018

2:03:35

Some of the topics this week are:

The long-cooking beef between Nikki Minaj and Cardi B getting tossed back on the stove,

Weird Al deciding to step …

Episode 45 - Shredded Beef

October 30th, 2018

2:04:07

Some of the topics this week are:

Jake E. Lee going in on a certain Swedish arpeggio master,

Anthony Kiedis getting a bit too rowdy at a Lakers game,

Episode 44 - 99.9% From Touring (I Swear)

October 23rd, 2018

2:13:48

Some of the topics this week are:

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper topping charts in the Movie and Music industries,

Ed Sheerans lawyers trying to use …

Episode 43 - The Fabulous Mr. Dumble

October 17th, 2018

1:47:33

Some of the topics this week:

The current state of piracy in the industry,

Lindsey Buckingham getting fired from Fleetwood Mac, and the ensuing legal fallout,

The latest in the ICP and Fred Durst beef,

Gibson escaping …

Episode 42 - Punk Uniform

October 9th, 2018

2:16:35

Some of the topics this week are:

Florida Georgia Lines’s dominance over the Country charts,

Lady Gaga’s fans taking a “proactive” approach to supporting her new movie,

Micheal Jackson’s failed attempt at becoming James …

Episode 41 - You May Now KISS The Bride

October 2nd, 2018

2:38:45

Some of the topics this week are:

Spotify’s sneaky new way to figure out how to market to us better,

A profile of one of Chicago’s hottest new hip hop artists,

Ace Frehley’s creative new revenue stream,

Lil’ Xan’s …

Episode 40 - Auto Tune Is Your Friend

September 25th, 2018

2:16:34

Some of the topics this week are:

Paul McCartney having some unprecedented success with his new album,

The MMA making it’s way through the American …

Episode 39 - Pop Rocks

September 18th, 2018

2:32:35

I’d like to dedicate this episode to Fedex for not delivering my power conditioner. This screw up is on you guys. Anywaaaaaay…

Episode 38 - Riot Fest Weekend

September 11th, 2018

1:50:50

Some of the topics this week are:

Eminem’s new album release, and the very mixed reviews on it,

Some Foo Fighter fans manufacturing outrage over a Nirvana “reunion”

Noel Gallagher and his critique of the city of …

Episode 37 - A.I. vs. N.I.

September 5th, 2018

2:13:45

It's a special Tuesday-recorded episode! I mean...you won't know the difference cause you always get episodes on Tuesdays now, but it was special for us.

Some of the topics this week are:

Who will win the label bidding …

Episode 36 - Dave Busters AK-47s

August 28th, 2018

2:05:34

Good news guys! Chris only has about 25,000 more people in front of him before he gets his invite for the hottest new social networking app! We'll keep you updated of course....

Some of the topics this week are:

Episode 35 - Music Nazis Get Out

August 21st, 2018

1:50:54

Another episode that mother nature tried to cut short...but NO! We will not deprive you good people of your weekly dose of podcast.

Some of the topics this week are:

Rock bands jumping on the Vegas bandwagon,

R. Kelly …

Episode 34 - 12% Aint Bad (For Now)

August 14th, 2018

2:05:32

Another great episode in the books. Don't forget Chris and Crazy X will be playing Uptown Lounge this coming Saturday (the 18th).

Some of the topics this week are:

Tekashi 6ix9ine blowing his get out of jail free card,

Episode 33 - Not So Smooth Criminals

August 7th, 2018

2:09:38

One quick note: Chris will be performing with Crazy X on Aug. 18th at Uptown Lounge.

Some of the topics this week are:

Lil Uzi Verts poor choice of label art,

EMD tribute acts being an actual thing,

Hip Hop leading the …

Episode 32 - The R. Kelly Manifesto

August 1st, 2018

1:53:10

Welcome to the first Tuesday episode folks! I promised it would be out today, and as of right now it's...9:55 pm here, so it's technically still …

Episode 31 - Festival Overload

July 29th, 2018

1:33:23

Just a reminder: Shows after this one will be coming out on Tuesdays (the new best day of the week). So get this one while it's hot folks, cause …

Episode 30 - Appetite For Chart Position

July 22nd, 2018

1:53:19

I hope you guys took advantage of our Amazon links on prime day and helped break their site with the sheer number of orders you were giving them …

Episode 29 - Good Venues Gone Bad

July 15th, 2018

2:09:31

Some of the topics this episode:

Dave Matthews having a not-so-great gig at a festival,

The justice system coming down on the Ghost Ship "proprietors",

The Fyre Festival organizers being on the hook to the tune of …

Episode 28 - Tipper Gore Blew It

July 8th, 2018

2:05:10

Some of the topics this week are:

Old man Reznor complaining about Kanye and The Weekend "stealing" his general idea for a live show,

Joe Jackson R.I.P.,

Canada keeping it classy and sticking up for the wildlife when …

Episode 27 - Bitcoins For Africa

July 1st, 2018

2:02:37

Ladies and Gentlemen...WE ARE ON SPOTIFY. This is not a drill...

Some of the topics this week:

XXXtentacion posthumously breaking Taylor Swifts single day download record on Spotify

Micheal Jackson's new Broadway …

Episode 26 - Power Couples

June 24th, 2018

1:53:20

This week we make our triumphant return to iTunes! I apologize to our corporate podcast overlords for my transgressions. Now then...

Some of the …

Episode 25 - Spotify Making Moves

June 17th, 2018

1:42:17

This was a kind of weird week in music news, but that just makes for a more interesting episode for all you fine listeners.

Some of the topics this …

Episode 24 - Concept Albums

June 12th, 2018

1:53:44

Back to the normal show format this week! Hope you're all ready to get back into the swing of things.

Some of the topics covered in this episode are:



Chief Keef's maybe (or maybe not) getting shot at in New York

Who …

Episode 23 - D.I.Y. (Home Recording) Part 5

June 6th, 2018

1:45:40

Ladies and Gentlemen...We've come to the final installment of the D.I.Y. series. I hope the past 5 weeks have provided you with the tools you'll need …

Episode 22 - D.I.Y. (Home Recording) Part 4

May 29th, 2018

2:08:47

Oh boy! This episode I get into my favorite part of the recording process: The mix. I got so into it we skipped doing a rockin' rig and album review this week and STILL didn't have enough time to cover it all. I guess …

Episode 21 - D.I.Y (Home Recording) Part 3

May 22nd, 2018

2:09:19

This is the third installment in the D.I.Y series. This week we go into the tracking portion of the process. Some of the topics included in this …

Episode 20 - D.I.Y. (Home Recording) Part 2

May 13th, 2018

1:59:56

This episode is part 2 in the home recording series. This week we go into the buying and setup of the equipment for your studio. Some of the things we go into are:

The correct way to set up the tracking area of you …

Episode 19 - D.I.Y. (Home Recording)

May 6th, 2018

2:00:25

It's the first episode of spring! At least here in Chicago.

This episode Bill tries his hardest to give you a one episode tutorial on how to make a quality home recording, but just can't fit everything in, so he'll be …

Episode 18 - The Business of Music

April 29th, 2018

1:58:59

This episode Chris and I will be dropping some hard truths about what it really means to turn your music into money, like...

Business agreements between band members

Turning something you love into something you sell

Episode 17 - Airplane Mode

April 22nd, 2018

1:45:28

Some of the topics we go over this week:

iTunes following Spotify's lead

The stress of being a musician on a flight

Rappers punching women on …

Episode 16 - Merry Licksmas

April 15th, 2018

1:57:48

Some of the topics this episode include:

- Paying your taxes

- My new holiday for musicians

- The difference between and expert and a professional

- …

Episode 15 - Finish Him: FRUGALITY!!!

April 8th, 2018

2:02:22

Some of the subjects we get into on this episode are:

The lack of Jews in fighting games

Chris's charitable music endeavors

My unceremonious return …

Episode 14 - A Whole New (Instagram) World

April 2nd, 2018

2:03:27

Some of the topics on this episode include:

My new iPhone

Getting sued (by Gibson? Probably, if you make guitars)

Me stepping up my Instagram game, and how celebrities deal with it

The "proper" way to play/practice

and …

Episode 13 - Guitar Heroes

March 25th, 2018

2:07:26

This episode I decided we should just get it out of the way and go over some of the guitar heroes that are closest to our hearts. We keep it to three …

Episode 12 - Unpopular Opinions

March 18th, 2018

1:54:00

Oh boy...I hope you guys won't get mad at me expressing my right to free speech in this one. One thing's for sure, arguments you have in your head never go the same as when you actually have them coming out your mouth.

Episode 11 - NAMM

March 5th, 2018

2:02:15

It's our special NAMM episode! What makes it special? The fact that we did it. Because trying is half the battle, right?

We go into detail about Chris's trip as a brand ambassador to NAMM. Is the underbelly of the music …

Episode 10 - Chis Walker

September 23rd, 2017

1:35:24

This episode I'm accompanied by the silky smooth voice of Chris Walker, who just so happens to be my future co-host this podcast! This episode was …

Episode 9 - Twitchin Skratch and Brian Boncher

August 3rd, 2017

1:41:53

This episode I brought in Twitchin Skratch and Brian Boncher, my two good friends, and two guys who've made a name for themselves in the Chicago dance music scene. I pick their brains on a number of topics relating to …

Episode 8 - MIke Petro and Manny Arredondo

February 10th, 2017

1:52:05

This week I have my first three-way....podcast.

Mike Petro and Manny Arredondo are in the studio with me to discuss topics such as:

Drummers …

Episode 7 - 31 review

February 4th, 2017

40:53

This episode I'm trying something new. Stretching my podcast muscles you might say...

This is my first movie review episode. I kidnapped my best friend Kristina and we discussed Rob Zombies new movie 31. Surprise …

Episode 6 - Chase Ferguson

January 24th, 2017

2:49:52

Chase is back to get the podcast train rolling again. This episode we get into something that's close to my heart: Anime. Go ahead, judge me.

Not …

The Epic Gaming Episode with Chase Ferguson

September 23rd, 2016

2:50:25

Hold on tight folks, cause I go HARD in on the topic of gaming with my man Chase.

 

Some of the topics we get into include:

Xbox vs. Playstation vs. …

Episode 4 - Andy Pindy Pindelski

August 28th, 2016

1:28:44

This episode I'm joined by Andy Pindelski, the front man for thrash metal band Armored Assault, and co-host of the Pinheads of horror podcast. We get …

Episode 3 ft. Max Voloshin

August 15th, 2016

1:55:37

This week I'm joined by Max "Tzar of Guitar" Voloshin. We get into such topics as fancy music schools, musicians copyrights, "train wreck" gigs, tips …

Episode 2 Ft. Blu 9

July 28th, 2016

1:08:32

This episode I sit down with Blu 9, a DJ from right here in the windy city. We get into such topics as playing Violin, adult coloring books, New York …

Epidsode 1 Ft. Dino Ming

July 6th, 2016

40:09

For the first episode, I decided to do an impromtu interview my roommate Dino, who is what you would call a "festival pro". We go over everything you …

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