Nik Carter began his media career as a TV host at age 14. Since then, he's been a radio DJ in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York - winning awards along the way. From 2012-2015, he hosted the nightly classic rock music and interview radio show, "On Tap with Nik Carter," on VH1 Classic, and now you can hear him mornings on VOLUME as the co-host of Feedback.
At age 11, Lori Majewski fell in love with Duran Duran. Now, she's their go-to interviewer. Along the way, Majewski founded Teen People, edited weekly entertainment magazines and authored Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s. She brings pop culture expertise to VOLUME as co-host of Feedback.
For more than 20 years, Eddie Trunk has been a musical encyclopedia. He attends concerts daily and has developed close relationships with countless rock musicians. Trunk has dabbled in many aspects of the music industry: record executive, artist management, t host and producer at VH1, MTV Classic, AXS TV and SiriusXM. Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal was published in 2010; a sequel came in 2013. Trunk Nation on VOLUME brings you A-list interviews and gives you the chance to be brutally honest about the artists you love.
Alan Light has been one of America’s leading music journalists for more than 20 years. The former Editor-in-Chief of VIBE and SPIN magazines has also authored numerous books and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and Rolling Stone. He brings his vast knowledge to VOLUME as host of Debatable.
For more than 30 years, Mark Goodman has been one of the most recognizable and respected personalities in the music business. As one of the original five MTV VJ's, Goodman interviewed iconic artists including Madonna, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen. After years in terrestrial radio, Goodman joined SiriusXM to host on 80s on 8. Now, hear him on VOLUME's daily show Debatable.
Elliott Wilson is a NYC-based journalist, author, editor and television producer. Wilson has amplified the voice of youth culture through his influential presence at Rap Radar and many other ventures. He has led XXL, co-created two VH1 shows, and written two critically-acclaimed books. He brings that prestige to VOLUME as host of Rap Radar Report.
Jim Shearer is the former host/writer of VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown. Prior to working at VH1, he lived out his teenage dream of being a VJ for MTV Networks, hosting a variety of programs, including live 24-hour specials with both Courtney Love and the Foo Fighters. He will test your music knowledge as host of '70s, '80s, '90s, Now on VOLUME.
Nathan Brackett began his career as a music journalist in college and made his way to Rolling Stone in 1996. He has also written for Vibe, Musician, Time Out New York and other publications. Brackett began his career at RS as the reviews editor and currently serves as the executive editor and host of the Rolling Stone New Music podcast. VOLUME allows listeners to hear the podcast before anyone else as Brackett records it live in the studio.
Kurt Loder is a longtime film critic, author, columnist, and, of course, TV presence. After a nine-year stint as an editor at Rolling Stone Magazine in the 1980s, he began a decade-long run as the host and writer of the MTV News show The Week in Rock. Now, he shares some of the best True Stories from his years in the business on VOLUME.
For more than 30 years, Scott Ian has garnered worldwide fame as the guitarist and co-founding member of the legendary heavy metal band Anthrax. He is also recognized as a pop culture celebrity, spoken word artist and TV host. However, under his iconic beard and ink, Scott Ian is just like us. He is a pop culture fanatic with questions that need to be answered.
Bill Flanagan is an author, TV producer and commentator. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Musician Magazine and created and produced many memorable music series, including VH1 Storytellers and CMT Crossroads. He has been a commentator on CBS News Sunday Morning since 2001. His 30-year experience as an author makes him the perfect host of Written In My Soul on VOLUME.
Ron Bennington began his career as a stand-up comic and has been involved in radio since 1997. After 18 years of co-hosting a show with Fez Whatley, Bennington transitioned to a daily self-titled show on SiriusXM. Bennington, known for his epic interviews with artists and creators, can be heard on VOLUME's Icons.
Singer-songwriter-guitarist-activist Melissa Etheridge has won two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Vocal Performance and one Academy Award for Best Original Song. Now, she's creating something unique for the airwaves on VOLUME. Melissa's Basement will feature the world’s biggest singer-songwriters joining her in conversation and one-of-a-kind performances.
Ryan Duffy is a journalist, producer and entrepreneur. He’s a former correspondent for VICE’s Emmy-award winning HBO show and current head of video production for The Players’ Tribune and the Executive Producer/Host of Huffington Post’s Now What series. He will shine a spotlight on the industry’s old guard as host of The Last Of The… on VOLUME.
Anthony Fantano, a.k.a. The Internet's Busiest Music Nerd, is a prolific music critic known for his vlog-style album reviews. He leaves a trail of polarizing reactions with almost every video he drops and now brings his talents to The Album Review Show on VOLUME, where he'll be stirring the pot with more reviews, rants, and recommendations.