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Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz: #047 ft. Cherie Currie, John Dolmayan & Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds



What is a Paltrocast?
– In July 2018, New York-based writer and editor Darren Paltrowitz launched the Paltrocast in partnership with PureGrainAudio (now V13 Media). This bi-weekly podcast features exclusive interviews with top entertainers, entrepreneurs and other cultural influencers. More info on Darren and the Paltrocast can be found online at and

Episode #047:
– On this edition of the Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz, host Darren speaks with former The Runaways singer Cherie Currie (new album Blvds Of Splendor), System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan (new solo album These Grey Men), and Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds (new album Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible).

Additional topics discussed include Matt Sorum, comic books, quarantining, chainsaw art, meditation and mindfulness. All 3 interviews were recorded by phone in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Theme song by Steve Schiltz. Audio editing by Mark Piro.


Our guests, from top to bottom: Cherie Currie, System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan, and Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds

Cherie Currie by Robert Sebree

John Dolmayan of System of a Down

Enter Shikari by Derek Ridgers

About Your Host:
– Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK GoThey Might Be GiantsMike ViolaTracy BonhamLoudnessRachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.

Darren’s writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago TribuneThe Daily MealThe Hype MagazineAll Music GuideGuitar World, PureGrainAudio, and the Jewish Journal.

Darren Paltrowitz is also the author of the new book Pocket Cash: Your Happy Money, as available for sale via Amazon and published by Book Web Publishing. His second book, Good Ideas From Professional Wrestling, was authored with D.X. Ferris and features a foreword by Diamond Dallas Page; it is now out via Amazon.