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Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz: #059 ft. Mike Viola, The Byrds’ Chris Hillman & Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale



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 award-winning, 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 #059:

On this edition of the Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz, Darren speaks with Mike Viola (new album Godmuffin), The Byrds’ Chris Hillman (new memoir Time Between: My Life As A Byrd, Burrito & Beyond) and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale (host of AXS TV‘s A Year In Music series). All 3 interviews were recorded in September and October 2020 in the midst of the still on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

Theme song by Steve Schiltz. Audio mix by Mark Piro. Produced with V13 Media. Thanks for listening!

Our guests from top to bottom: Mike Viola, Chris Hillman, Lzzy Hale

Mike Viola by Silvia Grav

Chris Hillman

Lizzy Hale by Leah Steiger for AXS TV

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.