EMQ’s with LOLA BLACK

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EMQ’s with LOLA BLACK

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Denver, Colorado based Hard Rock/Metal/Punk band Lola Black. Huge thanks to Lola for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Lola from Lola Black. (VOCALS)!

How did you come up with your band name?

It’s what I go by and also the band name. It was decided by Chris, Paige and myself (founding members). Due to the shifty nature of musicians it’s something that will stand the test of time just as long as I’m ticking the band is and music is something I will always be a part of.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

America; Denver, Colorado to be exact! Where the word “scene” is apparently frowned upon but if it weren’t I would have to say the “scene” is most excellent.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

Our latest release was on November 1st, 2019 and is our spin on Concrete Blonde’s “Bloodletting (Vampire Song)” just in the key of Lola Black. The cover was a follow up from our full length album “Nothing’s Gonna Be Alright” which was released late fall of 2018.

Who have been your greatest influences?

This question has always been a hard one for me because music in general influences me. I can find gems inside everything I hear.

What first got you into music?

I have always been drawn to music. It is the focal point of all of my memories. I remember at a very young age listening to every word and every note of everything that played around me. It honestly doesn’t matter what type of music is on, my ears are just in tune to it and that’s always the first thing I pick up on.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Since I’ve always said Chino Moreno in the past I’ll stick with him because I honestly dig all of his work.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Probably The Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK because the Reading Festival is iconic! The talent on the line-ups over the years is insane! It would be an honour!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

It takes a lot for me to consider something weird. So, nothing out of “my” ordinary…!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

In the wise words of Bill and Ted “Be excellent to each other”!

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

I don’t know. I’ll just go to them.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Love, Playing Music! Hate, social media!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Don’t get me started.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

I can never decide or narrow it down. All-time favourite is a strong title to hold and I love too many. Plus it also depends on if I genuinely love all tracks on said album or just a few. I can’t commit. Sorry.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I like it all. Anyway I can get the music to my ear holes will do.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We did a string of festivals called the World’s Loudest Month some years ago and that entire experience was by far the best. We played with almost every band we love and respect at one stop or another that summer!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I always wanted to be a homicide detective. I am a detective and justice seeker at heart and Joe Kenda is my hero.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Dave Chappelle, Al Jourgensen, Rob Zombie, David Hasselhoff and Joan Jett!

What’s next for the band?

World domination!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Download now-
https://ffm.to/bloodlettingthevampiresong
Social media links-
www.lolablackmusic.com
www.youtube.com/Lolablackmusic
www.facebook.com/Lolablackmusic
www.instagram.com/Lolablackmusic
www.twitter.com/Lolablackmusic

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I have no clue what that is but cake and biscuits are delicious.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Nope. You are awesome and thank you for your time.

 

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EMQ’s with SHARONE

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EMQ’s with SHARONE

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Denver, Colorado Dark Rock Artist Sharone! Huge thanks to her for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Sharone, I am a dark rock singer and piano player from Denver, CO. I started playing shows as a solo artist back in 2014, and put together my rock ensemble in 2016.

How did you come up with your band name?

I never really thought about a “project name” when I started playing shows. I just introduced myself by my name, and it worked.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I live in the United States. Certain parts of the country have really wonderful rock scenes with an abundance of bands, as well as performance venues. Other parts are more geared towards different styles of music.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

‘Cold’, the single from my new album “Reflection”!

Who have been your greatest influences?

Evanescence, Deftones, Meg Myers, Black Sabbath, and Paramore!

What first got you into music?

I started playing the piano when I was about six years old and completely fell in love with it.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I’d love to collaborate with Meg Myers. She blends so many different styles together so flawlessly.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

If I could play Ozzfest and open for Ozzy Osbourne I could probably die the next day and be fine.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A necklace with a vial of blood!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Follow your passion to the fullest extent.

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

David Bowie.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love being on stage more than anything. That’s when I’m reminded that all of the hard work I put in is worth it. I don’t love some of the type of attention I get from certain men simply because I’m a woman in music. I know men in bands don’t receive comments like some of the one’s I’ve gotten. I hope this changes one day.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I would wish for an equal platform and treatment for men and for women.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Either “Led Zeppelin IV” or “Purple Rain”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

CD’s! I love having a physical piece of merchandise along with the music. CD cases will often have photographs, credits, lyrics, maybe even fold out posters. I’m not a big fan of downloads because they take away from the artist. I know that when I buy a CD directly from an artist, that money is going right back into their art.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

May 24th of this year opening for Stitched Up Heart.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Trying to figure out what I need to do to become a musician.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

This is a fantasy dinner party, right? They don’t have to be alive, do they? I’d invite David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Prince, Tom Petty, and Freddie Mercury.

What’s next for you?

I’m gearing up to release my new album “Reflection” on December 7th. The next single from the album, ‘Turn Back Time’, will be released on October 25th (Out Now). In the meantime, I’m working with my team on taking my live shows to a whole new level.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Follow me on:
https://www.facebook.com/sharone.official/
https://www.instagram.com/sharone_official/
https://twitter.com/sharone_music
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3AmKAuGRZ8Ir8XTRl2IlXp
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCktZmmoL02gcXcfAVJp-N1A

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

They’re called Jaffa Cakes, aren’t they?

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Please give a listen to my singles ‘Cold’ and ‘Turn Back Time’, available on any major streaming platform, and please check out the music videos here:

‘Cold’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6jJY7pEOws

‘Turn Back Time’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS75wdr3ocs

My new album “Reflection” will be available everywhere on December 7th. Be on the lookout!

 

 

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EMQ’s with LEAVING EDEN

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EMQ’s with LEAVING EDEN

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our EMQ’s interview with Boston, MA Rock band Leaving Eden. Huge thanks to guitarist Eric Gynan for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hi I am Eric Gynan Co-founder/Guitarist of the band Leaving Eden Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Leaving Eden has been around for well over 10 years. We’ve toured 47 of the states in the USA, Canada and Europe. We’ve got seven albums and we are a rock band.

How did you come up with your band name?

We were thinking about this whole planet being like the Garden of Eden and with all its corruption and deception wouldn’t it be nice to just go somewhere else, thus Leaving Eden.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re from the USA as I said and we’ve seen what I feel is a great metal scene all over the country. I think people love the freedom of being themselves not being judged by anybody else and having the opportunity to hang out with others that enjoy the same thing at the live shows. I think people are starving for new bands new material so yeah man it’s very cool.

What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We have just released our newest album “The Agony of Affliction” released by Dark Star Records/Sony. The Title Track will be in Massimiliano Cerchi’s movie Lockdown starring Michael Pare (The Philadelphia Experiment, Eddie and the Cruisers).

Watch the Lyric video ‘The Agony of Affliction’:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0gEue6mh8pg

We are excited about this new album not only because of the production value but the entire album will also be featured in a new fake reality comedy movie titled “The Nitwit”

Watch the teaser trailer For THE NITWIT MOVIE
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=g6uIkgZvVJI

Originally I had written this movie script loosely based on real life events with the intention of having Leaving Eden’s music throughout the movie and procuring other pros to make the movie. Where Leaving Eden has been involved with having our music placed in different movies and TV series this simply made sense. While in Iowa after wrapping up on a shoot I sat down with Ray Van Blarcom and Matt Moody “production crew” over a scotch and threw the script down on the table. They started reading it, thought it was hilarious so we decided let’s make the movie. For me being the director of several music videos it was a very simple transition to direct The Nitwit. Finally, I was intrigued by Matt Moody’s experience not only in production but as an actor. Ironically Matt fit the leading role as The Nitwit perfectly then he also brought in Jordan Smith as his co-star and the rest is history. We expect the movie to be released in 2020 by SGL Entertainment.

Who have been your greatest influences?

It’s funny because I’ve had the opportunity to share the stage with some of my greatest influences such as Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Alice In Chains. So for me I feel like my music career has really come full circle in terms of being influenced and then being able to share the stage with such notable artists. Of course I like metal but I also like stuff from Fleetwood Mac and Simon and Garfunkel. Anything that really has a good bass and drum sound!

What first got you into music?

As a kid, since I could walk, my parents had instruments so I would get up and play these instruments and literally learn. I’ve never stopped. Myself, I play guitar, bass, keyboards, Drums, singing. I like to really know a lot of aspects of a rock band, really gives you a good sense of rhythm and helps with recording.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I would say Fleetwood Mac or Mark Knopfler. Love the harmonies and Fleetwood Mac and of course love Mark Knopfler’s guitar work.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

It would be the Download Festival. I’ve seen so many incredible bands to me that would be a highlight for sure. The crowd is unbelievable and that’s why we do it man.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Well I wouldn’t say it’s weird but I would say it’s pretty cool. We got this glass picture of the band. So the picture was etched in the glass. It was something I’ve never seen and I still got it.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

That message would be how thankful we are for every single friend, I call them friends not fans, but of course if it wasn’t for our friends throughout the world where would we be, why would we be doing this and who would be listening? I would be playing if nobody was listening but it’s much better to have an audience and most importantly for people to care.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

We got to play with Dimebag and now his brother before they sadly passed away. They were so cool. Dimebag was such an innovator of his time and it was such a tragedy.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Great question! I believe in this life you should be doing what you want to be doing. I hold firmly on that. So I would say I enjoy the freedom of music. It’s really one of the last frontiers so to speak in terms of freedom of expression. Of course I love performing and the sharing of the energy with the crowd. A crowd draws a crowd right? I love writing music and recording the music. We work with Grammy award winning friends like Johnny K for instance (Disturbed, Three Doors Down, Staind, Megadeth, Pop Evil) to name a few and Brad Blackwood (Maroon 5, Alison Krauss, Adelitas Way, Three Days Grace, Blues Traveler) and Bob St John (Extreme, Collective Soul, Steven Tyler, Duran Duran).

I think what I hate most is the snakes in the business. People who prey on musicians, take their money and literally do nothing. Over the years I’ve come across many of these snakes and it’s really a shame but there are so many musicians out there that are willing to put forth dollars into people that really promise the world and give nothing back. It’s a shame. Record labels to ask for money from bands you’ll be surprised how many there are and I call them predator labels. The label is supposed to put money in your pocket not take it from you.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Well I am a voting member of the Grammys and I would Love to see more local, less known artists get nominated in the rock and metal genres. I would also like to see the streaming companies like Spotify for instance get these unknown bands in more popular playlists as well as pay the artist more for each stream.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Oh God! Eagles – “Hotel California”! Such great harmony!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Well now it’s downloads but more so streaming platforms is where the industry has firmly planted their feet.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

This is where I’ll copy and paste lol.

Leaving Eden has toured the USA, UK & Canada sharing the stage with hundreds of the biggest national bands in the world including; Lacuna Coil, In This Moment, Black Sabbath (Heaven & Hell), Ronnie James Dio, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Puddle Of Mudd, Korn, Killswitch Engage, Buckcherry, Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Country Joe, 10 Years After (40th Anniversary of Woodstock), Shinedown, Dropkick Murphy’s, Alice In Chains, Papa Roach, Bret Michaels, Halestorm, Theory Of A Deadman, Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, HELLYEAH, Trapt, Dope, Soil, Fuel, Queensryche, Saving Abel, Hinder, Damage Plan, Sevendust, Sebastian Bach, Soulfly, Days Of The New, Nonpoint, Drowning Pool, The Misfits, The Butcher Babies, Collective Soul, Mushroomhead, Mudvayne, Chevelle, Godsmack, Powerman 5000, 10 Years, Taproot, Gin Blossoms, Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG & The Scorpions) Herman Rarebell (The Scorpions), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Kittie, One Eyed Doll, Uncle Kracker, Tremonti (Creed/Alter Bridge) Lamb Of God, Slayer, Stone Sour, Motörhead, Blackstone Cherry, Hookers & Blow (featuring members of Guns ‘N’ Roses, Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P.), Steven Tyler, Ted Nugent, Lita Ford, LA Guns, Trixter, Warrant, Apocalyptic Review (featuring members of Godsmack), Adelitas Way, Scott Stapp (the voice of Creed), Gemini Syndrome, Pop Evil, Ratt, Anthrax, Testament, Napalm Death, Nickelback, Skillet & many more.

To pick one would be very hard but today let’s say it was the anniversary concert of Woodstock with Jefferson Starship, Big Brother And The Holding Company, 10 Years After and Country Joe and the Fish, basically whoever is still alive was there. That particular show we were not slated to play we were playing a benefit concert the day before and briefly we walked in and saw all these huge stages sound systems light shows and said wow this is going to be great. Then the guy said no you guys are playing there you’re playing over there and pointed to a coat rack of a stage. Our motto we will play anywhere anyhow anyway so long as we can so we did the show to maybe 100 people. After the show the guy came up to us and said wow you’re great you guys want to play tomorrow? And I said sure man we’re here what you got going on? He immediately got aggravated and said what do you mean what do I have going on you don’t know do you know how much money I spent on this advertising? Woodstock man!! And I said like the 90s Woodstock or? He said the original Woodstock man Jefferson Starship, 10 Years After… you guys want to play or not? Of course I said absolutely sir. They gave us a driver in one of those 12 person golf carts and carted us around everywhere we wanted to go. We got to meet a lot of the bands hang out with Jefferson Starship and dine with the kings. Woodstock is where it all began so for us it was like full circle. We got to play on that big stage and it was surreal.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I’d be working in the movies, videos, engineering for recordings.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Alice Cooper and Kiss! All innovators in the live performance!

What’s next for the band?

As I said earlier my Movie the Nitwit to be released in 2020 with lots of our music in it. Already working on our next album and looking forward to all our tour dates.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

https://m.facebook.com/bandleavingeden
https://twitter.com/Leavingeden
https://www.instagram.com/leavingedenofficial/
https://m.youtube.com/user/leavingedenband
https://leavingeden.com

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Hmm not sure even what those are lol. I’ll look it up.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

To introduce the whole band, Leaving Eden is myself, Eric Gynan on guitars and vocals, “Eve” on lead vocals, Alyssa White on keyboards and vocals, Jake Gynan on drums and David Amato on bass and vocals.

Well it’s been a pleasure here today, wish you the best man and peace!!

 

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EMQ’s with RENEGADE CARTEL

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EMQ’s with RENEGADE CARTEL

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Boston, Massachusetts based Hard Rock band Renegade Cartel! Huge thanks to them for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

We are Renegade Cartel. Vic and Stephen started with a totally different line-up. After 4 drummers, 3 bassists, and 2 rhythm guitar players, we finally settled on the Power Trio line-up we have now. We’re well equipped with 21 original songs on an EP and our upcoming debut LP. Feel free to groove with us

How did you come up with your band name?

As Star Wars nerds, we wanted something close to the “Rebellion”. Renegade was a cool choice, so we needed a type of group. We ride as the Cartel, because everyone knows the cartels are no joke. Renegade Cartel is a group of musicians that are rebelling against the cover scene. We have only a small window on this earth to make a mark. We intend on doing that by playing originals.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from the USA and the rock scene here is ABYSMAL. There is nothing new here. To quote Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree fame, “How is it that one of the birthplaces of Rock and Roll and there is no music among the top hits?” But we think the country is hungry for it. It’s all underground right now, but we want to be part of the resurgence.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

We are releasing our debut album “Dear World” on October 31st, 2019. It’s coming up close and we are super stoked to share it with everyone. With a little hard rock, blues, classic rock, and groove, we hope there is something for everyone.

Who have been your greatest influences?

We are inspired by a ton of music. Guns N Roses, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes, Metallica, Black Sabbath, B’z, Iron Maiden, KISS, Slash, Alter Bridge, The Beatles, Van Halen, King’s X. A bunch of rock artists. Vic’s heroes are Slash, Jimmy Page, Rich Robinson, Eddie Van Halen, and Marc Ford. Stephen’s are Myles Kennedy, Koshi Inaba, James Hetfield, dUg Pinnick. Rob’s biggest influences are Peter Criss, Nicko Mcbrain, Tommy Lee, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen, John Bonham.

What first got you into music?

Well for me, I heard Metallica’s ‘Unforgiven’. The amazing blend of hard rock/metal verses, and the laid back, clean verses really showcased their breadth and it immediately made me want to sing and play guitar. From there on out, it was all about Metallica for a while. I’ve always credited James Hetfield for making me the musician I am today.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Oh man. Of course my first choice would be James Hetfield. I don’t care who’s singing or who’s playing what instrument. Anything he touches is gold. But I’d also love to work with Myles Kennedy on some vocal harmonies. dUg Pinnick on vocals/bass/guitar. I’m sure the other guys would love to work with anyone of their heroes, as would I.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I always wanted to play Ozzfest. That was THE festival growing up. I want Main Stage though, or headlining second stage with Rob Zombie \m/! I wanted in on ‘Orion’ by Metallica but that was short lived. My old band had a change playing with Locobazooka opening for Alice in Chains when they reunited with the new singer, but they wanted us to front an absurd amount of money. I guess I’d love to do the Family Values tour and try to get arrested like Rammstein. Haha!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Nothing has been too weird to answer this really. I wish I had a good story for this but I really don’t. I guess I could say that fans give me a gift of a “compliment”, as in “Oh you remind me so much of Meatloaf, I mean that in a good way!” What a compliment…

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

You guys aren’t fans. You are our friends, our family, and our lifeblood. You keep us going through every show, release, comment, photo, anything! We are so happy you come along with us for this ride, and I hope we can continue on and provide you with more rock and roll as time goes on. Thank you for everything!

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Man, that’s tough. I want Chris Cornell back. Is that selfish, considering he didn’t want to be here? I don’t want to bring him back if he will continue on suffering. How about Bowie? I know he was almost 70, but I never got to see him live. Again, another selfish reason!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love the feeling of playing. Pouring my heart and soul into my song and seeing the reaction from the crowd. That’s all that matters to me, that the crowd can groove to what we’re doing. Of course, we love our own songs, but when that room is pulsating with the many that are hungry for new rock, and they cheer us on, we are in euphoria.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Bring back the old days where people used to give a chance. Bring back the old days where a rock artist had even the slightest chance. I’d also like to make it so that independent artists make more money from streaming and stuff like that. I mean, our music isn’t more valuable, but we pay and struggle harder that the people on the inside. It would certainly be nice if a few hundred listens equalled even one album sale. It takes a lot.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Metallica’s Self Titled, or “The Black Album”. It’s chock full of amazing tunes, and it’s the entire reason I play music. Before that, I had listened to some terrible music. I mean I always listened to Prince, which ended up becoming a huge influence for me. But ‘Enter Sandman’. C’mon, it’s only dumped on because it’s been played a bajillion times. ‘Sad But True’ ripping, ‘Of Wolf And Man’ tearing, and being able to chill with ‘Nothing Else Matters’, and ‘My Friend Of Misery’. Just an amazing album overall!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I love Vinyl most. I have to have a physical copy of something if I love the band. I have a complete Metallica collection and Bowie collection on vinyl. Plus much more! My second is CD’s. I know that Tape is a superior fidelity format to all but I can’t be bothered by sticking a pencil into the wheel and rewinding.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We had a real awesome gig opening for Damon Johnson of Brother Cane/Thin Lizzy recently that not only went superb, but had Damon praising us. It was such an honour that he liked our stuff, as I’m a huge fan of him. But the BEST gig so far? Probably something up at Live@212, one of our favourite places to play in Maine. It’s a bit of a drive, but the place is awesome, the owner is an amazing host, and the people are so accepting. Love it.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I’d probably just be doing what I do now, but no music. I work full time as a security systems integrator. I’d probably be travelling as much as possible. I recently went to Tokyo and would love to be back there. There are so many places I want to see. I’d be working, saving up the dough, and travelling. It would be awesome if I could do that as a tour. Two birds, one stone!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Like, just regular? Or celebrities? Umm my mum, my sister, the boys in the band, and my other bandmate. Is that hard pressing journalism or what?! Hahaha, sorry for my horrible Jimmy Carr style sarcasm! I’d have David Bowie, Prince, James Hetfield, Chris Cornell, and dUg Pinnick over. We’d talk about music, I suppose. I’d love to have just one dinner chatting with all of them. Absolutely wild!

What’s next for the band?

We will continue to push the album as far as it can go, hopefully touring off of it until the end of 2020. By then we may have enough material for another LP or at least and EP. We hope it takes off, gets picked up by someone, and we can tour the world, making people happy with our songs! It may be a pipe dream, but sometimes dreams come true.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We’re all over Facebook and Instagram. Twitter is kinda meh for us, but we still post! We’re getting into the Facebook live shows, and uploading videos to YouTube and all that stuff. We’ve paid for all the fancy streaming places like Spotify and Apple Music. The stuff is up for sale on Amazon and Google Play, We’ve got the original EP streaming everywhere, including the hub where you can reach all of our social media, up at RenegadeCartel.com – we also have a bunch of cool media up there too, if you want to check it out!
https://www.facebook.com/RCBoston/
https://www.instagram.com/renegade_cartel/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3PqbzJ0fmVnOx3SAWQVpSM

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Jaffa Cakes are heaven. Here I’d call them a cookie, so maybe a biscuit. But I’m a huge fan of anything that tastes like oranges, so if I open a pack, I’m pretty sure I’ll eat them all. And I wonder why I have trouble losing weight! Do a lot of people from the US know Jaffa Cakes? I consider myself so lucky to have indulged in them!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Rock and Roll forever. God Save the Queen. Thank YOU for your time.

 

 

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EMQ’s with THE SAVIOR COMPLEX

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EMQ’s with THE SAVIOR COMPLEX

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Las Vegas based Avant-Garde Rock/Metal band The Savior Complex! Huge thanks to bass guitarist Roxxi for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Roxxi Dott/ Bass Guitar/ I am a notorious image specialist for rock bands in Hollywood for over 25 years. I styled Mr. X back in 1999 when he opened for Slash’s SnakePit at the Whiskey. We have remained friends and now I am bass player in his band The Savior Complex. How this came about was a phone call to style him again for Halo. Mr. X was showcasing solo in his video and I changed that. He needed a bad guy. And that was me. Mr. X, knowing that I’m a third generation bass player and have been a staple on the Sunset Strip, he picked me up immediately due to my vision insanity in styling his video.

How did you come up with your band name?

Mr. X came up with the name!

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I’m from the motherfuckin’ USA, Hollywood, where Metal and Rock were born!!!!!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)?

‘Halo’! It is the first single off of our EP and ‘Caroline’ will be next.

Who have been your greatest influences?

My father who died and left me his bass and rig! Sid Vicious for not giving a fuck and coming with it! Flea for his slap technique and Bootsy Collins for his fuckin funk!

What first got you into music?

My dad dying and me discovering that my grandfather was a pioneer in Bluegrass and Hillbilly starting in 1928. Pops died and I inherited his bass and rig. I strapped it on my back and hit the Sunset Strip. Six weeks later I was playing with a band called Cockpit.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

It would be with the band I’m in. I believe in Mr. X, his longevity and my insanity equals success.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Ozzfest! No doubt. I was in jail in San Diego when I discovered Marilyn Manson and I became the Anti-Christ Superstar.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Hatred!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Pay close attention because shit’s about to get real! Time to bring back real music to the scene!

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

My dad! He played with Joey D and the Starlighters.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I most enjoy the thrill of the ride. I hate nothing about being a musician.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Changing the power of positions controlling it!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Marilyn Manson – “Antichrist Superstar”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

8-Tracks!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

The wrap party for the film Sympathy For Delicious. Mark Ruffalo directed it. Orlando Bloom and Juliette Lewis also starred. I was the key hair stylist and designed all of the actors’ looks.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Precision driver!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Marilyn Manson, John Waters, the person who invented the Post-It Note, Mickey Mouse, and Your Mom.

What’s next for the band?

Working with director Dean Karr and ghost writer Steffen Lieber on the music video for ‘Caroline’!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

https://www.facebook.com/The-Savior-Complex-164315000793764/
https://twitter.com/SaviorComplexx
https://open.spotify.com/artist/2EFmmcUoqO6EcXz6oE5CnV
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-U1sS8nuYcfVS0tzlTbXw

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Syrup!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

It’s been a long hard road outta Hell and we are bringing a new take back to real Rock n Roll.

 

 

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(the) Melvins Escape From L.A. Tour – The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ – 11/10/2019

 

A full review of this gig can be found here:

(the) Melvins Escape From L.A. Tour – The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ – 11/10/2019

 

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(the) Melvins Escape From L.A. Tour – The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ – 11/10/2019

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(the) Melvins
Escape From L.A. Tour
The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
11/10/2019
Review and Pictures by Andy Jansons

It would be hard to argue with someone about American rock bands (the) Melvins legacy and influence with anyone connected to the Grunge and Punk music scene. Far too many legends have mentioned them as an influence, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Tool and Faith No More to name but a few. Originally formed back in 1983 they have released about 27 studio albums, many EP’s, live albums and compilations. Well, regarding studio albums, people have actually lost count as I’ve found that number fluctuating widely, however I counted 27. This shows just how hard the band is working, fully dedicated to their music. There remains only one founding member at this point, vocalist and guitarist Buzz Osborne also known as King Buzzo, although current drummer Dale Crover joined The Melvins shortly after their formation and has been with the band since. He also was part of early Nirvana recordings and helped with their debut LP “Bleach”.

At The beginning of September (the) Melvins embarked on the dubbed ‘Escape From L.A. Tour 2019’, alongside Redd Kross and Toshi Kasai, consisting of a whopping 54 dates running until November 8th when they will wrap it up in California. Basically in two months they will have only a few days off!!

On October 11th these legends came to wonderful South New Jersey venue ‘The Stone Pony’. This is the place where people basically worship Bruce Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt, where other New Jersey native bands Bon Jovi and Skid Row played at the beginning of their careers, as well as many big time national tour bands like Green Day and Papa Roach.

I will tell you honestly, this was my first time experiencing (the) Melvins. I did my due diligence to listen to their music before showing up to work on their set, but to listen and see them live was a whole different experience. They opened with three songs called ‘Sesame Street Meat’, ‘Kicking Machine’ and ‘Anaconda’. All three seemed like a good mix of grunge, punk and sludge metal; sometimes bringing out sort of an early Black Sabbath feel too. The tracks had many different tempo changes but guitar solos that all sounded quite similar. This was not an issue with more seasoned fans, who packed the venue to the max. They followed with ‘Queen’ and ‘It’s Shoved’. Their level of play and energy did not show any signs of letting down, despite the gruelling tour schedule. Buzz didn’t do much talking between songs; it was just a continuous music extravaganza. For many older attendees this was almost a trip down memory lane when this place was a regular for punk rock bands, and they enjoyed it fully.

I realised how much I had missed by not listening to (the) Melvins before. Their work is experimental, extraordinary and exceptional. Great music by a great band! Find them in your choice of music streaming platform and take a listen if you haven’t already!

LINKS:
https://www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy/
https://www.instagram.com/melvinsdotcom/

 

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EMQ’s with EXIT 18

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EMQ’s with EXIT 18

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Beverly, Massachusetts based Rock band Exit 18! Huge thanks to Julia Perry for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Hey I’m Julia Perry, I sing but I also play guitar and piano. Sean Leahy sings and plays guitar, Doug Mears is on guitar, Darren Muise is on bass and my older brother Dylan Perry is on drums. Dougie and Dylan hold down the harmonies too. We’ve all been playing in the same Boston music scene since like 2012. Me, Doug and Dylan were in a band then called One Track Mind, and we played a lot of the same shows as Sean’s old band. We started jamming when Sean and I were the last two still stuck neck deep in high school after our band members went off to study cubicles or something. They drove back to practice with us when we started to pick up some momentum though.

How did you come up with your band name?

Haha ok so we had a very romanticized idea of adulthood when we started this band at my ripe age of 14, and the name was an homage to the idea I kind of obsessed over that once you turn 18 real life starts and you get to “exit” the whole condescending incubation chamber thing. I was pretty desperate to get a taste of freedom and respect instead of constantly being belittled as a minor. I think kids nowadays deserve way more credit for acting more like ethical leaders than some of our actual leaders do. So “Exit 18” felt like the shiny end of the tunnel for a bunch of kids who were pretty awful at sitting down and being obedient. Except for Dylan, he was a very good boy… We’re also all legit neighbours and it’s everyone’s highway exit off 128.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re from America, so I can’t really speak to our entire country, but in New England the underground punk scene is alive and well. Some assholes say rock is dead but I don’t think they’re looking very hard.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

We just put out a single and an official music video for our song ‘Brace for Impact’.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04xL4rdGu6A

Who have been your greatest influences?

Oh my god we’re big fangirls! Deftones, Portishead, Queens of the Stone Age, Amy Winehouse, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Bjork, My Chemical Romance, Tom Waits, the likes of Hendrix and Zeppelin and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Nat King Cole. But also Biggie. And also, Lana del Rey. And also Judas Priest. As for harder shit I’ve been listening to a lot of newer Metalcore like Northlane and I stay bumping August Burns Red and Knocked Loose.

What first got you into music?

Sean had a classic Beatles childhood, and Dylan and I remember being very little at my uncle Dana’s low rock shows, but I don’t think I consciously obsessed over anyone until middle school when we all began our not yet subsided emo phases? My Chemical Romance ruined my life and then saved it.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

If I could get Kevin Parker of Tame Impala to make an alt metal album with Deftones id absolutely give limbs to sing on that.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Glastonbury because we want to be British

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

One time I got an 3x5ft drawing of my face in the mail, mirrored so there were two of me, it was beautifully drawn but this girl must have spent like 15 hours drawing it in coloured pencil. I still have it. I was also once gifted a small wooden heart widdled to fit in the palm of my hand? I love people.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Oh man dude don’t people get albums and albums to express what they want to people?? But I guess just very generally, guys, you are so fucking precious. Everyone in this world is profoundly connected and every little act of help and goodness matters. I wanna be a force of goodness and love and compassion and actively be a part of this great waking up that has come of this frankly horrifying political environment. We can do it if we start right now!!! Don’t stop!!!! Let’s go!!!!

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Can you imagine if Amy Winehouse got to make a third album? Bro! She’s a rock star.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

The feeling of screaming my head off is like scratching the itch of all itches. Sometimes it’s like a whole orgasm when you get lost enough. And I love communicating 10x more real emotion with 10x less words. And I love having a concrete recorded expression of that emotion I can keep forever and continue to feel that way over and over. That being said, musicians ironically enough can be pretty bad listeners sometimes. Just in conversation, but I hate that we’re all worse than the occasional associated inflated ego.

Which is something I try to be aware of, so let me know if I’m being an asshole so I can help it?

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

The scummy sexist underbelly! Nobody fucking touch me. Also, unless you already have money it’s very hard to make money. But mostly the scum bags in high places can eat rocks.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Around The Fur” by the Deftones. I have a Deftones tat on my buttcheeks! Also “…Like Clockwork” by Queens Of The Stone Age (QOTSA).

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl’s comeback is doing good things for the music industry right now and I love owning CD’s, but downloads make it so easy to consume everything I want, so as a kinda hedonist downloads have kind of become the best way in my opinion. But I like the warmth of vinyl best sound-wise for sure.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Sonia in Boston a few months ago was fucking epic, the energy in the room was just overwhelming. Probably the biggest crowd we’ve played to.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

If I wasn’t a musician I’d probably be volunteering. Refugee camps need HELP, or teaching English somewhere warmer than Boston? I’ve thought about joining the Peace Corps or full time campaigning to get a woman elected president but I also always thought that if I couldn’t sing or write or play I would be almost content to be a nice humble Icelandic goat farmer. But I might just be a bum. I don’t know. Every day my little bubble revolves around music.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Alive? Ok Obama, a personal hypeman, whoever does the visuals for Massive Attacks live show, and two rock label executives having exceptionally good days.

What’s next for the band?

We have an upcoming EP we’re very excited about, and we’ve got a bunch of shows lined up.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Our Instagram is @exit18official and we’re on Spotify, Apple music, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, etc. Facebook too for ya mum.

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I don’t know what the fuck a jaffa cake is homie! This sounds like a very British argument I have no business in having.

Wait I just looked it up!

…Can I have one? Looks like both to me? Dessert is a beautiful inclusive spectrum guys the binary society doesn’t have to put tasty snacks in a box too!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

We just got nominated for Rock Act of the Year in the Boston Music awards, and it would mean the world to us if anyone would go to;
https://bostonmusicawards.com/vote/

And vote for us. We’re committed to using our platform to help fight the good fight politically, in the climate crisis and in so many more dire issues, and the more people we can reach the more we can make a difference. Winning this would mean amazing things for us and our ability to help. Thank you!

 

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EMQ’s with THE LOWS

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EMQ’s with THE LOWS

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Detroit, Michigan based Supersonic Groove Rock band The Lows! Huge thanks to Vocalist Angelo Coppola for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Angelo Coppola. I’m the primary songwriter and lead singer of The Lows. The Lows actually started as a solo project when after the break-up of a recent band, I decided to forge ahead into the studio with a slew of songs I had written. On the first EP, I wrote all the songs, played all the drums, sang all vocals, and played rhythm guitar. I needed someone to provide some killer bass tracks so I recruited phenomenal Detroit bassist Wolf, and from those early demo recordings, convinced two amazing guitarists Nick Behnan and Brandon McNall to join. Hard hitting drummer Duane Hewins was brought aboard on drums because I wanted to front this band rather than be the drummer/lead singer like I’d done in the past.

How did you come up with your band name?

The name The Lows came about when I decided I wanted to release the first EP with a band name instead of a solo artist name even though I had done all the songwriting and the majority of the recording. I really wanted a band name to get out and play the songs live. The Lows actually came as a derivative of my first name Ange-lo. I had a few friends that called me Lo. That led to the name The Lows.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re from the U.S., specifically from Detroit, Michigan. There’s a rich history of music in Detroit and a ton of great talent. You can go see a great musical performance of any genre on any given night and that includes rock & metal.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

We released a new single ‘Love Xtinction’ about two weeks ago and it’s received incredible response so far. Plans are in the works for a music video for it.

Who have been your greatest influences?

We have a huge variety of artists that influence and inspire us. Everyone in the band is truly a student of the game. I have a particular love for 90’s era grunge bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana, STP & Alice In Chains. I think that comes out a bit in our sound.

What first got you into music?

My dad is a musician so we’ve always had all kinds of musical instruments around the house. He used to sit me up on the drums when I was two or three years old and encourage me to play along to music. So it’s been a part of my life ever since I can remember.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Would love to collaborate with Dave Grohl! Love his energy and creative drive. Constantly creating! He’s got a great knowledge of the history of pop and rock music, is an experienced filmmaker, and knows about production and the recording process. Extremely well rounded guy!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Probably because our brand of rock would fit so well, I’d say Rock On The Range which is now called Sonic Temple here in the U.S.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Not so much a weird gift, but a wonderful couple that follows and supports us wherever we go brought each of us our own personalized sweat towels embroidered with the band logo and our individual names. They know we put it all out there on stage and we sweat a lot! It was such a kind gesture and we were so grateful.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

My message would be to thank them for their love and support. If someone is willing to spend their time & money on us, that’s the greatest compliment we could receive. Without them there is no us.

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

I would love to hear all the great music that Kurt Cobain could’ve brought us, but the one that really gets to me is Chris Cornell. I have serious regrets not having seen him perform in Detroit on that fateful night.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Two things I enjoy the most are creating and performing. There’s something about coming up with a song idea in your head and seeing it through to a full-fledged song release. Performing is so rewarding because you get to meet and connect to people with the music being the main force that brings you together.
The one thing that I hate is you spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars to get your song to sound the best it can possibly be and most people will listen to it, at least the first time, on a crappy little phone speaker.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Even though I myself subscribe to a music streaming service, I feel subscription fees should be higher in order to give a more fair compensation to artists and songwriters. I mean 1 million streams might make you enough money to pay your cell phone bill for one month. That’s just not right.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

One of my all-time favourite albums is “Binaural” by Pearl Jam. I love it because the whole album gives off such a unique vibe and every single song on the album is great for its own different reasons. It’s also a more underrated album of theirs because it didn’t get mainstream attention, but it definitely should’ve.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I love listening to CD’s or vinyl at home. I do stream a lot too though because I’m always on the go. All in all I’d say CD’s are still the very best quality audio experience.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

That’s tough because we’ve had some great ones but probably opening for Candlebox at a sold out Fillmore, Detroit earlier this year. Such a great venue and the audience was electric.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Maybe something to do with video game development because I enjoy them in my free time! Or maybe a sports commentator because I love talking about sports.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Dave Grohl, Jack Black, Billy Corgan, Steve Carell, and Page Hamilton!

What’s next for the band?

We just released a brand new single ‘Love Xtinction’ available on all streaming services. Plans are being made to do a music video for the new single as well. This month we have some awesome festival shows lined up all around Michigan with The Verve Pipe, and Sponge. We also plan on releasing another single late summer and booking some shows branching out regionally throughout the Midwest U.S.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Our website can get you to all our social media and streaming services:
www.keepitonthelows.com
Other popular places you can find us:
www.facebook.com/keepitonthelows
www.twitter.com/thelowsmusic
www.instagram.com/keepitonthelows

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Thankful for Google right now! Haha! Had to look them up! Unfortunately I’ve never had one, but they look like a flattened cupcake to me so I’m going with cake.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for taking interest in what we’re doing! We feel very fortunate to be doing something we love and we appreciate people like you trying to help get our art recognized.

 

 

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EMQ’s with THEM FIXES

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EMQ’s with THEM FIXES

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Nashville, TN based Groove/Stoner/Hard Rock band Them Fixes! Huge thanks to them for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Dustin Rye and I play guitar/bass and sing. Shawn Jones is the drummer/percussionist.
We’ve been playing in bands since we met in High School and then Shawn decided to move back to Ohio where most of his family is from. He then decided to come back to Tennessee and we reconnected along with some mutual friends and then I asked him to come be a part of a band I was forming at the time called The Clover Club. After about 4 years that project came to a close and we decided to do something new and fresh. I was super inspired by 2 piece bands like Royal Blood and Death from Above and I convinced Shawn to give it a shot. Of course put my own spin on the concept and decided to go with a Fender Bass VI as a weapon of choice among other things. Our first day of practice, after I had gathered the proper equipment and tuned up, we wrote our first single we released called ‘Fangs’. Everything else is playing out!

How did you come up with your band name?

It took about 2 months for us to finally land on a band name haha. In our last project The Clover Club we had a song that we favored titled ‘Fixes’ and as we were sitting in the jam room Shawn made the suggestion that instead of using “The” in a band name we should do like Them Crooked Vultures and use “Them”. Thus Them Fixes was born.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

Nashville, TN in the United States! It’s pretty rad but most of the best stuff in my opinion is in the underground scene. There’s a TON of amazing bands making rad music. You just have to be willing to turn over the rocks to find them due to the industry being the way it is and oversaturation.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

Our Debut EP “Electric Prophetic” just released! You can listen to it at;
https://themfixes.bandcamp.com/

Who have been your greatest influences?

Royal Blood, Red Fang, Crobot, Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch and KISS to name a few!

What first got you into music?

Just picking up an instrument when I was young! I knew music was a part of who I am and what I wanted to do.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Oh man, Probably Neil Fallon / Clutch or Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

‘Bonnaroo’ for sure! It’s a huge festival in our Home state! All the greats have played and a ton of up and coming bands play there when they are first breaking out!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

So far nothing super weird but one of our fans/family gave us a drum head in a pizza box at our EP release show that had a very kind and encouraging message on it. It now resides on the wall in our jam room.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

That we appreciate them GREATLY and we couldn’t do what we do without them and Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Jimi Hendrix!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Playing Shows and meeting people and other Musicians! Writers Block. There is nothing more infuriating than getting a good riff going just to be stopped dead in your tracks and not know where to take it.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Hmm…For artists to get a fair shake in the market and be more able to make a living with their art¬

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Clutch – “Psychic Warfare”!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

All the Above but we are partial to spinning wax ourselves!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Our EP Release shows we had for sure. We played in Nashville and then in Huntsville, AL the next night. They were great shows regardless of the storm that decided to follow us.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

No clue, probably working in IT or Teaching.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, Mike Kerr, Dan Auerback, Jack White.

What’s next for the band?

Shows, Shows, Shows! We also will be releasing another song by the end of the year before we break ground on EP#2

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

https://themfixes.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/themfixes
https://twitter.com/ThemFixes
https://www.instagram.com/themfixes/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

We’ve never had a Jaffa Cake but from what i can tell from a google search it appears that they are…delicious!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

We appreciate you interviewing the band and digging what we do! I’d like to just say if you’re reading this….send us Jaffa Cakes!

 

 

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