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Jon 5 Backstage interview
Here is my interview with guitarist Jon 5 backstage at the mayhem fest a few years ago. My second face to face interview and during our conversation, who walks by but rob zombie himself...so cool. anyway it's a little outdated but they are touring with korn this year.
Tour is going great so far. I can't complain. Good shows,
nice weather. We had a power outage in Scranton. Everything is going really
well. Looking for more in the future.
Are you happy with the production and the stage on this
Oh yes. So huge. It can't get much bigger. As a matter of fact we can't even use all of it
today. People are going to watch a really cool show.
The album is doing great and is really an excellent hard
Yeah the album. It's great. We recorded it at Rob's place
and we had no distractions. No cell service, nothing. Just focused on the
writing. The album came out great we are really proud of it. I love it. I love
listening to it.
How does the writing process work for this. Does Rob have
the ideas and you bring the guitar parts to him or?....
You know, I'll say I have a bunch of riffs and he will say I
like this, I don't like that. Then we mess around with things until it all
comes together. I write constantly. If I wasn't talking to you I would probably
You play Fender guitars. Always been a Fender guy?
Always. You know I have loved teles my whole life. I like to
do things different. This is metal but I'm playing a country style guitar. It's
really hard to play but it's something I love. When I was growing up, watching
the show Hee Haw. That is what they used. I didn't know there was a different
type of guitar.
So it comes from being a really little kid, saying that's
what I want to play.
Oh God no I use pedals.
Yes.I don't do too
much with them. I like to just use my hands.
Do you guys ever sit around the tour bus with an
Absolutely I love acoustic playing. I lay a bunch of
acoustic music. I did a solo album of just acoustic songs. I just love the
acoustic, bluegrass, Spanish styleguitar flamenco.
What is the craziest thing that has happened on this
People are looking for
wild things but this is crazy. My son who is 17. He's never seen me play
livebefore and he did on this tour for
the first time. So to me that was really..it was great for me.
Is it tough being on the road?
It is tough being on
the road. Being away from family but you know it's worth it. It's what I do.
It's fun. I have been touring since 1994 so I'm happy.
Saw you on that Metal Show recently. Do you feel that
show has increased awareness for the genre?
It's the only show we
have. Meaning, our hard rock community. It's the only one we have so we crowd
around that like it's the one channel on the T.V. It's all we have. I love that
show. 11pm ona Saturday.
You have worked with a lot of people in the business. Do
you ever find yourself still getting star struck by some of these celebrities?
Oh yeah, You walk into
a room and there is Elton John sitting there. You're like oh, wow that's cool.
People who have attained that high level of fame. They don't live like us.
Private jets, it's like royalty. And I love that. It's incredible to meet these
people. I like when celebrities are untouchable. You know like these musicians,
they don't look like anybody else. I enjoy that. They present themselves
Anyone you have not worked with that you would like to?
A Beatle, Prince. I
mean if you saw prince walk in you would know it's prince. I think that is
Anything else going on beside the tour?
You know what...Rob
Zombie..White Zombie, have never done a live DVD. You're the first person that
knows this. We are doing a live DVD. And we are going to film it coming up
pretty soon. The first one so it's gonna be rad.
As far as guitar playing. Where do you see yourself?
I'm learning every
day. I try to play as much as possible. I work hard at writing, playing
everything. I love it. If I didn't have it I would lose my mind.
At home..wall of amplifiers or small practice amp?
Small little amp. That
is all you need. When I do clinics I usually just have a little amp. It's
great. All you need. That and your hands.
If you never picked up the guitar what would you be
vintage guitars. Yeah. Anything with guitars.
CRY OF THE WOLF MAGAZINE Interview With FRANKIE BANALI Of QUIET RIOT
QUIET RIOT was not the first band that got me into heavy metal. I was already well entrenched in the power and the glory of bands like Sabbath, Saxon, and Dio. But for an impressionable youth the constant nagging from the "cool" kids at school about how lame metal was became very bothersome. Cliched white sneaker wearing future lawyers were constantly picking on me and my metal head friends. QUIET RIOT one day came on the radio and changed all that. Like an asteroid hitting the dinosaurs they wiped away all the so called un coolness about metal and made it mainstream. Suddenly all the jocks were "banging" their heads to songs like "Metal Health", And "slick Black Cadillac". So years later after the heavy smoke has cleared I got the chance to speak with one of the key architects of QUIET RIOT, Mr. Frankie Banali. They are about to release ROAD RAGE on Frontiers Records and it so…
New England Metal & Hardcore Festival feat. Sabaton
KATATONIA, HammerFall, Amorphis, Caspian, Delain, Swallow The Sun, Battle Beast, Leaves Eyes, Circuit Of Suns, And MANY MORE TBA!!!
Sat, April 22, 2017Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm
$45.00 - $50.00Tickets
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Sabaton was formed back in 1999 in Falun, Sweden when the members of a band called "Aeon" reformed and rearmed for the upcoming first recording in Moon Music Studio. The founding members of Aeon: Rikard, Pär and Daniel Mullback had joined forces with Oskar and Joakim earlier during the year which had seen a few line-up changes and the guys decided on a fresh start and changed the name of the band to Sabaton. These are the same guys you see on stage today.
As a young proto-metalhead living in the hard streets of Riverside, Rhode Island we would all gather at whoever had the latest vinyl release and rock out for hours. Discussing techniques, listening to lyrics, guitar solos. The best albums offered up energy at its purest form. It transmitted from the vinyl grooves right into our little teenage brains. You could literally feel what the band or artist was trying to convey.
Metallica's latest release, Hardwired to self destruct offers up a modern day version of that same energy and spirit from days gone by. It is a powerful statement from a band that many had written off. One song...Now were all dead...that is the only song you need to listen to. But there are many, many more. This is grade a material from a group of artists who managed to capture their energy and channel it through this disc. This is real, this is power, this is the definition of a classic metal album.
Another great sign of a good, solid album is that you can list…