#1- Tool, hands down. I've always loved their music and I started going to their shows when I was 18. It's unbelieveable to me how much insane energy can be contained in one venue. It's mind blowing. I've brought friends to see them live who were not into the band at all, and they became loyal followers instantly. If we should be so blessed to catch another tour, I HIGHLY recommend everyone go.
#2- Tesla, My Dad, who has passed away, was a HUGE fan. I love rawness of Jeff Keith's voice, and pretty much everyone of their power ballads remind me of my parents dancing in the kitchen.
#3- Rob Zombie, There is just something eerily sexy about his music. This is probably why we have him to thank for being able to see strippers grind to something that makes you want to headbang- a refreshing departure to booty clapping to gangsta rap. Rob, you are a king :):)
2. What is the first concert you remember attending?
If I told you, I think I'd be denied enterance to the MADHOUSE shows and shunned by all my denim, leather, and stud wearing friends... sooooo, instead I'll go with the first show I remember seeing that is worth mentioning- Buckethead at Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz. It was more of an impromptu performance during a signing, but he turned it into a full blown show. He is beyond talented.
3. What are your thoughts on the music scene?
I'm proud to be a part of it. I think everything the ladies of MADHOUSE are doing to provide more opportunity for the musicians to be heard and followers to observe is outstanding. Metal isn't going anywhere, and it's great to be reminded of that on a consistent level. I love seeing the guys that have been shredding for decades sharing the stage with the ones that are just getting started. It's a relief to see that the younger generations are still picking up actual instruments rather that relying solely on production and auto-tuning. On a personal note, it's been beyond killer to see my boyfriend's band Hell Fire succeed so much from formation to the present within the local scene. The support they recieve not only from the fans, but the promoters, venues, fellow bands, etc. is incredible. It just shows how committed everyone is to keeping the birthplace of metal strong and ever-evolving.
4. What is the next show or few shows you plan on attending?
I'm really excited to see Saxon & Hatchet! I'm sure it's going to be a kick ass show. (And hopefully she'll stop by TERMINATOR afterwards!!!)
5. If you could meet anyone and ask a question, who would it be and what would you ask?
Lemmy. I'd ask if I could share a bottle of Jack with him. The man is the epitomy of a living legend. I'm a Jameson girl, but I'd definitely switch for the day if I got the chance to pick his brain.
|King Diamond by Eliza Anne|