• Daniel Estrin of Voyager

    Daniel Estrin of Voyager

    “So the nice thing about having an album and having it released for some time already is that you get all the sort of end of year reviews coming up on facebook and all that and you see peoples top ten lists and you see consistently that you’ve made it into their top ten lists and that’s a really nice [...]

  • Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber

    Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber

    “The right time because it’s the right time for us, and you don’t ever want to live with regret, man, when an opportunity comes up to make up with somebody that you feel out with and it feels good and it feels right, you want to take advantage of that and you want to say you know what? Let’s do [...]

  • Art Alexakis of Everclear

    Art Alexakis of Everclear

    “A lot of people who had success and are not as successful look at it as some sort of commentary on themselves and to me it’s cyclical man, you do what you do and put your best in to it, sometimes it connects with people, sometimes it doesn’t, doesn’t mean it’s not as good, just means it’s different. You just [...]

  • Bam Margera of Earth Rocker / FFU

    Bam Margera of Earth Rocker / FFU

    “This time I promised my Dad that I wouldn’t paint on my spare time anymore, because I had about $40,000 worth of damages overall from hotels just fuckin oil paint stain on the rug and oil paint doesn’t dry for like four days so it fuckin spread everywhere and at the end of my Australian tour I was $40,000 in [...]

  • Mark Hosking of Karnivool

    Mark Hosking of Karnivool

    “So it was a challenge and it was exciting but we knew we had something, we knew the sound was fresh so we were just excited. We weren’t kids but we were much younger back then and I think we just wanted to get it done real quick and get out there and present it to the world…” From release: [...]

  • Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth

    Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth

    “…it’s just the five of us playing the songs and we’re trying to play them as good as we can with as much passion as we can. I think what we have to offer is just more of a musical experience you know and very little eye candy, and some people probably find that very boring and they need that [...]

  • Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

    Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

    “Instead of thinking about that we just went in and had a great time *laughs* and made some music that got us excited and put it together, so it was a different mindset, again I think that the only rules in place were we’re not going to record the record in the same way that we did the last two, [...]

  • Erik Ohlsson of Millencolin

    Erik Ohlsson of Millencolin

    “So this time around we focused on how do we sound when we play live because when we play live that’s really what we are and those songs we choose to play from our records sound a lot like the songs on the new album, so it felt like it’s been a fun and great process trying to bring out [...]

  • Matt Barnes of You Me At Six

    Matt Barnes of You Me At Six

    “I remember the first time we did it was a Soundwave we were plying to four or five hundred people and then last time was supporting Paramore on those gigs was absolutely monstrous, some of those were like 15,000 odd people, so it’s been a steady grow I think.” From release: From infamous sold out shows at London’s Wembley Arena [...]

  • Laurent ‘Lags’ Barnard of Gallows

    Laurent ‘Lags’ Barnard of Gallows

    “I felt like this album is a chance for us to really experiment and push ideas and try new things… I feel like Gallows has always been a very aggressive band and for this record it would be nice to turn that aggressive behaviour and explore the darker depths as opposed to just being angry in black and white you [...]

  • Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low

    Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low

    “…the record started taking shape as we started writing songs but we definitely knew we wanted to push things, we wanted to make a dynamic record, we didn’t want to do a repeat of the one we had just put out before. Those were all the things that we went in with to start and then I think when we [...]

  • Jon Foreman of Switchfoot

    Jon Foreman of Switchfoot

    “…it’s connecting with other people through the medium of music, we love playing in our studio, we love recording the songs but they never have the same passion as when you’re trying to play them in front of someone. I think almost the goal of our band is to be like a magician who’s equally as surprised when the rabbit [...]