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Chris Jerico Of Fozzy Discusses Use Of Backing Trax Live

Jave Patterson took some time to speak with Fozzy’s front man, WWE superstar Chris Jerico, as seen in the video below.

When asked by Patterson to clarify how much FOZZY relies on backing tracks and whether running backing tracks means being able to do a show or not do a show for a band like FOZZYJericho responded: “Absolutely not. Absolutely not. I think there’s a real misconception… You used the word ‘rely’ — that’s also the wrong word to use as well. And Eddie Trunk actually came to our show at Asbury Park and did a whole show about FOZZY in that we’re all playing and singing a thousand percent. What we use tracks for is background noises, keyboards, industrial sounds for [our cover of FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD‘s song] ‘Relax’ — ambience, that sort of thing. And that’s what bands use… That’s what we use backing tracks for. Take the tracks away… As a matter of fact, in Aurora, Illinois on this tour, the tracks completely shut down — we did the entire set exactly the way that it was, and it sounded great. It’s just you have the ear candy and little extra nuances that makes the show just better. It makes it sound better because you’re hearing things that you can’t do if you don’t have a keyboard player or a string section. ‘Army Of One’ has a whole symphony on it. What are we gonna do? Pack up 15 guys in a tour bus and take them with us down to wherever the hell we are? Obviously, some bands do use them more. SANTA CRUZ was using ’em — that’s the band. We toured with SANTA CRUZ.

“I think in this day and age there’s so much of a debate about it where most people really don’t care,” Chris continued. “It just adds to the show. And most people don’t analyze it like that. But for the Eddie Trunk thing, you can go listen to his Sirius show and listen to him when he came to the Asbury Park show [at] the Stone Pony that we had. And he said, ‘I came to see the show, and I was analyzing it and they were singing and playing, and it was great. And they’re an awesome band.’

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Tommy Vext Of Bad Wolves Talks About What Keeps Him Grounded

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bhgxh-c47f4e

Bursting onto the music/metal scene with their version of the Cranberries ‘Zombie’, Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext took some time to discuss going from replacement vocalist (SNOT) to fill-in vocalist (Five Finger Death Punch) to full-fledged rock star with his own band Bad Wolves. In this interview, Tommy also shares about his home life and what helps keep him grounded when surrounded by fans and ‘yes’ people as a rock singer for one of the biggest bands of 2018/19.

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[INTERVIEW] Tobias Forge Of Ghost Speaks Up About Early Childhood And Vision For Ghost

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6qqjp-c07a6e

Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge took some time to open up with The ‘Doods’ to discuss his relationships with his folks, where he gets inspiration from and how he approaches the ever unfolding story of the thematic rock band he fronts with a cast of ‘nameless ghouls’. He even suggests what ‘The Cardinal’ (the character he plays in the band) enjoyed most when it came to Saturday morning cartoons as a kid!

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Mark Morton From Lamb Of God Talks Solo Project And Chester Bennington

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-twad9-aaa2b5

The respected Metal Maestro, Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton took some time the day before his solo tour to speak with Andy and Jave about the new solo album ‘Anesthetic’. The multi-faceted (genres) album features a wide array of amazing vocalists ranging from Chester Bennington of Linkin Park to the jazzy stylings of Naeemah Maddox.

In the interview, we discuss how the partnership with Chester came about, the making of a new Lamb of God album and more!

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Jonathan Davis of Korn

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3mht9-9e6798

Jonathan discusses life on the road after the death of his wife and how he keeps the kids entertained at shows. Plus, he talks about his participation in the tribute to Vinnie Paul of Pantera!