Archive for Interviews

Interview on Much Music during Lullabies to Paralyze tour (Josh, Troy, Joey)

Three part video from their interview with Much Music during the Lullabies to Paralyze release tour.

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Questions:

What is it like writing an album that a lot of people want to hear?
Describe the challenge of going from cult heroes to rock stars?
Is the experience of playing in front of a lot of people a more tangible experience?
Playing shows like Reading must be fun though…
It must be important to come from grass roots
Why no concept on Lullabies to Paralyze?
How do you stay true to yourself when you are famous?
What was it like making Lullabies to Paralyze without Nick? [fan question]
Talk about having Billy Gibbons on the album? Did you get to play with him? [entertaining answer]

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Questions:

Nardwuar asks “Tell us about your Canadian obsession?”
Do you believe in “scenes” in music?
[ band goes out to meet the fans on the street ]
Is there such thing as a permanent lineup in this band?
Josh: “Have a look at this crazy sonofabitch right here”
Do you get bothered by having your music labelled “stoner rock” [fan question]
How important is the desert to your sound?
Is the remoteness what keeps you in the desert?
Is there going to be another Desert Sessions?
How important is it to you guys to have those different musical outlets?

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Questions:

Troy, are you going to make another Perfect Circle album?
Why aren’t Eagles of Death Metal touring with you guys?
A lot of partying on this tour?
How important is it for you guys to stay true to the sound you created for yourselves?
What is your source of inspiration, what fuels your creative energy? [fan question]
Was there pressure making this album to keep it heavy and groovy for the old fans or make it try and get new fans or just pure rock and roll for yourselves? [fan question]

Era Vulgaris interview with George Stroumboulopoulos (Josh and Joey)

A good quality conversation between George Stroumboulopoulos on the CBC’s The Hour with Josh and Joey on tour with Era Vulgaris.

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Questions:

Do you ever get to a point where you run out of things to say?
Your reasons for starting this band, are they the same reasons for staying in this band?
After Kurt Cobain died there was this idea that no one could make…like that was just “give up”
In the old days you could watch your exhaustion level as the tour went on…
Eric Clapton just put out a book and he doesn’t remember much of the 70′s
Can you learn from the people who came before you how to do this business?
Have you ever met a hero you liked and though “what a dick”?
What do you think about the “pay what you want” when you buy a record online?
There must be things you care about where you get involved?

Virgin media interview about Era Vulgaris (Josh and Joey)

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Questions:

What does the lightbulb represent?
Tell us about the video for Sick, Sick, Sick?
You don’t like music videos?
The album sounds very dark and cavernous. Is there a horror influence to your music?
Can you give three reasons to buy Era Vulgaris?
Can you describe your album with a single sound?
What would happen in the ultimate QOTSA video?
If you could send one of your tracks into space for other lifeforms to discover, which would it be?
What are you scared of?
What’s the last dream you can remember?
What have been the bands lowest and highest points?
Can you remember the first song you ever wrote?
What do you dread being asked in interviews?
Complete the sentence “Music today is…”?
Do you have any final words of wisdom?

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