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MPF
05-01-2012, 03:12 PM
Hey guys back again pretty soon with a thread. I just got a lot of great details about my new endeavor. interviewing bands.

As some of you remember I did some interviews with Abigail Williams, and Goatwhore, but now I am finally going full board on this. There is a station based out of Kansas, KJAG, that I am working for that I will be doing interviews for Including some major, MAJOR bands. (One hint for something that is not confirmed yet... Slappa Da Bass!)

This is a list of upcoming shows that are 100% confirmed:

May 10th: Dax Riggs At THe 400 Bar, Minneapolis, MN
May 13th: Meshuggah at First Ave, Minneapolis, MN
June 26th: Iced Earth at The Myth, Maplewood, MN
August 18th: Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried And Me, Job for A Cowboy, Goatwhore (All the Metal Blade bands, and possibly the rest of the Summer Slaughter bill) At Station 4 in St. Paul, MN (The day before my birthday no less)

Until these shows, here is my past 3 interviews:

(Morgan Lander of Kittie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTjt_OkJ550

(Abigail Williams for Undead Scene TV)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SKipERfEp8

(Ben from Goatwhore for Undead Scene TV)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXOhDirH6Lo

Interview with Erik from hate Eternal will hopefully be up eventually, that's up to Metal Blade/


Check these out and let me know if you have any questions you want answered, and let me know what you think.

:rocker:

makethemsuffer12
05-01-2012, 03:19 PM
(One hint for something that is not confirmed yet... Slappa Da Bass!)

Rush?

MPF
05-01-2012, 03:21 PM
Rush?

Nothing official yet, but there is a good chance.

makethemsuffer12
05-01-2012, 03:39 PM
Nothing official yet, but there is a good chance.

Good shit dude. Hope you get it.

mankvill
05-01-2012, 06:14 PM
Time for me to use you to get sweet automagraphs from bands!

MPF
05-01-2012, 08:18 PM
Time for me to use you to get sweet automagraphs from bands!

You got the bills, I got the autographs.

ravenheart
05-02-2012, 02:44 AM
Iced Earth are cool to talk to if you get Jon and/or Stu (best together). Not sure how interesting any of the others would be.

Sanitarium78
05-02-2012, 05:57 AM
If you interview Rush will Neil be there or will it just be Geddy and Alex like it is for 99 percent of Rush's public appearances?

MPF
05-02-2012, 11:20 AM
Iced Earth are cool to talk to if you get Jon and/or Stu (best together). Not sure how interesting any of the others would be.

I and you, if you choose to check out the videos, will find out. :tongue:

If you interview Rush will Neil be there or will it just be Geddy and Alex like it is for 99 percent of Rush's public appearances?


It would most likely be Geddy and Alex, and I have absolutely no problem with that.


I also got word that Meshuggah can not do the interview in Minneapolis, but Decapitated will be able to. I'm a little bummed, but I'm totally cool with interviewing Decapitated.

ravenheart
05-02-2012, 01:34 PM
I'm totally cool with interviewing Decapitated.

Vogg, presumably? Nice guy, I'm told. Good English too, which is probably why he does most of the interviews. Speak clearly though, he's better at speaking it than interpreting it ;)

MPF
05-02-2012, 01:52 PM
Vogg, presumably? Nice guy, I'm told. Good English too, which is probably why he does most of the interviews. Speak clearly though, he's better at speaking it than interpreting it ;)

I'm guessing it's with Vogg, as he does most of the interviews I know about. That is good to keep in mind. I have a pretty clear understandable voice, so I should be alright.


Meshuggah can't do the interview in Minneapolis due to Time restrictions, which as least is a good excuse.

MPF
05-02-2012, 01:57 PM
On a somewhat related note, an awesome story.

When Fleshgod Apocalypse opened for Decapitated last year, a friend of mine who booked the show was hanging out with Fleshgod Apocalypse by their bus. They were having normal, English speaking conversations. while talking, random chicks were coming up to the band asking if they were in a band. All they did was say "....k?" or "I....do not understand. Baseball?"

After the girls got frustrated and left, they went back to having normal English conversations.

:lol:

ravenheart
05-02-2012, 02:01 PM
On a somewhat related note, an awesome story.

When Fleshgod Apocalypse opened for Decapitated last year, a friend of mine who booked the show was hanging out with Fleshgod Apocalypse by their bus. They were having normal, English speaking conversations. while talking, random chicks were coming up to the band asking if they were in a band. All they did was say "....k?" or "I....do not understand. Baseball?"

After the girls got frustrated and left, they went back to having normal English conversations.

:lol:

:lol: "baseball?"

All foreign bands should do that to all losers who stalk them behind venues :finger:

MPF
05-02-2012, 02:09 PM
:lol: "baseball?"

All foreign bands should do that to all losers who stalk them behind venues :finger:

The only time I did that was for Dream theater in 2009, and I Met John Petrucci from it. so it was a success. all other bands have been either setup, at the merch tables, and at the bar.

Also to be fair a lot of bands I've met have been at a venue where if you have to take a piss, you'll meet the band on the way to the bathroom.

ravenheart
05-02-2012, 02:12 PM
I didn't mean you specifically... I was talking in general.

It's lower on my wishlist than all venues having a device which severs the hands of everyone who tries to take pictures and video with phones or shitty point-and-shoot cameras ;)

MPF
05-02-2012, 02:46 PM
I didn't mean you specifically... I was talking in general.

It's lower on my wishlist than all venues having a device which severs the hands of everyone who tries to take pictures and video with phones or shitty point-and-shoot cameras ;)

:lol: Awesome

I know you didn't mean directly, just pointing it out anyways. It's also why I don't even ask for autographs at shows anymore. I mean it's cool to have, but I get to be on video with these guys, ask them question and get them to do station IDs, and when the bands aren't busy, actually get to hang out for a bit. That's better then any autograph to me.

dcmetal108
05-02-2012, 02:48 PM
:lol: Awesome

I know you didn't mean directly, just pointing it out anyways. It's also why I don't even ask for autographs at shows anymore. I mean it's cool to have, but I get to be on video with these guys, ask them question and get them to do station IDs, and when the bands aren't busy, actually get to hang out for a bit. That's better then any autograph to me.

Like I say : I'd rather have a picture of me and them then get them to sign something.