Q: You guys have had a long career. That’s an accomplishment in and of itself! What was the tipping point where playing in a band went from being a hobby to being on the path to success? We all kind of have different journeys because we found each other later on in different bands. For me, it happened when I was really young, but I knew with a crushing pain that I had to be a music creator when I was 9
Interview --- 1. First off, congrats. You guys have had a long run. 20 years. That’s a success in itself. Not Many people can say that. To have that tenacity and that long of a career, that’s impressive. JB Brubaker: It’s been a long run for sure. We’re really proud of what we’ve accomplished in 20 years, and I feel like it almost is surprising to think that it's been 20 years because it doesn’t really feel that way to me. And then we
Q: Who did you guys resonate with at the beginning of your career? Any other bands or people who inspired you from the jump? Scott Russo: Yeah, from my mom’s side of the family it was like The Beatles, Buddy Holly, and Patsy Cline. Lots of pop and old country like that. My dad, on the other hand, he really pumped in Earth Wind & Fire and Michael Jackson, and shit like that. There’s a lot of soul from his side. Our
Q: What was the moment that lit the spark for you to start playing music? A: I think it’s safe to say we all fell in love with music in middle school and all perused bands in high school. ---- Q: When you were first getting started, what was the hardest thing to overcome? A: I’d say the financial aspect of recording has always been a challenge, if you want the best in production it’s always going to cost a lot. ---- Q: What was your first
Q: Did you have a moment in your upbringing that lit the spark to start playing music? Ben: One of my earliest memories is my father playing classical guitar in the house. Even at a young age it filled me with intense emotion and feeling and really for as long as I can remember I wanted music to be part of my life. ---- Q: What was the hardest thing about getting started playing? How did you get past it? Ben: Funny story
Incubus is currently on tour celebrating 20 years of their critically acclaimed "Make Yourself" album. From releasing their first album in 1995, to now having sold over 19 million albums worldwide, the band has a first-hand account of how to create success and longevity in Rock n' Roll. We had the opportunity to talk with the band's DJ Chris Kilmore and discuss defining moments in his career with the band and advice he has for those aiming to start their own
We were lucky enough to catch them before their show down in Southern California, share some wine and talk about their journey, music and the secret to a long, successful career. We hope that by sharing their story you’ll realize nothing is too far out of reach and get inspired to make your own dreams a reality.
The Offspring are Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums). The Offspring are often credited—alongside fellow California punk bands Jawbreaker, Green Day, Bad Religion, NOFX, Pennywise, Social Distortion, and Rancid—for reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the 1990s. They have sold over 40 million records worldwide, being considered one of the best-selling punk rock bands of all time.
Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA. A deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth original sounds – “We’re all about luv”, states the band. The group is made up of members Joseph Dickens (Drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Adam Taylor (Bass), and Micah Brown (Guitar/Vocals).