Influences - Jeff Buckley, Sunny Day Real Estate, Ben Harper, my mother.
Paul Reed Smith guitars
Hughes & Kettener Amps
Jim Dunlop Picks
Adam talking about common misconceptions:
"People think that because of our lyrics, I'm a "dark" person. But I mostly write songs when I'm pissed off. So that's what people see."
Adam on the live vibe:
"It's the most incredible feeling when you've got a room full of a thousand people singing back your lyrics. When people relate to your feelings and your music in their own way, it's... unreal."
"My goal in life has always been to tour the world playing music. From the age of 12, that's what I wanted to do more than anything else. Now I'm doing it, and it's awesome. I'm one lucky motherfu@&er!!
Just Like You - "Just Like You was written about the way that people get forced into doing something you don't want to. Working in the family business, taking certain courses in school that they hate because their parent said so. It's about feeling like you're trapped, until finally, you stand up for yourself, and live your life for you, and no one else."
Home; It's straight forward. If you've been there before, you know what the song's about, and it sucks."
I Hate Everything About You - "When you've wasted so much of your life on bullshit, whether it's a relationship or drugs, or whatever, and it's time to get rid of it, at the same time, you almost feel like you need it, or don't want it to lose it. That's what "I Hate Everything About You" is about. Being torn between love and hate."
-Things that piss me off:
-Narrow minded people that only see the outside of a person and not the inside. People who judge others piss me off.
-Really slow drivers, country music, and all the singers out there trying to sound like Eddie Vedder. They're not original, and I consider them a waste time.
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Influences - John Bohham (Zeppelin), Stuart Copeland (The Police), Danny Carey (Tool),
Tama Iron Cobra pedals
Neil on the live experience:
"We treat our live show as a separate entity than the record. We want each show to be different from the last and we want to be able to go off on musical tangents. Being spontaneous on stage always keeps it fresh for us"
"We started in a town of 1500 people, playing on hay wagons at pit parties in the back fields." and touring in a cream-coloured K-Car. We used to jam in Brad's basement with homemade equipment, I remember using wooden spoons to play drums when we ran out of proper drumsticks."
Things that piss me off
"I hate bands that think they are too cool to meet and talk to their fans. If a band doesn't have time for the fans, then the fans wont have time for the band."
"Whenever I have to buy something at a 7/11 through bullet proof glass, I get really disappointed in this country."
Neil talking about Over Rated:
"The lyrics in this song talk about our generation that is tired of conforming to an outdated set of values, rules, and morals, that have been set up by people of an older generation, who are completely out of touch with the way we choose to live our lives today. Favourite line: "Washed up and hated, the system moves too slow. They give us answers to questions they don't even know.""
Influences: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Tool, Clint Eastwood
Hughes & Kettener Amps
Jim Dunlop Effects & Picks
Barry on the 3DG live experience:
"We all have in common the fact that we all seem to be venting while we're on stage. Walking up on stage in front of a mad mosh pit is the perfect environment to blow off some steam.""When we are on the road I hate days off, If I had my way we would perform every day".
Things that piss me off:
"I can't stand people that judge others based on looks, money, or any other of that superficial bullshit. I once saw a quote that said, "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same" it's fucking brilliant."
Influences: Deftones, Nirvana, The Doors, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead
Ernie Ball Musicman (Guitars)
Brad talking about being from a small town:
"Being from a small town gives you a different perspective on society. In a small town, you see the causes and effects that shape the lives of the people around you. You know why people are unhappy and fucked up because you see them every day of your life. In a big city, you don't get that up close and personal to the people around you"
"I starting playing guitar when I first met Adam. He asked me two questions..."First...do you smoke?.,and second... do you play guitar?" After a yes to both, that was it, the start of the ride."
Brad talking about Drown
"Drown to me really represents a time in my life. At one point I felt very depressed and alone growing up in Norwood. There was no opportunity for a young man to expand and grow. All the people around me just seemed to be stuck. Drown reminds of the day I left and the reasons why I left. (""rolling faster than I'm breathing""....""all my favourite friends vanished in the air"".........""change my direction and save myself before I Drown"".
What pisses me off:
"people who waste time worrying about the little things in life. "
"not being informed."
--- from the official Three Days Grace website