EMQ’S With SEVEN YEAR WITCH

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EMQ’S With SEVEN YEAR WITCH

Hello everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with USA Rock ‘n’ Rollers, Seven Year Witch. Huge thanks to their Bassist, Spencer Burden, for taking part. 

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name is Spencer Burden. I’m the Bass Guitarist! My brother Seth Burden is the drummer of the band. We’ve been making music together our whole lives. When we started this band we recruited our highschool classmate Aaron Langford for vocals. Eventually, we stole guitarist Beau Anderson from another band. He’s also been playing music and in bands since childhood!

How did you come up with your band name?

When trying to come up with a band name, I put my iTunes library on shuffle. The first song that came up was “Seven Year Ache” by Roseanne Cash. I thought it would be an excellent band name but obviously her song would come up first on a google search. The next song to play was “Witches’ Dance” by Mercyful Fate. After combining them together, I had “Seven Year Witch.”

What country are you from and what is the Metal / Rock scene like there?

We are from the U.S.A. and the state of South Carolina. The music scene is great here! We’re close to many major cities that are great for music such as Atlanta, Greenville, Charlotte, and Asheville. We can’t wait to play on the west coast this summer!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

Our latest release is our single ‘Cyanide’. It was paired with an awesome music video. Check it out here!

Who have been your greatest influences?

Anything with Chris Cornell (SoundGarden / AudioSlave etc.), Led Zeppelin, Mercyful Fate just to name a few!

What first got you into music?

As a young child I sang at church. We had a drum set at our house when we were kids. I’d play it all the time. My great uncle started teaching me guitar when I was young. In school I joined band class and marching band. As soon as elementary school I started to grow an obsession with Rock music. In high-school I started playing in my own Rock bands. Around junior or senior year, that’s when this band formed!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

If we’re thinking on a large scale, collaborating with Jack White would be a dream come true. Other amazing bands we’d love to collaborate with would be Crobot, Nonpoint, The Parlor Mob etc.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I’m not too familiar with festivals! But doesn’t Slipknot have a “Knotfest”? I’d love to do that one! I’m a huge Slipknot fan.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A stack of fake money!!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

This sounds so generic but it’s so true; Thank each and every one of you.

For an independent band we would have nothing without each individual fan. We’re not on the radio, we’re not on television, there is no movement or trend that makes you popular to like us. You made a conscious decision to support us despite all that. We don’t take it for granted and we love you all!!!

If you could bring one Metal / Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Cliff Burton. He passed away at 24 years old. His life was just getting started, but it wasn’t in vain. He inspired me and so many others for generations to come! Rest in peace!!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love doing this. It gives my life meaning and it makes me happy.

My favourite thing is playing live and touring! The thing I “hate” is probably the politics that go into it. Some bands have an unfair advantage and can skip in line with money. But coming from the bottom will make our success story that much more rewarding!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Nationally syndicated radio shouldn’t play the same songs / bands over and over and over. They could find a few minutes each day to give some upcoming bands a play. But they won’t unless it makes them money or benefits them.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Don’t Break The Oath” – Mercyful Fate, “BadMotorFinger” – SoundGarden, “Dogs” – The Parlor Mob

(I can’t name just one!!)

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, or Downloads?

Vinyl for the true experience and album art. Downloads/Streaming for convenience. CD’s are cool to me because that’s what I had growing up. And Cassettes just cause my van has a cassette player ha ha!.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Opening for Pop Evil was cool because it was probably the biggest crowd we’ve played to.

Touring with Adelitas Way was such an amazing memory. They were like the first big band to take us on the road with them and believe in us.

Also touring with The Lonely Ones was an amazing experience. They are one of those bands that have done it all and there was so much to learn from them!

It’s so hard to pick one show!!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Probably delivering a pizza and being lost in life to be completely honest ha ha!!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Jerry Seinfeld, Brann Dailor, Mike Portnoy, Tony Hawk and Danny Antonucci

What’s next for the band?

A West Coast tour with Buckcherry in June!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.facebook.com/sevenyearwitch
www.instagram.com/sevenyearwitch
www.tiktok.com/@sevenyearwitch
www.youtube.com/channel/UCAyAr1Lyq2gSWVDCc2ZXLJw

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I’ve never heard of those! I just googled them and they look kinda gross to me. Looks like a cake to me though!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank you as well! Subscribe to our YouTube! We’re focusing extra hard on building it!

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EMQ’s with THE PETTY SAINTS

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EMQ’s with THE PETTY SAINTS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with San Diego, California based Rock N Roll band, The Petty Saints. Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist, Ciaran O’Reilly, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

I’m Ciaran, I play guitar and Sing in the Petty Saints. We are a San Diego based band that started up shortly after I moved over to the States from London. We all met pretty organically which is pretty cool. We all just had the same kind of vision for the band in mind so we started going and kept on moving in that direction.

How did you come up with your band name?

Me and Brett came up with it before anyone else was really even on board. It had the feel and aesthetic of a band name that sounded like it would fit where we wanted to take the band. It sounds kind of like a gang, which is what I like to think of a band as.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

The band is based in San Diego, CA. It’s a pretty tight scene here and everyone is willing to give you an opportunity to play. A lot of scenes are harder to break into but everyone is very welcoming here. I’m originally from London and that is a lot tougher of a city to get going in. It’s a big place with a lot going on so it’s tough to get anyone to stop and listen to what you are doing.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our First Full Length is called, “Long Way Home”, which was released on July 30th. We also have a two videos out for the singles off of the album ‘Clean Hands And Guilt’ and ‘That’s A Lie’.

‘Clean Hands And Guilt’ (Official Video)

‘That’s A Lie’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

All of us in the band have different influences, but mine for this album have varied between stadium rock artists like Bruce Springsteen and The Killers to Americana Artists like James McMurtry.

What first got you into music?

I was never great at sports, or anything else you were supposed to be good at, growing up. When I got to about 15, I really started listening to bands, and I remember when I went to my first concerts seeing those guys on the stage thinking how much I wished I could be them. Then I started hanging around my local guitar store every weekend. I became obsessed with this cheap Les Paul knockoff and would play it every week until eventually I got the money to buy it. I was probably more excited about the feeling that holding a guitar gave you than anything else…because I still couldn’t even play the damn thing. I ended up learning on a cheap Dreadnought guitar from one of my Mums Catalogue’s with action as high as you can imagine. My fingers got really cut up on that thing. But I loved it the second I started playing.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

I would love to collaborate with Eddie Vedder…his voice is just insane. He collaborates on a lot of smaller bands’ stuff and he always brings them up to another level.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Glastonbury, no doubt!! Playing in front of a home crowd in the pissing rain. Sounds glorious!

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Nothing super weird to be honest, guess we’ve been lucky so far!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Come to a show!! That’s where we really come alive, and everyone has been locked in the house for too long so come down, watch us play, join in the singing and have a very tall drink!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

I’d love for Elvis to have hung around and had his comeback. He brought an album out after the 68’ comeback special called ‘From Elvis in Memphis’. That album is insanely good, and a flash of the brilliance from his early years but with a fresher sound for the times. After that he went and did the Vegas stuff and we know what happened next. I’d like for him to have come back and get a chance at the revival that Johnny Cash got! So, if I could bring back the King that would be it for me.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love songwriting and I love playing shows…I hate how hard you have to work to be any good at both of those things.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I’d make it fairer for Artists again and easier for them and Labels to make money. If Labels are making money, they will take time to foster artists and develop them. If labels didn’t take a chance and wait some bands out, we wouldn’t have a lot of the greatest artists and albums around today. Very few bands write their best stuff straight away, it takes time. Time isn’t something many bands have these days!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Johnny Cash – “Live At Folsom”.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl. Download is great for finding lots of bands you might not otherwise have found, but there is nothing like the crackle of a vinyl. Taking the full album in track by track.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

The next one.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Tearing my hair out and going crazy. I need the creative outlet and I honestly don’t know what I would do without it.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Matthew McConaughey (I could listen to that man talk all day; there’s a fine line between genius and crazy…he’s right on that line), Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Elvis and my Grandfather.

What’s next for the band?

The Album was released July 30th and then we hit the road playing shows.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Mainly Instagram, but our music is available on all platforms!
www.thepettysaints.com/
www.facebook.com/thepettysaints
www.instagram.com/thepettysaints
www.open.spotify.com/artist/5oLyWKZOyAIcarIOxM27aD

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

For me it’s a biscuit, It’s all about the ritual. When do I eat cake? Birthdays, after a dinner as a dessert or something. When do I eat a biscuit? With a cup of tea watching some weird Channel 4 documentary. Clearly the Jaffa falls under the cup of tea category. Hence a biscuit.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Just want to say thanks for chatting to us and make sure everyone checks out our new album “Long Way Home” which came out on July 30th on all Platforms!!!

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EMQ’s with SICKWALT

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EMQ’s with SICKWALT

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with New York City, USA based Rock ‘n’ Roll band, SickWalt. Huge thanks to vocalist, Walt ‘SickWalt’, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

Walt ‘SickWalt’. Im the lead singer of the band SICKWALT…

It has been my nickname since high school – Sick Walt.

Got the name because of my personality as a kid – high energy, fearless, leader, loud, big-mouth, incendiary, organizer.

So as an American football player in high school (18yrs old), 3 of us storming into the locker room after practice. Covered in sweat and mud, we pass the freshman football locker room. 14-year old skinny adolescent kids that haven’t developed yet. My friend jokingly grabs one of them by the arm and says – “do you know who the fuck this guy is?” And the cowering, naked, just-in-a-towel freshman says – “Oh Yeah! That’s Sick Walt!! EVERYONE knows him!”

Well, we did not expect this answer. I never realized how my actions transcended throughout the student body and they NAMED me! Haaa!!

So, FROM THEN ON, my good friends called me Sick Walt.

And then in college, when others heard the name, they felt it totally accurate, and continued to call me Sick Walt.

I’ve always been a very musical person. Love to sing. Have sung in cover bands. But cut to 2013, I got my friends band on a line-up on the greatest stage in NYC, The Bowery Ballroom. And he says to me- “I think it’s time Sick Walt fronts our band”. So, my – FIRST EVER GIG – was singing to about 300 people at Bowery Ballroom. First few bands come on, ho hum…ok, boring. But then we went on…and the place went nuts! The crowd rushes the stage and people dancing about, throwing stuff at me. It was an amazing and fantastic reaction. So, after the show, my close friend in the band, dumbfounded, says – “Did you just see what happened out there? We GOTTA make music!”

So, he handed me 15 songs that he wrote, I went home and wrote lyrics to all of them and then we recorded. That is where SICKWALT began.

A few EPs to begin with and then- First Full Length Album 2021

How did you come up with your band name?

(See above).

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I’m from in and around the 5 Boroughs of New York City. My roots are in Punk, Hardcore, Metal and Thrash. Growing up there was a fantastic heavy metal/thrash/hardcore scene all over Long Island and the City with clubs like L’Amours, Sundance, or The Ritz. Plus, the bigger clubs like Webster Hall, Palladium, Limelight, Roseland would often have heavier shows. Then in the East Village we had Coney Island High, CBGBs, The Continental. On the westside was the Wetlands. Fantastic, amazing times for music. There really was a scene. You made friends just from going to shows, seeing the same faces all the time. Sharing a beer on the corner before we went in. Or diving and crashing into each other in the pit. Nothing like a friendly Doc Marten in the face from a friend! – ‘Hey! Just landed on your head to say hello!’ hahahaha. It was electric, pure energy. A phenomenal bonding of Spirit.

Today, there is no-where near that spirit for rock n roll man. People are not galvanizing at shows. Of course, there are pockets. And those folks are OVER-excited because – ‘Oh my god! I connected with a stranger! And we had a good time! People don’t share the human experience as much. Nor receive human expression with open arms and non-judgement. Everyone loves to complain and point a finger at the wrong stuff. Everyone has a phone in hand and lives through that fuckin screen. Put it down!!! See what’s happening!!! Ya know how a cell phone picture NEVER translates the feeling of what you see in person? SAME thing at a show. PUT IT DOWN AND LOOK AROUND!! We’re all having a great time…MUSIC IS DIVINE!!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest release is our full length debut album “SHOVE N’ LOVE”. Available on all streaming platforms and on vinyl. We have a couple of videos out as well that released with the singles.

‘Demand The Stage’ (Official Video)

‘Million Dollar Man’ (Official Video)

The Punk Almighty (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Oh man, I love music, and ALL kinds. If it’s GOOD, its good. Im listening to some beautiful jazz right now as I type this.

There are so many bands that were influences in my life.
But the ones that inspired me DIRECTLY to form a band?

OZZY and Black Sabbath – HUGE Sabbath fan. And here is a guy that did not know anything technical about music and is just pure passion and expression with a fantastic dash of crazy. He gave me the inspiration that I could do it too. I did not have to be trained to go for it. I can focus all my unbridled energy into performing. (of course, training should come later to help refine your craft).

IGGY POP and The Stooges – Unbridled Energy! Reckless Abandonment! THAT is where I belong, THAT is where I take my energy. To the stage!! Let’s rip it!!

HENRY ROLLINS/KEITH MORRIS – I love punk. Grew up with Black Flag and Circle Jerks. These guys just let it out. Shout it out loud!! Good messages! In a very pro-active aggressive way. Plus, Rollins’ story of joining Black Flag is fantastic. Quits his job in DC, goes and plays with them once, and they were dumbfounded and knew he was the one. Keith Morris is always about being better. Dont be an asshole.

THE RAMONES – growing up in NY, I know these people. I share a lot in common with them. And to see that four neighbourhood guys like that can create amazing energy and music together and BECOME ABSOLUTE LEGENDS, takes away any fear or insecurities and say…

Fuck it! Let’s do this.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND WHAT WILL BE WILL BE.

What first got you into music?

Having music on in my household growing up was definitive in my musicality. Rock n Roll – (Elvis, Beatles, Beach Boys) Classical, Country (Willie, Waylon, Johnny Cash), a little Disco, I was listening to it all through my family. Then I found my ‘punk’ vibration, I’ll never forget it – I was seven years old, jumping on my bed, playing a tennis racket as a guitar, listening to the Beatles – ‘Revolution’. And that opening wicked guitar riff and that vicious scream for Revolution!!! FUCK!!!!! Im getting emotional thinking of that now because it was SO FUCKIN MONUMENTAL in my childhood. It shot me out of a cannon with my fist in the air and ready to fight anything! And question authority and everyone. And BE WHO I AM and with NO FEAR!!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

I am a singer. And Im pure passion like Ozzy. Not much musical learning. (I’ve gotten it since). So, firstly, GUITARISTS – I would LOVE to collaborate with an Angus Young or Jack White. Guys that will come with great rock n roll guitar riffs. SINGER – Iggy Pop. Because he was known for being so good at writing SO SIMPLY in short phrases and making them work so well. Yes, he was under the influences much of the time, but he was known to be highly intellectual and had that fantastic knack of keeping it short and simple. And he was the KING of punk. Raw, passionate, energy, just unleashing it with reckless abandonment in his performances. And finally, PRODUCER – Rick Rubin. The guy is magic. So much of what he approaches turns to gold. Rick would definitely help expand all my strengths as a singer and explore my range and direct them into song. Man, what a cast!!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Hmm…I’ve lost count of all the festivals taking place these days. Sorry. BUT I will say this – Jane’s Addiction is a HUGE influence of mine. (I know I didn’t mention above, sorry). And I was standing right under Perry Farrell at the FIRST Lollapalooza tour. And it was a magical day/night for sure. And that tour went on for years and ALWAYS HAD DIVERSE ACTS. And THAT is what I would want to be part of. From Jane’s to Ministry, to Body Count, to Rollins Band, to Beastie Boys, to Siouxsie Sioux, etc…

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Hmm…A kiss and a grab…ha!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Lead by Example, Talk is Cheap.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Bon Scott.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Man, music is vibration. It is intrinsically part of our make up as human beings. We ARE vibration. I LOVE it. I love to perform. I love to create and sing with a great group of people. What do I hate? The problems that occur within a band among the bandmates. The head-stuff that causes the conflicts.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

STOP basing bands on the fucking NUMBERS!!!! BASE IT ON THE MUSIC!!!! THE FEELING!!! IS IT GOOD?? DOES IT CREATE A STIR WITHIN??? Not Likes, Followers, Subscribers… horseshit! It’s SO HARD for a band to break through these days because their success is based on numbers of popularity. All the wrong reasons. It’s so fucking depressing.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

STOOGES – “FunHouse”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl. I loved them all for all their reasons. Im not waving a big flag or getting in anyone’s face about it. I can enjoy them all. But man, when you listen to vinyl on an above average system, it’s just warmer, and more present, and you hear the full production of the music. the balance. What you were MEANT to hear. The Truth of that production. Vinyl man…

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Ah…I dunno. We play prisons and entertain the inmates, which has been amazing and fulfilling. Some great shows. We played a women’s prison to a packed house of 100 women going nuts for every one of our songs and singing along because they memorized the words from looking online at the prison library!! Fantastic…Let me say, that I LOVE performing rock n roll. I LOVE my music. But one of the greatest gigs EVER for me, was SickWalt opened for PUNK ROCK KARAOKE. That band was Stan Lee (The Dickies ((who we have opened for)), Steve Soto (Punk legend RIP. Great guy! Agent Orange, Adolescents), Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks, Bad Religion) and drummer Darrin Pfeiffer (Goldfinger). Well, we opened to a packed house of punk fans and killed it. Then the Karaoke began, and I got up and sang STOOGES – ‘Search and Destroy’. NOW – this song has been my anthem since 14 years old!! And now I’m singing it with all the punk legends that made it my anthem. Holy shit was it emotional. Didn’t miss a beat. It was like we had been touring for 2 years playing that song. The place went NUTS! And Steve Soto! Greg Hetson! and Stan Lee! Turn to me and nod like – great fuckin job, you killed it. I came off stage. My brother, (my closest music friend all my life) is not big with compliments, and had this drop-dead face of amazement and came up to me and said – ‘I have NEVER seen you like that ever! You were someone else up there.” And I was…SickWalt live shows are special, but something else happened to me that night. It was absolutely DIVINE.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Well, we always have to have a side gig. I work in TV Production. I’ve also been an actor for a long time, and had a radio show for 3 years. So, if not music, I’d probably go back to those.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Bon Scott, Iggy Pop, Johnny Cash, Muhammed Ali, Willie Nelson.

What’s next for the band?

Well, im writing and creating new music now during this digital Covid age. I’ll produce that and release it online. Then, hopefully Covid will run its course and live music will get back in swing. I hope to set up a tour overseas at some point and play some rock n roll where it’s appreciated and show that part of the world what SickWalt is all about!!!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

@SICKWALT on all.

www.facebook.com/sickwalt
www.instagram.com/sickwalt/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzhISkASbdY1B0NpRHwkfw

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Ahhh shit! Gonna be honest, not lame and google them or some shit, but I DON’T KNOW!!! I’m sorry. I can’t wait for someone over there to show me the Jaffa Cakes experience!!!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Nah, keep it simple. Rock n Roll is an amazing Spirit. Keep nurturing it and keep it alive in your bones and state of mind. It keeps us who we are. Builds Self-Identity, No Fear, Responsibility (DIY). Makes us Pro-Active.

ROCK N ROLL IS VIRTUE. A RELIGION!

Thank you very much for having me. Can’t wait to hit the stage with you soon.
Much love.

Sick Walt

SickWalt Photo Credit Michael Weintrob
Photo by Michael Weintrob

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EMQ’s with THE COMPULSIONS

EMQ’s with THE COMPULSIONS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with New York City, USA based Rock N Roll band, The Compulsions. Huge thanks to vocalist, guitarist, and founding member, Rob Carlyle, for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

My name’s Rob Carlyle, and I sing and play guitar. I formed The Compulsions in 2003 and since then, the band has featured David Bowie, Guns N’ Roses, New York Dolls, Raging Slab and even Howlin’ Wolf sidemen, both on stage and on record. Many other exceptional local musicians have also worked with me as The Compulsions. Over the years, The Compulsions have received a near-endless amount of glowing press, including “Coolest Band In The World” from Classic Rock Magazine and “Look Out, Axl! Here Comes Rob Carlyle & The Compulsions!” from PleaseKillMe.com.

How did you come up with your band name?

I had a list of possible band names taped to my refrigerator and after a while, the name that continued to stand out was The Compulsions.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

The Compulsions are from the East Village in New York City. There’s a pretty good Rock and Metal scene here in New York, although most activity is currently slowed down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

On November 13, 2020, The Compulsions released our third full-length studio album, “Ferocious”.

‘Dirtbag Blues’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

The Compulsions greatest influences are probably The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Faces, Humble Pie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The New York Dolls and ZZ Top.

What first got you into music?

Watching re-runs of The Monkees.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Today my answer is Guns N’ Roses.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

After looking online, I see that the world’s biggest festival is Donauinselfest in Austria, attracting over three million attendees every year. So, I’d pick Donauinselfest.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Backstage after a show, a mother and daughter offered me their mouths. So of course, I took them.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Thank you for buying The Compulsions’ music and merchandise!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

The first name that comes to mind is Bon Scott.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Enjoy the most: It’s a great way for ugly guys to meet girls. Hate the most: Not knowing what to do with all this money!

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Those without talent should be banished!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Exile on Main Street” by The Rolling Stones.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I’ve got to say that I really miss vinyl.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

I once played a private party for a belly dancer in South Amboy, New Jersey.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I’d be an actor and I’d only play bad guys.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Cardi B, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion and Melania Trump.

What’s next for the band?

I can’t mention the name but I’m currently ghost-writing for a legendary artist.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Apple Music: www.music.apple.com/album/1525842445
Band Website:
www.thecompulsionsnyc.com
Instagram:
www.instagram.com/thecompulsions/?hl=en
iTunes:
www.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-compulsions/id5043315
My Facebook:
www.facebook.com/rob.carlyle.3
Pandora:
www.pandora.com/artist/the-compulsions/ARJqZ4354mbwVxc
Spotify:
www.open.spotify.com/artist/0A9xzhQK3jivSdlOILuqfv
YouTube:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCHz05Jc0LX1SablKsliHiLw

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Jaffa Cakes? Like Sami Jaffa? Just joking. I’ve never heard of Jaffa Cakes, so I looked them up online. I obviously don’t know what they taste like, but they look like tiny little cakes.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

No, I think I’ve said enough! Thank you for the questions, Ever Metal!

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