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Don't Try This At Home

Posted on February 12, 2008

doubleDrive spent this past New Year's Eve playing a show at The Bay in Chattanooga, Tennessee. What of it? For the New Year show, all three members of the band NOT behind the drum kit (Donnie, Troy, Josh) launched flames off their guitars (bass, in Josh's case) to the grand delight of the crowd.

"Cheesy flames, only went about eight feet. But hey, if you can launch flames off the neck of your guitar, that's pretty cool," explains frontman Donnie. Ever wonder how one launches flames from a guitar? Sure ya have. Want Donnie to tell the secret? Sure ya do: "Basically, it's off flash paper. Fill a cylinder with cotton flash paper and you use a couple AA batteries to make it hot like a car cigarette lighter. Hit the chord, press the button, poof - you have flames." Now you know.

Onward and upward: At the show, Big Red (see previous doubleDrive updates) - hot off the Danzig tour - was the man behind the mixing board for the night. Surely the sound was tight, tight like a truck (whatever the hell that is supposed to mean).

Rock was also on hand handling the guitar tech duties. Did You Know? Rock actually handles guitar tech duties for Disturbed on tour. True. But we digress...Donnie makes it clear he thanks for Big Red and Rock for working the show. "Good friends, family and New Year."

Speaking of which, it must be noted that Big Red was kicked out of the hotel later that night. "It was totally a scene from Cops, I was looking for a camera," laughs Donnie. He then goes onto explain something about security being sent up to their room for a fifth time that night..."It was great. Around 7:30am we decided it was New Year enough already."

Getting ready for the release of Blue In The Face, doubleDrive is currently looking at tour opportunities. "Led Zeppelin...Robert Plant called me. We're old buddies," muses Donnie. Seriously, there should be doubleDrive US tour news on the near horizon.

"I just wanna get out and tear across the damn country...and leave a trail of fire."

more to come...
 

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