Tap for menu
Go
Trivium

ASK THE ARTIST WITH JOEL O’KEEFFE (AIRBOURNE) PART 3

Posted on June 17, 2008

Last night saw the infamous Metal Hammer Golden Gods and AIRBOURNE won the award for ‘Best Debut’ for their current album RUNNIN’ WILD (in stores now). They also have the title track from that album out now as a digital single in all the usual places. Go pick it up!

And if you were wondering where the 3rd and final instalment of the Q&A with frontman Joel O’Keeffe was, well it’s here!!

Is there anything you guys do to get ready for a show? – David
Gday David. Yeah have a few drinks and sometimes punch each other to rev each other up.

Does your voice hurt after a set? There seems to be a lot of strain on your voice as you let it rip. How do you keep that up over the course of a tour? – Brendan Keeley
Gday Brendan. Yeah it’s always in pain but that’s the nature of the game I guess. If I’m crook or struggling I’ve found that tighter jeans often helps to get the high notes.

How do you spend your time outside of the music industry? – Kelly
Gday Kelly. There’s not allot of time outside of touring really but if we get a night off hitting the town is always good.

Living in Victoria all of your life must have been a lot different in contrast to Melbourne. Do you think moving to the States will make things a lot easier to get your music to the people through recording and touring? – Michael Bailey
Gday Michael. Yeah it gets ya closer to more countries so you can get out and tour them harder, whilst also still allowing us to get back and tour Australia.

How do you go about getting inspiration to write music and lyrics? – Andrew
Gday Andrew. Inspiration comes from heaps of places but mainly in the hotel or in the van or at soundcheck. Most of the songs are stories from the road.

What are your musical influences? – Hannes
Gday Hannes. Rose Tattoo, AC/DC Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, Creedence, Van Morrison, Little Richard, The Angels, Robert Johnson, Otis Redding, Gunner’s, ZZ Top, The Who, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Jimmy Barnes, The Poor and Johnny Cash are just a few.

What AC/DC Albums do you own? And what are your favorites? – Matt
Gday Matt. Well mate I own all of them, from High Voltage to Stiff Upper Lip and they’re all my favorites. However If I had to pick one for this week I’d say Let Be Rock.

Pick up the debut album online now at THIS location.

Subscribe

Enter your email to subscribe to our regular newsletter & new music alerts

Submit

By submitting my information, I agree to receive personalized updates and marketing messages about Roadrunner Records, based on my information, interests, activities, website visits and device data and in accordance with the Privacy Policy. I understand that I can opt-out at any time by emailing privacypolicy@wmg.com.