Our friends over at MusicRadar interviewed MASTODON’s Brent Hinds and Bill Kelliher before their show at Terminal 5 in New York recently and that interview is now online. Check out the extract below:
It’s four o’clock in New York City and Mastodon have just finished a blistering, three-song soundcheck at Terminal Five. The guys hustle backstage and begin making separate, pre-show arrangements.
Guitarist Bill Kelliher phones his wife, in town from Atlanta, to figure out dinner plans; drummer Brann Dailor is deciding if he can run downtown to purchase a painting at an art gallery; guitarist Brent Hinds is looking forward to several hours of kicking back with his own self and some beers on the tour bus; and as for bassist Troy Sanders…well, nobody really knows what he’s doing.
“This is when we tend to scatter,” says Hinds. “We’re together a lot on tour. You get us in New York before a show, and we’re all over the place. Each guy does his own thing.”
Dailor and Sanders have already scattered, but MusicRadar manages to corral Hinds and Kelliher in a dressing room for a chat about how the songs on Mastodon’s recently released (and freakin’ brilliant) album The Hunter are going over. In addition, we talked about their stage guitars (see the video on page two) and asked them about the question that’s on everybody’s mind: What in the world were you guys doing with Barney And Friends?
We’re so glad someone got an answer to what the hell were they doing with Barney and co, as per our news post this morning. Head on over to read the full article on MusicRadar by clicking here – and be sure to check out that guitar rig video too – it’s a killer!
MASTODON will be touring the UK in February of next year and you can find those details by clicking this link.