How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs?
Scientific experimentation and date analysis…
No but seriously… Personal experience.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing in songwriting?
The rhyme scheme, of course.
Are you ever scared of revealing aspects of your personal life/experience to strangers through your music?
Nah, if they wanna know they can… I got nothing to hide…
What is the best lyric that you ever wrote (the most meaningful for you)?
‘When it’s hard on you, it’s hard on me.’
What inspired “Tennessee Cocaine,” your latest song?
Great nights, beautiful woman, early ac/dc, Def Leppard and a need to rock. It was honestly the song I wrote that got me wanting to get back to work on Wildstreet in 2015/2016. It wasn’t until after Rocklahoma 2017 that the band started working on it.
And “Easy Does It”?
Hah, me and my buddy Kyle Kelso wrote ‘Easy Does It’ in an hour. We had the first demo done and presented to the band in 2 weeks & it was mixed/master & shot the video in 8 weeks… lemme say this… ‘Easy Does It’ is a great song… I Love It…
The songs on ‘WS III,’ including ‘Tennessee Cocaine,’ KILL anything we have ever done. It’s aggressive and surely not hair metal or whatever people try to call us… I think those who like that kind of music will still be stoked, but I never wanted to be a “hair metal” band. I don’t think Def Leppard or Guns ‘n’ Roses fit into that genre… neither does Wildstreet…
Do you remember the day you wrote “Raise Hell”?
Jimmie WS cofounder and guitarist, gave me a demo of raise hell in its barest structure a long time ago… it was during the period he wasn’t in Wildstreet. We were still writing songs for Wildstreet though… much to my band members at that times dismay. He has always been a part of Wildstreet even when he wasn’t touring with us, he and I were writing for the band..
What is the best suggestion your producer gave you?
Anything else to add?
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To conclude the interview a short Q/A session, please answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
- Define in one word your song “Tennessee Cocaine:” Ballistic.
- The best show you ever played: The one you missed.
- The one thing that you must have in your backstage: Jameson & gummy candy.
- The soundtrack of your childhood: My dad screaming turn that shit down kid!
- Your favorite song lyrically speaking, but not written by you: Crazy Bitch = shakespeare.
- Last question is “unusual,” we want to know your best relationship advice: Don’t play rock ‘n’ roll.