This week we have a special treat for you all. Guitarist Scott Holiday of the Rival Sons is with us, as we take a trip through the bands new and exciting history this week on The Noize Faktory.
This interview was conducted over the phone, while Scott was moving through Los Angeles, there are a few noise issues at times in the interview, but I think it turned out great overall, and it was great having Scott on.
Hour 1 – We start the show in grand fashion, with the lead single from HEAD DOWN, the bands latest release, and then go back to the beginning of their recording career. We cover tracks and history from their first full length release BEFORE THE FIRE, and their self titled EP.
Hour 2 – Scott tells us about the recording of PRESSURE & TIME, the Rival Sons real break through release, and the extensive touring that the band has been doing, and how things have changed for them overseas with their success. We return to HEAD DOWN to round out the hour.
Hour 3 – The episode concludes with a few more tracks from HEAD DOWN, and then some bonus tracks to finish off the show, and Scott gives us a little inside info on what the band may be doing next.
I want to thank Scott Holiday of the Rival Sons for calling in to do this interview, and spend some time with The Noize Faktory this week. The band is about to begin a tour supporting Sammy Hagar here in the US, and have just done some festivals in Europe this past week.
Scott also told us that Robin Everhart, bassist for the Rival Sons is no longer with the band. He has stepped down to spend more time with his family. I am sure that there has been a long line of players pursuing the band about that job. We wish Robin all the best, he was a major player in the sound and direction of this band, and he will be missed.
Hopefully you guys have had a chance to listen to this weeks interview with Todd Kerns, but if you haven’t, you need to! This is the video that Todd did to pitch his record Borrowing Trouble. You can still get the CD at www.pledgemusic.com
Well we are getting ready for the next episode of the Noize Faktory to go up on Friday, and I wanted to thank Tony for being our first Artist Feature. The interview and the show got a great response, and you all got to hear some incredible and diverse music that Tony has been a part of over the years. We close the show with the Tony penned “Call It Rock N’ Roll” from Great White’s Hooked album, and so here is the video to close out the week of posts that have gone along with the show. You will hear much more from Tony on future episodes of the Noize Faktory, and you should check out the upcoming Kiss tribute CD, A World With Heroes, which is coming out through Pledge Music. Tony and Chris Buck do an incredible version of “Sure Know Something”.