The Monster Truck tour of the UK, Europe and USA is well underway and we’re pretty chuffed that Jeremy Widerman took time out from a busy schedule to answer a few questions for Toni Reed – here’s how it went:
For anyone that hasn’t had the pleasure of hearing you, how would you describe your sound and what makes you different/stand out from other bands?
After being in a band for 8 years and looking at it under a microscope for that amount of time it’s almost impossible to have an accurate view of how other people perceive the music and vibe. I’ll leave that to people who are far more articulate than I.
Why did you decide to call yourselves Monster Truck?
At the time we chose the name we didn’t really think this band was going to be taken all that serious. It also had a lot to do with the sound we were going for and the fact that no one had taken the name yet. As we grew we had thoughts of changing it but it just seemed to fit the music so perfectly that we let it stick.
You have toured a lot over the years and have shared the stage with an impressive list of bands, including Slash Deep Purple and Nickelback. Who and what has been the most memorable moment so far?
That’s an impossibly hard question. They have all been totally amazing and memorable in all their own ways. The last year has been our best and most memorable year yet just mostly due to the fact that we’ve play the longest stretch of massive shows in the last year. It’s been really fun getting comfortable in the arena setting and we feel pretty ready to take on any size crowd at this point.
If you had the chance to play with anyone, who and where would be your dream gig?
For me personally it would be ACDC I think, however it’s hard not to be overshadowed by such a legendary band so I think the most fun would be to do a full length tour with the Rival Sons.
Checkout the single The Enforcer” taken from the album ‘Sittin’ Heavy’.
The album “Sittin’ Heavy” has been out for a year now, has it been well received?
I think so! Our fans are amazing and seem very keen on it so that’s a positive.
What is your favourite track to play live?
For me it’s New Soul.
You sponsor a girls hockey team, how did that all come about?
We wanted to do something that gave back to the community but also something that we are really interested in…. HOCKEY!! It was a great experience I think for everyone involved and something we look forward to doing again in the future!
Last time you were in Nottingham with Nickelback you had a training session with the Panthers, are you planning on doing the same when you’re back here again?
I hope so. Getting out on the ice like that to start the day is a great way to get those endorphins running and break up the monotony of touring.
Do you have any advice for any budding musicians out there?
Write music that you love first. Don’t worry about other people.
What’s next for Monster Truck after the current tour?
Touring with Deep Purple in Europe!
Big thanks going out to Jeremy for taking time out to answering our questions – good times and a safe journey, wished for the remainer of the European & USA tour!
EUROPE TOUR DATES
Mar 29 – Bochum – Rockpalast
Mar 30 – Berlin – Privatclub
Mar 31 – Munich – Strom
Apr 01 – Amsterdam – Melkweg Theatre
Apr 03 – Paris – La Maroquinerie
Apr 05 – London – 100 Club
USA TOUR DATES
Apr 30 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
May 07 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 14 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 20 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
Interview by Toni Reed.
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Interview By Toni Reed.