COUNTDOWN TO THE METAL SUCKFEST: AN INTERVIEW WITH A LIFE ONCE LOST’S BOB MEADOWS
The Inaugural Metal Suckfest is almost here!!!! Twenty bands will DESTROY The Gramercy Theatre on November 4 and 5, PLUS there’s an awesome, five-band pre-party at the venue the night before, making this THE can’t-miss hang of the year.
Tickets are on sale now right here, and you can hit up the fest’s official website for more info on the shows, including the complete line-up. In the meantime, we’re counting down to this weekend of chaos and debauchery by speaking to one member from each band on the bill. We continue today with vocalist Bob Meadows of A Life Once Lost.
Read our chat after the jump. And don’t forget to check back in the coming days and weeks for interviews with more of the musicians participating in this awesome event!!!
What other festivals have you played before, if any?
We played the first ever Sounds of the Underground and the following summer ended up touring on Ozzfest. We had the chance to play multiple Hellfests, New England Metal & Hardcore Festivals and various other sporadic appearances.
What was your best and worst festival experience (as a performer, not as a fan)? You don’t have to name the specific fest if you don’t want, we’re not trying to get you to burn bridges.
My best festival experience was the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium. We played in front of a few thousand people and alongside Prodigy, The Roots, The Hives, Basement Jaxx and a handful of other awesome bands. Ended up chilling with the most random people during that day.
Any tips to fans for having the best possible festival experience?
Ah, expect a long day, stay hydrated and try and not be wasted by the second band of fest — shit is gonna suck afterwards.
For people who are too stupid to read the poster, which day is your band playing Suckfest?
Saturday the 5th.
Can you tell us anything about the set your band is planning for Suckfest?
We will be performing a set of newer material — get stoked.
Which band or bands (besides your own, duh) are you most stoked are gonna be at Suckfest?
Rosetta and Fight Amp.
When you were first contacted about appearing at something called “Suckfest,” were you at all concerned that you were being propositioned to appear in a porno movie?
Nope, I think Snake was a porn star in a past life.
Is it awesome or weird that Axl Rosenberg’s parents are coming to Suckfest?
On a scale of one to ten, one being a freshly douched vagina and ten being your balls at the end of a performance, how badly will the Gramercy Theater reek of B.O. by the end Suckfest?
That place will stink of balls.
Finally, how bad is Suckfest gonna suck?
I don’t think the fest will suck – get stoked people!