Ever wondered what the story behind the man on the drums is? Get to know Will Hunt, your favorite drummer! Will sat down to answer some of your questions. Read on to see what he has to say then check out the tour dates HERE to see when you can see him on the kit in a town near you.
Q. What's your favorite song to play on stage?
A. Currently, "The Other Side" is my fave, although we just put "Disappear" in the show and that's a lot of fun. I like playing anything that's got a heavy groove and that I can see the crowd getting off on.
Q. What was your first kit and how did you get it?
A. My first kit was something my Dad got me that didn't even have a name and was probably comprised of several different brands. It was literally held together by shoe string and duct tape- I'm not even exaggerating! But! It worked and made me love playing. The 1st real kit I got was a CB700 kit (an offshoot entry level brand of Pearl that I don't think is around any more) that I mowed lawns in the scorching Florida summer for. I earned that damn thing!! It was awesome- red wine finish, four toms, one floor tom, kick drum, snare........it was like a mini Peter Criss drumkit and I felt on top of the world. Let's just say it continued to feed the sickness!!Lol!
Q. What's your must have food on the road?
A. Catering, because it's free!! Sometimes it's low level public school lunchroom food, bet hey, that's part of the adventure isn't it??!
Q. Have you passed on your rock music love to your daughter or what does she like to listen to?
A. Laila loves music in general. She's into everything from Skrillex, to One Direction, to of course Justin Bieber. Yes, that's right, Justin Bieber........as are most 11 year old girls!lol! I personally don't care what she jams to as long as she's jammin'! One of her faves that we both really enjoy and love watching and listening to is Michael Jackson. She's been a fan ever since I showed her the Thriller video around Halloween 5 or 6 years ago. I love turning her onto stuff like that and watching her smile......coolest ever!!
Q. Who first inspired you to be a drummer?
A. My dad, he's a great guitar player and encouraged me to play something. There was always music playing in my house, all kinds. As far as drummers, Peter Criss of Kiss, Ringo Starr of the Beatles, and John Bonham. Then I got into My hero Tommy Lee.......still to me the greatest rock drummer on the planet. Sure, there's guys that are more technically adept, or faster, or whatever, but that's not what I love listening to.
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The singer speaks about her hopes for making music outside of Evanescence
Evanescence singer Amy Lee has spoken about her ambition to make music outside of the band, revealing that she'd like to do something "not driven by loud guitars" and that she is actively writing folk songs.
The Arkansas rockers released their self-titled third studio album in October last year and Lee told NME yesterday that they will be taking a lengthy break after their UK arena tour in November.
Then asked if she had any musical ambitions outside of the band, Lee confirmed that she did and also revealed that she went through a phase of wanting to make dance music in the vein of Portishead and Massive Attack.
She said of this: "I like all types of music. I feel like Evanescence is a great outlet for what I love, I've never felt like I had to hold myself back. I have written with other people before and come up with ideas that don't work for Evanescence, I realize that now. There's more to me than what's in Evanescence."
Singer tells NME that the Arkansas rockers are planning another long break after their UK tour
Evanescence singer Amy Lee has said that the band are planning to take an extended break after they complete their UK arena tour in November.
The Arkansas rockers released their self-titled third studio album in October last year, a full five years after their second album 'The Open Door' and Lee has told NME that she hasn't ruled out being away for that long again.
Asked if the band were thinking about writing a fourth album, Lee said: "I'm always playing the piano and harp because I like to, but I haven't been purposeful in my playing. I haven't been sitting down to write."
She continued: "I'm thinking we'll take a break first. I'm really not sure what I'll do next. At the end of any really long tour you need to get your head in order. I think at the end of the run we'll go on a break for a while and figure things out."
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"U.S. rock band Evanescence saw their 2003 debut album ‘Fallen’ sell more than 15 million copies and earn them honours including three EMA nominations.
Fronted by powerful vocalist Amy Lee, U.S. rock band Evanescence saw their 2003 debut album ‘Fallen’ sell more than 15 million copies and earn them multiple awards and nominations, including three MTV EMA nominations (they’ve since scored two more). Their second studio album, 2006’s ‘The Open Door’, sold more than 5 million copies. After some line-up changes, the band released a self-titled third album in 2011. In December of that year, they had the honour of performing at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert."
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