17. marts 2009
Luke: I knew them all from before, Dannys older brother is my best friend, and I used to be in a band with him and Danny.
Luke: As I said Me and Danny were in another band called Crucible parallel to Danny being in Crazy Lixx and Andy was recruited from Stockholm rockers Sharp. Before Starting up Crazy Lixx, the other guys and Vic played a metal outfit called Blindead.
Luke: Yes I did. There was an opening for bass in the band and they asked if I wanted to try it out, so I did. At first I didn't think I could hack it, but it soon turned out I'm a better bassist than I ever was a guitarist.
Luke: It was Danny's idea. As a kid he had a Japanese toy guitar that played rockin' lixx when you pushed it's buttons. Turns out we got it wrong and the thing was actually called Hot Lixx, but we discovered that a little too late so the name stayed. Besides Crazy Lixx is a better name than Hot Lixx
Luke: My personal influences are Mainly Alec John Such, maybe Duff mcKagan Steve Harris and probably others. I'm not really bothered with names tho, it gets in the way of enjoying the music.
Luke: When you're twelve years you'll do anything to get the girls...
Luke: I'm really traditional with my “old” bands, but three good ones might be Whitesnake, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. That doesn't begin to cover it though. As for newer bands, there's not so many I actually listen to. Anyone who hasn't heard Semi Precious Weapons should definitely check them out. At the moment, I also listen to a lot of The 69 Eyes.
Luke: Press has been awesome. I read one or two bad reviews, but overall it's been quite overwhelming. As for fans, everyone that has or has heard the album seem to love it, and we're getting more and more people come to our shows all the time.
Luke: Danny does most of the writing, a lot of it together with Andy at the moment. We don't have any fixed roles though, anyone can contribute.
Luke: Where does anyone find inspiration? I guess you just put bits and pieces together from everyday life as well as past experiences. Usually you come up with a riff or a phrase, and the song sort of grows around it.
Luke: If I had written Heaven's on Fire or Thriller I would be filthy rich by now.
Luke: Sweden in general is pretty good. There's always demand for good bands and we tend to get treated really well both by promoters and the crowds. In Malmö there's a strong Hip Hop scene, wich makes it a bit difficult for a Hard Rock band to get much attention. There is a scene for upcoming bands, but it's more of an underground movement here.
Luke: I guess we are, it's not really for us to say. If we have the same fans as Crashdïet, Vains of Jenna and Hardcore Superstar, then we must be part of the same movement. We don't sound like them, but then again that's not just us, we all sound different.
Luke: Any Million record selling band... Playing with bigger bands isn't a goal in itself, it's more of a way of reaching out to a greater crowd. Don't get me wrong tho, we've had some great times and made some really good friends, but that goes or when you're playing with any band, not just the big ones.
Luke: At first we were all exited, and for him we still are. Shortly after when we realized that he couldn't be in both bands we were naturally all disappointed, but there's no grudge. In the and He only did what any of us would have done and we all still remain great friends.
Luke: He auditioned. He was the first and only try-out, as soon as we tried him out we knew the search was over.
Luke: Danny, Joey, Andy and Me!
Luke: We plan to record it this summer, and release it by late fall.
Luke: They all have so many good qualities an essay wouldn't cover them, let alone three words.
Luke: I'd like a mansion in every great city of the world and enough platinum records to pave the driveways with them.
Luke: Give away your demos for free to anyone that wants it and to anyone that doesn't. Play as many gigs as you can in as many different clubs, cities and countries as you can. And don't expect anything to come easy. And practice in front of the mirror!
Luke: Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA
Luke: I Can't Remember
Luke: Yes, I'm a Lighting Designer And Joey is a Preschool Teacher. Danny is a freelance webmaster of some sort.
Luke: I drink a lot of beer... when I'm not working. Playing in a successful band on top of a job like mine doesn't really leave time for hobbies...
Luke: Well that's were Swedes go to make themselves look like drunken idiots isn't it?
Luke: Beer... and espresso
Calle: Any last words for the fans?