On July 12 and 13th I went to a music festival in Wisconsin called Rock USA. Saw a ton of great bands and hung out back stage with these rock stars
Jerry Horton of Papa Roach. Say what you want about Papa Roach but Jerry is a metal head through and through, and this band is one the best live bands out there right now. They’ve gone through a few facelifts since they started in 1996 but for the last decade they have been kicking ass on stage. Jerry discusses their new music, their stage performance and he help’s decide who the more metal superhero is.
CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool: The story of their original lead singer Dave Williams is one of the more tragic ones in hard rock and heavy metal. Their debut Sinner was blowing up all over the world when Dave passed away due to heart complications while on tour. Since then they have had three different singers. Their latest was just announced and may be the best since Dave.
Nikki Sixx: The man needs no introduction. He is the ultimate rock star as the bassist and songwriter for Motley Crue, Sixx A.M., he’s a radio DJ with his own night show called The Sixx Sense, he’s an author, and a husband and father. Nikki talks about sobriety, their new song Sexx and why it’s still cool to go on tour with Kiss