Monday, October 19, 2009

Spider Speaks

~ Here are some excerpts from an interview I found by my buddy Spider from Powerman 5000. He is a guy who has rode some waves and weathered some storms in this biz. I think you can learn a lot from other peoples experiences sometimes. Follow him on Twitter @therealSpider1

Chad Bowar: Since your last album you have a whole new backing band. How did the new guys come to join the group?
Spider One: It seems like I’ve installed a revolving door in this band. It’s weird. When you grow up and start a band, you assume it’s going to be the same four or five guys for life, and you’re brothers. For whatever reason, this band is almost the opposite of that, and I’ve come to terms with it in a way that’s kind of cool. I think of it as more that the band is an idea that is bigger than the sum of its parts.

How did you go about finding a new record label for this album?
We were with Dreamworks for a long time, and it was great. Then very quickly they dissolved. In was 2003 or 2004 and we were on the road, and asked to come home. The album came out and debuted at number 25 on the chart, and we were on a successful tour. Little did we know what was going on behind the scenes. Everything sort of crumbled. But we’re really fortunate to have benefited from that time. That led us to the point where we can do what we want to do. Enough people know the band where we can exist on more of an indie level. We maintain our distribution through Universal. A lot of people love to complain about how terrible it is now, but with those bad things are equally as many good things you can advantage of as a band, and I like to look at those things.

Read full interview here:


  1. first comment.
    you're one of my bass inspiration :D

    greetings from Brazil :)

    HELL YEAH \m/