Rebellion, The - 11.29.09
The following is a mini interview of generic questions that we posed to all bands that wanted to answer:
1) How did you get your band name?
We think our band name really fits us. We're just trying to do something different in the music business and most labels these days want what sells, basically radio friendly music. We're here to show that hip hop can still rock, and vice versa, while still having a radio friendly sound without losing any live energy. Rebel on that ass!
2) How did this band get started?
BG,DJ Ceez, and J-sin moved to Southern Cali to pursue new projects about 2 years ago. Through myspace, they were contacted by Eugenius and Angelikenisis about doing something completely diff as far as hip hop went. They came out to Cali from Atlanta and started recording demos. Shortly after, Byron, Abzent Minded and B-Dogg were added to the group.
3) What bands are you influenced by?
This is a tough one. All eight of us probably have different answers here. To name a few- Linkin Park, Iron Maiden, Ice Cube, Prince, Oingo Boingo lol. This list could go on and on.
4) If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would it be and why?
Rage Against the Machine would be cool, as well as Linkin Park, but basically anyone who believes in what we believe in. Maybe someone willing to incorporate some magick into their show.
5) If you were a furry, what animal would you be? Why that animal?
What an odd question lol. Probably a furry dog of some sort. At least they can stay inside (sometimes) and just relax. Plus they're smart!
6) Why should people listen to your band?
You have your crowd of people that love rock and hate hip hop. You have your crowd that loves hip hop and hates rock. Hopefully we can help bring those two crowds together.
7) If you were chosen to be in Guitar Hero/Rock band, what song would you want in the game? How hard do you think it would be to five-star on expert?
Probably "Kingdom of the Light" and it would be semi-hard, but we think devoted gh/rb players could master it.
8) If you can change something about the music Industry, what would it be?
The way smaller bands get discovered. It's really hard to get out there now and open label's eyes. There are tons of bands that are amazing that need help with more exposure.
9) Memorable tour experience?
Opening for Rehab and Dj Muggs(Cypress Hill) was a really great experience. Those crowds seemed to really enjoy the tunes.
10) What does AP.net mean to you?
Some of us check ap.net everyday. Gotta get your new music news.
11) What is your favorite song to play?
Probably "RockHop Anthem". It's the last song we play in the set and it gets the crowd involved so they can chant with us.
12) What is your vacation spot of choice?
Different answer for almost all of us lol. Here are a few - Paris, Ireland, Jamaica, Italy, Greece, England
13) What music reminds you of your childhood?
14) If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?
Most of us would say to fly. Who doesn't wanna fly? Maybe Mind-Reading. Would be cool to get in people's heads sometimes lol.
15) Do you feel that your band has “made it”?
I think most bands would answer this as a "no", no matter the size of their fame. You always strive to be better musically and creatively, so saying "yes" would set the bar lower for your next musical project.
16) What is something that most fans don’t know about you?
Most fans don't realize what our lyrics are actually about....hmmm
17) What’s your favorite holiday?
Who doesn't love Christmas! Best time of the year.
18) What do you like to do in your spare time?
We love video games lol, but we try and work on music as often as possible. Gotta master your craft.
19) What kind of hidden talents do you have?
We can consume abnormal amounts of alcohol at one location lol, and beat anyone at Worms online.