Mike Patton has long been an inspiration to me as a singer, so I have spent the last few weeks really studying "Midlife Crisis" by Faith no More. I love how Mike sings with total abandon. As a frontman, I would love even half the energy Mike Patton brings to his craft. Before there was Korn, there was Faith no More. The passionate, spoken word, the tribal beats, the minor harmonies....Faith no More paved the way for Korn. Man, where do I begin with this song? I love the p
Here we go....hot button topic in our industry. You'll see many a musician get red-faced when you ask about cell phones during a live performance. I'll admit, we musicians tend to not understand the draw to take a cell phone out at a live venue, but it's more and more prevalent. We have to address it. My mentality? I love eye contact. When I sing to spectators, I sing TO spectators. I want to make eye contact, I want to interact directly with the audience. When I'm si
With the advent of direct online production and social/visual media, many of us are encouraged and tempted to appear larger and more successful than we are. I find myself using the famous "Fake it till you make it" quote and fall to the temptation to appear larger and farther along than we are. But to be honest, I think our situation and story is what makes us unique as a band. We are mature musicians. Many reviewers of Bake Sale referred to us as "Classic metal", which i
Shortly after releasing "Bake Sale" on itunes/play, we decided to submit the song for fan review. Reading fan reviews is a process both uplifting and painful. As in any genre and any band, you won't be well received by everyone. It's just statistically impossible and you can't take it personal. The song was submitted to 100 reviewers (regardless of musical taste) and compiled. As a singer, I was always taught to stand up and face criticism...almost in a defiant manner.