Music News Headline Answers With Destroy//Create's Adrian Enrique December 8th, 2019
Metal Pulp And Paper: Hello. How are you?
Metal Pulp And Paper: Thank you, Adrian, for taking the time to be a part of Metal Pulp And Paper’s 3rd installment of Recent Music News Headline Questions. So, just in case you or the reader are new to this, and to make sure everyone is on the same page on how this works, we’ve pulled some recent music news headlines from the Metal Injection website and turned them into questions and get your answers and reactions. We’ve been doing this for a couple of months now, with different headlines each time, and it has been fun to read everyone’s answers so far. So, once again, please place seat backs and tray tables in the upright position, hang on, here we go. 1. Real Housewife Wearing Metallica Shirt Asked To Name 3 Of Their Songs, She Cannot
MPAP: Some talk show, on the Bravo! channel had The Real Housewives of Potomac star Candiace Dillard as a guest. She was wearing a Metallica’s Lady Liberty, ‘And Justice For All’ shirt, and a caller called into the show and asked the host of it if Candice could name three songs by Metallica. She pretty much had no clue who the band was, and obviously, she couldn’t name three songs by them either. Do you believe if you wear the band’s shirt, you should at least know maybe who the group is?
Adrian Enrique: I saw that video and I will admit it gave me a good laugh. The short answer is no. Who cares about what someone is wearing, and I believe I speak for my bandmates when I say we would all be stoked to see Destroy//Create merch on tv. Metalheads have the coolest shirts! We knew it years ago and now pop culture is coming to their senses. So if Katy Perry or Beyonce want to rock our merch then go right ahead! 2. Mosh Pit & Wall Of Death Break Out During The Village People’s Set At Riot Fest
MPAP: You would have never really expected something like this too of happened now, would you? And to be honest, I didn’t know The Village People were still together and performing, but they are. That just shows you metal music fans can always have fun even if it is moshing to songs like "Y.M.C.A.," or "Macho Man" by The Village People at a music festival. Now, what is something you’ve seen happen while performing, or while at a show that you weren’t expecting to see or have occurred?
Adrian: I would have loved to be at that show! "Y.M.C.A." was one of the first songs I knew the lyrics to. We have not had too much as far as unexpected happen at our shows. One thing that comes to mind is we had someone hula hooping in the pit. I have not seen that happen again since. 3. Reminder: Metallica Will Never Play The Super Bowl
MPAP: Every year when the Super Bowl announces who is going to be their half time show, metal music fans are pissed off because it’s never a metal band or even a hard-rock band for that matter. For almost five years fans have wanted Metallica to host the Super Bowl halftime show. Fans also started a petition to get them to play at the 50th Super Bowl halftime show in 2015. Metallica would be an excellent choice to be a part of it, they’ve won Grammy awards, they are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and have toured just about everywhere in the World, and just recently they were named the World’s biggest touring act. What are your thoughts on this? Why do you think metal music is always going to get snubbed at the Super Bowl?
Adrian: I guess it makes more sense from a business standpoint for the Maroon 5 guy to sing with his shirt off rather than for people to hear "Master of Puppets." Who knows, I’m not much of a business man. The halftime show has become less of a concert and more of a show to appeal to non-football fans anyways. They don’t even plug in the instruments. Metallica is at their best when they are actually playing the music. 4.Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Doesn’t Believe Drugs & Alcohol Makes You Write Better Music
MPAP: What are your thoughts? Do you think drugs and alcohol bring out the creativity in a musician or can kill it?
Adrian: Who’s to say what works. When we are writing in studio, we are all sober, so that what works for us. One of my all-time favorite vocalists is David Draiman from Disturbed and he has stated multiple times he almost always writes music high, so that works for them. There's also a whole community of straight-edge hardcore bands that are incredible. I’m looking at you Earth Crisis. 5. Steel Panther Frontman: If I Could Bring One Musician Back From The Dead, It’d Be Motley Crue’s Vince Neil
MPAP: This headline started some mudslinging between both of the bands because obviously, Vince Neil isn’t dead; he’s just a bit overweight and can’t sing like he used to be able to do as he did in the 80s and 90s. I don’t see them ever going out on tour together anytime soon, but anyway, if you could bring any musician back from the dead, who would you choose, and why?
Adrian: Chester from Linkin Park. His passing hit the music community so hard because for a lot of us Linkin Park was what introduced us to heavy music. "New Divide" was the first song I put on my MP3 player when I was in middle school. He was someone who I looked up to and the heavy music scene is not the same without him. 6.Green Jelly Track Down Deadbeat Promoter And Get Paid
MPAP: A promoter stiffs Green Jelly after they performed at Old East 765 Bar & Grill in Canada, and vocalist Bill Manspeaker, as he states in his cellphone video made looking for Marcus the promoter, ‘I ain’t the guy to fuck with.’ So, the band tracks down the promoter and finds his home and demands the money owed to them. It’s funny to watch because at one-point Manspeaker is knocking on his door, saying, “Little pig, little pig, let me in.” In the end, Marcus ends up paying the band half of what money was owed to them, but at least he walked away with kneecaps still in place. So, has anything like this happened to you before, and would you do something like this?
Adrian: We have had shows where we took a loss by playing it. It’s difficult when that happens because being a musician is not cheap. We are not doing this to be rich, but I would like to be able to afford gas to make it home. I am not sure if as a band we would go this route. I don’t think I look that threatening. I do support what Bill did though. I have friends who have performed with Green Jelly and they all say he is one of the nicest people they have ever met. 7.Morbid Angel & Obituary Featured As An Answer On Jeopardy!
MPAP: Jeopardy has featured answers on other episodes about popular metal bands such as Megadeth, Rob Zombie, and Five Finger Death Punch, but never had any answers quite like this one. One of the writers on the hit television show has to be a metalhead for sure! So, in case you missed this episode, Alex Trebek said, 'Morbid Angel and Obituary are popular bands in this genre,' and contestant Dhruv Gaur answered with 'What is Death Metal.' Pretty cool when things like this are showing up on a popular television show. Now, if you or your band were to be mentioned on Jeopardy, what would the answer and question be? Let’s see how creative you are.
Adrian: Answer: Mike from Destroy//Create... Question: What is beautiful bassist? 8.Oops! Stadium Accidentally Leaves Ramstein Song Blasting All Night, Annoying Neighbors
MPAP: Someone at Budapest’s Puksas Arena just happened to leave the sound system on blasting the song "Deutschland" all night long, over and over. It’s an open-air stadium that’s under construction, so the loud music bothered all that lived nearby. That worker should have had a bigger playlist than just the one song; maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad then, right? So, since the subject of the headline is about something that annoyed people, let’s find out from you; what annoys you, whether it’s out on the road, at a show, in the recording studio, or even when you’re at home, what annoy's you the most?
Adrian: Something that annoys me is being late or behind schedule. I will admit that I often go way overboard and luckily my bandmates are great with knocking some sense back into me. They have a point when they say we don’t have to be three hours early to load in when I suggest it. 9. Tool Threatening To Eject Fans From Shows If They’re Caught Using Their Phones
MPAP: Once again, cellphone use at concerts makes the headlines. If you don’t remember, but a couple of years ago during a performance of Maynard’s other band A Perfect Circle, 60 people were kicked out for filming the show with their phones. And even Jack White (The White Stripes) has a no cell phone policy at his shows. So, what’s your take on it? Are cellphones that much of a distraction to where the fan should be kicked out? Do fans need to watch the show instead of looking at their phones? Does it even matter since they paid for their ticket already?
Adrian: I’m not the person to tell people what to do. I love when fans send us videos they shot at one of our shows. I also went to a Jack White concert once and it was awesome. You do notice a difference in the crowd when everyone is paying attention. I recommend trying to put the phone away for some of the show. Maybe get the video you want for whatever social media thing you’re hooked on and then enjoy the rest of the show. We are not kicking people out of a show over a phone, but to the person in front row texting and tweeting the whole time, just know that I see you and I want to punt your phone lke I am one field goal away from winning the Super Bowl! 10. Windhand Robbed In Houston, Posts List Of Stolen Gear & Belongings
MPAP: This happens way too often, it seems. It’s hard enough to make a living being a musician, and then you have a douchebag, or douchebags, break into your trailer or van and steal all your stuff while you’re out on the road. So, when you are out on tour, what extra precautions have you taken so that this hopefully doesn’t happen to you?
Adrian: Our stage manager Aaron does a great job with keeping track of where the gear is both in and out of the venue. He would go a whole new level of crazy on someone if they tried taking anything. Love ya Aaron! 11.Machine Head Show Paused, Partially Ruined After Fan Throws Beer On The Soundboard
MPAP: This happened at a show at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, England, and a fan, more like an asshole, threw a 32-ounce beer on the soundboard. After a 20-minute delay, Machine Head was able to finish the show, but not with the highest quality sound after that. First off, what a dick move to do something like that, almost ruining it for a sold-out crowd, and second, I’m sure soundboards aren't cheap, and third, who throws a 32-ounce full beer? I don’t know what beer costs there in London, but in the US, a beer that size would cost more than likely $30. So, what a waste to throw a beer. Anyways, has this ever happened to you where you saw something was thrown from the crowd, and it abruptly stopped the show for a while, and what happened?
Adrian: No, thankfully we have not had anything like that happen. Plenty of breaking strings or equipment not working has happened. We are very thankful no one has thrown anything at us. 12. Australia To Shut Down Highway For AC/DC Tribute Bands In 2020
MPAP: How cool is this? On February 19th, 2020, marks the 40th anniversary of vocalist Bon Scott’s death, and the city of Perth is celebrating by shutting down six miles of the Canning Highway to celebrate so AC/DC tribute bands playing live on slow-moving trailers can drive through like a festival parade. In your hometown, what would you like the city to shut down for you or your band so everyone can celebrate?
Adrian: That would be really cool to be in that parade. I just picture tons of people headbanging and chasing a trailer at the same time. As a Rochestarian, I don’t think our city would be willing to shut down any of our highways. People, including me, are upset when highways are running slow. The idea of completely shutting down 390 would give me nightmares. Each year the city closes off part of Park Ave for a festival, so I guess it would be cool to be a part of that. 13. Brazilian Researcher Names New Spider Species After Iron Maiden, Scorpions, & Angra Members
MPAP: Christina Rheims is a researcher in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and recently discovered four new spider species and happens to be a big fan of heavy metal music. Can’t get any better than that. She named the four new species Extraordinarius bruceickinsoni, Extraordinarius klausmeinei, Extraordinarius rickalleni and Extraordinarius andrematosi, after Iron Maiden's vocalist Bruce Dickinson, Scorpions vocalist Klaus Meine, Def Leppard's drummer Rick Allen, and Angra's vocalist Andre Matos. If she happens to find another species of spiders and you’re next in line to be named after, what would you wanted the spider’s scientific name to be?
Adrian: Extraordinarius AdrianJeffJImmydylanmikei. MPAP: Those are some great answers. On behalf of Metal Pulp And Paper, I’d like to thank you, Adrian, for taking the time to answer these recent music news headline questions. We look forward to what your band, Destroy//Create, does to finish out 2019 and beyond. Any last words for all your fans out there?
Adrian: Thank you so much for the years of support and we love every one of you! We hope you like the new singles "Hang On" and "Let Go" as this was our most personal release yet. If you ever see us at a show, come say hi! See you in 2020!- Destroy//Create.