Music News Headline Answers With Tylor Dory Trio's Tylor Dory December 8th, 2019
Metal Pulp And Paper: Thank you, Tylor, 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?
Tylor Dory: I think it’s a little bit corny that you’d wear the shirt of a band you don’t even listen to, but at the same time, if there’s even one person out there that decides to check out the band whose shirt you’re wearing then that’s kind of a win overall, right? Bands aren’t being hurt by having their t-shirts worn, wear what you want! You might get called a poser, but who cares. 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?
Tylor: At a show that Arkona was headlining back in 2013; one of the openers, Valfreya, set up a wall of death with a twist. Said twist? Tossing out a pile of foam swords to the crowd so we could have a very silly, very fun, sword fighting wall of death mashup. It was dorky in the best way possible. 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?
Tylor: Unless metal becomes trendy or more mainstream in North America again, I don’t think you’ll ever see a metal band play the Super Bowl. It’s kind of weird because the Super Bowl half time show is usually an amalgamation of performances from multiple performers – it’s not like it would need to be an all-metal/Metallica half time show. If your goal is to draw as many viewers as possible, why not have Metallica to satisfy one demographic and have other performers from different genres there to satisfy other sects of your audience. 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?
Tylor: It 100% depends on the person. Drugs and alcohol affects everyone differently. I don’t know that anyone needs it to write good music, but I don’t doubt that they’ve inspired countless songs that we know and love. It can enhance creativity in some, and for others, it can kill it. 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?
Tylor: First of all, that’s hilarious, hahaha. If I could bring back one musician from the dead it would be Jeff Buckley. I feel like we were just scratching the surface of his greatness on his one and only album Grace, and I wish he had more time to bring new art to life for us all to enjoy... But can I also bring back John Bonham for obvious reasons? And Hendrix. God, it’s so hard to pick! 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?
Tylor: Good for Green Jelly! It’s not like bands are making a killing playing clubs and bars anymore – they deserved to get what they were owed, or at least 50% of it and the visibility from this story, haha. 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.
Tylor: Q: This Canadian prog trio is not Rush, but they did speed over to Norway to record their debut album with former Anathema producer Christer Cederberg. They are? A: Who are the Tylor Dory Trio. 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?
Tylor: Yeah, can’t say I blame the neighbours for complaining about that one, hahaha. I’ll give you an annoyance for each. The road: having to watch over your gear when you’re either getting ready to play or are done with your set and want to have fun. Unfortunately, there are a lot of gear thieves out there, I’ve had my gear stolen in the past, and it sucks that you feel like you need to have one eye on your gear long before and well after the gig. Shout out to trying to find a place to brush your teeth and having to use dirty gas station bathrooms as other road annoyances. At a show: a bad monitor setup. Not being able to hear yourself really sucks. It’s going to happen, and probably happen often, but it’s annoying every time. Recording studio: computer or gear problems! They aren’t anyone’s fault 99.9% of the time and they seem to spring up at the most inopportune moments. On our first EP, we had a bunch of gear rented to do drums, but once we set up it didn’t look like our audio interfaces were going to work – which would have completely screwed us. I tinkered with them for two days straight and less than an hour before we started recording, they finally came to life. Stressful and annoying to say the least. 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?
Tylor: I don’t have a lot of sympathy for the audience on this one. Cellphone recordings almost always sound like shit and are never flattering for the bands. If a band is playing new material they don’t want it posted on social media for everyone to hear in its absolute lowest quality before they’ve had the chance to release it. Cellphones can be distracting for bands if people forget to turn off the flash on their phones. And socially it’s just kind of gross – experience life through your eyes, not second hand through a tiny screen. You’ll probably never watch those videos again anyway. 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?
Tylor: I mentioned it earlier, and it sucks, but you honestly have to keep an eye on your gear the entire night – or have band members rotate from socializing to watching gear. If you’re lucky you might have a socially awkward person in your band that would prefer to watch the gear all night as opposed to partying (that’s me). I’d also refrain from leaving your trailer/vehicle unattended before loading in and after loading up. Either load everything up at the end of the night or have one of the guys chill in the vehicle to watch the gear. 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?
Tylor: Absolutely, at the Shaw Conference Centre here in Edmonton Alberta, Canada – someone threw a shoe on stage while Megadeth was playing and Dave left the stage for at least five minutes. When he came back, he talked about safety at shows after Dimebag’s death and said that if anything else was thrown on stage they’d end the show. Maybe a little overreaction by Dave but you shouldn’t be throwing shit on stage, if you do: you’re a douche.
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?
Tylor: Shut down everyone’s phones and computers so we actually have to look at each other, connect, and celebrate... Okay, that might cause some problems when it comes to emergency medical situations, but a boy can dream. 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?
Tylor: Extraordinarius Tydoryoli, easy. Hopefully, its somewhat ravioli shaped. MPAP: Those are some great answers. On behalf of Metal Pulp And Paper, I’d like to thank you, Tylor, for taking the time to answer these recent music news headline questions. We look forward to what your band, Tylor Dory Trio, does to finish out 2019 and beyond. Any last words for all your fans out there?
Tylor: Check out our new album Unsought Salvation on your streaming service of choice – December 21st! If you’re someone who doesn’t listen to much progressive metal because you find it too self-indulgent or corny, give us a shot! For us it’s all about writing good songs, not putting on technical demonstrations. That said, we’re still a prog band. So, expect plenty of odd time signatures, unconventional chord and melody choices, slick drum and bass interplay, and slippery guitar solos! We hope you enjoy what you hear!