If you are a fan of 90’s rock like I am, then the band, Candlebox, needs no introduction. Originally signed to Madonna’s Maverick Records, Seattle rockers, Candlebox found inital massive success with their hit songs, “Far Behind” and “You.” After a brief hiatus, the band reunited in 2006, and on April 3, 2012 Candlebox released their 5th studio album, Love Stories & Other Musings produced by Ken Andrews (Failure/Thousand Foot Krutch/Lostprophets). We chatted with lead vocalist, Kevin Martin before their show this Friday at Jannus Live, in St. Petersburg, FL.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
Black Flag/Dead Kennedy’s in San Antonio TX.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
Madison Square Garden with Rush.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Guns N Roses with The Cult Seattle. Axl jumped off stage and kicked this guy in the head because he was yelling “you suck.” I wonder what it’s like to be that stupid!
Gig you would most like to play?
Glastonbury or Big Day Out Australia. Either would be a dream come true, both prestigious festivals and would mean that we finally made it.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
Candlebox/Soundgarden/Alice n Chains/Pearl Jam/The Presidents of the United States & Mudhoney at Austin City Limits! Need I say more?
Catch Candlebox, April 20th at Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, FL