Interviews From The Edge: Ghosts of Eden Rock Gotham - Page 3
Miles: YES! It was a Type O Negative show at Roseland Ballroom in NYC. It was so cool! It set off a spark that inspired me not only to continue playing, but also to perform in a band in front of people. I finally joined my first band not too long after.
Rich: Smashing Pumpkins at Madison Square Garden in 1996 right after Jonathan Melvoin died and they kicked Jimmy out. I'm still mad I never saw the original band play live together.
Benny: It's tough to remember, as I had been taken to a lot of things as a child, but the first show I remember and will never forget is seeing Gwar when I was 10. Talk about a strange first show. That show is what made me want to be a rock star!
If you could jump on a stage tonight and play with any musician or band--living or dead--who would it be and why?
Tom: Wow! There are way too many to name. I felt like a little kid when I heard Soundgarden got back together. I just checked GOE's schedule too and if they are looking for an opening act, I'm pretty sure we can do it. Only if they ask nicely though.
I also think I’d be a nervous wreck if I ever got to share the stage with Pearl Jam. Eddie Vedder is one of my biggest heroes. I think my life would be complete if I got to perform "Alive" or "Go" or "Rearview Mirror" with them. I think performing "Breaking the Girl" with the Red Hot Chili Peppers would be sick too. Oh, and last but not least: Led Zeppelin!
Miles: Wow, there are so many bands out there that influenced me that I would love to play with! Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers are at the top of my list. I have to say though, playing bass while Jimi Hendrix is wailing on guitar would be the ultimate music playing experience for me!
Rich: The Beatles... because it's The Beatles.
Benny: My dream is to share the stage with Incubus. They're a band I've been following since they started in the early '90s. My idol is Jose P, the drummer. He made we want to excel at the drums in a unique way. He isn't about showing off and soloing (even though he does now), but being a true part of the band and being one with the bass player and creating a unified bass driving force.Continued on the next page