Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Emerging Artist Interviews: Redliner

Submitted by Jim Santora, vocalist for Redliner. This NJ Metal/Rock band is "looking to redefine melodic hard rock" and can be seen playing all over NJ and PA.  To listen to some tunes check out myspace.com/redlinerrock or www.redlinerrock.com.

1.      What was the first record/cassette/CD that you owned and how did it
change you?  - Rubber Ducky by Ernie and I Love Trash by Oscar The Grouch
on 45.  God I don’t think anything gets better than Sesame Street.  That
started my love of music….
2.      If you could pick any musician's brain over a beer, who would it be?
Kevn Kinney from Drivin N Cryin….
3.      What would the name of your band's biography be?   We Are Not Van
Halen! The Official Story of Redliner
4.      Which musician would you be most comfortable dating your mom?  Probably
a dead one.
5.      Name your dream tour: up to 5 bands, dead or alive.   King’s X, Drivin
N Cryin, Dokken, Coheed & Cambria and Type O Negative
6.      How would it feel to play with your favorite band? It would be the
greatest dream that I would never want to wake from…
7.      What's the funniest moment your band has ever experienced?
8.      ...the craziest/most bizarre?
9.      Who are you musically influenced by that no one would ever guess by
listening to your music?  R.E.M.
10.     Tell us about the most unique member of your band and why he/she has
earned this title.
11.     If someone invested a million dollars into your band, how would you
use the money?   Hit the studio with a producer and put together a top of
the line disc, hire someone to push it to radio and start touring…
12.     How do you feel being on stage when the audience is having an amazing
time?  You just feel such a rush and it just continues to feed you.  As a
band, we just keep pushing even harder because we don’t want the crowd to
13.     Which 5 songs would you cover if you had a cover band?  Time For Me To
Fly by Reo Speedwagon,  If You Leave Me Now By Chicago (hard rockin
version),  Bored by Deftones, Superman’s Dead by Our Lady Peace and
Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
14.     If you swapped ipods with other members of your band, what's the most
surprising music you'd find?  That our drummer Don Valentino will have Pop
Top 40 stuff on his…LOL
15.     Name the place you'd most like to play a show, anywhere in the world.
 Budokan in Japan would be very cool….
16.     What's the most memorable musicial moment of your life?  Playing in my
former band 77LeSabre where Redliner guitarist Kurt Dillon was also a
member of and opening for Tesla.  What an awesome experience and to play
we a band that we loved….
17.     If you got a band tattoo, which band would it be?   King’s X
18.     Tell us a situation where another band really helped you out.   Our
friends in Bound By Nothing have hooked us up with some really cool shows…
 We are always trading off gigs but their gigs are always fun!!!
19.     What moment has made all of the hard work being a musician worth it?
Just being told by people after the show that we rocked or telling us that
certain songs really stood out…  It just makes you feel like all the
practice and work on the songs really pays off when everyone enjoys it at
much as you do performing it.
20.     If your band was a comic, what would each member's super power be?