From the revered musicians onstage to the diehards in the front row, we’re all fans first. Revolver’s Fan First podcast features iconic rock artists exploring their deeply felt and sometimes surprising relationships with their most formative musical heroes: those who have had a significant impact on who they are. Hosted by The Void's Christina Rowatt. Presented by Revolver Magazine.
Brann Dailor / Mastodon
Mastodon's Brann Dailor shares his lifelong story of fandom, from watching his mom's band rehearse through to discovering Judas Priest and then escalating levels of heavy metal, why Death's Human was more significant than Metallica's Black Album, his special bond with sister Skye over King Diamond, how music got him through his darkest moments, rediscovering drums, his early years in bands, forming Mastodon and their new record, 'Hushed and Grim.'
Tom Morello dives deep into his personal journey as a fan and a musician — from the albums that inspired him to first pick up guitar to the experience of working with two of the greatest vocalists of all time, Zack de la Rocha (in Rage Against the Machine) and Chris Cornell (in Audioslave). He also discusses how Soundgarden changed rock & roll, what was on the stereo in the RATM tour bus and the story of his new 'Atlas Underground Fire' LP, out this Friday October 15th.
Goth chanteuse Chelsea Wolfe shares the story of the artists that have shaped her, from Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks through to some of the darkest and most abrasive music out there. She also discusses cinematic tragic love stories, her theories on what happens beyond this world, her relationship with the occult and esoteric, and lots more.
Will Ramos / Lorna Shore
Lorna Shore frontman Will Ramos dives deep into his history as a fan, from his childhood musical introduction to discovering Lamb of God and Whitechapel, falling for In Flames, devouring Rivers of Nihil, and more. He also delves into the loss he channelled into the "...And I Return to Nothingness" EP, the philosophy behind "Of The Abyss," his previous bands, lyrical techniques and processes and the existential nihilism he seeks to bring to the bright and blisteringly heavy future of his band Lorna Shore.
Buzz Osborne / Melvins
Buzz Osborne (Melvins) explores his long history of fandom, from The Who through to The Stooges, Sex Pistols through to introducing his band and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic to underground music (and Kurt's first live show, Black Flag), that time Tool backed his band on Ozzfest, his catalyst for making music, why Judas Priest made the best heavy metal record ever, why the only grunge band he still listens to is Soundgarden, the movies he and Mike Patton obsess over and much more.
008 - Dana Dentata
Dana Dentata shares her history as a music fan in this episode of "Fan First." Dana grew up obsessed by the incendiary Woodstock '99 concert, connected with Britney Spears' stage presence and Fred Durst's aggression early on, found her power in her heavy-metal girl band Dentata that violently burst onto the stage in Toronto's firing music scene, shares her Musical Mount Rushmore, goes deep on the spiritual awakening/breakdown that inspired "Apology," and explains how she's transformed trauma into art.