Hollywood Undead Give Studio Tour, Talk "American Tragedy," Writing Music Directly and Wiz Khalifa
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:10:43
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Hollywood Undead are currently laying waste to venues across America while on tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour on the "Nightmare After Christmas" tour. While Hollywood Undead, with their masks and "fuck you" attitude, might seem like a nightmare to the parents taking their young, impressionable kids to see the tour in their town, those in-the-know are fully aware of what Hollywood Undead are capable of, musically and artistically.
In ARTISTdirect.com's exclusive interview with J-Dog, Funny Man and Johnny 3 Tears of Hollywood Undead, the band breaks down their new album, American Tragedy, which will be out later this year. They talk about having more than one side to their music and how they were able to move forward, artistically, on their new album. While Hollywood Undead are a very visual band with a terrifically chaotic image, the band admitted that American Tragedy is a darker album and that their music is reactionary in tone and in scope.
You can "hear" a few snippets of the new song "Hear Me Now" from American Tragedy throughout this video interview, too. The band admits the new music is a bit of departure since they are experimenting with their sound. "Hear Me Now" is about going through tough times, being dragged through the dirt and where you come out in the end and that is something we all can relate to.
My favorite quip of this interview? When the band talks about being direct in their songwriting, saying that they don't like when they get to the end of another act's song and think "that was very beautiful but I have no fucking clue what happened." No truer words were ever spoken!
Hollywood Undead also compare the album to a mix of movies like Dances With Wolves Gangs of New York and The Big Lebowski, or Reservoir Dogs, which is heavy with comedy, sort of like the band and album! It makes total sense, doesn't it?
Also hot on the band's personal playlists are artists like Suicide Silence, Yelawolf, Wiz Khalifa, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and The Sleeping. Not only do they make good music but they have good taste, too.
What did you think of our video interview with Hollywood Undead? Did you dig "Hear Me Now?"
For more of this interview click here!