The Maine Talk Sweet On "American Candy"
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:22:15
The Maine Videos
Last year, Arizona-based rock band The Maine dropped American Candy and followed it up this year with their second EP of Covers, featuring tracks from Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber, Shania Twain. They are currently one of the premiere acts on the 2016 edition of Vans Warped Tour, and experience singer John O'Callaghan describes as an "Opportunity, and a chance to spread your music to people who might not be familiar with what you're doing."
The multi-week tour has not stopped The Maine from putting on unique shows almost every day in different cities across the United States. Despite the constant movement and presentation of similar material, the tour "pushes (the band) to make each set different from a performance aspect."
ARTISTdirect's Christopher Friedmann caught up with The Maine's singer John O'Callaghan and bassist Garrett Nickelsen to get a sense of what life on the road has been like, a possible top-secret-never-happened love affair with Rihanna, why they like to do cover albums, and what the band plan tends to do next.
Read the rest of the interview at ARTISTdirect Interviews