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    Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:28:22

    UPROAR Frontmen Chat About Collaborations, Lady Gaga + More - Brent Smith from Shinedown, Sully Erna from Godsmack and Rick DeJesus from Adelitas Way got together to discuss the tour

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    • Shinedown - LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 15:  Singer Brent Smith of the band Shinedown performs during the Carnival of Madness tour at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    • Shinedown - LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 15:  Bassist Eric Bass (L) and singer Brent Smith of the band Shinedown perform during the Carnival of Madness tour at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Go to RockstarUproar.com to check out the chat between the frontmen of UPROAR, which is in full swing right now. Make sure you see the tour when it hits your city. You do NOT want to miss it.

    The camaraderie between UPROAR bands; what to expect from their live performances; things they like to do when they're not on stage; and plans for a possible onstage collaboration at the end of the night on UPROAR were all discussed. The guys even talked about Adele, Lady Gaga and the general state of music. A thrilling conversation, no less!

    Here are some excerpts from the diverse conversation. It's anything but boring:

    Brent Smith/Shinedown:

    "One thing we talked about was sitting down and figuring out a way for all of the main stage bands to get together and do a song at the end of the night. It's really great when you can show the audience the camaraderie between the bands."

    "There's a young lady by the name of Adele. She personifies a vocal style and honest, musical sensibility played with real instruments…It's a different style of music, but at the same time, it's not. It's rhythm and blues. Music is a pendulum. It's constantly swinging. It will always come back around."

    Sully Erna/Godsmack:

    "To me, building a set list is about putting together pure, raw energy. If the band is honest about their performance, the people will appreciate it whether they know the songs or not. You have to be honest and passionate about your playing. Otherwise, it's too mechanical up there. When you build a set list, any band needs to focus on building energy and putting on the best show they possibly can because that's our job."

    "Nobody wants to like Lady Gaga in rock 'n' roll because she's the pop diva selling out arenas everywhere. Good for her! She's writing huge, fat hits. She won me over at a certain point...You may love her, hate her, or think she's a kook, but she's the modern day Grace Slick from Jefferson Starship. She's just a really bizarre artist. That girl can really sing like Adele. I love the diversity of music and think it's important people keep trying different things because otherwise we all sound the same."

    Rick DeJesus/Adelitas Way:

    "Thousands of people will come out and have the best time of their summer."

    "People have to come out and try to find music early…This show is for the fans from top-to-bottom. Your day is going to be full of music, fun, and a good time. The energy is going to be phenomenal. I'm going to be there as an artist and as a fan. I get to watch all of these great bands go out and bleed every night on stage. I love it!"

    "We really want to be a part of something great. There are legendary bands on this tour that have put the work and the time in…We have something to prove because this is our first time tasting these crowds…Every band on this bill is going to put on such a performance that people in America are going to understand why rock 'n' roll has run the show for so long."

    Are you going to UPROAR?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    08.23.12



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