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A Dirty Dozen with PEAVY from RAGE – December 2019

| 11 December 2019 | Reply


According to a recent press release: “Today sees the arrival of the second new RAGE single and video for the song “True”. The song is also included on the forthcoming album Wings Of Rage. You can watch the video here:” We get Peavy to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

You shouldn’t pick “Shadow Over Deadland” as first, as its just an intro 😉   The opening theme for “Chasing The Twilight Zone” is from a TV series from the 60’s with a similar name.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

It was my cousin – he was a bit older, already a teenager, I was maybe 5, this was 1969 and he played in a hard rock band. I knew that’s gonna be my thing!

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

Several, I must say. Lemmy Kilmister brought me to play the bass, before I played only guitar. There are lots of Rock, hard rock albums from the 60’s and 70’s that socialized me musically, like The Beatles, The Kinks, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and so on…

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

The Beatles, Deep Purple, The Police, Motörhead, and Slayer.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

It would be Marcos Rodriguez, we understand each other blindly! Thank God he plays in my band 😉

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

It’s fast and powerful, a bit thrashy, hymnic and sometimes epic, always melodic. An English writer claimed long ago in the 80’s that we Germans would bang our heads against the wall all day long and we´d love marching! That’s crap, I’m a pacifist.

7. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

You can do as work what you love the most, make your dreams come true, bring your fantasy into reality.

8. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Lucky would do the barbecue, Marcos comes with his expensive red wines while I love my beer ice cold! We’d all jam along, the more we get drunk 😉

9. When was the last time you were star struck and who was it?

I never get this, I’m not very impressed by stardom. This happens more when I see a real good player, whoever that is (mostly not the big stars).

10. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

I am a studied Preparator, specialized on bone preparation, skeleton mounting and cast technics. I do this in my spare time still.

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”, even if it didn’t change your current situation?

There are some wrong decisions, that’s normal in life, and looking back I understand what was wrong, mostly this were business decisions. Back then, with less experience, I thought they were good. Besides this, I have no regrets. All this brought me here and I´m fine with all.

12. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

I’d love to witness the recording of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon. Its such an epochal and epic album that has influenced Rock music deeply.





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