I had the opportunity to sit down with Dustin Kensrue of Thrice earlier today before their show at The Prophet Bar. I have been a long time fan of Thrice and Dustin’s work so to have a chance to talk to him about their latest release Major/Minor was truly an honor. The interview runs about 20 minutes, and don’t forget to check out the acoustic performance of the song Promises (below).
In the interview we talked a lot about the meanings behind some of the songs off the new record Major/Minor, his writing style and collaborations for this record. We also talked a lot about the institution of marriage and the ideas behind the new single Promises. The band is currently on tour right now in support of their latest release and to find out more tour dates and details about the band visit Thrice.net.
Brian “Head” Welch is a man who has had everything you could desire at the tips of his fingers. Money, cars, success, but none of that made him happy. In 2005 Head announced that he was leaving Korn and had started a relationship with Christ. He quit one of the biggest rock bands to focus more on raising his daughter. Since his conversion he has been pretty vocal about his faith and has written 3 books and put out an album. His first book Save Me From Myself talks about his reason for leaving, his conversion, and his bad drug habit to speed. Then Head put out an album by the same name which included one song Flush. You can hear the song below but this is what Head said about his new music.
“I knew it was going to be nothing near as big as Korn, but I was proud of it. It’s got some heavy riffs and it’s got a lot more emotion than I’ve ever put in music. I’m an emotional guy (and) it was cool to be able to put it in there. It was cool how people were surprised by it. A lot of people thought I was gonna come out with some ‘Kumbaya,’ Jesus music.”
I recently chatted with him about his latest book Stronger: 40 Days of Metal And Spirituality. He took a huge but necessary step leaving Korn, and Head continues to venture out on his own, writing, speaking, and making music while raising his daughter Jenna. In the interview he also briefly touches on his relationship with Korn member Fieldy.
Jason Dunn is a person who never takes anything seriously, so when I found out I was going to interview him I knew that the possibility of discussing anything serious was going to completely fly out the window. That is pretty much what happened in the interview below. Regardless he was still fun to talk to.
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