Recently Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti from Alter Bridge joined me on the show. We talked about the new album, their imminent UK arena tour, their joint solo for ‘Blackbird’ being voted ‘the best solo of all-time’, their ventures outside of the band (Myles is the vocalist in Slash’s current band, and Mark plays guitar for Creed, and has also recently released a solo record) and their take on the controversial issue of band ‘meet and greets’.
This last subject, in particular, has been covered in depth in Kerrang! Magazine lately, with Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari (‘For a human to charge another human money to meet them is just wrong‘) and Oli Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon (‘Next USA tour! Oli Sykes special polaroid package! Take a photo with me! Special price! Absolutely no charge at all! Fucking cockstars‘) expressing particularly forthright views. With this in mind, I was keen to ask the band, who do offer such VIP ‘meet and greet’ packages, for their views on the subject.
You can listen again to the interview below, and the band’s new album, Fortress is out this week, and currently No. 3 in the iTunes chart. With any luck it should stay in the top 10 this weekend!