So what can you tell us about this new tour ?
just coming out here to play some of our new music for these beautifull
french people. Were here to play some punk rock music, heavy metal
and hip hop, soul, jazz, roots, reggae. So now weve got some futuristic
ideas about music that are classical too.
were in Paris 2 days abgo, how was it ?
it was hugh men ! It was really good, there was a hugh pit, we had some
really good time on stage.
line-up has changed since your last released. Can you introduced your
new members ?
is my new guitar player, Jackson. My band is much better now. Its
more punk-rock. Its heavier and it more punk, all at the
same time. So Im really happy with my band. Hed Pe is better than
whos in the band, its a way of life, you know.
did people reacted about your last album Only in America
like it because its different, its not comercial. Its
not pop music. And its more punk than our old stuff. Its
a good time. The music is very good live, when we play it live on stage.
For this album, youre on a new label Kock
we switched. Theyre a californian punk label. Theyre really
good, were happier. They are doing a really good job.
have just finished a new album I think.
its done. Its more punk and more like soul. Its less
metal. I dont know, labels are hard, you listen to it, and then
you tell me.
are your musical influences ?
now Im really into old punk like the clash and sex pistols. But
I also love, Hatebreed, and hip hop. I also listen to old soul, like
Ray Charles, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield. I love that band Rancid.
Thats pretty much it, old punk-rock.
now what do you listen in your tour bus ?
now, Im listening to Bob Marley, Hatebreed and Jay Z.
in America was mixed in Europe. Will it be the same for the new
new one, I mixed it in somebody else house. But I recorded it in my
house. The technology was higher than the last one. In Only in
America I recorded on this (showing an old laptop). I recorded
the guitars right into here. On the new album, we used real guitar amps,
putting a mic in front, like professionels. But I still did it in my
house, with my desktop computer.
Technology is good for musicians and artists, because you can do thing
yourselves, at home. Without having to pay a thousand dollars a day
for a studio. At home, its free. Ten years ago, you couldnt
do it, you had to go to a big studio. Now you can have the same software
in your home, that they use in the studio. And the result is that the
new album sounds really good.
Its like you know, the sex pistols, they did one album. You could
remaster it, but why ? you know. It sounds good the way it is. Like
an old album of Ray Charles with 2 mics in the room. Like somethimes
the computer fucks up music, it ruins it. Listen to old jazz, old blues,
oh it sounds so good! And its done with only one microphone you
the first time for us to have someone doing an interview while being
good, because they are realted. Music is an art, tattooing is an art.
There is definatly a link between music and tattoo. Because punk music
says I dont care and this, when you turn your body
into a piece of paper, you say I dont cre, its my
body, Im doing something that people in suits dont do.
This tattoo means for me that anything is possible. Because undernief
of what hes doing was a very bad tattoo. That I got lazer on it
to get rid of it. So it wasnt really nice after that. And this
new one is just beautifull. I call it tour ink. Because
when youre on tour, people come and say do you want a tattoo
for free ? But sometime its not very goo, that whaqt happened
do you think about the bands Sikh and Kheisha, did you know them before
this tour ?
dont really know them. But they are nice guys. They do good music.
As I told you before, Im not really into heavy music, but what
they do, they do it good.
were talking about Hatebreed. Do you know the new band of Jamey Jasta
yes of course. I havent even heard it, but Im sure Im
gonna like it. Anything that Jamey does, Im gonna like it. I really
love his words and the way he sings. Hes just really great.
did an interview of Ray from Downset, we asked him what he thinks about
your band, his answer was I got love for these kids, Im
glad that people are mixing all types of music. Have Downset been
an influence for HedPe ?
are friends with my DJ. But I dont really know them though. Ive
met some of them a couple of time, they are good people.
said that what is intersting in your music, is the fact that you mix
hip hop, metal and some very other things.
but you know, were not the first to do that. In the early 80 Johnny
Riot from the Sex Pistols, an Africa Bombada which is some of the early
hip hop. They did this song (he starts singing) Speak about
destruction, have you ever heard that ? Thats an old song
with hip hop and punk rock. Even Public Enemy did it with Anthrax with
Bring the Noise and then Rage Against The Machine did it
also. They are the best ones to put hip hop and metal together. Nobody
can touch Rage Against The Machine. Eh there is also Limp Bizkit! Jesus,
its terrible! (big old lough!!!)
you know the french metal scene ?
I dont know it at all. What is it like ?
are bands like Gojira, Dagoba who toured with Sepultura. They are really
like big metal.
we started in 96, I was more in that type of metal, I still like bands
like System of a Down or Slipknot stuff, but Im more into old
punk rock than the new metal thing.
about Hip Hop, do you listen to bands like House Of Pain ?
dont really know their music, except for the Jump Around
song. Im more into bands like Wu Tang.
you know how many shows you have done since the beginning of HedPe ?
I dont know ! Thousands, its my life !
which country havent play and you would really like to go there
to play ?
! Because my parents are from Brazil. I would love to go there ! I think
we could do good there. Also Max Cavalera is from there. He is a big
influence on me. I love him. Hes like a big insperation, I toured
with Soulfly a lot. So were friends, but more than that, he changed
the way I sing.
which band would you like to play with ?
Against The Machine, you know, the reunion ! Who else would I like to
play with ? Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot
know that you have filmed some shows for a DVD maybe ?
but its not gonna ome out for a while. We need to work on this
before we can released it.
you remember your best show as a spectator ?
seen a lot. Im really lucky, because being in a band Ive
seen many shows from the stage like System, Slipknot, Korn, Tool, you
know, all right there from the stage. So Im really lucky. But
I would say that System and Slipknot are just incredible. And of course,
Rage was the greatest !
the most disappointing one ?
I dont like to say negative things. Itll comes back to me!
an american, what do you think about the Bush politic inside and outside
the USA ?
! Very complicated ! I think there is a secret world government, thats
what I think. I think Bush is a retard, and that the elections are false.
They are not real. I think that the US is the big strong guys for a
secret society in London and Paris and the Netherlands. Everything is
underneeth, secret. I dont think that Spetember 11 was Al Kahida,
I think it was like the CIA. Exactly like in Pearl Harbor ! Thats
what I think.
this difficult in America to sy, or to hve ideas against the government
youve gotta be carefull. Right now over there its a little
bit scary. The police and stuff, scary, they are sending you to Gwantanamo
Bay, and I dont want to go there !
are your planes for the next month after this tour ?
go to Japan, touring, for 7 days or something. And well try to
come back in Europe after the new album comes out.
you know who will make the distribution for this new one ?
is gonna do it. Its a good company. They do a good job. Like in
Paris so many kids knew the words !
in France, sometimes its very difficult to find american artists
cds in shops.
it ? You know why ? Because we are in 2006 and you guys are in 1996
!!! (big big lough) Were in the futur and you guys are
in the present !!! Im just kidding, just kidding !!! Yeah !!
Interview Nathalie & O.S.