Band:Between Earth & Sky
Song: Between Earth & Sky
Record: à venir...
Sounds good but I don't know what it is.
It is Between Earth and Sky, it is a new band,
by Greg Bennick of Trial.
Sounds really good.
Do you know Trial?
They are doing 2 more shows in Denver and Budapest. They split 6
years ago, but they're doing 2 more shows to close the Trial period.
This is a new band by the singer.
Sounds good, very straight up hardcore.
What is your opinion of Trial?
I like Trial a lot.
||Band: House of Pain
Song: I'm A Swing
Record: Same As It Ever Was
Ha, this is House of Pain right? What record?
'Same as it Ever Was', the song is, 'I am
Do you like hip hop?
I used to listen to hip hop a lot but the new stuff is total bullshit,
the new stuff is all about making money and being rich. Some people
tried to keep it pure, to make it revolutionary but once money gets
talked about everything changes. There's still some good stuff Common's
record is really good, the Kony West record is really good. But
I don't buy any of the shit. I just listen to it on the radio.
You did a cover on "Outtakes for the
Yeah that's an old remix that was done in 1993 with House of Pain
How did you meet?
We just met in New York, we were at one of their shows and they
asked to meet us, we went back there talked and hanged out.
||Band:The Wages Of Sin
Song: First Born Against
Record: The Product of Deceit and Loneliness
The Wage of Sin, all girl band.
Oh yeah I know them, I've seen them, they have 2 records out. Now
I recognise the voice, its good straight metal.
Are they popular?
I think they did their final show ever a few weeks ago. They just
quit. They had fun, they came to Europe, they toured the States
but I think they broke up now.
||Band: Machine Head
Song: Hard Times (Cro-Mags Cover)
Record: Old E.P
It's a cover
I know this "Hard Times" What band is it? Machine Head?
Yeah It's Machine Head.
Robb's really cool, he's a good guy. He always loved hardcore, but
he never felt he had to become hardcore, he played what he loved
which is metal
I have a lot of respect for that, its great.
Do you remember playing this song with them
in 1995 in Belgium?
Yeah in Grasspop, or Metal Meeting? I don't remember.
It was fun, I always get scared when people ask me to do that cause
I might fuck up the words. (Laugh)
||Band: Body Count
Song: Freedom Of Speech
Record: Body Count
Not exactly, it is a mix with the spoken words
bye Jello Biafra after Bodycount and a sample of Jimi Hendrix, Foxy
Song: Kings Never Die
Record: Means To An End
Is this new Biohazard? Who else would say 'take it by the balls?'
This is a new song right?
Yes, the song is "Kings never die"
from the new album, have you heard it?
I heard this online a few weeks ago, but I don't know what the record
They said it is their last album, they're probably going to split.
They announced this a few months ago.
I know Danny and some of the other guys that work with John Joseph
from the Cro-Mags. They put the band together and I heard some of
those songs, fucking great, good shit.
Have you toured with Biohazard?
In 1993, that's it, long time ago.
||Band: The Hives
Song: Hate To Say I Told You So
Record: Your New Favorite Band
What do u think about the new rock 'n' roll?
I think its silly that they say bands like The Hives, The Strokes
are the saviors of rock 'n' roll. You have Social Distortion they
are the kings of rock 'n' roll, fuck The Hives, fuck The Strokes.
Social Distortion, their last record "Sex, love and rock 'n'
roll" is great
more emotion than any emo band, more punk
than punk band and more rock 'n' roll than any of these bands. I
mean this stuff's good but you cant compare it to Social Distortion,
its from the heart
this is just a poppy tune.
Song: Sunday Bloody Sunday (U2 Cover)
Record: Resistance Tour DVD II
oh no...Ignite! I heard they're touring right
now...in Germany? They should put a new fucking record
been too many years since their last record.
Have you toured with them?
Oh yeah! We took them on tour in the States a few years ago on the
East coast it was a lot of fun.
This cover is taken from the Resistance Tour
DVD of the last 2 years. And what do you think of the song Sunday
Bloody Sunday, with such a strong message. Would you like to write
something like this with such an impact?
We do write a lot of political songs but people just don't understand
them cause we scream. Its cool because the way U2 did it is very
commercial and people listen to it and realize what they sing about.
In our background we write political songs but since we're so angry
we scream so people shy away from it.
songs talk about politics on "Life On The Rope"...
Yeah definitely, it has to do with growing up in America, living
in America right now, if you say the wrong thing suddenly you're
not American, you're the enemy. America was founded on free speech,
we can say what the fuck we want. Even Benjamin Franklin and all
these other American leaders used to say: "always question
your government don't ever accept anything we tell you."
But now if you listen to what they say
you're against America.
Song: Mouth For War
Record: Vulgar Display of Power
Your feelings about Dimebag?
When he got shot? It was weird cause we were gonna play that club
2 weeks later with Hatebreed. Hatebreed were more friends with them.
I knew Pantera from back when Cowboys From Hell came out. I was
friends with Phil back then and he came down and listened to our
recording of "We Stand Alone". Then in the next record
he has the lyric 'we stand alone', so I used to give him shit about
ripping me off. But I never got close to the other guys like Darrell.
After a while Pantera got huge and I never spoke to Phil anymore.
But when he [Dimebag] was shot it was really fucked up, the guy
got into the club and shot him, the guy was crazy. I met his wife
when we played Texas, a few weeks after he got shot...I met his
wife and his brother and a few people.
Song: Just One Fix
Record: Ministry Keianh
Oh yeah. This is Ministry.
Its an old song "Just one fix". Are you influenced at
all by the industrial scene?
Not really, I mean I liked it, I was never really into it. I'd go,
I've seen Ministry, Skinny Puppy, I've seen them all but I never
owned the records and never got into it. My roommate was always
into it so I always heard it. Good stuff, walls of noise
never understood Skinny Puppy though
everyone loved em.
Song: Life Is Pain
I recognise it but couldn't remember what it is. What album is it?
I haven't listened to Masterkiller in years, I know this song! What
do you think of Merauder coming back? Is it good is it bad? There's
so many reunions now in America. Killing Time, Bold is reunited
their gonna be a band again for good. What do you guys think of
all that shit? I don't like it. Killing Time, we grew together we
were best friends for years, I don't wanna see killing time as fat
old men cause that's what they are now fat old men that's not good.
they were little kids who didn't do drugs. I know the
singer now he's a drunk a drug addict, fucking high all the time.
How can you go and be Bold again if you're high all the time? That's
not right, that's bullshit. You're just using the name to sell to
the kids that come and see you. Its sad. They should use a different
name and say formerly Bold cause we do drugs now
they should say.
Song: Sick Boy (G.B.H Cover)
Record: Undisputed Attitude
Sounds like Motörhead. Its Sickboy I know that. Is it GBH?
It's a cover.
Who's doin' it?
This is Slayer? Its slayer? Oh that's right they did that album
with all the covers, I didn't recognize Tom's voice. I knew it was
GBH but I thought, that's not GBH singing this. Its good.
||Band: Jan Garbarek
Don't know it.
This is Jan Garbarec a jazz player touring
all over the world and playing with musicians from other countries
like India, Morocco... He goes to these countries, meets musicians
and they make records together.
traditional and jazz and music. Do you listen to jazz?
Not really, I mean I will listen to it on the radio. But I will
listen to more rock music, punk, hardcore. There's so many different
aspects of punk and hardcore, so one day I can be listening to
Madball in the CD and then Bouncing Souls, and then 100 Demons,
it switches you know. It depends on what mood I'm in. I'll be
listening to bands like Face To Face, old melodic bands like that.
are the 5 CDs that you are listening to right now?
Oh that's a hard one man. I can't even think right now. I get
stumped on these questions. Social Distortion: 'Sex Love and Rock
'n' Roll', What others??? Em trying to think to what I was listening
before I left for the tour. Social Distortion is the last I remember
listening to. Also the last Bouncing Souls record, "Anchors
Away" I think it was called. I'm waiting for the new Madball
to come out. " Outlaw Anthems" by Blood for Blood. That
was one of the last things I listened to and Mabdall: Hold It
Down, and I'm waiting for new records.
you heard any new songs by Madball?
No I haven't heard anything, they re-did "For My Enemies"
from the EP
they redid that but it sounded exactly the same.
did hear two new songs and they sounded very very Madball.
Madball is my favorite hardcore band.
asked Pete this question when I was in London: "Is it hard
to live 24 hours a day with his brother?"
No not at all, I mean we all live together 24 hours a day. Then
when we go off tour we don't speak to each other until its time
to rehearse...unless there's a show or something to go together
and hang out. But I don't wanna see Craig or Amand for a couple
of months after being locked in a bus together for 6 months, you
What's your favorite word?
Least favourite word?
I don't care. Nothing comes to mind.
What turns you on creatively?
Good bands, good shows and tours. Stuff like that. If I see a good band
in New York and its fucking amazing and I'm getting excited then the
next day we'll go into the studio and start writing and rehearse.
What turns you on spiritually?
Pleasant things about life. Hanging out on the bus, being idiots, joking
around knowing that life is good, things are great.
What turns you on emotionally?
Just things like family.
What turns you off?
Stupidity, annoying people.
You favourite bad word?
Fuck, I say it all the time.
What sound do you love?
The sound of an air conditioner kicking on at summertime. Tattoo guns
sometimes they calm me and remind me of being a teenager going to a
tattoo parlor watching each other get tattooed.
What sound do you hate?
Squeaking breaks on trucks and trains.
What's you favourite place on earth?
My backyard back home. I got a nice little garden. I released a thousand
ladybugs in there. I wanna get a praying mantis next, you know the bug?
They're vicious, I love them. I want bugs in my garden to eat the other
You still live in New York?
I actually moved to New Jersey, its quicker to get to the city than
when I lived in Queens. Its like the Queens of New Jersey where I moved.
What place do you hate?
You're scared of airplanes?
I hate flying but I hate airport cause its always hurry up and wait,
you wait in line to get your ticket and then they go through your baggage
and all that shit, its always a pain in the ass.
Which person influenced you when you were a kid?
Probably my parents mostly. Then like Spiderman shit like that. I tried
to climb walls fell down stairs trying to be Spiderman.
Was Spiderman your hero?
When I was a kid I liked Spiderman and Wolfman, I wanted to be Wolfman.
I wanted to be bitten by a wolf and turn into one. I thought it would
be cool to be turned into half wolf and kill people!
What other profession would you do?
I wish I could be a professional wrestler. Haha. But I'm not built for
What other profession would you not do?
Any 9-5 job in an office, I did that for while and hated it.
Do you work now, aside from Sick of it All?
Not now, some of the guys like Craig does boxing and trains people to
box and all that. I just hang out and try to take care of my family
life, trying to figure out what I wanna do. I still don't know.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear
God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
I'm going to the other place? I don't know? I'd be cool to say yeah
you're in, instead of saying 'oh no you're going to the other place'.
Thanks Lou for this time spent with you.
Thanks to you, you made me listened to really good sound.
We would like to thanks Nanette (Fat), Lou & Sick Of It All for
Interview Benny, Manu, Ludo, Laureline & O.S.