On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Rock band BLACK HEART SAINTS from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you plan it or come out just like that?

When we were coming up with the name, we had an idea of what we would want out of the name, but it definitely wasn’t an easy task. I think one of the hardest things about a band is coming up with a name. It’s something that, if you're granted the opportunity to do so, it’ll be a name you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life. With that said, we took names of the bands we were inspired by, and paid homage to my home state of Louisiana, and from there, we molded out the name Black Heart Saints.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Well I think you play the music that you were inspired by and the names we grew up on were the likes of GnR, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Motley Crue, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC — the list goes on and on. Rock ’n Roll is in our soul and it's all that we know. We’re honored to try to carry that rock ’n roll torch. We may not be the best at it, but we give it all that we got and have a damn good time doing it.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

We actually didn’t. I think the best thing about moving to a music city is getting to meet some amazingly talented people. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet these guys that have become family. We all moved from different states besides our drummer Nate - he comes from the city they call the “Heavy Metal Capital of the World” - San Antonio TX.

4. Each band member's favourite band?

Oh man, I feel like this is a setup! Ha. Now, if you asked me what their favorite food is or what that smells after a show, I got you all day, every day, but I’ll try my best here. Starting with myself, I’d say one of those bands that hit me with the rock and soul had to be The Black Crowes. Their catalog gave depth to their talents and would give you all the feels. Mark (guitarist) I would say Black Sabbath or Alice in Chains. Ian (bassist) may be Queens of the Stone Age or Motorhead, Nate (drummer) probably bands like Iron Maiden, Sevendust, etc.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

I guess for me, I would say I come from a family of musicians. They've inspired me to chase after this dream and try my hardest to be an ounce of the talents they were. Two of them I would lose within the last few years, so it’s been a tough one to say the least. At times you wonder why you’re still doing it and at times it's the only thing keeping you going. Music has always gotten me through tough times in life and I expect it'll keep doing so till my last breath. Getting the thoughts out on a piece of paper and in the form of a song has become the song of my life.

6. Where was your last gig?

The last show we did was a special event in the Dallas TX area. It was a great event supporting MusicCares and it brought together a few up-and-coming original acts from Texas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. A few of these bands we’re good friends with and hardly get the chance to have a night to all jam together. Of course, it’s nice having the big opportunities when they arrive, but it’s really cool to get back to your roots for a good old local throwdown with some great people.

7. Where would you like to act?

Well, we’ve been very eager to get across that big pond as they say! We hear how great and active the scenes are overseas. We would love to lock in a European tour soon and start spreading the rock ’n roll gospel all over the world. Our passports are ready and I always keep a bag packed. Let's go!

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

There are so many we would love the opportunity to be featured with. Any tours with Shinedown, Fozzy, Mammoth, Buckcherry, GnR, Dirty Honey, Creed, Nickelback... That’s right! Chad Kroeger, give me a call buddy!

9. Whom not?

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10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

I think there’s always a little stage fright before a show. Once you’ve accepted that, things slowly get better. Ha. I think it stays there cause there’s always the pressure of wanting to provide the best show possible for the crowds. That’s ok. The pressure pushes us out of our comfort zones and challenges us daily to become better than yesterday. The best advice I could give is, DON’T GIVE UP! It may not feel like it at first, but it gets easier as long as you keep getting back up. There will be failures along the way. Again, that’s ok. It builds us up, gives us something to learn, and when we DO get back up, it’s harder to knock us down! Keep giving it your all, because nothing can ever stop you besides YOU!

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

I think this question goes back to the earlier ones asked. There are so many bands and there will be many more that come along that will inspire us. I think it’s best to keep your eyes and ears open to taking in new information from bands old and new.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Well unfortunately we haven’t reached the status of selling farts in a jar yet but there’s been offers on the table that make you go, umm ok. We’re a bunch of weirdos anyway so honestly is there anything that could weird us out. Probably not! Keep the offers coming.

13. What do you think of your fans?

Fans? I’m grateful to even be able to say that. The fact that people give a damn about what some little rock band from Texas is doing, well that’s pretty F’ing cool if you ask me. This is all I know how to do, This is all I got! Because of the fans, y’all have given me a life worth living. I’ll forever be thankful for someone giving a damn when honestly nothing in life is granted to us.

14. What do you think of our site?

I think the site is great! I’m honored to have the chance to spread our story a little more. I enjoyed the questions and appreciate the opportunity to reach your audience. Anyone out there spreading the news about up-and-coming bands is truly much more needed than people realize. This industry is a tough one to get a break in so we appreciate you and everyone else putting in the work. Thank you!

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