Last week, I actually got to interview Mikel Jollett, the lead singer for one of my favorite bands, The Airborne Toxic Event. Mikel regaled me with tales of being raised by wolves and blowing up pianos. Great interview or GREATEST interview?
Here's a little sample of the completed article, and you can follow the link to read the entire piece.
Interview: Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett
By Chrisanne Grise
After touring almost non-stop for the past few
“Wouldn’t it be great if I gave you a bunch of misinformation and
stuck with it?” he said, before launching into an epic (and made up)
tale of bonding over music in Bangladesh with drummer Daren Taylor.
Then, with barely a beat in-between, he switches angles: “I was raised
by wolves. We would ritualistically and tribally chant every night
before bed as a way of trying to further stay in touch with our roots.
My introduction to rock ‘n roll – it makes sense if you think about it.”
The Los Angeles-based quintet is in the middle of yet another tour
promoting their second full-length album, “All At Once,” and there is no
rest in sight. As one of the hardest working groups in the current rock
scene, fans have gotten used to seeing Jollett and his band mates roll
through town every few months. But despite being away from home so
often, the group still manages to retain that sense of humor and passion
for music, no matter what.