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Waisting No Time

Spring Break with Default

   On Saturday March 16th, I had the extreme pleasure of talking with guitarist Jeremy Hora and bassist Dave Benedict Canadian rockers, Default before their great show as the opening act for Bush. The guys were real cool and could not have been nicer or more grounded. We talked about the success of The Fallout, Beer, Groupies, and fighting the critics amongst many other things!

1. How did the band get together?
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2. How satisfying is it to have your debut cd, The Fallout, go gold in both USA and your native Canada and has it caught you by surprise?
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3. How much has Chad from Nickelback helped you guys out and did he affect how you guys write songs?
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4. Do you have a favorite song on the disc? Whats the next single going to be?
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5. You have been compared to a lot of modern rock bands like Creed, Nickelback, and even Nirvana. Do you care what critics have to say?
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6. What do you think stands you apart from the new breed of modern rock bands like Nickelback, The Calling, Puddle of Mudd, etc?
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7. Who are some of your influences?
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8. What do you think of digital music (MP3s) and file sharing? Do you think it affects record sales?
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9. Who are some of the current bands that you guys are into?
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10. Hows it been touring with Bush? Are you looking forward to hitting the road again with Nickelback for the MTV Campus Invasion Tour?
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11. Some bands complain about playing their hits over and over, are you guys getting sick of playing "Waisting My Time" yet?
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12. I read that you are not a fan of Old Milwaukee. How the hell is that possible? Do you guys do a lot of partying before or after the show? One of your fans Rob wanted to know about the groupie scene?
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13. Amanda wanted to know if any of you guys seeing someone and how hard is it to be on the road?
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14. Mel wanted to know who does your braids and howm any tattooes do you have?
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15. How has the band changed since the events of September 11th?
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16. If you could create an all star band to watch, who would be in it? Who have you met that you have been in awe of?
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17. Do you feel any pressure to follow up the success of The Fallout?
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I want to thank Dave & Jeremy for taking the time to talk with me for as long as we did. It was a great time and an even better show. Everyone should check out Default when they come to your town. Check out to see if Default is playing in your area!

Drop me a line to let me know what you think of what Default said or just to tell me that I'm a tool! Email me at scott@empyrelounge.com