Thursday, April 3, 2014

M.Shadows: "For me, listening to bands like Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones..."

Loudwire has interviewed M.Shadows, below an excerpt:

You guys are solid storytellers in what you’re doing musically. Who were some of the people that inspired you in terms of your own songwriting?


Thank you. For us, I like a lot of people like that can express themselves emotionally without coming off cheesy or the new word, emo. For me, listening to bands like Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones, they do it so well. I’m not really very talented at doing that so I’m a little bit better at doing the Maiden thing, where you can tell a story and maybe have some different — you get your point across in different ways. Bruce Dickinson has always been amazing at painting a picture. Our band has always been really big on imagery we’ve kind of used that as one of our strengths, we tend to do that pretty well. That’s kind of the vibe we go for. We don’t like to be too mushy or too overly emotional.

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