The only consolation is that because they're in America the emphasis is on a live televised performance, while in Europe they're still urged to mime for the cameras to avoid technical glitches. It's their second album on a major label (Atlantic, part of the Time-Warner group), with the expectation that it will further the promising commercial gains of their corporate debut, 2002's , which sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide, made the charts in America and Australia, among other territories, and saw the band playing their energetic rock riffs on the main stage of the prestigious Lollapalooza festival.
"We can feel the pressure, but equally we place it on ourselves," Castellano says.
Some rockers go hang out backstage with friends or family, some go to their trailers and get some much needed rest, but on Monday night during the Pat Benatar set, Brett Anderson, lead singer of The Donnas, stepped out into the park sans bodyguard or security, and chatted casually with fans (for quite a long time).'” 2: DO score with everyone: fans, crew, the opening band….“No one is off-limits,” says singer Brett Anderson (Donna A). ” 3: DON’T feed the DJ.“We have a lot of problems with DJs who think they’re Howard Stern,” says Anderson.“Tours are only six weeks, which isn’t really enough time to get something going.” Adds Ford: “I’ve gone out with a guitar tech. “They’ll ask horribly degrading questions about our personal hygiene and if we shower together-stuff they would never ask a guy band.I interviewed Billy Idol via email while he was between tours in August 2005. Symphony orchestras, Celtic, Polka, bluegrass, country, rock and roll and sometimes-even jazz, strive to amp up the volume. A rushing white noise, phase shifted through my ears, like the beginning of some bad rock song from the 1970’s, but after a few minutes I started picking out the chirping of birds and insects.Now I love nothing better than to have my eardrums blown out by great live music, but not long ago I found myself on a road, miles from any sign of human inhabitation. A minute later I could hear the leaves of trees rustling in the slight breeze.