For this week's 2&2 we had the pleasure
of speaking with Skye from Chelsea Smiles as the band was winning over
fans in Texas supporting Social Distortion. We asked Skye about their new
album, 'Thirty Six Hours Later,' which hits stores today, his abrupt departure
from Bullets and Octane and more.
2&2: I heard there was a little
bit of controversy with your exit from Bullets And Octane. Can you tell
us a little bit about what happened?
Skye: To make a long story short
I got fired for writing too many songs for the band. Gene was pissed about
me writing his lyrics and drawing to much attention away from him on stage,
"stealing his thunder" as he put it. A week before we started Pre-production
Gene went to the rest of the band, the manager and the label saying either
I was fired or he would quit. So I was fired and Jack(the other guitarist
at the time)Quit. Its alot easier to replace a guitarist then a front man
you know? They continued to record the album using songs I wrote with out
my permission or payment for the use of them...But as they say....s***
2&2: Seems like your leaving that
band was a blessing in disguise as Chelsea Smiles have a lot of buzz building
around you guys right now. Can you tell us how you landed the gig with
Skye: A buddy of mine was the guitar
tech for the band at the time Christen(former guitarist) left. There tech,
Vince, suggested that I may be interested in playing with them. We met
up and things worked out.
2&2: Given yours and Todd's past
bands (Bullets And Octane, Black Market Saints, Danzig, D Generation, Motorhead,
Son of Sam and Murphy's Law) which quite a diverse lot, people may make
some assumptions about your sound. How would you describe your music to
someone that hasn't heard it?
Skye: We are all fans of the Stones,
Thunders, and The New York Dolls. Although we aren't looking to sound like
any of these bands you will here the influence.
2&2: What are some of your favorite
tracks from the new album?
Skye: I think "HeartAttact" and
"You Cant Get Give Me Anything" are my favorite two.
2&2: Now after our readers go out
and buy the CD after reading this interview they're gonna wanna see you
guys live. What are your tour plans for the rest of the year? Anything
big planned after that?
Skye: Well we're on the road with
Social D now in Texas. Which is going ridiculously well. After this we
have a west coast tour planned and we leave for Europe March 6th for a
little over a month. The best way to keep up with us is through our myspace
site. Hell that's how I know what we are up to half the time.
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