Melaine Schweighardt shares this written interview with John Connolly of Sevendust.
Lajon Witherspoon (lead vocals)
Clint Lowery (guitar, vocals)
Morgan Rose (drums, vocals)
John Connolly (guitar, vocals)
Vince Hornsby (bass)
Welcome to Rockville Festival show photos HERE
Vinny came up with the name and we all met on the Atlanta music scene. We were all in different bands over the years.
Everything has changed. The internet, for one. Spotify, Apple Music, Pro tools. Most 9f the old venues are gone or renamed. The fans have stayed the same and their support.
It changes all the time. Some albums are written together, some start from demos Clint and myself bring in. Really depends on how we are feeling at the time, but all 5 of us sign off on everything.
Life in moderation. Some of us workout, some crossfit. Most watch our diet and sleep better than we did years ago. On tour, the show is the focus.
My family and Metallica and Pantera.
What is your Favorite Sevendust song to play and which one is a crowd favorite?
Too many to pick from. Fan favorite is Face to Face or Black.
Your favorite song to play that isn’t a Sevendust song?
I don't know many non 7d songs. I never learned covers on guitar, but know quite a few on drums. Subdivisions and Moby Dickinson are favorites.
Do you guys have a pre-show ritual?
Each guy has his own thing. I play a little guitar, stretch a good bit and listen to music.
It's cool but kinda bittersweet playing short shows. Great playing in front of so many folks, but short sets aren't our favorites.
Both. Longer sets at smaller venues, more people at festivals
Over 20 years, we have had a lot. Woodstock, Millennium with Metallica, Red Rick's with Tattoo the Earth, Ozzfest, playing for our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
We are just normal guys, but probably getting congratulated on the Grammy nomination by my daughters teachers at her elementary school.
All kinds of fans since we've been around so long. Lost a families come out to our shows. 2 and 3 generations of fans
Tour Bus Necessity: air Freshner
Currently Listening to: Gojira
Lots a touring to support Kill the Flaw, then we hit the studio to record again next year at some point