Russell Peddle Band

10 questions for Russell Peddle of the Russell Peddle Band


What are your current obsessions?
I’m addicted to myspace.com.  I love the ability to browse through and listen to everyone from the biggest band selling out Madison Square Gardens, right down to the band playing in their basement down the street. I listen to a lot of local music on myspace.  After Silence, Adam Baxter, Ian Foster Band, etc.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
Just living every day.  There’s so much in this world that I don’t understand, and most of my life is devoted to finding the answers. I write music about it, and in the writing process and thinking deeply about the issues, I come to understand them a little better.

What turns you off?
Closed minded music listeners.

What is your favorite curse word?
Fuck (Standard, I know, but it has so many uses)

What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of opening an orange juice or fruitopia, etc. (The ones with those pop stoppers)

What sound or noise do you hate?
Scratching on certain materials. Like denim and most other clothing.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Record label executive

What profession would you not like to do?
The guys who clean outhouses

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Here’s your beer. Kurt Cobain wants to start a band with you.

How often do you floss?

Once a year (whenever I’m at the dentist’s office)

Anything special planned for the EP release show?
The CD itself has 13 guest musicians other than myself on the 5 songs, including different guest vocalists on every track.  The plan for the release show is to have each guest back-up vocalist (including Ian Foster, Adam Carter of After Silence/Cyprian, Adam Baxter, Grant Kingston of Conspire the Wake, and Trevor Bennett of Catcher) get up and sing the tracks with me at the show.  Should be a lot of fun!

The Russell Peddle Band EP release is Nov. 25th @ Distortion. Also performing: .roundelay, Conspire the Wake, and Catcher.