What is your favorite song of all time and why do you like it so much?
Jeff: <Starts laughing> Wow, you cant break it down
into a decade?
Nathan: My favorite song of all time is The Beatles A Day in the
Life the last song on "Sgt. Peppers". The reason
why is not because it is the best song of all time, but because that is
the first tape I ever owned, and it was the best song on the tape. It
creates something special inside me to listen to that song. Its
an emotional attachment.
Jeff: Im going to take Welcome to the Jungle by Guns
N Roses, and again its the same thing Nate said. Its
not that its my favorite song, its the first song on my favorite
album of all time, which is "Appetite Of Destruction", and so
Ill go with that.
How do you cope with frustration?
Jeff: While when you are a drummer its pretty easy, you just kind
of hit stuff pretty hard every night. <Starts laughing>
Its kind of the only way to do it.
How important are first impressions to you and why?
Jeff: I think in this business they are extremely important, because most
of the time thats all you get. We are in a different town, a different
city every single day. Sometimes the only impressions we get are first
impressions. Most of the people you meet are cool, but if you run into
somebody who is having a bad day, you dont ever get to see the other
side to that person. Especially in this business you always walk away
whatever your first impression is that is how you know that person from
then on. Kind of the unfortunate nature of it, but thats day to
Have you ever reached a point where you thought it's all or nothing, now
or never? What did you do?
Nathan: Thats right now.
Jeff: Yeah thats pretty much where were at.
Nathan: We quit all our jobs, and quit school, and were on the road
and hopefully we can make a living out of this.
To you what is the strongest emotion and why?
Nathan: The strongest emotion would be an honest and authentic emotion.
Whether it be fear, anger, happiness. The strongest emotion is whatever
is honest at that moment.
What do you need the most while you are on the road?
Jeff: What do you need the most?
Nathan: Outside of money? <everyone laughs>
Jeff: Your friends.
Nathan: Yeah, you need the comrade of the guys your with. Your being out
for an extended amount of tie, and you are going to have your bad days,
your going to need the comrade of the guys you are with, whoever you are
What's the worst sacrifice you've ever had to make?
Nathan: Probably for me it was to quit school, because I was an honor
student and 20 credits short of graduating college.
Jeff: I did the same thing.
What three words describe you best?
Nathan: The band or individual?
PZO: You, individual
Jeff: Can we do the band?
PZO: You want to do the band?
Jeff and Nathan: Yeah
PZO: O.k. you can do the band.
Jeff: Thats easier, Rock and Roll. <Laughs>
PZO: So and describes you?
Jeff: Hey fair enough.
Nathan: Thats fine <Everyone laughs>
What's the most comforting thing to do when you are upset or feeling down?
Jeff: Playing, its cool to be on tour because you get to do it ever
night. No matter how bad the day is, or how bad the show the other night
was, we get to do it again. On this tour we get 25 minutes, and its
the greatest 25 minutes imaginable.
What's the greatest love song you have ever heard?
Nathan: Greatest love song.
Jeff: You should give us some warnings on these questions so we can give
you a good answer. <everyone laughs>
Nathan: Its gong to have to be a Beatles song. Ummm, the song that
comes to mind is maybe, Eight Days a Week kind of a poppy
song, it kind of sums up the certain feeling of love.
Jeff: I have a Led Zeppelin song in my head, but I cant think of
the title of it.
Nathan: Whole lotta Love?
Jeff: No, no, the words go like, I want to tell you about the girl
I love, she looks so fine, I want to tell her shes the only one
Ill ever want to know, maybe one day she will be all mine.
Oh well thats a good song though, I just cant think of the
What do you like most about going out on the road?
Jeff: 25 minutes. Being onstage.
Nathan: Thats what we live for.
Jeff: Thats why we do it, the rest of it is kind of tuff sometimes.
You have the drives, especially in these past couple of days the weather,
the snow and the ice it can be depressing at times. Especially when you
are from South Florida and I know the sun shines there. Its all
worth it to be onstage, and look out and see a couple of smiling faces;
it totally makes it worth wild. And to see the kids that come up to the
merch booth after, it totally makes our night.
What is one of your favorite lines in one of your songs?
Nathan: Well I think one of the songs that kind of sums up our attitude
towards music, our attitude towards life in general is kind of like nothing
better to do. Its kind of about seizing opportunities to its
full enjoyment. The whole song kind of sums up our attitude towards music,
and life. I dont want to choose one line, but that whole song is
Jeff: Ill choose a line. Theres a song called, bar attendant
on the album and John sings a line, its part of the chorus.
If I knew her favorite song, I would play it on the jukebox all
night long. Its a cool line, and the way he says it, it defiantly
stands out on the album I think, and live.
What is an Olympic sport you would like to try?
Nathan: Figure skating <Everyone starts laughing>
PZO: Are you serious? Or is that the first sport you thought of?
Nathan: No, I like watching it, its fun.
Jeff: Ill go with pole vaulting.
If you could see any band perform any song live what would it be?
Nathan: Id say The Rolling Stones, Cant you Hear Me
Jeff: Led Zeppelin, Rock and Roll
What is something you have always wanted to do but have not done yet?
Nathan: I want to travel Europe; maybe I can do it through music.
Jeff: Tour other countries.
What is your favorite song to perform and why?
Nathan: It is usually the first one, whatever it is because it is the
one that makes the first impression, its the first thing that hits
Jeff: Which on this tour is called Hold On Nothing its
kind of a straight kick in the teeth.
What do you do before you go onstage to play?
Nathan: Not much just kind of sit around.
Jeff: Drink some beer.
Nathan: Yeah just kind of look around. <Everyone laughs> (a lot
of empty beer cans around on the tables)
PZO: What is one song or artist you find yourself singing when no one
Nathan: While on tour unfortunately you are never by yourself.
Nathan: I enjoy that new N*Sync song, Justin Timberlake sings.
Jeff: I dont know.
PZO: Or Gone?
Jeff: "Gone" yeah.
Nathan: Im a sucker for any glam rock, anything from the 80s,
Poison, Bon Jovie, Spinderella, any of those bands which some people are