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Here is the transcript to a three part interview with billy loney of keep It Metal!!
Part#1 FEB,8TH 2009
K.I.M.: Tell us about your music.
Allan: My music is the way im feeling at the time it is me in every way, which is always metal fusion and guitars guitars and more guitars...
K.I.M.: When did you first start playing
Allan: I was 10
K.I.M: Who are some of the guitarist that influenced you?
Allan: George Lynch, Al Dimeola , Frank Gambale and Alan Holdsworth as well as Glenn Tipton an KK Downing and Dave Murry and Adrian Smith as well as John Sykes and about 20 other guitar legends of metal and rock
K.I.M.: What's your opinion on the metal scene in America??
Allan: Its always a changing situation!! But there are still major metal fans in the US that are not interested in the flavor of the month..
K.I.M.: You've been overseas, how are you doing in europe & japan?
Allan: Better then I thought I would seeings that my latest CD "GREED" is doing better there..
K.I.M.: Looking for a label?
Allan: Well I have a good one now that I own .. But as for a label that can do more in the ways of distribution and more promo, then that would be a great fit for me because its not easy owning an indi label !!
K.I.M.: What was you first band?
Allan: My first band was EZ Action (later would be renamed RAZORS EDGE)..
K.I.M.: You've played & toured with Ben Orr (The Cars), what was that like ?
Allan: It was cool because I onlly had to when Ben wanted to play out plus I never had to record with him so it was always fun . plus he was the main reason why my career launched off..
K.I.M.: You graduated from Burklee College Of Music, how has this helped your career?
Allan: It helps as far as reading and writing music!! But as for performing and making music , I think I still would have had a good career..
K.I.M.: You've also made three instructional DVDs, tell us a little about that and do you plan to make more?
Allan: Yes I have made three 1) ADVANCED SOLOING 2) NECK NAVIGATION #1 3) NECK NAVIGATION #2 but I still haven't decided on when or if I will make another one
K.I.M.: Do you prefer being solo rather than being in a band?
Allan: Well there really is no difference to me because everyone in my band gets a say on what we play that night and how they record their parts on an album..
K.I.M.: Let's talk about your latest CD "Greed". How is this different from your previous CDs?
Allan: Well its alot harder then my last cd (CHAPTER 10) and the production budget was bigger and the songs just kept getting bigger and better as I wrote and recorded them.. which anyone who has ever bought an ALLAN DAVEY CD will tell yah that I'm a big advocate in always evolving.
K.I.M: How much production time went into making it?
Allan: Allot!!! A large amount of time and man hours as well as additional musicians and paying those musicians as well as many nights mixing and mastering and editing ECT ECT ECT !!!!
K.I.M: As it happens to so many bands, has your passion turned into "work" ?
Allan: NO because the minute I feel like that I have to take a step back and revisit past places that remind me why I still do it!
K.I.M.: What's next for Allan Davey?
Allan: More touring then another album and even more touring as well as guitar clinics and next years winter NAAM ..and in late 2009 early 2010 a new CD is in the works..
K.I.M.: I gotta ask, Shots or beer?
Allan: shots then a beer
Thanks goes out to Allan for taking time out for this interview...I've been talking with Allan on & off over the past few months...and I have to say not only is he one damn good guitarist but also a good friend..Thanks Allan.
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13 Questions With Allan Davey
1. Give us a quick rundown, who you are, and what your music is about?
Well everything from METAL TO SHRED!! Just take a listen to the trax i
posted on my myspace page from my new cd Greed!! also visit www.allandavey.net too!!
2. What is touring like for you, do you have groupies?
Touring is the reason why I still do this and have been since the age of 14 but
some times it gets really old when your on the road for almost 2 years..
I STILL LOVE TOURING STILL!! This year its been fun and has made my new CD greed do really well . As for groupies i guess I still have a few but i'm in
a serious relationship so its not really an issue for me!!
3. What are your thoughts on the oxymoron of Christian Metal?
IT IS TOTAL BULL SHIT!!
Well they figured out they could make money and try to scam young metal fans into becoming hypocrites like them!!
As far as i'm concerned there is no christian metal just greed with all the
jim Bakers and other ultra conservatives of the world!!when they
figured out how to use this genre as an outlet for their agenda!!
4. What do you think of the new Metallica, and how this supposed to be the release that they return to their roots?
Well I have heard it and i'm glad they have a great bass player like
trujillio but As for returning back to their roots that still up in
5. Have you been able to live off of profits from your music?
I'm doing well but that's because i did listen to the right people from the
start!! ones that were in the business along time and showed me the
do's and don'ts, plus the indy label i'm on is great ! which helps
6. In response to the question above, if so what do
each of the members of the band do, to support themselves outside of
yah besides being in my band they do many studio gigs as well as tour when they ar not touring with me ..
My bass player Rob Salva also has a cool solo album he is recording as
well and my drummer Ritchie Skarlettie teaches clinics and does many
studio sessions and when i'm not recording or touring I'm producing as
well as doing clinics for my endorsements
7. What bands have been cool to you, and what bands have been total dicks?
For the most part I have been very lucky I haven't had any problems with
anyone on the road but when i was younger i met Richie Blackmore and he
was an asshole..
8. What is the metal scene like in your area?
Do you have a lot of local supporters, have you seen any of your
releases in the local music stores?
Then scene in my home state is dead for the most part maybe 5 bands are holding the torch but in Florida its always rockin ! besides you can get my cds everywhere now.
9. Which release is your personal favorite?
Its has to be the one i'm working on now because as much AS GREED its my best cd to date the next one will smoke it!!!
10. What are the biggest influences for your music?
Way too many to name!! really!!
11. What are your thoughts on Christianity, and the followers of Christianity?
Christianity does not bother me, just the people whom push it and then
get caught doing the same thing they preach against and think they can
be forgiven for being lying shit balls!!
12. Do you support someone downloading your music off of a peer to peer site?
“Of course, this way a lot more people are exposed to my music which means
a lot more people show up at my shows and buy my CDs as well I'm not
greedy at all!!
13. Thanks for taking the time to do these
questions. Feel free to say what you want,advertise the band, post
links to stop by and add myspace. com/allandaveymusic and visit www. allandavet. net
Hey All yah wanna see an old vid from me 1 year ago!!!
Allan Davey for Lueez Guitars.WMV on you tube !!
Here Is The Link!!
Thanks to Bill Beaudry for finding it folks i didnt even think Luezz published them after they were shot.
Lueez as you all know is No More!!!