ION INDIE MAGAZINE August 2015, Volume 15 - Page 120

Alexa: STEVEN TYLER!!!! He is my number one musical influence and has been since day one. I can’t say enough about the man, but we would be here all day. I wrote a 43 page paper on AEROSMITH my senior year of high school, so that might sum up my obsession. Adam: WOW, that’s a good one. It’s between two people.—JOHN FRUSCIANTE…on one hand. His guitar playing for the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS on “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” and “Californication” are nothing short of sublime, and I consider him a musical genius. On the other hand…I’m going to have to go with DAVE GROHL--I have a huge man-crush on him, and I’m unashamed to say so; the man is just brimming with talent. MM: Another question for all 3 of you, what’s playing on your iPod most these days? Alexa: Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of stuff like CIRCA SURVIVE, AUDIOSLAVE, FLEETWOOD MAC, LANA DEL REY. I just saw U2 in concert so I’ve fallen back in love with their latest album all over again. Chris: Lately I’ve been listening to the new OF MONSTERS AND MEN record. They’re doing some really cool things that I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration from. Besides that I’ve been listening to a lot of CHVRCHES, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and THE BEACH BOYS. Adam: You could say I have a penchant to go through “band phases”, where I’ll listen to one band’s music non-stop for about a week to ten days, and then move on. Most recently, that band has been MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA. Their most recent album has really grabbed me. Compared to their earlier music, it’s just so heavy, loud, and unapologetic with its sound. I love it. Other bands I have a tendency to listen to and really enjoy include THEM CROOKED VULTURES, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, R