ION INDIE MAGAZINE September 2016, Volume 28 - Page 15

Ron: I joined LWJ in 2010 after answering an ad for a Joe Perry/Jimmy Page/Slash type guitarist. I was in a local cover band in Seacoast, New Hampshire called Warhorse, and a few others before them. I've always done originals until NH. Jeff: I started with Gary about 14 months ago. His former bass player was moving to Sweden. I had been looking for a band with this sound for a long time, so I jumped on the opportunity to try out. I was in another band, “American Mixer”, at the time, but the guys in my old band understood when I left after I was hired by Gary. MM: If you were allowed to label your own “genre” listing on iTunes to describe LWJ, what would it be? Brian: LWJ is the return of American hard rock. Jeff: “Downright evil and sexy; all rolled up in one--this band and line-up are the guys your mother warned you about”. Ron: I would say “hard rock blues”. Gary: I would say that we are melodic vocal hard rock with a blues and funk edge and heavy grooves. MM: If you had the chance to play with any musician, past or present, alive or dead--who would it be? Gary: My idol is Nikki Sixx from Motley Crüe, but I have always wanted to share the stage with guys like John Fogerty. Jeff: Well, as I said earlier, I've been waiting a long time to nd this sound and attitude, so I'm already playing with them. But if I had to choose another then it would be the greatest band in the world--Led Zeppelin.