Sin City Presents Magazine November 2016 Volume 3 Issue 11 - Page 11

JOHN: We definitely put on a high-energy stage show, and we have a few laughs here and there too. (LAUGHS) We just love what we do and Have fun doing it!

METAL BABE: It’s great that you all have fun onstage. It definitely shows! How did you choose to record in Arcadia, Missouri at Endeavor Studios with producer Gregg Gill (former Z-Lot-Z guitarist)?

JOHN: Gregg has been a longtime friend and he recorded our first CD, “Up the Annie,” so it was an easy choice for us. He moved his family to Missouri where he opened Endeavor Studios.

METAL BABE: Very cool. Where are you at in the recording process of your second album?

JOHN: We are almost done! It’s sounding freaking awesome and we can’t wait to release it! We are looking to release our new CD in early 2017.

METAL BABE: Do you have a working title, single, or plans to record a video?

JOHN: We are kicking around some ideas, but nothing is written in stone yet! We are hoping to make a video after it’s released!

METAL BABE: How does the new CD compare to “Up The Annie?"

JOHN: I think it’s heavier, but it is just as melodic. It’s definitely a better CD with stronger songs than we’ve had in the past. We are hoping everyone feels the same way!

METAL BABE: Definitely. I look forward to hearing it. Tell me a little bit about your background and influences as a guitarist.

JOHN: I have been playing guitar since I was twelve. I toured professionally for three years in the late 80’s in a band called WURX, and I started a band called Lestat around 1991. Love N War was formed in 2000 from a reunion of Lestat! My early influences were Michael Schenker, Joe Perry, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, and Randy Rhoads. I have written and played original music from day one.

METAL BABE: Very cool. You played the Sunset Strip with WURX and Lestat too, right? What was that like?

JOHN: Awesome, great times! It was wild… All these band dudes walking around handing out flyers. There was lots of attitude! (LAUGHS) I met a

lot of really cool people. It was quite the party!

METAL BABE: I bet! I always wished I could have been on the Strip during that time period. Speaking of good times, have you ever played Vegas? What you

can share about it? (And if not, where would you like to play if you could play there?)

JOHN: We have never played there, but I hung out with my friend Paul Chapman (former UFO guitarist) at The Vampire Lounge last summer. I like that place! Hell, I would play anywhere in Vegas! (LAUGHS)

METAL BABE: That’s awesome! Hopefully Love N War gets the opportunity to play Vegas at some point down the line! What last words would you like to say to our readers?

JOHN: Long live rock and roll! Stick to your dreams and live life to its fullest! Find Love N War on FaceBook (Houston, TX.) and hear our CD “Up the Annie” on ReverbNation. New CD to be released early 2017! Peace!

METAL BABE: Thanks John. It’s been great talking to you. I’m definitely looking forward to the new CD. For more information on Love N War, please visit the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/upannie/

https://www.reverbnation.com/loveandwar