Steel Notes Magazine December 2016 - Page 110

December 2016 Steel Notes Magazine feel is a great way to express myself outside of Savatage. - The reunion in 2015 and the show at Wacken. What did that mean to you and to the members of Savatage? Which kind of relationship do you have with all of the members of Savatage and TSO? I have always had a close relationship with all of the guys in Savatage. We always considered ourselves a family. The show meant so much to all the guys in Savatage to get back together to have that gigantic show with TSO at Wacken. It was like a family reunion. performing for the fans which make everything possible. I like giving my all for them. - Something that you have with you on tour that you can’t be without? Water, chapstick, and some humor LOL! - Any superstitious thing that you always do? Not really, I just have a pre show routine of vocal warmups and stretching. - Are you the one who wants to stay healthy or that enjoys living a hard road life? Anyone who knows me knows that I am a complete health nut LOL! If I hear one person cough, I am running for the hills. - What do you really love in the studio and what don’t you like? - Your current project and future ones? Currently, I’m writing new music for my own solo project, and always open to lending a hand on other projects. 110 I pretty much control my entire atmosphere in the studio and I really don’t think there’s anything I don’t like about it. I feel the most comfortable and incredible when I’m in the studio and everything is working great. I am totally relaxed, and I don’t think there’s anything much better than that. - Live or Studio? - When you come back what do you do first at home? They are both completely different and I love them both equally. Just hanging out with my fiance Kate and going to see my kids. - Touring moments, how did you handle this and what you like about touring and what not? - The thing you really missed on the road about home and vice versa? What do you miss about the road while at home? Touring is very easy for me. I like the regimented schedule and approach to touring. The only thing I don’t like is when there are health problems or you start to feel exhausted or sick, but other than that I love I miss driving my brand new Dodge Challenger SRT8. That thing is mean! And awesome! I miss the camaraderie of the guys in the band while I’m at home and the daily Steel Notes Magazine