Nov
07

AGAINST ALL WILL

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AGAINST ALL WILL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

AFRESH ENTERTAINMENT

"AGAINST ALL WILL" "ANNE SHIEVER" "AAW"

The group Against All Will

Afresh: What is your name, and name your group/band/act?

Jimmy Allen from Against All Will

Afresh: Where are the artists from?  What is their talent in the group?

Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Brazil. Slamming the jams of rock.

Afresh: How did the artist/band get their name?

Out of hat filled with other band names

Afresh: What instrument do you play now? (If applicable)

Six string rock machine

Afresh: What (who) does your act/art consist of?

Ex members of SoulFly, Dead Kennedys, 7 Story Drop, and Puddle of Mudd

Afresh: How would you describe your music/art/entertainment for the public audience if they have never seen you before?

Loud, Rude and in your face rock band with catchy songs.

Afresh:  What can people expect to see at your live performance?

Good clean boys blasting Rock & Roll music.

Afresh:  If you had to describe your music in three or four words, what would you call it?

Baby making music.

Afresh: How long have you been performing live or making art?

Since I was a teenager.

Afresh: Where did you meet your group and how long have you been together now?

In the dirty streets of Hollywood. about 2 yrs

Afresh:  Before you perform live for an audience, is there anything special you like to do first, right before the show to prepare you for the event?

A shot of jack and a prayer to the rock gods.

Afresh: What has been the biggest challenge for you or the group?

trying to wade through all the bullshitting and backstabbing of the music biz.

Afresh: You’ve heard of the term “starving artists” before, how do you cope with major obstacles?

keeping the chin up and always moving forward, and remembering  its all about being true to yourself.

Afresh:  Do you feel the economic crunch has hurt the industry, or do you have some other promotional tips to help support your music?

Yes, stay in touch with your fan base and show them the love they give you and your music.

Afresh:  If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry what would it be?

No more pirates stealing our music.

Afresh:  Do you have any fan comments of how your music has affected or changed them?

A woman who has a son over in Middle east said our music reminded her of her son and his love for the USA.

Afresh:  Where is your favorite place to play? Do you have a favorite city/venue?

House of Blues in Hollywood

Afresh:  Other than a t-shirt, sticker, or CD, what do you hope people leave with from one of your shows?

A good fuzzy feeling and buzzing in the ear.

Afresh: Art & Music has an impact on both young and old.  Everyone loves a celebrity, so what advice do you have for the youth of today?

Do what makes you happy and dont follow the trends.

Afresh: What does your family think of your performance and do they support you?

They love it! My family has always been really supportive with my music.

Afresh: What is your stance on how to get the public to support “live music” and see the shows?  Any ideas???

Do something fresh and different and give them there moneys worth.

Afresh: Thinking back, did your family carry on the same musical/artistic interests?

No.

Afresh: Do you have your own favorite type of music and is it any different from what you play now?

Not really? its all rock & roll in my blood.

Afresh:  If you weren’t doing music, what do you think you would be doing instead?

Working in some crappy music store, selling false dreams to little kids.

Afresh: Who does most of the song writing/art/literature? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

I’ll start with a basic idea, then I take to the band and work it out till it feels good. Some songs take 10 minutes to write and some take 10 years.

Afresh: Tell us about your most embarrassing moment if you care to share it with us?

There is way to many to count.

Afresh: What has been the most bizarre thing (thrown) on the stage with you?  How did you react?

One time playing on stage with Puddle of Mudd I was hit hard in the chest with a flying Snickers bar. Ouch! I ate it after the show.

Afresh: What is your wildest story with the group?

since we are kinda a new band, nothing too crazy yet? But one time Wes Scantlin from Puddle and I had little after party in our room at Sunset Marquis hotel. We had Tommy Lee, Pam Anderson, Courtny Love and a bunch of pornstars. we Jammed on a acoustic version of “He Hates Me” with Miss Love taking over vocal duties.

Afresh: If you could perform with anyone in the world, either dead, alive, or broke-up who would it be? Why? (Name up to three)

Neil young, Randy Rhodes, Kurt Cobain. just to watch and learn.

Afresh:  If you had only five minutes on earth to perform one song that could leave a great impact on the world today, what song would you perform and why did you choose this particular piece?

I would go with Imagine by John Lennon because the this world needs peace.

Afresh:  What did you do before you got into the music industry?

tried to break into the music industry.

Afresh:  What do you attribute to your “drive as an artist”?

making music that people will listen to forever.

Afresh:  What do you think makes you and your type of music unique from other artists?

Its 4 guys doing what is in there hearts and because Its real.

Afresh:  As an artist, how would you define SUCCESS?

A Brand new Benz and a house on the hill.

Afresh:  Do you have much time to check out other artists’ music? What are you listening to right now?

Muse, Failure, Stone Sour, Waiting For Signal, Hourcast.

Afresh:  Have you performed outside the USA before, and if so how did the live shows differ?

People love good rock anywhere.

Afresh:  For on-line purposes, what is your favorite place for your fans to find your music for purchase and/or downloads?

I-Tunes

Just for fun…..simply fill in the blanks!

Without music, I would be__Lost in time_____________.

Music is _my life and the blood inside me ________________.

My music makes me feel __alive_______________.

I write the songs because __ive got something to get out_______________.

Support music because __its pure______________.

If I wasn’t doing music, I would be selling women shoes._____________.

If I had to share a dream with you, it would be Twisted and scary____________.

If I could be anywhere right now, I would want to be __Home__________.

I love to perform in front of a live audience because ___its “The Drug I Need”_________.

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