Hier ist wieder ein Interview. Diddi Kastenholt, der Sänger von BAI BANG, hat sich die Zeit genommen und einige Fragen für Melodic-Rock-Inside.com zu beantworten. Also los gehts......
Hi. I am Michael from Melodic-Rock-Inside.com. Thank you for having time for the interview. I have some question for you.
1. Could you tell us please what are you currently up to?
We are planning our releaseparty!Its held in a club in our hometown Helsingborg on friday 26 august!!!Lots of friends and fans will come.We will also play !!!
2. Could you take us through your excellent new album "Livin my dream" and some of the ideas/stories behind the songs please...
A few songs...Livin My Dream fex.Dont forget to live.We have had too many people around us that died too early!My brother died a few years ago.Go out and live your dream before its to late.Dont mind what others say!!!!!
Its also a tribute to my father who died some years ago!He always said:Diddi,live your dream!!!!He was an inspiration,supporter.Im glad that he was living his dream the last 10 years of his life before he got sick and trgically died!
When you are in love then is Die for you a song that everyone like to write!Its a song to play for you love ones!!!!
In the mood for party:Put on Rock it!!!!The lyrics say it all!!!!
3. How has the reaction been so far, from reviewers and fans to the album? Are you pleased with the reviews and reaction to it?
The reaction has been fantastic!We knew we had a better record than the last,"Are you Ready,and that album got very good reviews!But you never know so when I got the first review I was not nervous anymore!We got the best from many many papers and magazin!!!!!Im very happy over the good reviews we got!!!Could almost not be better!!!!!!
Our fans also loves it!!!!They think its the best album ever!We agree!!!
4. Where do you get your songwriting ideas from and who musically is an influence on you?
The ideas can suddenly come!Mostly I got some words for a lyric I sing around and....the melodies comes.Or we got a good riff,a groove and build the melodies around it!!
Sometimes I get an idea in the tourbus,sometimes at home with our producer.Can happen everywhere.
I been influeced by T-Rex,Aerosmith,Alice Cooper,Kiss
5. What were the highlights of BAI BANG in the past? Looking back if you could change anything what would it be and why?
Highlights...there are many but I think First time we played Whiskey a go go and Roxxi in Los Angeles!We really felt at home!!!We did a great tour with Alice Cooper,DIO,Ratt and that was great!!!Playing infront of 100 000 people in Estonia is unforgettable!Getting an Musicaward from Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings in Nashville is a thing that had great impact on us!!!!
If I could change anything.....dont know.....perhaps .no cant say anything at the moment!!!
6. Are there any plans for live dates in Europe or specially in Germany and how easy/hard is it to get a decent run of tour dates?
We really would like to come back and play in Germany again!We really like it!Its hard to put a longer tour together.We need a good German mangement right now!!!!!!!!!!
We have however got invitations to play in berlin,Hamburg and Munich so far!!!!!
We also got some offers from UK and USA!!!
7. What piece of advice would you pass on to budding musicians wanting to start out today in the music business?
Do it !!!Follow your heart!Live your dream!BUT....be aware.Its hard work from day one!Try to hold your band together.I mean at the start you need to be united,not play in different bands.Ends mostly not good!!!You got to be prepared to work hard!!!But have fun!!!!
8. Any good rock 'n' roll tales to tell?
Rocktales...too many!!!!I used to wear contactlenses(not anymore) and we were playing in Moscow.late at night I got back to the hotel,took out my lenses ,had to put them in a glass with water over the night because our bags with our stuff in had dissapered.Later that night the gitplayer came home!In the morning the glass was empty.....I asked him...I just took an aspirin and there was this glass with water...he drank my lenses!!!!
On a tour in Germany a few years ago our tourbus began to burn!!!!It was on fire but we managed to put out the fire in time!!!!!!
9. What really gets on your nerves and really annoys you at the moment?
Nothing really!!!Im feeling very good!Enjoying time!Try not to see too much on TV to get all the bad news from all over the world!!!!
10. Message to your fans...
To all our fans!!!!LIVE YOUR DREAM!!!ROCK ON AND ROCK IT!!!!
See you soon!!!
Thank you for the interview and I wish you much success with your excellent album “Livin my dream”.