Lostprophets' worst interview
- By Jack Preston -
- Apr 13, 2012
The worst job I had was probably working in Tescos, that was a bullshit dish. I’ve had a lot of bullshit jobs, it makes you well rounded, if I’d been a spoilt c*** then I probably wouldn’t have made it into this band.
The worst film I’ve seen is called ‘Rubber’, it’s about a tyre killing people. It’s fucking heinous, although it’s that bad it’s good so I’m not too sure if it actually is the worst film I’ve seen.
The worst gig is still yet to come I think. There’s never been a time when the shit’s got fucked, if the shit does hit the fan then as a professional musician you can get the hell out of there. When we played Reading in 2009 we were playing ‘Last Train Home’ and Ian started singing the ‘Rooftops’ lyrics over the top of it – these things happen, we are not machines so you just get on with it.
The worst review I read was of one of my old bands after we played Manchester Academy, there wasn’t a single thing written about the show, it was all about how we looked like a “bunch of c***s”. This person hated us and so it wasn’t about the music, it just becomes amusing at that stage.
The worst thing about making Weapons was the disagreements in the studio, you’d be crazy to think that you’re never going to argue about certain aspects. There’s ups and downs, it’s like being in a relationship. You first get in the studio and you’re all amped, it was 50-50 between party times and “I can’t get my fucking head round this”. It’s tricky when there are six people with different opinions to appease
I can’t wait to get back on tour in the UK, it’s the home of the band so we don’t take it for granted. Shit really started here and we really appreciated all the kids who are proper amped to see us, it’s going to be great to get back in that touring mentality. We’re a tight group and love hanging out, boys night out – can’t beat it.
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