“Of course it bugs me,” says Sean Foreman, seated in a cramped dressing room backstage at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre.
It’s typical to see a band confess the explicit truths behind the hardships of fame years after their prime on a True Hollywood Story-type program, but for Escape the Fate drummer Robert Ortiz, he is unafraid to speak now, and speak candidly about the turbulent struggles of living the rock star dream.
With gigs alongside metal legends and tours circling the globe, the guys from Black Tide already have the kind of career most musicians dream of but for them it all began before the age of 20.
If you’re at home trying to burn the perfect party mix, don’t even bother. Go out and pick yourself up a copy of Far East Movement’s Free Wired.
Nestled in a modest dressing room underneath the Vogue Theatre and dressed comfortably in jeans, sneakers and a striped Henley, Justin Nozuka relaxes and appears as calm as ever just before his headlining show in Vancouver.
An older than usual crowd packed the Commodore Ballroom last night and if you didn’t know better you might have thought it was for some sort of reunion. In some ways though, it was like a reunion. It has been four years since Train played a show in Vancouver and over a decade since they first launched into massive mainstream success with songs like “Meet Virginia” and the Grammy-winning “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)”.