I saw you guys play in Oklahoma City a few weeks ago and I was wondering where's Rabbit [Ryland Steen]?
He is on tour with the television dynamo known as Kris Allen. And. uh, he's been off and on playing gigs with them for the last year, year and a half. They finally like wanted to do a tour. He went off and did a tour with them and left us in the capable hands of a gentlemen named Camear. Who in no at all learned all the drum parts and was willing to fill in with us brigands. But he sends his regards. Ryland sends his regards because he's out there lip synching with a backing track and stuff. So he really misses playing real drums.
How did Ryland end up getting that gig?
I don't know. He's one of those guys that's always got his ear to the ground in the sort of studio scene in Los Angeles. He plays on a lot of peoples demo records. A lot of bands they get signed to a record label and they get a producer and everything and they go in and make their record. They record and send the band home. The producer calls Ryland and says, "Can you do redo these drum parts? These kids suck." He's one of the drum doctors in the Hollywood scene out there. These kids plan on selling records and think they're really playing those drums. But he's ours. Don't worry. He's never leaving.