SKID ROW's webmaster has conducted a quick Q&A with drummer Rob Hammersmith:
If you were to add one song that is currently not on the set list, what would it be?
Rob: "There are so many I'd love to add... If I have to narrow it down to one right now, it would be 'The Threat' (from Slave To The Grind). Check back next week, I'm sure it'll be a different one!"
What is your personal favorite song on United World Rebellion Chapter One? And why?
Rob: "My favorite would have to be 'Kings Of Demolition'. I love the energy and the groove of the song, and it's been a blast to play live!"
What is your favorite and least favorite part of the recording process?
Rob: "I think my least favorite part of the recording process would have to be the balance of over thinking things, and just doing what we do and doing it naturally. It's very easy in that situation to get too close to what it is you're working on, and losing the ability to be objective. That's a balance you have to be aware of at all times. I'm not always great at that!
My favorite part of the recording is the excitement of the creative process. I love the idea of five guys in the rehearsal room having fun and working out ideas. It takes us back to the feeling we had when we were all starting to do this. It's an awesome feeling."
What inspired you during the recording of United World Rebellion Chapter one?
Rob: "The energy and excitement from all of us as a band was pretty inspiring. The band was really excited to back in the studio after so much time since the last recording. The excitement was throughout the entire process was great. That kind of excitement and energy from the people around you is contagious, and it makes you want to work harder. In that environment, it reminds you that we're fortunate to be able to do this, and it doesn't feel like work at all!"
Catch Skid Row live at the following shows:
24 - Woodstock Valle - Monterrey, Mexico
25 - Rock N Road - Mexico City, Mexico
31 - Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA
1 - Mad River Pavilion / Ohio Bike Week – Sandusky, OH
6 - Virgin Oil- Helsinki, Finland
7 - Rathaussal Telfs - Tirol, Austria
8 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, Sweden
11 - Arena Hall- Krasnodar, Russia
12 - Avrora Hall - St. Petersberg, Russia
13 - Moskva Hall - Moscow, Russia
16 - Rock Summer - Tallinn, Estonia
22 - Quaker City Motorsports Park – Salem, OH
28 - Minnesota Discovery Center – Chisholm, MN
29 - Sky City Casino - Acoma, NM
11 - Diamond Pub Concert Hall - Louisville, KY
12 - McGuffy's House Of Rock - Dayton, OH
13 - Uncle Sam Jam / Civic Center Park – Woodhaven, MI
2 - Incheon Dreampark – Incheon, South Korea
5 - Glencoe Campground - Sturgis, SD
15 - Phase 2 – Lynchburg, VA
16 - Cherokee Park Amphitheater - Morriston, TN
17 - Amos's Southend - Charlotte, NC
18 - The Boathouse – Myrtle Beach, SC
23 - Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino - Chandler, AZ
24 - Trails End Concert Park - Sheridan, WY
6 - Braun’s Concert Cove - Akron, NY
13 - Casselmans - Denver,CO
14 - Grand RockTember Music Festival - Hinckley, MN
To read BraveWords.com scribe Aaron Small's recent interview with Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan, click here.
Below is the EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for United World Rebellion Chapter One:
BRANT BJORK AND THE LOW DESERT PUNK BAND - “Stokely Up Now”