Planning is underway for both The FMX Birthday Bash and The FMX Big Purple Party. Why not let the promoters know who you really want to see? Who knows, it may influence who will actually come to town, if not for these events then maybe for some future events.
I don't know why this struck me the other day. I guess I had just played a song by the band or something. Anyways, especially around festival season you get many different possible lineups. The band in question in this blog was the very first we began talking to, but their tour ended up going a different way.
Jacoby Shaddix promised it would happen, and it did. At this year's FMX Big Purple Party, Papa Roach was joined onstage by In This Moment singer Maria Brink for a powerful performance of "Gravity."
At this year's Big Purple Party, Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix took some time to talk with me about performing with a female on stage for the first time, along with referring to We Are Harlot as the gift that keeps on giving and what performing live means to Papa Roach.
I caught Maria between In The Moment's performance at the Big Purple Party and her jumping up on stage with Papa Roach for the duet of "Gravity." She was an absolute sweetheart. Yes guys, she was between costume changes, in a bathrobe and it was THE BEST THING EVER!
I had the most amazing conversation with Phil Labonte on his band All That Remains backstage at the Big Purple Party. I am fascinated by the band's incredible use of acoustic and electric guitars and their ability to embrace both the soft and the heavy, the light and the dark.
While we were helping the crowd get purple at this year's Big Purple Party, we ran into Becca, AKA the most purple girl from our show in 2014. Thankfully, she was down to get even more purple - this time with a friend.