Recently, myself, Wes “Rockwell” and Melissa “Mischievous Mel” Anderson completed a coast to coast adventure covering music festivals in Louisville, KY, Camden, NJ and Sacramento, CA for Tattoo.com, EdgeRockRadio.com, and ROCKwellMag.com. But the festivals were only part of the story and our four-week journey that covered 8,621 miles by car. The main storyline of the entire adventure was centered around one band – Bullet for My Valentine, who will be featured on the front cover and also have a 20+ page spread in ROCKwell UnScene (print) Magazine’s “Best of 2018” out in late December 2018.
One of the elements of the upcoming feature in ROCKwell Mag is our in-depth interviews with each member of the band, individually. To get all that we needed required us covering multiple shows, in addition to Rock Allegiance and Aftershock – the two festivals BfMV played which we covered. Bullet had already been on a headlining tour for a couple weeks, with tour support from We Came As Romans & Bad Omens, when we sat down for this, our third interview with a band member at the House of Blues in Boston, MA (additional headlining shows we covered included the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH & Las Vegas, NV plus The Fillmore in Detroit, MI).
Part 1 of our coverage we brought to you was our in-depth interview with drummer Jase Bowld. Part 2 (of 4) was our in-depth interview with bassist Jamie Mathias in Cleveland, OH. At this time we’re bringing you part 3 of 4 of our coverage, lead guitarist and founding member (with Matt Tuck) Michael “Padge” Paget.
We’ve interviewed Padge several times in the past, including an Exclusive we did in May of this year at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, FL, but we’ve never gone into depth with him about anything that wasn’t strictly about new music or his tattoo’s, until this interview. As well as we knew Padge prior to this interview, we have to say we learned much more about him, as will you when you watch and listen to our in depth and behind the scenes interview with him at the House of Blues in Boston, MA.
Written by Wes “Rockwell” Anderson, EdgeRockRadio.com