During in a recent interview with Sticks For Stones from Australia, Metal Church singer Mike Howe has shared how he was influenced by Rob Halford and Bon Scott.
Here’s the statement:
“When I was younger, I was influenced heavily by Judas Priest and AC/DC. Bon Scott and Rob Halford were my two heroes, and I tried to meld their two styles together — Rob’s incredible range and power with Bon Scott’s attitude. Those were my two heroes, so that was the kind of music I listened to when I was starting off.
Now, 25 years later, I love all kinds of music. I try to keep an open mind and listen to many different styles. I’m just a music fan.”
On Metal Church’s musical attitude, he said:
“For us, we’re just being honest. The songs we write and how we write is what comes out of us naturally. We don’t really think about it. We don’t overthink it; it’s just who we are as people, and what we like in our music.
The style of metal we play and write is what we like to hear. We don’t ever think about, ‘Oh, we should try to do this.’ We just play what comes naturally to us, and our chemistry together is something special to me.
This is what is the product of that. You don’t ever try to second-guess it or overthink it and change it… it just becomes what we do together and what we’ve always done together.”
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