The lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Alter Bridge, Myles Kennedy, recently joined The Jasta Show’s official YouTube channel and talked about his new album ‘The Ides Of March’ as well as the songs that make him pumped up every time.
You may remember that Myles released his second solo album named ‘The Ides Of March’ last month via Napalm Records and it’s his first album after releasing ‘Year Of The Tiger’ back in 2018. The album features eleven tracks including three additional demo tracks and it peaked on the number one spot in ‘UK Rock & Metal Albums.’
In the interview, James Rasta of The Jasta Show asked Myles to single out the only song that gets him up every time. Before naming ‘Killing In The Name’ which was released in 1991, he said he would choose the entire music catalog of Rage Against The Machine.
After stating that he would say that the entire discography of Rage Against The Machine makes him hyped, Jamey Jasta stated he would also think that Alter Bridge singer would go with Ted Nugent’s ‘Strangehold‘ or something like that. As he shows respect for Nugent, he detailed why he would still go with RATM.
Here is what he said:
“No. I appreciate that, and Nugent’s ‘Great White Buffalo‘ – that was cool. But, yeah, to me, Rage, as far as just getting you amped…
‘Killing in the Name,’ I mean, come on, it doesn’t get any better than that.
I’ve seen them a few times in concert, and it was just like a religious experience. I’ll never forget when they first got back together and started doing some shows. It must have been like 2007-8, and they were doing a festival in Austria, 80,000 folks in the crowd, and all the bands were, of course, side-stage – because they wanted to see this.
And they started playing, and the volume was like stunned, it was so loud! It was the loudest thing I’ve ever heard. And so a bunch of us are on the side, and David Duran is standing right in front of me, and midway through the first song, the crowd is just bouncing. David just turns around looks at me and goes, ‘School is now in session.’ And I was just like, ‘Yes, sir, they’re the masters.’ It was incredible.”
You can watch the whole interview and listen to the ‘Killing In The Name’ below.