During in a recent interview with Terrie Carr from WDHA-FM, Breaking Benjamin frontman Benjamin Burnley talked about what if you don’t have a good relationship with your band…
He said that ‘ I wouldn’t say that I was the happiest in my own band.”
Here’s the statement:
“I had a chance to play with people that I thought would be the best personality match and the best musician match for the band. And with everyone that I had in the band before, they were always very capable, very talented musicians, but sometimes you just kind of have different ideas that are not sort of things that you share, that you’re not mutual with.
So reforming the band after the hiatus, I basically just picked who I knew was gonna be the best fit. And it’s been really incredible.”
“I’ve always really been grateful to the fans and I’ve always been nothing but absolutely appreciative for everything that they’ve done, but I wouldn’t say that I was the happiest in my own band.
And so now the band is what it should be, where business is the last thing we kind of deal with and we make sure that everybody’s happy and everybody’s doing what they want to be doing, not what they’re contractually obligated to be doing. I just don’t wanna be in that sort of situation.
That’s okay for a desk job, but a band is emotional, music is expressive, and I think if you don’t have a good relationship with your band, it kind of comes across to people.“
Click here to source of the statement via Blabbermouth.
You can watch the entire interview from below.