Few things in life are unforgettable. The first day of high school. Your first kiss. Your first stage dive. Wait…what? Yeah, I said it. I’ll never forget that first fantastic lift off into the crowd with Australia’s mega metalcore quintet Parkway Drive at my back. As I was talking with their singer, Winston McCall, later backstage, he told me he has “always been a fan of the stage dive.” I felt I did him proud and true, and now as my bones ache Winston, I think of you.
He and I had a great chat in the backyard of The Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Missouri after their set. We covered such niceties as winning an ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) award and having your idol on your new record. Winston talked to me about writing and recording for the newest album, “Deep Blue,” and how they really wanted to “be themselves” and “make a record that sounded like us.”
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