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EXCLUSIVE: When Riffs Collide - Adam Tanbouz (He Is Legend) and Lucas Stone (Hammers)

 

WHEN RIFFS COLLIDE: Attention all guitar fans and lovers of rock. Recently, The Soundcheck's Tiana Speter was honoured to host a collision of epic riffs, bringing two amazing axe-men together to chat bands, gear and beyond. Ahead of touring Australia together this May, come join He Is Legend guitarist Adam Tanbouz and Hammers guitarist Lucas Stone for the ultimate riff lord thrown down.


Don't miss out! Tickets for He Is Legend's tour alongside Hammers are available now from: http://hammersofficial.com/shows

 

Episode Notes:
  • How Adam Tanbouz (He Is Legend) and Lucas Stone (Hammers) are feeling ahead of the Aussie tour in May and how they’ve been prepping

  • The pandemic’s impact on Hammers during their recent EP release and plans for new material

  • Adam’s favourite part about being in a band

  • Hammers creative process, and a connection between the Hammers team and HIL engineer Adam “Nolly” Getgood

  • Adam’s theory about what it takes to achieve greatness (hint: being weird helps)

  • He Is Legend’s creative process and achieving the dream wavelength in creative professional relationships

  • Communicating and bonding with your band as a guitarist and songwriter

  • Behind the scenes making Lifeless Lemonade on HIL new album Endless Hallway

  • He Is Legend’s long-standing brotherhood, and the seamless addition of HIL drummer Jesse Shelley to the journey

  • The driving force between He Is Legend’s sound, Adam’s not-so-secret favourite riffs to write and how age differences in band can have positive impacts

  • Lucas’s backstory to joining Hammers, and the band’s “mates first” vibe

  • Staying friends in band and the potential secret sauce(s) to longevity as a band

  • Lucas’s musical influences, and the various definitions of success as a band

  • He Is Legend’s history of people trying to push them into more commercial waters, why they have avoided that route so far and some key musical influences

  • The genius that is Josh Homme and Queens of the Stone Age

  • Memories of meeting their musical heroes

  • A dive through Adam’s rig setup (and Lucas teaches Adam what “punter” means)

  • A dive through Lucas’s rig setup

  • Adam’s preference when it comes to Fender and Gibson, and one of the heaviest bands Adam’s ever seen in his entire life

  • Some of Lucas’s heavy music faves

  • Some of Adam’s key guitar and/or riff heroes and influences as a guitarist, some of Lucas’s key guitar and/or riff heroes and influences as a guitarist and meeting riff points

  • Adam and Lucas’s take on the newer resurgence of bands embracing 90s elements


Credits:

Guests: Adam Tanbouz & Lucas Stone

Producer & Editor: Tiana Speter

Intro Songs: LIFELESS LEMONADE (He Is Legend, Spinefarm), Golden Gloves (Hammers, Independent)

Outro Song: HONEY FROM THE HIVE (He Is Legend, Spinefarm)

He Is Legend Music Video Visuals: White Bat, Sand, Boogiewoman, Burn All Your Rock Records, Air Raid

Hammers Music Video Visuals: When Kings Collide, Guilty Pleasures, Cracker Night, Deadset

Special Thanks: He Is Legend, Hammers, Spinefarm Records

 

TICKETS FOR THE EPIC UPCOMING HE IS LEGEND TOUR W/ HAMMERS ARE ON-SALE NOW.

FOR TIX AND MORE, HEAD TO: hammersofficial.com/shows




 

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BY TIANA SPETER


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