Loudwire have conducted a great interview with M Shadows where they chat with the front-man about Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, “Nightmare,” their upcoming touring plans, writing a new album, the evolution of his voice, the NBA lockout and more.
Could you share one of those things that you’ve started doing on the bus that Jimmy used to do?
– Just small things, he would stay up until 7AM in the morning, drinking beers with our driver Merle, just sit there and tell stories all night. I noticed a lot of us are doing that now, staying up and hanging out and just watching the road and getting crazy up there. Jimmy would gather us all around and play his iPod and sing until 7 in the morning and go crazy, and I notice that we still do that. We get the iPod out and play some of Jimmy’s favorite songs — play some Mr. Bungle and Oingo Boingo — and get crazy. Just fun stuff like that that, that he use to always do, put your arm around your friend and drink some whiskey and have a good time.