Aaron “Bubble” Patrick is the bassist from Bury Your Dead. Earlier this year, he drove his band into a ditch. That’s not a metaphor or anything. He simply drove his band into a ditch. If you’re laughing, you’re a bad person.
What was your highlight of 2008?
Definitely the amazing tours we’ve been a part of. 5 Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Machine Head, Hell Yeah, Parkway Drive just to name a few. Touring and becoming friends with these bands is priceless.
What was the lowlight of 2008?
Ha ha! That’s easy. We flipped our old van four times driving into Canada and we were all hospitalised. I was driving so for me it was the one of the worst things I’ve ever been through. As soon as we stopped I thought I had killed my best friends and bandmates. So note to self: vans make horrible roller coasters.
Who had the best comeback: Metallica, AC/DC, or Guns N’ Roses?
I’d say AC/DC. Their stuff was everywhere and they are blowing back up. They’ve never changed sound or style and held true their entire careers. I’m the biggest Metallica fan in the world but everyone is so tainted on them they are far beyond comeback. They could write the heaviest record of all time and people would still be like, “Short hair, Whiskey In The Jar, shitty St Anger snare drum.” Ha ha. As far G’n’R… no Slash, no dice! That’s like Led Zeppelin with no Jimmy Page.
What are you most looking forward to in 2009?
Putting our new record out and going to Australia! Paaaaarty!
What band should everyone look out for in 2009?
Corpus Christi! They just signed to Victory Records. Some of my good friends from back home in Ohio. They will make you wanna pull a babies arm off and hit you’re grandmother with it.
Who do you want to get under the mistletoe?
Easy! Charlize Theron! Mmm hmm.
Where will you be on New Year’s Eve?
I will just be getting home to Cincinnati, Ohio after we complete our first European headliner for some well-deserved time off! We’ve toured almost 10 months this year and I can’t wait to see everyone at home. Including my fiancée, Charlize Theron who will be waiting for me at home under the mistletoe.
Bury Your Dead December 2009 UK tourdates
11 Newport TJ’s
12 Peterborough Park
13 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
14 Glasgow Ivory Blacks
15 Leeds Rio’s
16 Plymouth White Rabbit
17 London Islington Academy