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December 15th, 2008

2008 into 2009: Mastodon

Mastodon have already had a pretty good time of it, touring with Slayer this year but they’re touring with Metallica in 2009 and he’s going to Greece. Wish Troy Sanders, “lead bassist” for the prog metal monsters, luck in customs.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Sharing a stage with Neurosis for two shows in Brooklyn, New York.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Losing our guitarist, Bill [Kelleher], while on tour across Europe and having to continue as a three piece.

Who in 2008 deserves a good kicking?
All people who draw penises on backstage room walls. [Wasn’t us – Ed].

Who had the best comeback: Metallica, AC/DC, or Guns N’ Roses?
Metallica, because they invited Mastodon to tour Europe with them in 2009!

What are you most looking forward to in 2009?
Visiting the Greek islands, naked.

What band should everyone find out about in 2009?
Balsac Brothers.

What do you want for Christmas?
Silly socks.

Who do you want to get under the mistletoe?
My two puppies, we kiss a lot.

Where will you be on New Year’s Eve?
I will be comfortably at home on the couch, naked.


Mastodon will release their fourth album, Crack The Skye early in 2009 through Reprise Records.


G’n’R 3
‘Tallica 13



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