Seether may well be the most illustrious South African post-grunge band ever. There may well be absolutely no competition for that crown. Bassist, Dale Stewart talks about life in LA and suing Michael Jackson after a cheeky snog.
What was your highlight of 2008?
My highlight of ’08 was returning to South Africa for a short tour earlier in the year. We played arenas and packed them out! It was awesome to come back home and feel the support of our countrymen.
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
I had a breakup, we were together a really long time. I guess some things just aren’t meant to be…
Who in 2008 deserves a good kicking?
Fall Out Boy. They deserve a good kicking every time they take the stage. Or look at you with disgust after you were trying to be polite and opened the door for ’em. Wankers!
Who had the best comeback: Metallica, AC/DC, or Guns N’ Roses?
I am a big Metallica fan but I think AC/DC took the cake, especially here in the States. The deal they struck with Walmart is huge! They also used the Rock Band game avenue of promoting themselves, very clever…
What are you most looking forward to in 2009?
A break! We’ve been hitting it pretty hard for a while now and I think we’re all starting to feel the burn a bit, so if we could get a few months off next year before we start on the next album would be sweet!
Name a band that everyone should/will find out about in 2009.
I’m really not sure, all the bands I like tend not to do too well. There is a band called Halestorm that I think are great. Watch out for them!
What do you want for Christmas?
A black on black Lamborghini Murcielago.
Who do you want to get under the mistletoe?
I think Megan Fox, maybe Michael Jackson, I could always sue him after..
Where will you be on New Year’s Eve?
I will be in Los Angeles, probably just with a few close friends. I’m over the big crazy new years eve parties. Everyone who shouldn’t get drunk does. I party every night of my life so strangely I have little desire to do it on new year’s.
Seether are touring the UK with the mighty Staind in January
Staind/Seether January 2009 tourdates
21 Glasgow Garage
22 Manchester Academy
23 Sheffield Academy
25 Birmingham Academy
26 London Astoria