Last week Rolling Stone's "Rock and Roll Daily" blog posted an interview with Mastodon's guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds. In the interview Hinds explains how the head injuries he incurred as the result of being attacked at the VMA's in Las Vegas last year pushed Mastodon to pursue a more melodic direction with their forthcoming album.
According to the story:
I was dizzy for eight months... During those months, I just sat with my acoustic and a little marijuana, and wrote all the music. I wanted a more melodic, easy-listening situation, and that definitely came from having head trauma."
From there the group sought out producer Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pear Jam, AC/DC) to help flesh out the reportedly melodic but heavy as hell sound of Mastodon's next record.
Read the full story here.
Hinds' recent run-in with King Khan at the Highland Inn Ballroom in Atlanta (and ensuing witch hunt) hasn't churned-out any musical epiphanies or led to any fortuitous pairings with producers just yet, but give it time...
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