BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Guitarist CATANESE Talks About New Project

Deb Rao of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY guitarist Nick Catanese. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:

KNAC.COM: Would you say that the name of your new project SPEED came from your love of fast cars and racing?

Catanese: "Well, SPEED is a name in progress, it's not the name we are using, and it's close but not exactly. I can't say it until al the legal mumbo jumbo is done, but I am excited. I hope people dig it. We should finish the CD by the end of October."

KNAC.COM: In the past, you have worked with so many talented people in the business. Let's discuss your current project. In the band, you are working with QUEENSRĊ¸CHE's Mike Stone, and DOUBLEDRIVE drummer Mike Froedge. How did this come together?

Catanese: "Stoney and me met at the Blacktooth Bash at NAMM, we hit it off there. Then I found out he is a bass player and sings his ass off. And Mikey, he and I actually played together in bands back in my HIGH VOLTAGE days in Florida. Then he played in DOUBLEDRIVE and I knew he kicked ass. So we got a great power trio."

KNAC.COM: What kind of sound are you aiming for with the new project?

Catanese: "There isn't a style; we are just writing what comes out. We have no direction. We are just doing what comes out. We did three songs in Atlanta in Mike's studio, and for just a week, the three songs are cool as hell. All different styles and fresh. Doesn't sound like anything I have heard. There's one song that is very PINK FLOYD-ish meets THE BEATLES. I love it, and the solo is way Stevie Ray."

Read the entire interview at this location.

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