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 QUEENSRŸCHE'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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