Former DEF LEPPARD sound engineers Brad Madix and Robert Scovill recently spoke to Mix magazine about the issues of hearing loss and mental health brought about by the daily grind of a long tour.Madix said: "I managed to find myself re-seating a connector under the stage behind a monitor desk just as a concussion grenade went off. They used to put them under there with cases behind them to direct the 'blast' out from underneath the stage. I learned early on that if you're not doing critical listening, you should always wear ear protection." To deal with the daily grind of a long tour, both Scovill and Madix use different methods to reduce stress levels and maintain a healthy mind. Robert Scovill: "I try to do anything or go anywhere where I am not exposed to technology or media in any way shape or form. I love to get out and do things that have little or nothing to do with the music business and require very little technology as we know it." Brad Madix: "I like to spend time with my family. We have a little place up in the mountains where the cell phone doesn't work and we try to get away there whenever we can." Read more at this location. (Thanks: The Def Leppard Satellite Of Love)
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.