DEF LEPPARD Techs Deal With Hearing Loss And Mental Health Issues

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."

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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."

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(Thanks: The Def Leppard Satellite Of Love)


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