Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL were interviewed this past week on "Sixx Sense", the new national radio program hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx. You can now listen to the chat in three parts below.DROWNING POOL's new self-titled album was released on April 27 via Eleven Seven Music. In a recent interview with ARTISTdirect.com, DROWNING POOL guitarist C.J. Pierce was asked what the band's new CD means to him. "Each song individually definitely has a strong meaning for me," he replied. "We've all been in the band for so long, and we all communicate really well. I think these songs are better than anything that we've written before. They actually come even easier now, which is great." When asked about the chemistry between vocalist Ryan McCombs and the rest of the band, Pierce said, "He's locked in with us, and we pushed him out of his comfort zone a bit here. I'm really proud of him on this record, man. He sings on it like he's never sung before, and he's also got a lot of heavy moments. We truly pushed him from both directions. It's nice to see him grow and how fast this all happened. He'd come in at noon, and I'd see him there at midnight, singing his ass off for twelve hours. I'm like, 'What the fuck? You know?' It's incredible. "When he joined the band, I said, 'We're either going to be Jimmy Page and Robert Plant or we're going to be George Lynch and Don Dokken. We're either going to love each other or hate each other, dude. Which one do you want to?' [Laughs] With the songwriting process, I always start out by writing exactly what I feel. From there, I bring it to everybody. I always keep in mind what would open up the door for Ryan so he could really shine and I also keep in mind what Mike and Stevie enjoy. I have everybody's interest in mind when I'm writing a song. It opens up and everybody puts their two cents it in. And thus you have a DROWNING POOL song."
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