MuchMusic.com recently conducted an interview with THE PANIC CHANNEL's Dave Navarro (guitar) and Steve Isaacs (vocals). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:MuchMusic.com: Are you tired of hearing the term "supergroup"? Steve: "Not really tired, 'cause it doesn't apply. It really doesn't apply. I'm a music fan, so when I hear 'supergroup' I think, you know, a few people from one band and a few people from another band. This is three people from one of the greatest bands ever and one of my personal favourite bands, and there's me, who people largely don't know. So it's a different situation of a brand new band starting that happens to have some really great, talented guys who make a lot of great music." MuchMusic.com: Do you feel like a newbie when you're with these guys? Steve: "No, I feel like I'm among friends. We've been playing together now for two years and the record just came out. We had to go through the whole learning each other process, we did a lot of demos, we did a lot of studio stuff, made the record, took a few months and the whole record company business took a lot of time. So I feel real familiar with these guys, especially since we've toured. Once you've toured with people, it's a magical, galvanizing, brotherhood gang type of experience. I feel really close to these guys now." MuchMusic.com: As a band, you're relatively new. What did you learn about yourselves and your artistic vision while you were on tour? Steve: "Getting to play your songs in front of people is a whole different experience. How people respond to certain songs makes you feel different about those songs. Where they go in the set, what they mean to the set, what they mean to people, if the song is the strong point or not — you learn all that. And just learning each other as people. It's a really crazy twilight world where there's really a day and night interchange. You don't quite know what the timezone is, you can't really trust your watch, you're trying to make phone calls and you can't get cell reception so it's like being in a strange other dimension. The other people with you in that vortex, you become really close with." Rea the entire interview at www.muchmusic.com.
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