Rock N Roll Experience recently conducted an interview with TROUBLE guitarist Rick Wartell. An excerpt from the chat follows below.
Rock N Roll Experience: Are you going to record a new TROUBLE record with [the band's new frontman] Kory [Clarke of WARRIOR SOUL] singing?
Rick: "Yes...we started writing and we've got eight or nine songs written and we're going to begin recording as soon as we get home from this East Coast leg and we are going to start piecing it together, so, YES!"
Rock N Roll Experience: What kinda direction is the new music going in?
Rick: "I know people have said this a million times and I know you've heard this a million times, but it's pretty fucking heavy, let's put it that way! The music end of it that Bruce [Franklin, guitar] and I are writing is getting heavier and heavier...it's getting heavier and then we want Kory to incorporate his style to what we are doing, that's basically all that we really want out of this."
Rock N Roll Experience: Would TROUBLE ever play a WARRIOR SOUL cover in the live set?
Rick: "I wanted to, I wanted to do 'We Cry Out', but everyone was going, no, no, no, but WARRIOR SOUL is still together, so it wouldn't be right to do that. If there was no WARRIOR SOUL, then it would be cool, they are going to go out touring and they are putting out a record, if they were completely done, then we would definitely do one or two songs."
Rock N Roll Experience: Have you heard the new METALLICA "Death Magnetic" record yet?
Rick: "I only heard one song from it and so far it's cool, I mean, I was a little bit disappointed with the crunch on the guitars, but I do kinda understand why, because Rick Rubin had his hand on it, so we've had that experience already, I'm not saying Rick Rubin doesn't know what he's doing, but he has his way of doing things and that's pretty much how he is, but I'm sure it's gonna do really, really well and they put a lot of time into it and from what I saw of this one particular song, I don't know the name of it, but there was a lot of the old style and it sounded like to me, they just went out and jammed again instead of listening to what everyone was telling them what to do and they finally went, no, this is us, take it or leave it and that's pretty much my opinion as an artist, on what you should be doing."
Read the entire interview from Rock N Roll Experience.