Greece's Metal Temple magazine recently conducted an interview with CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
Metal Temple: Now, I know there are a lot of bootlegs out there but are there any plans for an official live DVD?
Neil Fallon: "Yeah, there have been plans for that for so long now. The problem with that is those things cost a whole lot of money. We finally bit the bullet and tried to do it ourselves but we just haven't been able to get together. So hopefully, we'll hire somebody and have it out by the beginning of next year."
Metal Temple: CLUTCH has been around for some 13 years but still seem to be a big part of the underground scene. Do you feel the band is hindered in any way, or do you prefer to be not so mainstream?
Neil Fallon: "I think it would be dishonest to say that I don't want as many people as possible to hear the music but the band, as a whole, we could do without fame, we don't desire that, we don't want a popularity contest. I think there's something to be said about the intimacy of it and I think with our shows there's almost a sense of exclusivity. Once that's lost, you're almost poisoning the well. Like if a band were to get really big that were previously underground, once they lost that popularity, which inevitably they always do, they won't find that kind of passion in the underground, under the radar, so it's a risky thing. It's not something you can engineer, you kind of just have to go with the flow. I'm happy with what we have. There are a lot of bands that can never even get out of their own town and they bust their backs everyday, so we try to never lose sight of that."
Read the entire interview at Metal-Temple.com.