DOWN Guitarist WINDSTEIN: 'I'd Die For Any One Of These Dudes In My Band' recently conducted an interview with DOWN guitarist/CROWBAR frontman Kirk Windstein. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On eating like a king before heading out on tour:

"I just ate two pounds of crawfish, a pound of shrimp, a couple of crabs, and had like six beers. When I'm on the road I try to eat correctly, keep my drinking to something under control at least, and you know, warm up on guitar. But I'm not on tour yet!"

On touring with the MELVINS:

"The MELVINS are some of my idols — very big influence on CROWBAR, one of my other bands, and also on DOWN a bit. I'm looking forward to hanging out with the guys, a lot of camaraderie, and a little bit of beer-drinkin' of course. Just havin' a nice time with the fellas and doing what touring's supposed to be — enjoying yourself with your friends."

On how well he gets along with his bandmates, particularly vocalist Phil Anselmo:

"We call ourselves a brotherhood, and we do mean that. And brothers fight, a lot. We fight a lot — I'm not gonna lie to ya — but at the same time, we all respect one another very much and love one another very much. I'd die for any one of these dudes in my band."

On CROWBAR's recent signing to Anselmo's label, Housecore Records:

"We're releasing like nine of the previous CROWBAR records, and we're also releasing a new live record and a new studio record. So when I get back from the DOWN tour, I'm going to pretty much dive back into the CROWBAR world."

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