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Former and current members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, IN THIS MOMENT and SKINLAB have joined forces in a new band called INVIDIA. The group is currently putting the finishing touches on its debut album at a studio in Las Vegas with producer Logan Mader, who has previously worked with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, among others.
Travis Johnson (IN THIS MOMENT) – Vocals
Brian Jackson (SKINLAB) – Guitar
Matt Snell (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) – Bass
Chris Hamilton (BLOODSIMPLE, DOWNSET) – Drums
In a recent interview with Notorious Photography, Travis stated about how INVIDIA was formed: “This all came together super fast and super flawless. I guess stars kind of aligned, really. I put something up online and Brian hit me up. He said, ‘Dude, I’d be totally down t do some work together,’ and that kind of thing. And I was, like, ‘You know what? I totally miss singing. And I’m totally down for that.'”
He continued: “The funny thing is, everybody that’s involved in this project as of now has worked together at different times except for me and Brian. So it’s almost funny. It was like this circle that was just missing a piece for it all to connect. So once me and Brian got together, the whole circle came together, and within six weeks, this whole record’s done, completely recorded, everybody’s in place. And it’s almost super ironic the way it all came together.”
Travis, who still plays bass in IN THIS MOMENT, added: “We’re all super excited about this project. I’m stoked to be singing again. I love playing bass, obviously, but I’ve been a singer for a long fucking time. I just took a huge break, so it’s good to be able to kind of get back into it and kind of have my cake and eat it too, and be on both sides.”
Regarding INVIDIA‘s musical direction, Travis said: “The heavy stuff is kind of ingrained from my upbringing with metal [and listening] to PANTERA and SLAYER and all that stuff. But, you know, [as I have been] branching out and getting older and enjoying good choruses, good songs and strong song structures and whatnot, I’ve kind of come to appreciate melody and that kind of thing as well. And as far as LIMP BIZKIT and stuff, I’ve always loved the rap-rock genre and just the tongue-in-cheek kind of ‘fun-ness’ of it. So we kind of took everything that we were influenced by and kind of put it in this project, and just not really pigeonholing it to any specific thing, doing what feels right. And we’re all super happy with it. I mean, there’s elements across the board that, I think, everybody’s gonna dig and we definitely dig.”
Added Brian: “I think there’s gonna be a lot of people pretty surprised, honestly. There’s so many different elements that are involved with this record, with all the different people, especially with Logan being involved; it’s been amazing to work with him, having him help to co-write a lot of stuff, and he’s bringing a lot of ideas to the table. It just all seems to be working.”
AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler was one of the performers who took part in a concert Monday night (February 8) during the 2016 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee. Also appearing at Big Machine Label Group‘s show were A THOUSAND HORSES, THE CADILLAC THREE and Drake White.
Joined by his Nashville-based band LOVING MARY, Tyler sang his recently released country-flavored singles “Red, White & You” and “Love Is Your Name”, along with select AEROSMITH classics like “Walk This Way” and “Cryin'”. He also performed a cover of “Piece Of My Heart”.
Released last month, “Red White & You” is a glorious illustration of how to weave the famous slide guitar and banjo-jangling sounds of country with the huge radio-friendly choruses that have been synonymous of Tyler‘s highly prolific musical career to date. Produced by Tyler himself, along with one of country music’s finest session players Dann Huff (Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion), the track was also co-written with Nathan Barlowe, Levi Hummon and Jon Vella.
In May 2015, Tyler released his first country single, “Love Is Your Name”, which reached #1 on the Billboard Country Streaming Songs chart.
Tyler‘s full-length country debut is tentatively due later in the year. The singer will also perform alongside LOVING MARY for two nights in March at the Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
The “Love Is Your Name” clip was filmed just outside Nashville and was previewed on ABC‘s “Good Morning America” before it went live online. The track was written by Lindsey Lee and Eric Paslay.
Tyler spoke to ABC News Radio about his appreciation for modern country music. He said: “I think country music is the new rock ‘n’ roll. I mean, you can listen to the lyrics, you can really get into it, just as you could get into ‘Stairway To Heaven’. Country’s not just about porches, dogs and kicking my boots up. It’s a whole lot more, but it’s about being real. You know, the world’s gone so far away from that. I hope it comes back.”