Drummer Allan Bone reveals how he landed the gig with Every Mother’s Nightmare
Every Mother’s Nightmare drummer Allan Bone was recently interviewed by his band’s record label HighVolMusic.
The drummer was asked how he landed the gig with Every Mother’s Nightmare to which he replied (with slight edits):
“I’m coming up on two years with EMN and it’s been a great gig for me. It was a great fit from the first audition. It’s funny because [bassist] Troy [Fleming] and [lead vocalist] Rick [Ruhl] always say “How the hell have we all lived in the same city all these years and not known each other?!” I was hanging out at a local watering hole two years ago with some of my musician buds when Rick came walking up. I knew who he was since I’d seen them play from time to time over the years. He knew the guys I was hanging with and they started shooting the shit. My buddy Tracy asked Rick how things were going with EMN and he said “We’re looking for a new drummer.” Tracy, without hesitation, points at me and says “That’s your guy right there.” Rick and I talked for a quick minute and that was it. I didn’t think much of it at the time. There was alcohol involved and since I was an unknown, I figured they’d go a different route.
As luck would have it I went to high school with their tour manager and Rick’s long time friend. A couple of weeks went by and I got a message asking if I was interested in the gig. I said “Hell yeah!” The next question was “How easy is it for you to travel?” I replied “My kids are grown, I’m self employed, and I’ve got a valid passport.” They gave me a set list and I went in three days later and we blistered through about eight songs. Two more rehearsals and we hit the road for a few shows. They officially offered me the gig after the first show and here we are.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Allan Bone at HighVolMusic‘s website.
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