Drummer Pete Holmes thinks back on whether Black ‘N Blue signing with Geffen was the right move
Black ‘N Blue and Ratt drummer Pete Holmes was recently interviewed by Andrew Daly for Vinyl Writer Music.
Daly covered quite a bit of Black ‘N Blue‘s history with Holmes including how he met frontman Jaime St. James and guitarist Tommy Thayer, and eventually joined the group. Holmes indicated: “I had indirectly known Jaime in high school as he had a reputation, and was doing pretty much the same thing as I was; playing in bands and such. Later on, we all got to know one another better as we played the club scene in Portland, Oregon. At a certain point, Jamie and Tommy, who were playing together, decided to start a new project, which was Black ‘N Blue, and they asked me to join the band.”
In terms of whether it was a good move for Black ‘N Blue to sign with Geffen Records, Holmes stated: “I think signing with Geffen was definitely the right move. You can’t predict the future, and we had done our homework and went with whom we thought would be the best choice. How they handled the band, in the beginning, was great, and as a young group, you’re hoping they have your back and are guiding you in the right direction. Unfortunately, they got away from that and thought they knew better than us as to which way we should go, and that was just not the case.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Pete Holmes at Vinyl Writer Music‘s website.
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