Ron Young recalls how everyone was telling Little Caesar that they would be “the next big thing”
Little Caesar frontman Ron Young was recently interviewed by XS Rock‘s principal Bobby Caughron.
Caughron noted that he really believed that Little Caesar were in for the passion of the music and not the money to which Young replied: “You know we were in this band and everybody told us we were going to be the next big thing. We had John Kalodner and Bob Rock backing us and we we’re of the mind that until we sell records we’re nothing. And that didn’t really happen for us. Instead we built a real loyal following and smaller fan base. So we went away for 8 or 10 years. When we came back, we decided the mantra had to be that we were doing this purely for fun. So we promised ourselves that we would do this fiscally responsibly but the motivation is purely not monetary. We’ve tried to do it with reverence to the fans and the music. I’m really grateful that we’re lucky enough to do it at a high enough level that we can keep making records and going out on tour.”
In terms of what he thinks of the current music scene and whether he listens to any current music that’s out there, Young advised: “I do. I really love Rivals Sons. I love Blackberry Smoke and Greta Van Fleet. They’re digging back into music that was influential to me. There’s some really good bands out there and thank God they’re growing their fan base, doing big shows and selling more records. I think it’s great that they’re keeping it all going. When guys like Gene Simmons say that Rock N’ Roll is dead, I think he’s referring to the commercial aspects of it.”
You can read the interview with Ron Young at XS Rock‘s website.