It’s funny, as we got a bit bigger we saw bands who were behind us, and how these baby bands thought they were rock stars.
Then you start working with bands who have been at this for 30 or 40 years, and you really see what being rock stars is all about.
You have to switch gears when you’re looking at shrinking record sales and you can’t get your new songs played on the radio.
Thank goodness for the Internet, which helps us stay close to our fans and helps them stay close to us.
And you know what, John, it’s been a blessing, an absolute blessing.
“And as of today, I’m at 2½ months without a drink.You know if I really want to be around for 40 years or more, I want to be acting like (Rush guitarist) Alex Lifeson.We got to work with him really early in our career and he’s a freakin’ rock god. Charlie Daniels is another friend, and seeing his humility, he’s the sweetest guy you ever want to meet.” A band profile at talks about how 3 Doors Down exploded from the tiny town of Escatawpa, Mississippi, hitting their peak in the 2000s with a string of post-grunge singles, most notably “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone,” and the ballad “Here Without You.” “Kryptonite,” with its minor-key shuffle and references to Superman, was the catalyst for the band’s career, generating an unprecedented buzz at a local radio station — Biloxi’s WCPR — during the band’s independent days.After starting out as the band’s drummer and singer in a trio configuration, Arnold moved to the front position right around the time Henderson came on board — and the straight ahead rock outfit hit the big time headlining shows and opening or co-headlining with a number of top acts including ZZ Top and Daughtry.