Join host Jacqueline Jax for a Behind The Music segment with co-host Co-hosts Alan Vine and Daniel Messemer . This episode talks about Metallica, one of their top 5 rock bands of all time and Daniel’s personal experience meeting James Hetfield. This show offers a great insight into the rock band lifestyle of the past and present.
“I was heavily influenced by Metallica and James’ guitar playing. I was also influenced by Dave Mustaine who was in Metallica when they started but was kicked out. Dave went on to form the rival band Megadeth and I was a huge fan of both these bands guitar styles. If you notice in the photo I’m wearing a Megadeth shirt and while we took the photo James stuck up the middle finger at it and I didn’t notice until I developed the photo. I got a pretty good laugh out of that. I was 17 when we met. ” – Daniel
Co- Host: Daniel Messemer has been playing guitar for almost 20 years as well as bass and drums. As a teenager, Daniel developed speed and technique by playing along with Metallica, Megadeth, Guns n Roses, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and many others. He is also influenced by classical guitar and blues greats like Eric Clapton, Albert King and the legendary Robert Johnson. Learning on his own from the players that have inspired him, Daniel covers a wide range of musical styles. Being heavily consumed by music at a young age, Daniel was determined to start his own band and formed Insignia in his senior year of High School. The band played many venues and festivals before his departure and also recorded a few songs which you can hear in the music section of this website. Daniel is slowly working on a documentary called “A Real Rock Story” which will cover the drama of being in a rock band, the ability of music to carry people through difficult times, the South Florida music scene, and whether or not it’s possible to balance a professional career with an artistic lifestyle in the age of social media.
Co-host Alan Vine:
Formed in the earliest days of 2011 out of Hollywood Florida, powergroup the liveD has quickly begun creating quite a buzz along the east coast. With an upcoming, much anticipated video and full length EP, the word of Alan Vine will be distributed quickly and effectively.
With lead wreckingball heavy, beartrap catchy, and a uncontrollable foot-stomping sound- the liveD puts on a live show to be remembered.
Assembling musicians from a broad tonal spectrum has contributed to quickly forming a unique, distinct sound; yet a strangely familiar, brutally honest feel.
Alan Vine is the man responsible for the creative side of the spectrum. With a powerful chordal stomp on the piano and comical, straightforward, crowd endearing lyrics; Mr. Vine breaks out of the overly beaten mold that has become too familiar in these times.
Drummer Todd Vine Is the animal-esque tyrant behind the drumkit. Combined with the chest punching, grizzly-pulse of bassist Todd Weiss, the rhythm section (THE TODD”S) of the group harnesses the rumble of a thousand rabid, stampeding bulls.
Guitarist Jim Supersonic Potts summons a raunchy, muddy, delta blues tone reminiscent of the late R.L. Burnside crossed with the recent Dan Auerbach, yet utilizing the melodic sound and speed of a post bluegrass flatpicker.
To pigeonhole this group in to one category, or to name half a dozen influences would not only do injustice, but would be musically misleading at best.
As a listener, whether you seek the clever dialogue, distinct melodies, and old timey sound of folks such as Johnny Cash, or Merle Haggard- or perhaps seek the thunderous, chest thumping bottom end of even the heaviest groups today- It is guaranteed that you will find something in between to suit your preference.
The liveD plays mostly original tunes, but do make a few well selected exceptions.
No matter what your taste, the vaudevillian performance by the liveD will be something you will not be forgetting anytime soon.
Tell them the liveD made you do it.