Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life bring you an interview with heavy and fuzzy rock band, Fuzz Evil.
1. Hello! Thank you for taking the time to chat to us. First things first, tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started.
Hello, how are you? My name Wayne Rudell and I am the lead singer and guitarist for the Heavy Rock band Fuzz Evil. I have been playing music most of my life with my brother Joey. Fuzz Evil was a creative outlet of our main band at the time Powered Wig Machine that focused more on the heavy psych and fuzz elements of stoner rock.
2. Someone comes to you and asks you to sum up what kind of music you play – what do you tell them?
I would tell them that we played fuzzed out rock n roll riffs with influences of Punk, Grunge, and Queens of the Stone Age.
3. What’s currently going on in your camp? New releases? Tours? Etc.
We just released our 4th studio record called “New Blood” that came out Sept 8. We currently added new members and will be breaking them in this month to hopefully be ready for a slew of local shows and tours later in the year.
4. What has been the most positive experience of making music to date for you?
The most positive experience to date for me is being able to record in Dave Grohl’s Studio 606 for our third record “High On You”. It was a real experience to get to record of one of the most iconic boards in rock and metal history.
5. Likewise, what has been some of the more challenging aspects and how have you overcome them?
The most challenging hurdle for us is being from such a small town on the US border. We have so much driving on our tours to play in bigger markets. The way we have overcome this is to have a very strong social media presence to gain fans in the niche and larger markets.
6. How do you handle the modern expectations of being in a band? Always online, having to put out content constantly, your success measured in likes and follows?
I actually prefer the workload how the industry has changed. It rewards bands more that put out a ton of microcontent. I believe full records still have their place and a handful of well promoted singles and eps you will see more ROI.
7. What’s something that really ‘grinds your gears’ about the industry/business these days and what would you propose is done to combat it?
The most irritating thing in the music business is all the gatekeepers for success. You really have to make yourself, and just keep working hard til the right people take notice. No one is coming to save you.
8. Speaking directly to listeners – what would you ask they do to help support your music?
The best thing people could do to support us is go and give our Spotify a follow and listen to some tracks.
9. Outside of the music, what’s do you do to relax?
I smoke cigars to unwind. It has become somewhat of a second passion for me. I may in the future open a cigar shop and or cigar bar.
10. Where can people find you?
Links to all of our socials are on our linked tree here.