Copy Cathouse with Iron Maiden tribute Live After Death
Live After Death – Gigs in January 2006 are booked!
1. Plug your shit, your band, website and your swag too?
(Bobby)Live After Death was started in 1997 by a guy named Lou, who is no longer with us, with the idea of just playing the entire Iron Maiden Live After Death album
for fun. Slowly more shows came along, then traveling started and suddenly we’re coming up on our eighth anniversary and have played shows from
Our website is www.liveafterdeath.com where you can check out video, audio, and pics, and we can be reached at [email protected]. We believe we are the best sounding Maiden band out there. Our singer is dead on
We have made shirts over the years and have made CDs and DVDs, but we don’t sell them. Wouldn’t Rod Smallwood sue us? Go buy the new Maiden DVDs “Early Days” and “Death on the Road” and worship the real thing. We are only the second best Iron Maiden show.
2. When did you start playing your instrument, and have you ever done any original projects?
(Scott) I play a little guitar, but have been singing for 20 something years. I have recorded with a bunch of progressive metal type bands and am currently recording with a band called Windwraith. We have a second CD coming out somewhere in
(Bobby)I started playing at around 13 which means I’ve been wallowing in obscurity for over 20 years now. There are some interesting originals at www.myspace.com/buttcrust though. The Crust is a must!
3. If you had to pay tribute to someone else besides Iron Maiden, who would it be and why?
(Scott) I don’t know how popular they’d be, but a
(Bobby)It would have to be a band that no one has already paid tribute to. I think there are only two left, so I would choose between Tuff and Fastway. Actually, I’d love to do a Queensryche tribute.
4. Name the 3 highest points & the 3 lowest points for Live after Death:
Highs: (Scott) Playing at The Vanderbilt on
(Bobby) Our 3 trips to Puerto Rico and playing BB Kings in Times Square, and being introduced by Eddie Trunk (LEGENDARY NY METAL DJ),Plus, gracing the pages of the Metal Sludge website is definitely a highlight. We all love the site. I will take a picture of my computer screen and cherish it forever.
Lows: (Scott) We drove 5 hours up to
(Bobby) Starting a set at a bowling alley on
5. Who has the biggest cock in the band and who has the smallest?
(Chicks wanna know including our own Queen Donna Anderson)
(Bobby)The three guys not taking part in this interview all have embarrassingly small genitals, while I need two drum thrones behind my drum set – one to sit on and another to rest my giant mule on.
(Scott) Yeah, I’m huge,too
Actually guys we’re betting that this mascot
Sponge is probably hung bigger than the whole band!
6. Pick your Poison:
Warrant or Firehouse =
(Bobby) WARRANT because I have a body resembling Jani Lane’s on Celebrity Fit Club. Their third album was actually their best, I thought.
(Scott)WARRANT – Jani Lane had a pretty cool voice and Uncle Tom’s Cabin was kinda heavy.
Bruce Dickinson or Paul D’ianno =
Piece of Mind or Number of the Beast =
(Bobby) PIECE OF MIND. I can remember being 12 and looking at the lyrics to “To Tame a Land” while eating Fruit Loops for breakfast and wondering what they hell they were talking about.
(Scott) THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST – The first Maiden album I ever bought The
cover is cooler,too. I actually first bought it just for the cover
Glam or Goth =
(Bobby) GLAM – because the girls are hotter.
(Scott) Goth – because those girls he’s talking about are actually guys
Beer drinkin’ or Bitch Slappin’ =
(Bobby) BEER DRINKIN
(Scott) Bitch slappin
7. What is your favorite and least favorite Iron Maiden songs to play live and why?
(Bobby)Least Fav’s : Wrathchild, Trooper,– They are just so played out, yet they are the songs people always yell for. No one ever yells out “Where Eagles Dare”, which I love. I also like “Killers”
(Scott) Icarus and Run to the Hills have become least favs because we play them every show and it gets repetitive. I love new songs like Paschendale, 666 is still a great song, Children of the Damned has some real singing on it.
8. What was the biggest crowd, and the biggest pay check Live After Death ever played for?
(Scott) Biggest crowds were about 1100-1200 people at The Hard Rock Café in
(Bobby) Strangely we were paid 1200.OO dollars for a show in Massachusettes in 2001 that was one of our lowest attended. I remember the bar didn’t make enough from that night’s receipts to pay us and I had to go into some back storeroom with the owner and bouncers where they literally had a safe behind a picture and he counted out the rest for me. I thought he and the bouncers were going to do me and Scott ‘Joe Pesci -Casino style’ and bury us in a field. Anyway, we had a booking agent at the time and she told us a contract was a contract (note to those interested: We come cheaper now)
9. Has any member, Ex. member, hired gun, roadie, old or new from the band Iron Maiden ever attended one of your shows? Or better yet, got up and jammed with Live After Death?
(Bobby) No, but an old bass player of ours is a roadie for King’s X, who once toured with Dream Theater, who just did shows with Maiden in Europe, so we’re practically on a first name basis with Steve Harris and the boys.
10. The Last of Live After Death..
Last time you guys blew up a PA system =
(Scott)I don’t think we blew it up but some slamdancer/mosh types landed on one
and blew it up at a show on Long Island at a now closed pit called The King’s Club. We played 3 songs and got paid for a full show.
Last time you drove more than 5 hours for a gig =
(Bobby)To Jaxx in West
Last time you saw Iron Maiden live in concert =
(Bobby) DANCE OF DEATH TOUR HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM JANUARY 2004
(Scott)Give Me Ed tour at Jones Beach Amphitheater Summer 2003 and soon to be
at Ozzfest in
Last meal you ate as a band on the road =
(Scott) Did we? I thought it was sometime in 1997.
Last new Iron Maiden song you learned =
(Scott)PASCHENDALE from the DANCE of Death album. Although Nick, Rob and
Greg would probably say I still haven’t.
Thanks a lot to Metal Sludge. This was awesome.
Lead Singer of Live After Death doing his best Bruce!
Visit the guys on Myspace @ http://www.myspace.com/liveafterdeathny
Two Minutes to Sludge
The questions were answered by Live After Death singer Scott Oliva and drummer Bobby Riegger.