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musician, bright personality, super cool. I loved it. After spending the week between the NAMM show, Venice Beach and Los Angeles, I finished my trip up in San Francisco where I thought it would have been great to actually interview Marq. I had just listened to his new single “D-evil” and I was pumped. The BulletBoys of decades ago had an awesome strong sound, full of energy and adrenaline. So I got on the phone with Munsey, who get me in touch with Marq. I called him as soon as I got back to Italy.

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I had to ask him how the weather in LA was. When he said that it was a sunny, clear February day in Southern California, I closed my eyes and tried to savour every moment of the interview I was having with one of the greatest voices in rock. Isn’t he? I imagined myself there, underneath those palm trees, 63-degree weather. And I started with the questions. I understood right away that he does not want to talk a lot and brag about past victories. I mean, BulletBoys had platinum album sells and they were huge back in the late 80s. Born and raised in Los Angeles Marq didn’t hide anything about his life and let the conversation be very honest. “I wanted to play something new, fresh. I wanted to move on and do the best we can”. “From out of the sky” is a great album, with the single being a strong piece of punk rock. He has been on the scene for 30 years, so one question I really wanted to ask him was the secret of his success. Everyone knows it’s hard to be in the music business for that long. “I just never give up. I have always had a lot of faith. I always wanted something new and I always tried to push the bandNotes to another level, by reinventing ourselves Steel Magazine www.steelnotesmagazine.com

each time. The band I got now is a band of brothers who get this. I didn’t want the band who was remembered for the past. Rock’n’roll is an evolution, change is good and we wanted something fresh”. Wisdom in every answer. Don’t give up, try your best, be proud of your past, but look forward. He was also talking about how a band is all about teamwork. “I see the band as a team rather then an individual act. BulletBoys is a team effort and we have an amazing one. People love the record, we love it as well, and we just enjoy what we are doing. It is not easy to find the right people to work with. They must have the right attitude, they must love doing new things and they need to be focused on the project. I don’t want someone who can ruin all the good work we are trying to do. Music is the main goal.” He underlined that “the D-evil single, for example, is punk rock in your face, which talks about how evil shouldn’t consume you”. The album was made in Southern California, recorded in the studio where the Foo Fighters did all their albums, the 606. “It was magical to work with such great artists – I really have to thank Dave Grohl for this”. Wow, he made me dream. Southern California, sunny weather, rock’n’roll, a great album... pure magic. It took them 3 months to record the disc, but the process was longer. “I didn’t want to force anything. Every piece had to get to the right place, so we took all the time we needed”. Marq is also a perfectionist on stage. “When I’m on stage I wanna make sure that everything is perfect. I feel like when I perform it is the only time in the world that I can control”. Marq speaks with his heart when he talks about his music, it’s pretty clear and vivid. I asked him what BulletBoys mean for him. “Perseverance. Bringing the band to another level”. BulletBoys have already toured the UK, Australia and the US, bringing “From Out Of The Skies” wherever they can. Something else I wanted to know from Marq were his ideas on social media and tech. “I think they have two sides. They have a good part and an evil part. They are a great vehicle to push a band forward, out to people, but they can be extremely dark and negative, and they can bring

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