One On One With Mitch Lafon - PAUL LAINE & BRIAN VOLLMER

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Ep. 213 of One On One With Mitch Lafon featuring Canadian singers Paul Laine and Brian Vollmer

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Former Danger Danger singer Paul Laine as well as Helix's Brian Vollmer join Mitch for episode 213 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

In the episode's first interview singer Paul Laine discussed his new The Defiants (band & album) featuring Bruno Ravel & Rob Marcello, the infamous Danger Danger Cockroach album and subsequent lawsuit, his time with Danger Danger, his country career, DarkHorse, manager Bruce Allen and much more.

Quotes from the Paul Laine interview:

How the Defiants came about (time: 5.24): "We just went, 'Let's write a record together and see if we like the songs.' I didn't see past the end of the album."

Danger Danger: "My years in Danger Danger; it was a great band to be in. Live the band is fantastic."

On joining Danger Danger (time: 9.39): "One day I get a phone call and they said, 'You know Ted is gone and we have permission from Sony to take you on. Are you in? At the time I was in the middle of a lawsuit with the whole Bruce Allen thing and I said, 'Yes.'"

Quitting Danger Danger repeatedly (time 25.00:) "Every single record I did with Danger Danger was my last record. Danger Danger is Danger Danger and I don't see us really moving forward. I would go start on my next solo record. Every time I was done. That's why those records sound differently. I would start writing these songs and Danger Danger would call me up and they'd be like, 'We got a record deal. Are you in?' Ummm, 'Dudes, I'm doing something completely different. So, I would give them my songs and they would come with their songs and we'd put out this record. Then we'd get a tour and now I'm on the road. So, you come off the road and go, 'OK, I'm going to finish this (solo) record.' Then another record deal came in and they're like, 'well we need your three songs.' 'Ah, fuck! Fine."

For more about Paul Laine visit:
TWITTER: @mrpaullaine

In this episode's second interview Helix's Brian Vollmer gives us an update on all things Helix including working on new music, the band's longevity and much more.

The Interview starts at the 46.02 minute mark.

Quote from the Brian Vollmer interview: Touring (time 54.58): "The bar scene is pretty much dead in Canada. I really wonder where young bands are going to learn their craft. We learned how to play our instruments, how to sing, and just to mature as musicians & individuals while we were on their out there on the road."

For more about about Brian Vollmer visit:
Twitter: @helixtheband