American Acid is a hard rock band from Roc City NY. They play in your face RNR !!!! Doug Mac on Bass and Vocals, Michael Shadders on Guitars, Adam Mortier on Drums. They have been together For 17 Years and
have played all over and with many acts including: Lita Ford, Trapt, Fuel and many others. American Acid is currently out supporting their new CD "Born To Rock!" but took time to be interviewed for The Underground.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Hard Rock, Metal
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
We were just shooting ideas around and it sounded cool...no deep meaning just rock and roll baby!
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Ac/dc, Motorhead, Ufo all 70's hard rock bands were a big influence
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
We Are Currently Writing New Materiel and going to Record 6 New Songs Early March
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Just Want To get Our Music Heard by People and maybe get some Radio play.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Paid my Dues Its just a Cool In Your Face Groovy Tune
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus far?
Getting our Music Out To people who would never have heard us
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Sit down Grab a Guitar And Just Hit A Few Power Chords and see what sounds and feels good...Then I put lyrics down. Or Mike does the Same.. He plays a few riffs and we build off that.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Not much we are old school we still go out and play clubs and venues all over the east coast
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Airbourne, Blackstone Cherry, blackberry Smoke, Kiss, UFO, Michael Shenker Group
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was a Baby On the bottle
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Just Do what you want don't follow trends...Be true to yourself
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
More Hard rock and metal Bands its a great Music and never gets its respect.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
It’s the Only Way to go There is only one you..why not be that..no fun in trying to be or sound like someone else
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
We Are A real Band And brothers.. we have been playing together for 18 years off and on...we do it because we love music and writing songs and that's it ...our main objective is to share that with people who love Rock and Roll as much as us...we are Fans too!!
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