Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

XS ROCK

Interviews

Interview With Brad Krug From Wicked Love

Interview With Brad Krug From Wicked Love

XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements?

Brad: We just played a show last night at the Music Farm in downtown Charleston! We had a great time and appreciate everyone who came out! We have 2 local shows coming up in December and then hitting the studio hard after the near year.

XS ROCK: How long has the band been together?

Brad: We formed in 2015, had a 6-ish year hiatus, and recently reformed last year!

XS ROCK: What was your main motivation for starting or being in a band?

Brad: When the opportunities came up for me to join others creating music, I couldn’t turn it down. The idea of being up on stage doing something I love and pursuing my passion is an unmatched feeling.

XS ROCK: Which do you prefer? Writing new songs and recording or playing for a live audience?

Brad: This is a hard one! I Iike both equally. I love the creative vibes that happen when we write new material. I feel like recording makes me a better player overall because everything has to be perfect and precise. Playing in front of a live audience is an amazing feeling. Seeing people rock out to your songs is extremely enjoyable and fulfilling!

XS ROCK: Do you have any outrageous tour stories from the road? If so, please fill us in.

Brad: We haven’t had the opportunity to go on any tours yet, but we are ready and eager! Hopefully we will have some crazy stories for you guys in the near future.

XS ROCK: What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever received from one of your fans?

Brad: I honestly haven’t had any weird or strange requests yet but I’m sure I will eventually.

XS ROCK: Were your parents supportive of your aspirations to play in a rock band?

Brad: Absolutely! My parents have always been my biggest supporters with not only music, but with everything in my life.

XS ROCK: What are your favorite tracks to play live?

Brad: I like playing them all to be honest. If I had to choose… Let Me Go, Wicked Love, and Red Light Lady are my favorite tracks to play live! Red Light Lady is a new song that has not yet been recorded, stay tuned!

XS ROCK: Which band or artist inspired you to perform? Why?

Brad: I have many influences and inspirations, but the greatest of them all would have to be Ratt. I used to watch videos of them when I was younger and I always thought they looked so awesome on stage.

XS ROCK: If you could design a dream tour for your band, who would be on the bill?

Brad: Oof another hard one! Ratt, Night Ranger, Winger, and Firehouse.

XS ROCK: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?

Brad: One of my best accomplishments would have to be being a dad. I’m a parent to two boys and getting to be a guide for them and seeing life through their eyes means the world to me. My youngest has a passion for music also and loves watching me play, which is a motivator for me in what I do.

XS ROCK: If you weren’t performing in a band what kind of career do you think you would have?

Brad: I probably would’ve chosen to become a firefighter or something in that field. I have a passion for helping others in any way I can.

XS ROCK: What type of equipment do you use for live shows?

Brad: I use a Jackson Pro HT6 for my axe & I run it through a ISP Theta MSX.

XS ROCK: What do you think of the current music scene?

Brad: Locally, I think the scene is alive and supportive, but, needs more genre diversity.

XS ROCK: For anyone that doesn’t know you, what would they be surprised to know about you?

Brad: My girlfriend had me try a peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich and very surprisingly, I ended up really liking it. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!

XS ROCK: If someone had never heard you before, how would you describe your sound?

Brad: I would say that we’re high energy rock and roll.

XS ROCK: Is there anything that you’d like to promote or say to your fans out there?

Brad: We’re going to be hitting the studio again at the beginning of the year, keep an ear out for new music and follow us on social media to get our latest show dates! Our website (www.wickedlovemusic.com) has a link to our Spotify as well as our Facebook & Instagram with the option to subscribe to our newsletter for future wicked news!

XS ROCK: Thanks again for taking the time to talk with XS Rock!

Brad: Thank you for the opportunity!

https://www.wickedlovemusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wickedloveband

You May Also Like

Hard Rock & Metal

Recently, I received an advanced release for Josh Todd & The Conflict’s debut album, “Year Of The Tiger”. Most of you probably know Josh...

Featured Articles

During the 80’s hard rock ruled the airwaves. Quiet Riot’s Metal Health became the first #1 metal album of all time. Soon after the...

Hard Rock & Metal

Britny Fox was formed in 1985 with “Dizzy” Dean Davidson on vocals, former Cinderella drummer Tony Destra, former Cinderella guitarist Michael Kelly Smith and...

Featured Articles

For every Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Van Halen, There were many other bands that were really good, but somehow didn’t quite make it...

Hard Rock & Metal

You can buy the new digital single using the name your price structure at the link below: ‘Dead Or Alive’ – GEORGE LYNCH &...

Featured Articles

01. Stryper-Stryper has to be at the top of this list. Not because I think they’re the best, but because their contribution to Christian...

Hard Rock & Metal

Kix was scheduled for two nights for back-to-back shows in Leesburg Virginia. Fans report that after Jimmy’s drum solo, he instantly fell unconscious. Chalfant...

Hard Rock & Metal

Formed in 1982 by Tom Keifer and Eric Brittingham, Cinderella was one of the biggest bands of the ’80s rock and metal era.  Following several...

Hard Rock & Metal

After guitarist Jake E. Lee was fired from Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band, Badlands was formed when Lee recruited bassist Greg Chaisson, former Black Sabbath...

Check Out DDR Records

80s Rock & Pop

Pop Superstar Cher Isn't Turning Back Time With New Boyfriend Who's 40 Years Younger Than Her

80s Rock & Pop

pop superstar Cher, who’s 76 years old has let the world know that she has a new boyfriend. A boyfriend named Alexander Edwards who...

Enjoy This Turkey From The 1980s! Enjoy This Turkey From The 1980s!

80s Rock & Pop

MTV blasted out music videos 24/7 during the 80s. Not all of them were great or even marginally good. But some were just plain...

Tom Petty Estate Pursues Legal Action Against Kari Lake's Use Of "I Won't Back Down" in Campaign Tom Petty Estate Pursues Legal Action Against Kari Lake's Use Of "I Won't Back Down" in Campaign

80s Rock & Pop

Tom Petty Estate Pursues Legal Action Against Kari Lake's Use Of "I Won't Back Down" in Campaign

80s Rock & Pop

80s rock superstar Rick Springfield has announced the following special box set to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of his hit album “Working Class Dog”...

Legendary Rockers Foreigner Announces Farewell Tour Legendary Rockers Foreigner Announces Farewell Tour

80s Rock & Pop

Foreigner hits the tour circuit to bid farewell to a long-running career. The opening band for the tour will be none other than Loverboy....

Alternative-Punk-Electronic

Watch The New Video for "You Don't Fool Me" By Classic U.K. Punks Vice Squad

Alternative / Punk

Vice Squad states: Hail Squaddies! We are pleased to announce that our new EP is ready – we had to plunge our humble abode...

Alternative / Punk

XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? Nate: Our new single “Live, Laugh,...

Wax Trax! Records Announces 30th-Anniversary Reissue of Front Line Assembly's Groundbreaking Studio LP 'Tactical Neural Implant' Wax Trax! Records Announces 30th-Anniversary Reissue of Front Line Assembly's Groundbreaking Studio LP 'Tactical Neural Implant'

Alternative / Punk

Wax Trax! Records has announced a 30th-anniversary reissue of Front Line Assembly’s ‘Tactical Neural Implant.’ This 1992 groundbreaking album (their sixth full-length studio LP) has been...

FISHBONE'S Angelo Moore Now Has A Limited Edition Statue Available FISHBONE'S Angelo Moore Now Has A Limited Edition Statue Available

Alternative / Punk

Angelo Moore, frontman of the legendary FISHBONE, is now available as a limited edition collectible statue. The statue is limited to 500 numbered units,...

Alternative / Punk

Dim the lights and cue the smoky blue fog. The Cure is taking center stage in your POP! Rocks collection as a 5-pack of...

U.K. Subs To Release 3 CD Box Set Called Rooms Splashed With Blood: 1980​/​1982​/​2008 U.K. Subs To Release 3 CD Box Set Called Rooms Splashed With Blood: 1980​/​1982​/​2008

Alternative / Punk

A monster 3CD box set of unreleased live recordings from punk rock icons UK Subs!Released on November 25th, 2022 • Includes vintage performances from...

Rock News

2 Must-Have Jimi Hendrix Releases

Rock

Jimi Hendrix — Burning Desire On these studio recordings with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles in the wake of the dissolution of the...

Gary Moore Gets ‘A Different Beat ’  released on vinyl for the first time as a Deluxe Edition  Gary Moore Gets ‘A Different Beat ’  released on vinyl for the first time as a Deluxe Edition 

Hard Rock & Metal

Gary MooreOfficial deluxe vinyl album re-issue‘A Different Beat ’ released on vinyl for the first time on December 2nd 2022& Deluxe CDhttps://gary-moore.lnk.to/adifferentbeatPR On 2nd December 2022 BMG...

WATCH NEW URIAH HEEP VIDEO FOR “SAVE ME TONIGHT” WATCH NEW URIAH HEEP VIDEO FOR “SAVE ME TONIGHT”

Hard Rock & Metal

British hard rock legends and progenators Uriah Heep announce the release of their 25th studio album, Chaos & Colour, set for release January 27th,...

JOURNEY ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE RELEASE 'LIVE IN CONCERT AT LOLLAPALOOZA' JOURNEY ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE RELEASE 'LIVE IN CONCERT AT LOLLAPALOOZA'

Rock

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Journey‘s incredible Lollapalooza performance from Chicago, IL, which took place on July 31, 2021, ‘Live...

arly Rock Legend Jerry Lee Lewis Dies arly Rock Legend Jerry Lee Lewis Dies

Rock

Jerry Lee Lewis has died at the age of 87 from natural causes. Lewis was one of the pioneers of rock n’ roll and...

PAUL SABU ANNOUNCES NEW SABU ALBUM, WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'KANDI' PAUL SABU ANNOUNCES NEW SABU ALBUM, WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'KANDI'

Hard Rock & Metal

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of Sabu to the label and the subsequent release of a new album, “Banshee” on...

Hard Rock & Metal News

New Dokken Box Set Being Released New Dokken Box Set Being Released

Hard Rock & Metal

BMG TO ISSUE DOKKEN LP & CD BOX SETS, INCLUDING THEIR 4 CLASSIC ALBUMS The 4 albums that made Dokken one of the ‘80s...

DISMEMBER Make All Their Studio Albums Available On Streaming Services Again! DISMEMBER Make All Their Studio Albums Available On Streaming Services Again!

Hard Rock & Metal

Swedish death metal pioneers DISMEMBER are proud to announce that as of today their entire full-length discography, comprising eight studio albums, is finally available on streaming services...

Hard Rock & Metal

Hydrogyn’s Official site has released the following statement regarding the band: 2003 was a special year. It was in September of that year that...

Happy Birthday To Ratt Vocalist Stephen Pearcy Who Turns 64 Today! Happy Birthday To Ratt Vocalist Stephen Pearcy Who Turns 64 Today!

Hard Rock & Metal

RATT‘S STEPHEN PEARCY to release his anticipated sixth solo record (yet untitled) summer of 2023, following “Legacy”. Pearcy and Erik Ferentinos (longtime lead guitarist...

GOMORRA (feat. guitarist of Destruction) Share Brand New Single "Rule of Fear"! GOMORRA (feat. guitarist of Destruction) Share Brand New Single "Rule of Fear"!

Hard Rock & Metal

Swiss thrash metallers Gomorra will issue their sophomore full-length album, Dealer of Souls, on December 9, 2022 via Noble Demon. The album is available for pre-order HEREWith their blend...