Hard Rock & Metal

Q & A With AZ THE WORLD BURNZ

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

JAY TENN: Well, we’ve just wrapped up another recording and music video session for a new song we plan to release soon. Although we don’t have an official release date, be on the lookout for this year’s next summertime hit.  

XS ROCK: So how long has the band been together?  

LOCH 360: We’ve been together just over a year. But we’ve all known and previously worked with each other for 5+ years beforehand. 

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

JAY TENN: Our main motivation came purely from the love of the music. We’re not too concerned about being trendy in hopes to get super rich. We simply just love making good music for a lot of good people. 

XS ROCK: What is your music background? 

JONNY 2 MICS: I have over 25 years of grinding the Rock & Metal scene. 

JAY TENN: I’ve been involved with R&B and HipHop music since I was 10, performing on stages with adults. Since then, I’ve found a love for all genres of music, in particular, classic country and soft rock. 

XS ROCK: What image do you think your music conveys? 

JAY TENN: I think that our image speaks to the masses as we are a very diverse band, in terms of genre expertise. We certainly are the most diverse band I’ve ever been a part of.  

LOCH 360: I think we really exemplify all the unifying possibilities music can bring to different types of people who may also have different musical tastes. 

XS ROCK: What are your current music career goals?  

JONNY 2 MICS: Our current goal is to produce collaboration projects with many artists and bands from all over the musical spectrum. We’ve just teamed up with TAG Publicity and we’re looking to build that seam with bands and artists between the different genres. 

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

LOCH 360: Both. A couple of us really thrive in front of a live audience when it’s just our guitarists and our drummer experimenting melodies and rhythms. And then all of sudden, the magic of a song is born from thin air while we sing over-the-top free verse. The rest of us, including myself, more so flourish in the writing and recording processes. For me, there’s just a particular kind of magic that happens when you start a song off with a blank sheet of paper and let your imagination run free. 

XS ROCK: What are your songs’ lyrics about? (What specific themes do they cover?) 

JAY TENN: Our lyrics really differ from song to song, but they primarily relate to real life, real love, and real losses. 

LOCH 360: We like to cover the up and downs of life. The pain, the celebrations. And kind of give the listener a peek inside the world of an artist with a dream.  

XS ROCK: What is the single most important thing to you as a musician? 

JAY TENN: Musical integrity. I feel if you approach music with a level of passion and originality, as a musician, I’m going to feel you and I’m going to respect your respect. And like me, I know others will too. Being someone you’re not and using music to express that falsehood is super trash. 

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

JAY TENN: Well, we haven’t had many tours as of yet. But there was a time when some man threw his panties at me on stage. Lol 

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

JONNY 2 MICS: The strangest request I’ve received from a fan was when someone asked me to play a song live that I hadn’t rehearsed in years. 

LOCH 360: I got requested to perform a set at a gentlemen’s poker night party. Thus to say, me and the exotic dancers were tipped quite handsomely.  

XS ROCK: Are your friends and family supportive of your choice to play in a rock band? 

JONNY 2 MICS: Absolutely. All our friends and families are completely on board with our venture. They have been very supportive in getting us here. It’s such added motivation to be the best we can be when you have someone, or many people close to you, believing in your success. 

XS ROCK: What advice do you have for new bands trying to get started? 

JAY TENN: My advice for new bands trying to get started would be to not make your music with hopes to make a lot of money. Do it all for the love of the music. 

LOCH 360: And also, stay original. Be yourself. Don’t chase what’s trendy. Become the trendsetter. 

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

LOCH 360: “Pieces of Everything” aka “P.O.E.” and “End of Suffering”. “Lighter Fluid” is always a vibe, too. 

JAY TENN: “Wandering” and “P.O.E.” 

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

LOCH 360: Wow! So many to name. The group that comes to mind, who are extremely inspirational to us, would be Boyz II Men. Like them, I feel we have a huge crossover appeal over many genres, ultimately defining a whole new genre in itself. I’m not sure what that is yet but I think a lot of people will embrace our style of art. 

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

JAY TENN: Hands down Bruno Mars. Him and his band have the best live performance shows ever! 

JONNY 2 MICS: I’d have to say Post Malone. He has that rock/rap edge that I think would complement our style very well. 

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

LOCH 360: I think our greatest accomplishment thus far would be the release of “End of Suffering”. It was a project in which we collaborated with 9 times platinum selling guitarist Elias Tannous of the group Crazy Town (best known for their international hit “Butterfly”). It was also a tribute song to our fellow band member who just recently passed away. 

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

JAY TENN: I’d be a gynecologist for celebrities. 

LOCH 360: I’d be a label exec. I feel like there’s so much great talent around us. We’ve got to be attracting it. I just want everybody to get their shot at telling their story to the world. 

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

JONNY 2 MICS: Shure microphones is our weapons of choice. 

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

JAY TENN: I think that Rock is on its way back to the forefront of popular music. You can even find little elements of Rock in almost every genre of music today if you listen closely. 

LOCH 360: I think more and more artists/bands are experimenting with fusing genres until soon it will be the new norm in music. 

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

LOCH 360: Of the four of us combined, we pack in over 100 years of musical experience into every song. 

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

LOCH 360: We just want to thank everybody who has been supporting us since day one, through rehearsals, shows, photo shoots, etc. We appreciate each and every one of you. And to our future fans, please go check out our newest release “End of Suffering” official music video on YouTube. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Tik Tok. That’s “Az The World Burnz” across the board.  

XS ROCK: Thanks again for taking the time to talk with us at XSROCK 

LOCH 360: Thank you for having us. We really appreciate it! 

AZ THE WORLD BURNZ” Member Line-Up 

JONNY 2 MICS 

JAY TENN 

LOCH 360 

ANGEL SHANE 

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