Seven Questions In Heaven With God Damn

Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven with Ash from God Damn!

Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
NME once described us as a mix between The Pixies, Melvins and Bleach- era Nirvana. I'm quite happy with that.

Who are your musical influences and idols?
There's a whole lot of influences, I need to try and not just talk about drummers, though. Musically I guess anyone from John Lennon, to Kurt Cobain, to Billy Joel, they all wrote amazing music in their own unique style. They all influenced my music taste today. Drums-wise, I would say John Bonham, Dave Grohl and Travis Barker, I could list a page full of people, but I'm not going to bore you.

What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
Unashamedly, The Marshall Mathers LP. I loved it, I still have it around somewhere. I remember having to send my granddad Bob in to buy it for me as I was under age, obviously I didn't tell him about the "explicit content." Can you imagine how funny it would be to see an old man buying an Eminem album?

What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
We have played our fair share of house parties in our time, and we love them. We haven't played one for a while but the last one we did ended with people crowd surfing in the living room.

What's the first thing you look for when you hit a new town?
Probably a rest room after a long journey, only joking. I have an obsession with finding sports stadiums, especially soccer.

If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
Black Country Tub Thumper. The area we are from in the UK is known as the Black Country due to its industrial past, and tub thumper is another name for a drummer. 

Final question: You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
I'm going to choose 5 bands who I would want on the bill. The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queens Of The Stone Age, Nirvana and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Final jam, that's a hard one, I would say "Moby Dick," just so I could see the Bonzo drum solo.

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