Interview with Kix founding Guitarist Brian Forsythe
I first started listening to Kix in 2009, after we had Jason “Gong” Jones from Drowning Pool and AM Conspiracy on the show. That Blow My Fuse shirt he wore for the publicity photos from the former’s Desensitized record was an odd and even impulsive choice, yet it looked really cool. That image lives on to this day. Just search for Drowning Pool in Rhapsody. Boom… there it is. Never mind the fact that Drowning Pool has had 2 singers since then.
Over the year, I’ve grown very fond of their music. I even saw them live at the Key Club in West Hollywood for what was the last real live music show in the club’s history. They’ve since changed and become just another lame Vegas style night club that’s only open two days a week. But man… they were great that night. A good friend of mine once told me that Bret Michaels learned all of his stage moves from Kix front man Steve Whiteman. I believe it.
Back in 2009, I was new to this show and the Jason Jones interview was actually the first time I co-hosted with Andrew. There was a lot of discussion about that Kix shirt back then so now it feels almost like things have come full circle (pun definitely not intended Drowning Pool fans) with this spot.
I also remember hearing “Don’t Close Your Eyes” on Hair Nation several years ago and hitting the rewind button over and over again. The chorus in that song sticks with you. A friend was slightly amused the first 4-5 times of hearing me scream “DONT CLOSE YOUR EYE-EEEEE-EYESSSSS!!!!!” You can’t help but sing along to that gem. So good!
Kix is such a great band. Brian “Damage” Forsythe was a very pleasant guest and his skills are undeniable. Check out the new Kix record, Rock Your Face Off, and see these Maryland cats live on a stage near you.
You can download or stream the interview here.