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Interview with Hank3

12 April 2012 8 Comments

By: Andrew

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Hank3 is one of the most prominent musicians to play neotraditional country in a country music market dominated by pop country. In addition to his honky tonk recordings, Hank3’s style alternates between hardcore punk and speed metal. He is a founding member of the punk metal band Assjack, the drummer for the Southern hardcore punk band Arson Anthem, and was the bassist for Pantera singer Phil Anselmo’s band Superjoint Ritual.

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Hank3 released four new albums on September 6, 2011, a mix of country, doom-rock, and speed metal, with a little cattle callin’ here and there. Entitled Ghost to a Ghost/Gutter Town (a 2-disc country record), 3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin’ (a metal record in the newly anointed cattle core genre) and Attention Deficit Domination (a doom rock record), these albums were released on Hank3’s own record label, Hank3 Records (through Megaforce Records), and feature guest appearances by Tom Waits, Les Claypool of Primus, Alan King of Hellstomper, and Williams’ dog, Trooper.

Hank3 is the grandson of legendary country musician Hank Williams Sr. and the son of the great Hank Williams Jr.

Our show with Hank3 has discussions about his DIY approach to music, his new label, the decision to release four albums on one day, the Melvins, and so much more. If you’re unfamiliar with Hank3, this 30-minute listen will get you up to speed.

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The official site of Hank3 will link you throughout his online world.

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  • Carla said:

    I’m not into Hank3’s music in the slightest but man does he look like his granddad. The similarities are surreal.

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  • Assjack said:

    I’m not into Hank3′s music in the slightest but man does he look like his granddad.The similarities are surreal.

    I thought the same thing when he first came on the scene (when I first saw of him). I was like SNAP, HANK SR. DOING SPEED METAL. I was raised on guys like Hank Sr, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Coe etc.

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  • Laura in NJ said:

    He’s cute in a boyish kinda way.

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  • fx blessed said:

    This guy makes crappy a%% music but can’t deny his heritage but like Carla said he so looks like his grandpa. I can’t stand his music but give him all the credit for being so from the heart and DIY

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  • qwerty80 said:

    Loved the spot. Love Hank3.

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  • MTVKilledMusic said:

    I always heard of him. Knew of his lineage but never really took the time to see what he was about did. I had no clue he did all that stuff with Phil. Sounds like a cool dude on the interview.

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  • 103 said:

    Hank3 is a BOSS

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  • Lonewolf912 said:

    dude knows who he is but his music sucks, blazing his own path but never will be as big as his dad or grandfather. but much respect for keepin it real. was at the nyc show and it was so so. own all his records and assjack and they’re pretty good

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