Guitarist of 'Prophets Of Addiction' & 'Trash Gallery' that took
place late March, 2012.
By Glenn Milligan
did you originally come from in the USA and what was it like there growing
up as an aspiring guitarist?
I grew up in a tiny town called Saco, in the great state of Maine. It
was fun growing up there playing guitar. The population was dismal,
but there were plenty of people to play with.
influenced you to play guitar?
My cousins Mike and Marc. They were twins and Marc played drums and
Mike played bass. They taught me to play 'Smoke On The Water' when I
was 7, took me out to their jam shack, and we jammed on it. That's all
were your favourite guitar players in general?
I always loved Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix. The Young Brothers
in AC/DC. I could make this list go on forever but I have stuff to do
were your first gigs like playing in a band and what did you play songwise?
80's hair band covers with some originals. We played at parties locally
or would rent a local hall and try to put a show on.
you realise it was the job for you in life and how did you go from cover
bands to playing in an original band?
I realised when Ijammed with my cousins that first time. I always played
originals - even in the cover bands.
the 1st original band you were proud of being part of and why - what
were the highlights of this?
'Cheerleader' back in the late 90's. We lived in boston. The highlights
were recording, playing shows in a band that I thought was great.
did you 1st meet up with Lesli Sanders back in the day - I understand
you were a member of City Girls Boys?
Yea! I played in CGB - that was a blast. Les and I met through an add
in a local L.A. paper. He needed a guitarist and needed a band. We hit
it off immediately when we met.
the best parts of being in that band and what stories do you have from
those days worth talking about?
Well, I loved the music we did, Les is a great songwriting machine.
I'm sure there are plenty of stories, but it's all a bit of a blur...haha
How did you
become a member of one of the line-ups of 'Pretty Boy Floyd' and get
to get record the 'Size Really Does Matter' album?
I was playing guitar with Les' band and 'Floyd needed a guitarist. So
Les had me meet Steve 'Sex' Summers and we just went from there. We
had someone giving us a couple dollars to record, I happened to be in
the band at the time, so we recorded.
is your fave on the album and what influenced it?
I love the song 'Earth Girls', maybe the influence is in the
song title, I'm not sure.
have been memorable as a member of 'Pretty Boy Floyd' and why?
I can't remember any of them. Haha!! Joke. It was nice opening for Poison.
They were all fun wherever we were.
your fave tours been and why?
Hard to say. They're all great fun and we get to hang and meet a sh*tload
of cool people.
Tell us about
the other bands you've been part of and what happened to them such as
Model Saint etc?
I've played in too many to mention. Modelsaint are going strong. Great
album I highly recomend. They're about to go out on the road with Ministry
in the states.
How did you
later become a member of 'Prophets Of Addiction', again with Lesli Sanders
and what have been the highlights of the UK/Europpean Tour?
Well, it just sort of happened, Les and I being together again. It's
unavoidable I think. We were kind of made to play together. Highlights
of the tour, I'd just have to say playing for the folks.
What do you
miss about Europe and the UK and how would you say it differs from your
part of the USA?
UK - Idid not miss the food. Haha! I love everywhere I get to go and
play. It's what I live for. My part of the USA is Hollywood/Los Angeles.
It's a whole world of its own.
you currently up to at the moment?
Well, i'm in a small town outside of Toronto, Canada gearing up for
a German tour in April, playing guitar for my new pals, 'Trash Gallery'.
Tour dates are on their facebook and myspace page. Just go to facebook
and do a search for them. It's some good rock 'n' roll!! Go check it
What is next
as the Guitarist in 'Prophets Of Addiction'?
We'll see what happens.
What do you
like and dislike about Hollywood?d
for you personally?
I love Hollywood. I'd rather not focus on dislikes.
you have done if you weren't a guitarist in a band?
do you like to do outside playing the guitar and why?
Are you really asking this? Should I give you the R or X version.
been the coolest places to hang out in and why?
Well, its to hard to choose. major cities are always outstanding, but
there's a wonderful calming charm to the smaller more secluded spots.
been the best Hollywood nights out and who with?
Way too many to pick from. Let's just say they're often very interesting.
I'm preferring more going out to a play or a fun night of bowling and
pinball these days as opposed to chillin' at the Rainbow and getting
blindly f*ck*d up - lthough that's still fun once and a while though!
What is the
craziest most rock and roll things you have done - sober or otherwise
and how did it turn out?
O h come on, my Mom's gonna read this!!
you describe the guitar style of Tchad Drats?
I'd prefer to have someone else describe it. Style may be a bit of a
stretch - it's just Rock 'N' Roll guitar.
you say your have changed as a person over the years since you've been
in the business a few years now?
Bigger, stronger, faster and with a general distrust for most people.
you most proud of so far both musically and in life in general?
Musically? Places I've gotten to go from the simple blessing of rock
'n' roll album recorded and having the balls to follow a dream.
Life in general? Conquering many demons and many, many obstacles on
my journey to be a better person.
things would you like to talk about that I've not mentioned?
Enough about me, let's talk about you.
you like to say to anyone reading this interview?
Thanks for reading!! I hope to be playing in your town real soon and
be sure to come up and introduce yourself.
See you on the road!!!
Thanks Glenn! Stay in touch.
sure to check out Tchad Drats while on tour with Trash Alley if you
get a chance!!