Rebel Train's interview
by Philippe Archambeau - August 2002
When and in which conditions has REBEL TRAIN has been created ?
Rebel Train was formed in November 1997 when I moved home from a three year stay in Memphis Tennessee.
Where do your main influence come from ?
Our main influences include Pride and Glory (Zakk Wylde), Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Topp, Stevie Ray Vaughan and lots of others including country and metal.
Who compose the songs ?
I write the framework for most of the songs but we all get together and play them. Everyone in the band adds great ideas.
Do you live by the music ?
We live for the music! We earn most of our living playing three to five nights a week. However, the music scene is not thriving like it used to be so we supplement our incomes with other projects. Rock and Roll is not dead so we don't worry about it being on top again soon.
Do you feel like a "Southern Man" ( in a general way ) ?
I ha. ve always had a southern influence. Especially so after living in Memphis (Mid South USA).
Have you already opened a concert for a great band ( as Lynyrd Skynyrd or Molly Hatchet ) If no, do you hope it and for who ?
We have opened for some great bands like Edgar Winter, Head East, Bullet Boys, Tora Tora and Every Mother's Nightmare. They were all great guys and just like all our shows we had a great time.
Is REBEL TRAIN released in Europe ? Would you like to come and play in Europe ?
We have a lot of CDs distributed in Europe and we are always looking to add more. We have not played their yet but we hope to in the future.
You did a great cover of "Saturday Night Special" on your album. Why did you decide to to it ?
Yes. We have always loved Skynyrd and we wanted to pay tribute. Of course we cannot hold a candle to their version but we wanted to show everyone our respect for their music.
In your opinion what can we hope to REBEL TRAIN ?
We are currently writing and getting ready to record our third CD. What we have written so far looks to be our best yet. I think it's absolutely going to kick some ass!