It took 50 years for the electric mayhem band to record their debut studio album, a process that's being chronicled in a new Disney+ series The Muppets Mayhem, Veteran feel rockers are normally late bloomers: it wasn't until 2016 that Dr. Teeth, Animal, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Zoot and Lips made their live concert debuts at San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival. And the timing of their new LP is interesting, given that pop and hip-hop currently dominate the charts and streaming services, and many pundits claim “rock is dead.”
However, speaking further The Muppets Mayhempremiere, bandleader/keyboardist/singer Dr. Teeth assured Yahoo Entertainment, “The rumors of The Rock's demise have been greatly exaggerated. There's no way that can buy The Rock Farm, because we've been kicking it nonstop for decades!
“I don't think rock can ever die. It's a timeless genre that continues to evolve and attract new fans,” says bassist Floyd.
,rock rock rock rock, shouts out drummer Animal, summarizing the long-running band's philosophy, while Teeth explains, “Animal is Never Go Stop Rockin'.”
Animal dismissed decades-old rumors that he based his ferocious drumming style on The Who's Keith Moon, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, or perhaps Ginger Baker of Cream, responding, “Thigh, bon, drum style? No. No! drum style [is] Animal Style!”
“Animal Origins, You Know What I'm Saying?” Floyd clarifies, to which Teith says, “Yeah, actually. You know, actually, I believe the inspirational order is flipped: Have you Sometimes eyed a drummer Not there Impressed by our beloved pack animal?
“Yeah! Beast Good Impact!” shouts the red-haired rhythm-keeper.
Janice, as a woman in rock who started out in the '70s and played lead guitar, didn't have many female peers back in the day. But she also worked with Tina Turner, Debbie Harry, Linda Ronstadt, Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, “and oh, Ladybird Johnson, of course!” (When Floyd points out that Ladybird Johnson was not a musician, Janice points out, “Totally, but she was such a role model, you know?”)
There's no doubt that, like Animal, Janice has inspired an entire generation, especially a generation of young girls, to pursue music (and even watch it go to pieces). picked up the guitar after) the muppet show, But when Yahoo Entertainment asked her to share stories of female artists who name-checked her as an influence, Janice humbly replied, “Well, like, recently I saw an artist, Who created a totally amazing design in my vegan frothy half cup double soy latte this morning. He's a true trailblazer.”
Over the years, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem have worked with everyone from Alice Cooper and Janice's aforementioned heroine Debbie Harry to Miley Cyrus and Weezer, and The Muppets Mayhem The series will feature extensive musical cameos that showcase the band's universal appeal, including Chris Stapleton, Kesha, Lil Nas X, The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles, Ziggy Marley, Zedd, Paula Abdul, Steve Aoki, Are. Puppet-headed Deadmau5, and of course a drummer that Animal would cite as a major influence, tommy lee. But Floyd says he and his bandmates have “a list of dream collaborators 15 miles long,” so it looks like they're already making up for lost time with their all-star follow-up. Looking forward to recording the album and avoiding that dreaded sophomore slump.
“Oh, for Sure” Janice says, revealing that she would love to work with Olivia Rodrigo, Harry Styles, Lizzo, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars, while Tithe's wishlist includes Bono, The Weeknd, Stevie Wonder and even That includes Sir Paul McCartney. Can you imagine that? It's really time to play the music and light up.
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