-Interview- Fuzzripper (10/18/22)

Fuzzripper talks about having their own distinct sound, the Tennessee music scene and much more.


Sounds like: Metal
From: Tennessee

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Fuzzripper" and is there any meaning behind it?

I think it all really started in 6th grade when I saw a KISS album for the first time. Then I heard the music and was hooked. Later on I got into Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Judas Priest. Those riffs really shaped me as a guitar player. I came up with the band name because of fuzz distortion and Jack the Ripper.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

A unique experience for sure. We pride ourselves on having a sound that’s kind of it’s own. The riffs, the melodies, the live show.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

If Black Sabbath and Judas Priest got into 80s synths.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Metallica, Megadeth, and Ghost.

5. How has Covid affected what you do?

Music unfortunately, but fortunately isn’t our bread and butter.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Hard Rock?

I think there are a lot of great bands out there. New and old still doing it. Uncle Acid, Mastodon, Haunt. There are some really cool things accessible to fans right now.

7. What's the current music scene like there in Tennessee?

Our scene comes and goes. There is strong and weak seasons. Overall I’m proud of it though.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

It could definitely be better. Playing live and publishing seems like the only way to survive as a career band. It is great that physical items are cool again. People want vinyl and cassette tapes. I think that’s rad.

9. What’s next for Fuzzripper?

All the songs have been written for the next album. The other guys are currently learning the tracks and we are working that up. They are some super cool songs and we can’t wait to get it out.

10. Any shoutouts?

For sure. Our local music and vinyl stores are amazing.