Posts Tagged ‘recording’
Jackson Rathbone is most famous for his role as Jasper Hale in ‘Twilight’ and ‘New Moon’ movies, but he is also a working musician touring and recording with Ben Johnson, Ben Graupner and Jared Anderson and their band 100 Monkeys. The guys of 100 Monkeys recently gave an interview to Starshine Magazine about their music and touring and what it’s like having fans of ‘Twilight’ show up.
How has “Twilight” mania affected the band’s popularity?
Jackson: It’s definitely gotten us some attention, but I think the main thing is our lives shows. People get to –
Jared: – escape into a fun land. Enjoy good music.
Jackson: Yeah, we like to have a good time. That’s what we’re always trying to do – play music for as many people as possible.
Jared: Hopefully, they come in ready to rock out and have some fun. That’s all you can expect.
Ben G: If you scream loud enough, we’ll make up a song that you decide what it’s called. Things like guitar picks and sweat.
The group really has a unique point of view when making music – using improv to jump start their creative spark. Most bands are too self-conscienous and image oriented to do spontaneous, off-the-cuff music.
Rathbone also hints about ‘New Moon’ saying it’s going to be ‘raging’ and he also gives a brief mention to ‘The Last Airbender’ he just finshed with M. Night Shyamalan calling it ‘epic’ and ‘beautiful.’ I absolutely love watching Jackson and can’t wait for his part to be expanded in the Twilight series. I am also looking forward to his turn as Sokka in ‘The Last Airbender.’ It sounds like it’s gonna be a fantastic live-action version of the animated series.
Check out the band’s official page for tour dates and music info here.
Tags: 100 monkeys, actor, bands, ben graupner, ben johnson, film, image, improv, Jackson Rathbone, jared anderson, jasper cullen, m. night shyamalan, movie, Music, New Moon, recording, starshine magazine, the last airbender, tour, Twilight
Posted in Jackson Rathbone | 1 Comment »