Mar.21 / 2014

Find out what the highlight of Matt’s career was in this week’s M3 Countdown blog

This week’s show has everything from chats with Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves and Childish Gambino to news about the little known Nirvana drummer who lost his spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame via a text message…A TEXT MESSAGE! However, it’s the Seinfeld-esque colliding of worlds that has me living in a dream.

Eighteen years ago, I answered an ad in the St. John’s telegram for a band looking for a singer. A week later I found myself with demo tape in hand, knocking on the door of the drummer’s house in the middle of the day. He answered, half asleep, in his underwear, and behind him were a string of others in a similar state of attire…just not awake yet.

A few weeks later, I was in the band and my life would never be the same; in fact that first meeting was a pretty apt drop of foreshadowing for what the next 12 years of my life would become; one big blur of morning-afters that could only have come from the sort of nights that we experienced.

That drummer’s name was Mike Rowe and together in the band Bucket Truck, we went on an indescribable journey of creative and debaucherous proportions from Pouch Cove to France, from Slayer to Refused. Today Mike, a.k.a. Michael Rowe, is known as Deadshot on what’s being called the best comic book based TV series of all time; Arrow. I’ve interviewed a lot of people over the years but to sit face-to-face with one of my best friends in the world, a guy who I have been to hell and back with, was the highlight of my career. It’s me dropping the mic. It’s the fulfillment of one circle. I’ve literally been researching for this interview for half of my life.

Thanks for listening,
Johnny Drama

Tune in to M3 Countdown this Saturday, March 22 at 6E/3P right here on M3.


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