Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Bullet For My Valentine's Matt Tuck about former bassist: "Jay never really had a creative influence on anything we ever did"

Bullet For My Valentine's Matt Tuck was recently interviewed by The Aquarian Weekly, you can read an excerpt below.

About band's split with bassist Jason "Jay" James and addition of Jamie Matthias, Jason's replacement, Matt said: "Jay never really had a creative influence on anything we ever did, you know what I mean? He was just in the band, and so we weren't nervous about writing an album without Jay or anything, because like I said, he was never really a creative force in the band. Obviously, trying to replace him while writing and making a record was… not challenging, but it was something you kind of need during the process, you know? But it was just one of those things that had to happen, and me and the boys wrote and recorded the album just the three of us and while we were doing that we were holding auditions and stuff in the studio. Then Jamie's audition tape came in, so we got him up in the studio and we had a couple of live auditions and that was it, really. The job was done! The transition between him and Jay has been pretty seamless. We've done it in a very respectful, very private manner, so there's been no drama. So it wasn't a rough time, but it was a challenging time trying to replace someone that's been in the band since day one. We knew it had to be right, and thankfully Jamie came along, and even because he's Welsh, as well, something we never thought we'd be able to get, but you know, it just worked out perfect. So, it's all good."

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