Alter Bridge was in town to play Le Zénith in Paris to promote their latest album Fortress, I jumped on the opportunity to interview Mark Tremonti. I am a huge fan of his, especially the early albums of Creed so I was thrilled to be able to meet him and talk guitar.
Mark Tremonti interview
Story of the interview
I had a 20min slot scheduled at 3:10pm backstage at Le Zénith. No need to say I was perfectly on time even though there's usually some kind of delay n those circumstances.
The interview took place in one of the rooms you see on the upper left on the picture below.
Halestorm was the opening act and started its show at 8pm. I never heard of Halestorm before the show. I have to admit I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of their show, good soongs, excellent voice from the female singer and very high level of energy throughout the 45min set.
At 9pm sharp, the lights went out again for Alter Bridge this time. Huge guitar sounds as you can guess. The sound of the venue is not super great and was a little to bassy for my taste but still, the quality was there. The band delivered a very solid performance.
It's clear that the machine is running like a well oiled machine.
I had a blast meeting Mark for the first time. He was very nice, it was a pleasure to do the interview with him. Hopefully next time we will be able to do the interview with the guitar in hands.