Ever wondered what the story behind the man on the drums is? Get to know Will Hunt, your favorite drummer! Will sat down to answer some of your questions. Read on to see what he has to say then check out the tour dates HERE to see when you can see him on the kit in a town near you.
Q. What’s your favorite song to play on stage?
A. Currently, “The Other Side” is my fave, although we just put “Disappear” in the show and that’s a lot of fun. I like playing anything that’s got a heavy groove and that I can see the crowd getting off on.
Q. What was your first kit and how did you get it?
A. My first kit was something my Dad got me that didn’t even have a name and was probably comprised of several different brands. It was literally held together by shoe string and duct tape- I’m not even exaggerating! But! It worked and made me love playing. The 1st real kit I got was a CB700 kit (an offshoot entry level brand of Pearl that I don’t think is around any more) that I mowed lawns in the scorching Florida summer for. I earned that damn thing!! It was awesome- red wine finish, four toms, one floor tom, kick drum, snare……..it was like a mini Peter Criss drumkit and I felt on top of the world. Let’s just say it continued to feed the sickness!!Lol!
Q. What’s your must have food on the road?
A. Catering, because it’s free!! Sometimes it’s low level public school lunchroom food, bet hey, that’s part of the adventure isn’t it??!
Q. Have you passed on your rock music love to your daughter or what does she like to listen to?
A. Laila loves music in general. She’s into everything from Skrillex, to One Direction, to of course Justin Bieber. Yes, that’s right, Justin Bieber……..as are most 11 year old girls!lol! I personally don’t care what she jams to as long as she’s jammin’! One of her faves that we both really enjoy and love watching and listening to is Michael Jackson. She’s been a fan ever since I showed her the Thriller video around Halloween 5 or 6 years ago. I love turning her onto stuff like that and watching her smile……coolest ever!!
Q. Who first inspired you to be a drummer?
A. My dad, he’s a great guitar player and encouraged me to play something. There was always music playing in my house, all kinds. As far as drummers, Peter Criss of Kiss, Ringo Starr of the Beatles, and John Bonham. Then I got into My hero Tommy Lee…….still to me the greatest rock drummer on the planet. Sure, there’s guys that are more technically adept, or faster, or whatever, but that’s not what I love listening to.
Listen to some of Will’s favorite tracks on Spotify below!