Axminster – Interview

PD: What type of artist are you?

A: Hard rock band from Boston, MA


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

A: Winter of 1983, Boston, MA is when it all got started. We had regional airplay, a few regional hits, headlined clubs, got some great reviews and did gigs with bands like Metallica, Extreme, Twisted Sister, Molly Hatchet, Foghat and Lita Ford all through the 80’s.

We played everywhere they let us! Our kind of rock as you know, was all but banished from the traditional airwaves so after a ton of gigs and moving a ton of gear and showcasing for all the major labels, Axminster went on hiatus.

The new millennium came, an independent record label based in New York City, got a hold of the Axminster master tapes, signed the band and released a CD that spanned the group’s recording career. At an outdoor concert, before our died hard fans, the band played a reunion show. We had a great time getting back together and we’re still making music today…


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

A: Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Sweet, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Queen  (for the 70’s) and Audioslave, Velvet Revolver, STP in the 90’s and The Struts, Rival Sons, today!


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

A: To keep playing and make music that we like and that other people might like too!


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

A: Most songs are written by Steve Sera and Benny Fiorentino….topics cover the world we live in from love, or lack of it ….to stepping on the gas, full throttle for as long as you can.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

A: Not much playing out right now…but Facebook and email seems to work pretty good for us local when we can.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

A: It’s the way now. Hard for bands/artists to make a living from recording songs.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

A: Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s still cool.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

A: Trying to be something that you’re not.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

A: Haven’t had it yet…I hope


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

A: New songs! Looking to hit the studio in the spring…


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from? 


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