The Distillers Brody And Tony Talking Guitars

Brody Dalle and Tony Bradley of The Distillers spoke with Radio 1 about learning to play, their favorite riffs, trashing equipment and why they hate guitar lessons.

The “One Music” documentary at bbc.co.uk/radio1 has since been removed.

Distillers Scare Up A Good Time

Distillers drummer Andy Granelli spoke with Allan Wigney of the Ottawa Sun and described the band’s humble status. “It’s like this,” Granelli declares, “The Distillers are not the most original band in the world. I understand that. We’re also not the best band in the world. But at least right now there’s not another band that sounds like us or looks like us. I can take a lot of pride in that. I don’t know how these crappy cover bands posing as new bands, like Jet or Kings of Leon can take themselves seriously. Maybe Jet more so than Kings of Leon, because they have that new single out now and you can count on one hand all the different songs in that one song.” Read more.

The Distillers Wring Punk Pleasure From Tabloid Drama

Mikael Wood of Seattle Weekly tried to get behind the details of the Distillers singer Brody Dalle’s recent breakup with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, after she left the singer for Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme. Distillers guitarist Tony Bradley wasn’t in the mood to talk about the taboo subject though. “I don’t mean to sound like a dick, but I really don’t wanna talk about this at all,” he said. “All I have to say about it is that it’s kind of strange when your life is being played out in the media. Obviously people want to know about it and people are gonna write about it and stuff, and I understand that, but it’s something that I would rather not talk about. It’s hard. It’s really fu**ed.”

Watered Down

The Distillers drummer Andy Granelli spoke with Andrew Marcus of SF Weekly about the band’s new album ‘Coral Fang’. He says “We definitely did our own thing on this record. I think it’s as original as rock music can get.” Granelli went on to cite a rock historian’s A-list of influences: the Pixies, Echo & the Bunnymen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bauhaus …. It’s just inspired by everything that we’ve been listening to that’s not punk.” But after listening to the album at Warner Music HQ in Los Angeles, Marcus declared, “In went the CD. And out of the speakers came … a punk album.” Sfweekly.com has since removed the article.

The Distillers’ Brody Dalle Shows Her Fangs

“I’m trying to do my laundry, yo,” The Distillers’ Brody Dalle tells Troy Johnson of San Diego CityBeat from a borrowed cell phone. The statement could be interpreted literally or metaphorically, as all the media seems to be focusing on is the punk’s dirty laundry. How she left her husband, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. How she then gave the tongue to her new beau, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, in a Rolling Stone photo. Rancid fans and critics jumped all over her, accusing her of courting fame at the expense of others, some even suggesting that her seven-year marriage to Armstrong was little more than a career move. “Well, sometimes it bothers me and sometimes it doesn’t,” Brody says of the criticism, her cigarette-stoked rasp as radio-sexy as it is manly. “It depends on the day. It’s just another fu**ing day. And you know what, it blows over and it goes away. It’s not like I’m suckin’ the president’s fu**in’ dick. I’m just in a fu**in’ band. And that’s hysterical.” Read more.

The Distillers Preview ‘Coral Fang’

Perhaps the most marked difference between the Distillers ‘Sing Sing’ album and their latest ‘Coral Fang’, is the lyrics. “With this record, it’s more descriptive and more metaphoric, not as testimonial,” drummer Andy Granelli says of Armstrong’s songwriting. “I think that’s something that she wanted to do on purpose, just to kind of add to it being more like a soundscape kind of thing.” Savvy enough to know he’s uttered a word whose synonym is “pretentious” in the rock-critic lexicon, Granelli backpedals, telling Andrew Marcus of the Cleveland Scene: “When I say soundscape, I don’t mean it in a lame way. What I mean is adding to the melody and using cool words, making it interesting, but not necessarily making it make sense.” Read more.

Lollapalooza Kicks Off In Indianapolis

Audioslave, Incubus, Jane’s Addiction, Jurassic 5, and The Distillers performed on Lollapalooza 2003’s opening night concert in Indianapolis on Saturday (July 5) at Verizon Wireless Music Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Check out pictures from WireImage.

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