Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Candlebox Returns To Music Scene Without ‘Alternative’ Rock

CEDAR POINT, Ohio (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Back in the early ’90s, the band Candlebox came under fire for being “fake” grunge.

Now they’ve triumphantly returned to a music scene where “alt-rock” is a meaningless label.

So says singer and frontman for the currently touring Seattle band, Kevin Martin.

He claims that the guys in Candlebox never considered themselves a so-called “alternative” band, explaining they only referred to their music as plain old “rock.”

In Martin’s words, “The only people in our camp that worried about what to call us was the record company, Maverick.”

He adds that because alt-rock has been so thoroughly integrated into the mainstream over the past decade, it’s set up a perfect environment for his own band’s comeback.

The irony, he says, is that most fans don’t know he has always been a “huge punk rock fan,” explaining he’s followed punk ever since his first concert, which was “an amazing Black Flag, Dead Kennedys show.”

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