Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Grunge-Loving Band Owes Willy Wonka And Pearl Jam Big Time

PHILADELPHIA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Taking your band name from a children’s book is one thing, but how about both your name and a popular song from the not-so-long-gone era of grunge?

That’s the retro-reality of the 1990s-worshipping band named Seether, who take their name from a song by alt-rockers Veruca Salt, who in turn took their name from the iconic children’s book, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.

Principal Seether singer-songwriter Shaun Morgan is unapologetic about the Gen X influences and inspirations driving his band’s sound, which is captured in its acoustic form on their new live disc, One Cold Night.

Says Morgan, “We’re most influenced by Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Rage Against the Machine, and we’re not afraid to admit that, however uncool or unhip it is at the moment.”

Morgan thinks that Seether’s cover of Pearl Jam’s ballad “Immortality” probably “doesn’t come as a surprise to our fans.”

He adds, jokingly: “They’re pretty nosy and seem to know a lot about us.”

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