Have any of you played in other bands? Actualy except for me(Tony) and D.Izzy wich Rusted is our first and only band, all the others members of the band played in many different bands before joining Rusted. Maniac had 2 bands back in France, one more alternative and one Black Metal! Mark had a band more progressive, truly inspired by Pink Floyd and genesis. Tom had an instrumental prog band too!
How is it that you started playing music? I started playing music in high school because i was really looking for something to entertain me! I was living in a small town in the north of Quebec called Rouyn-Noranda. I was really into 70's rock and 80's rock so i start playing drums and then guitars.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
My Name is Tony Rust, i'm the singer
The drummer is called D.Izzy
Our two guitarists are called Maniac and Tommy Eagle
Our bassist is called Mark Shark
Have you had other previous members?Yes, we had couple line up changes in the past. But its been almost 6 years since this formation is together.
Did you make music even when you were young? I started writing songs and lyrics at the age of 15/16.
Where are you from? I'm from the north west of the province of Quebec,Canada. A city called Rouyn-Noranda.
What year did the band form? Rusted was formed in 2007.
What's your style of genre? We play rock n'roll, Hard and Heavy Rock n'roll with a touch of Glam.
What inspires you? All the best bands of the 70's 80's eras.
How often and where do you reherse?We are rehearsing at least one time a week. Sometimes 2 times. We have a small jam space in Montreal.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We used to do everything by our own but a little help si always welcome!
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes we curently are! If you are a label and you are looking for a pretty killer energic young band who's ready to take on the world, contact US!!!
What made you decide to make this music? I've always been very passionate about everything from the 70's 80's. I think it is the time that the music was at his best. The shows were HUGE and the band were legends.
What are your songs about? We have a lots of songs about a lots of different things. Mostly our songs are about things we've been trought.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? I'm the one who writes the lyrics but most of the songs are written by the whole band.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? It depends! Sometime i have a melody in my head with all the lyrics and then we create the song around it and sometime the guitarists came on with a riff that inspires me the lyrics.
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Most of the songs came up to my mind when i'm doing something. Like when i'm running or when i'm in the shower. I think the best moment to create is when your mind is in complete relief.
Have you done any covers live? Yes we've done a lots of covers! Some Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Scoprions, Neil Young, Queen,AcDc and many many more.
What language do you sing in?English
What ages are most of your concert attendants? It really depends. Sometimes we are playing in front of a much older audience when we are opening for big band like Skid Row, Accept, etc. But when we are playing smaller gig its mostly younger people.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We always try to change our setlist to give the best show possible depending on the gig.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? No we love to tour and play different venues.
What was your first gig like? It was so fucking funny! I used to play drums and it was such a disaster! My moms thought i was great haha
What was your latest gig? Our latest gig was opening for U.D.O the ex Accept singer.
Where have you played live this year? We played mostly in Canada around Quebec and Ontario.
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We really want to come back to Europe again!!!
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We started since the very begining. We have tons of awesome t-shirts and necklace, posters, stickers!
Where can people buy your merchandise? https://rustedrock.bandcamp.com/merch
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? If its what they prefer its allright with me..! As long as they are at least coming to the shows and supporting the bands by buying shirts and stuff.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? I think it changed a lot. Now the only way to make it its to play live again and again and again.
What do you think of my work? I think you are doing fine! Great interview!
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business?I hope it will help us promote Rusted a little more at least!
Do you have any role models or idols?Yes! i really worship Bruce Dickinson, Steven Tyler and John Bon Jovi
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Do your best and never stop doing it! It needs LOTS of times and energy..if you are not willing to play lots of small gigs in front of no ones..give it up now!
Do you have any new material? Yes! we are working on our next record right now!
What are your web sites?
Instagram : Tony_Rust
Twitter : Rusted_rock
Snapchat : Tony_rust
How can people reach you? The easiest way is by Facebook or leave a message here : firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your plans for the future? We really want to release a new album and to come back to Europe and go to Japan to tour!
Do you have something to add?See you at our next show soon!