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Three Days Grace's Brad Walst

Interview Conducted on April 17, 2007

by Greysi Leon

Three Days GraceThree Days Grace is Adam Gontier (vocals, guitar), Brad Walst (bass), Neil Sanderson (drums) and Barry Stock (guitar) formed in Norwood, Ontario, Canada, in 1997. Barry Stock the latest member of Three Days Grace joined the trio in 2006 for the production of One X.

Greysi: Thank you for taking the time to speak with us today. I know you guys have been rehearsing for tonight's show, I understand you guys are going to be on the Jay Leno Show.
Brad: Yeah, we are actually going to be on in about an hour or so.

Greysi: Do you know what song you'll be playing?
Brad: Pain off One X. (June 2006 Jive)

Greysi: This is the second hit song from the album One X. Are you guys expecting for the same to be said of the new song, "Never too late."
Brad: Well, you can never tell. It's hard to tell what's going to be successful. It's hard to say, we'll just have to see.

Greysi: Brad, could you tell us the story behind the new video "Never Too Late."
Brad: It's actually came from Adam (Gontier). It is a very personal song for him. He had a really great idea for the video and he came to use it with a little story he wrote. It's actually a true story and came across real well I think.

Greysi: Let me ask you who wrote the lyrics to the song Pain?
Brad: Again, this came from Adam. Allot of the lyrics on this album were written by Adam. If you did not know, Adam had a little of a hard time in the last tour cycle. He went away for a little while to get healthy and when he came back he had full note book of lyrics, ideas, and poems. They were really cool you know, so we basically took them. At the same time Adam was getting better, the three of us where actually writing allot of music and it really worked out well. Then one day we all got together.

Greysi: You guys just got off the road touring with Nickelback. How was that experience for you guys? How did you enjoy that?
Brad: Ahh, It was good, we have a good vibe with those guys. We've probably done almost 150 shows with those guys so we are pretty familiar with the Nickelback campaign. It was really good to get back and do some shows. The shows where huge, it was like fifteen to twenty thousand people. It's pretty awesome to get up in front of a crowd that big every night.

Three Days Grace - One XGreysi: You guys are getting ready now to do a spring tour with Puddle of Mudd.
Brad: Yeah.
Greysi: Are you guys adding more spring dates to your tour or do you think this is it? I know you Three Days Grace just announced 3 more dates. Is there more to come?
Brad: We are doing about two weeks right now; Puddle of Mudd is on a bunch of them bills. Then we actually have two weeks off and then we come back for a full summer tour that's us, Puddle of Mudd, Breaking Benjamin and a band called Brunette. So it should be long one, it's about eight weeks long.

Greysi: With all the touring, are you guys finding time to work on new projects, write new lyrics or work on a new album?
Brad: Yeah, we have one of those little studio set up on the back of the bus. We kind of have been focusing on writing while on the road. The first record we really didn't write that much on the road. This time around we will and found it takes up allot of our time. You know so we don't get ourselves into trouble (laughing).

Greysi:I know Three Days Grace is coming down next week. We look forward to seeing you guys then. Thank you for taking the time and good luck on tonight's show.

The songs "Pain" is currently number 2 on the rock video charts and the new video of "Never Too Late" aired on Fuse at number 2. The titles are well on to becoming another top charts hit. With a long list of tour venues, they are bound for your city, so check them out.