Today we’re playing twenty questions With John Adams AKA Johnny Rockballs!, Lead Guitaris From Love N War. Read on to find out where he got that nickname and a whole lot more….
XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements?
John: Love and War is currently recording our latest CD called “EDGE OF THE WORLD” We just recently opened for former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth. On March 4th, we are opening for Tesla at Houston’s House of Blues, and we are also playing with Y&T in April!
XS ROCK:How long has the band been together?
John: Formed in 2000, been together for 7 years with our current lineup!
XS ROCK:What was your main motivation for starting or being in a band?
John: For the Sex and Drugs KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!! Strictly for the Love of Music itself!
XS ROCK:What is your music background?
John: I’ve loved music from a very young age, singing and writing down lyrics to songs on the radio, picked up a guitar at 13 after hearing the UFO record “Force It”, was inspired by Michael Schenker and have been playing ever since!
XS ROCK:What image do you think your music conveys?
John: One of energy, strength and Power!
XS ROCK:What are your immediate music career goals?
John: To finish our new CD and Promote World wide to gather Large Fan Base.
XS ROCK:What are your long-term career goals?
John: To become successful in the Industry, play Europe, Sell Records!
XS ROCK:Which do you prefer? Writing new songs and recording or playing for a live audience?
John: There is a lot of Satisfaction in Both, I lean more towards playing “Live”
XS ROCK:What are your songs about?
John: Everyday life and situations we encounter, relationships, dreams , Fantasy !
XS ROCK:Do you have any outrageous tour stories from the road? If so, please fill us in.
John: I once ripped the crotch of my pants, no underwear, played most of the set with my balls hanging out and didn’t notice till my singer said something, he gave me the nickname “Johnny Rockballs”!
XS ROCK:What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever received from one of your fans?
John: A female asked to prove I didn’t stuff my pants, I obliged ! After all, I am Johnny Rockballs LOL!!
XS ROCK:Were your parents supportive of your aspirations to play in a rock band?
XS ROCK:What are your favorite tracks to play live?
John: All of them!
XS ROCK:Which band or artist inspired you to perform? Why?
John: UFO ! Michael Schenker’s neo-Classical style just spoke to me!
XS ROCK:If you could design a dream tour for your band, who would be on the bill?
John: WOW, that’s a tough one, there are so many! UFO, Scorpions, Iron Maiden etc…
XS ROCK:What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?
John: Love and War!
XS ROCK:If you weren’t performing in a band what kind of career do you think you would have?
John: I own a construction Co. so probably the same!
XS ROCK:What type of equipment do you use for live shows?
John: Diamond Amplification !!! Vintage Les Pauls!
XS ROCK:What do you think of the current music scene?
John: Its improving! I like the resurgence of reunions from the older bands, and how 70’s and 80’s metal is re-ignited by a new and younger generation!
XS ROCK:For anyone that doesn’t know you, what would they be surprised to know about you?
John: I hold 2nd degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and have competed in 3 World Championships!
XS ROCK:If someone had never heard you before, how would you describe your sound?
John: Melodic Hard Rock/Metal!
XS ROCK:Is there anything that you’d like to promote or say to your fans out there?
John: Find Love and War on Facebook (Houston Tx.) https://www.facebook.com/upannie and speak to us! Hear our music on “Reverbnation” and listen for our new CD “Edge of the World” coming summer 2017!
XS ROCK:Thanks again for taking the time to talk with us at XSRock!