So if you don’t have a clue who “The Dude” is (I didn’t), “The Dude” is none other than Darkest Hour’s Mike Schleibaum. Check out AskTheDude.net sometime. He answers letter and does gear reviews, among other things. Anyway, The Dude’s From The Road interview section just updated with an interview with Light This City’s Front-woman Laura Nichol. Here is a short excerpt and you can read the rest of the interview and mosey around and check out the other stuff on The Dude’s site by clicking on the link near the bottom.
Q: BEING A FEMALE IN A MALE DOMINATED METAL/HARDCORE MUSIC WORLD WAS IT EASY TO FIND GUYS TO ACCEPT YOU AS A SINGER?
A: I think the fact that Ben and I co-founded Light This City really helped because everyone who we started the band with knew that I was gonna be the singer. It wasn’t like, you know, how Angela joined Arch Enemy. She had to replace a guy and everyone had to accept her as the new singer. It was like I co-founded this band, so everyone knew and came with that kind of acceptance.
Q: HOW LONG WERE YOU LOOKING TO FORM A BAND UNTILL YOU HOOKED UP WITH BEN AND GOT THINGS GOING WITH LIGHT THIS CITY
A: It’s weird. Whenever I talk to my dad about it he says that I used to ask him all the time when I was little kid ”how do you join a band?” I don’t remember that, but I remember writing stupid lyrics when I was little and I learned how to play guitar when I was 13. I joined a Misfits cover band for a little bit, you know but I was never looking to join a band. I never wanted to be a rockstar on stage. Like I said, just one day at an American Nightmare show It just kinda all snowballed. I just kinda fell into it. It was kinda like destiny or whatever. Haha!
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