Today I had the pleasure to talk on the phone to Ryan Neff and it was a fun conversation we had we talked about new album which you should pick up if you haven’t called Rise Of The Lion, to talking about upcoming Mayhem Festival so enjoy this like I did.. Stay Metal!!!
What is your craziest stage moment?
Ryan: “I’ve been known to hang from the ceiling quite a bit. In Japan I climbed a few levels into the balcony by climbing up the mains of the PA, then hung my bass over the crowd”
How was playing Rock on the Range?
Ryan: “ROTR was a really cool home state gig for us, we had a blast. It was cool to be a part of such a giant festival in Ohio. We don’t get to play there as often as we would like.”
Did you think Echoes would be the most played song off the new album on the radio?
Ryan: “As far as the radio content stuff we knew it would, but that doesn’t always mean it will go well with the live audience. Its been a pleasant surprise to see it enjoyed by all the fans.”
How excited you are about playing Mayhem Festival?
Ryan: “The whole band is pumped. We love the festival atmosphere and can’t wait to take part in the madness.”
What do you like to do off tour?
Ryan: “I’m a big auto racing fan, Sunday and Nascar are my favorite part of the week. I’m a fan of motor racing all around from F1 and Indy car to the American stock cars, and sports car racing.”
If you could fight on public figure who would it be and why?
Ryan: “Lets all just sock Nancy Grace once for being a total fuck.”
How do you get pumped before a show?
Ryan: “I like a few shots of whiskey, a good vocal and bass warm-up, and jamming some music I love to get me pumped.”
How was working with Terry Date on Rise Of The Lion?
Ryan: “Terry was awesome. He’s recorded so many of our favorite records so we had a blast learning from him and creating a record together.”
What would you like to tell your fans?
Ryan: “Thanks for supporting ROTL, and all the Miss May I records – we love all of you and hope to see you circle pitting at a gig soon.”
I want to thank Ryan and Ally for this chance to do this I hope they enjoyed it cause I did and cant wait to see these guys at Mayhem and talk to them again!!!