Drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers paid tribute to Taylor Hawkins during the band’s set at New Orleans Jazz Festival, after replacing the Foo Fighters headline slot.
“This Song…” with Good Health Good Wealth
- This song I remember from my childhood:
Thin Lizzy – Emerald
I used to listen to Live and Dangerous in the car with my old man and this was always a favourite. I feel like Thin Lizzy are one of the most misunderstood and underrated bands of all time. Phil Lynott was the coolest man to walk god’s green earth.
- This song inspired me to be a musician:
The Streets – Has It Come To This
It just showed you anyone could do it, Mike Skinner is the most normal geezer in the world and that’s what is so great about him. You don’t need to be the most virtuoso musician to make incredible art, you just need to have lived life and be willing to share your experience.
- This song brings up a significant memory:
Dilated Peoples – Back Again
Walking into my GCSE maths exam, psyching myself up to smash some algebra. Thanks to my mate Louis and cousin Tommy for tutoring me to pass that one, I was hopeless with numbers.
- This song I can play on repeat and not get sick off:
Kanye West – Spaceship
This could essentially be any Kanye record but I always loved this one as it’s just so relatable. I remember when I was younger we didn’t have a proper shower so I used to always have baths, I would get myself out of the bath to hit the replay button when this one finished! Kanye is the most important musician of our generation, he’s our MJ.
- This song I discovered in the past week:
JMSN – Inferno
This album passed me by at the time but now I can’t stop listening to it. Inferno ticks all the boxes for me, I love the guitars, JMSN’s vocals are ridiculous and that main synth line… Forget about it.
- This song I think everyone should listen to:
The Blow Monkeys – Digging Your Scene
A proper gem, this could also have been my choice for playing on repeat and for influencing our sound. Love Hangover took some decent inspiration from this.
7: This song has influenced my own sound:
N.E.R.D – She Wants To Move
This is N.E.R.D at their best, the fusion of the genres works perfectly, it’s funk, dance, rock, hip hop all in a perfect little package. And the video with the floating heads is class.
8: This song I have seen played live:
Richard Ashcroft – Bittersweet Symphony
Brixton academy with the boys, Richard rocking the diamond blazer, it was a genuinely magic moment. That song is just on another astral plane.
9: This is the Good Health Good Wealth song I am most proud of:
Of the ones that are out now, it’s probably Guinness as it’s the most honest and vulnerable I’ve let myself be lyrically. Also, I wrote the music for it too without any samples, just on my mate’s guitar. As someone who doesn’t really play guitar, I’m quite proud of that.
10: If I could only pick one Good Health Good Wealth song from our new EP to play to people, it would be this one:
Love Hangover is the most signature GHGW sound I would say so maybe that, although if you’ve got a song called All I Want Is Everyone To Love Me you’ve got to play that really haven’t you.
Finally, after two years of us all sitting around our computers, watching live streams, desperately trying to recreate that festival feeling, The Great Escape is back and ready to take over Brighton. For 4 days in May, music lovers, industry experts, and artists from all around the world will decent on the seaside town, ready to explore the 30+ walkable venues and discover some incredible new bands.
Today, Abbey Road Studios, the world’s most famous recording studio, announces the inaugural Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards 2022 in association with Hennessy – the first-ever awards to celebrate the art of music photography.