Photos by G.
A dream of mine came true yesterday at the CMJ music marathon in New York as I had the opportunity to interview Interpol’s lead singer Paul Banks for MTV’s show “Weird Vibes.” (Air dates and links will be posted as soon as I know, so stay tuned to the site and tell all your friends). Paul Banks is taking a brief break from Interpol and will be releasing a solo album called “Banks” on October 23, 2012. Long time readers of the site know I am a huge fan of Interpol so this was a huge thrill for me (and it was my first ever on-camera rock star interview. Not too shabby)! Before the interview, Paul performed a 30 minute set that included tracks from “Banks” including “The Base” and “Summertime Is Coming” and also “Games For Days” from his Julian Plenti solo album.
I asked Paul important questions such as his feelings on the fact that my world exclusive live video of “Not Even Jail” that I posted on According2g.com failed to go viral. It made absolutely no difference to him at all, moments before denying the site access to exclusive mp3s. Ha! We also talked about hanging with rockstars and he revealed he’s good friends with Britt Daniel of Spoon. He never got to meet Amy Winehouse and though he hasn’t met Gotye, he likes “Somebody That I Used To Know.” He did reveal that once touring commitments and promotion are completed for “Banks” he will get back with Interpol and they will record again. Thanks again to Paul Banks for being such a good sport and also to MTV for this great experience. And also, thanks for the photo op! “Banks” by Paul Banks is out on October 23, 2012. Get it!!!