RED Guitarist Anthony Armstrong: ‘The Younger Generation is Struggling’

Nashville-based hard rock band RED is on the Winter Jam Tour 2011. Photo credit Joseph Anthony Baker.

Gibson Guitar interviews guitarist of hard rock band RED

When Nashville’s RED started plotting their third album, 2011’s Until We Have Faces, the recording process was very different.

For beginners, the hard rock band had the pressure of following up a uber-killer sophomore album, 2009’s Innocence and Instinct. Buoyed by rock radio hit “Death of Me,” the album debuted No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart and picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album.

When it came time to record the follow-up, RED set out to conjure up tunes that were musically challenging, keeping their riffs and choruses loud, fast and strong. They wanted the message behind the music to come through: “We’ve all had experiences in life, and we see the younger generation is struggling. This album is something to inspire them to break the mold,” guitarist Anthony Armstrong said.

RED, who was recently booked on the 2011 Winter Jam Tour, checked in with Gibson Guitar to talk about the release (which debuted No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in February) and why RED digs Facebook and Twitter. Read the full interview from Gibson.

Anne Erickson
Posted by Anne Erickson | First Listen, Metal, Music, Rock

1 Comment

  1. angel
    01 Sep 2011, 7:43 am

    ….oh mean i love this band <3<3<3

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