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Car Con Carne

May 18, 2023

It seems crazy, but Ugly Kid Joe hasn’t toured the states in 27 years.


On the eve of the band’s appearance at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Ugly Kid Joe shredders Klaus Eichstadt and Dave Fortman join me for Vietnamese food in a hotel parking lot.


Discussed in this episode:

  • This is the first sober Ugly Kid Joe tour

  • Why it took this long to tour the states since the band got back together 13 years ago

  • The recent “Rad Wings of Destiny” album

  • Rock gods, from Ozzy to Eddie Van Halen

  • The interesting source for some of the new album’s more memorable guitar riffs

  • What life was like when the band exploded in the early 90s

  • The recording process for “Cats in the Cradle”

  • Touring with Ozzy and Def Leppard

  • Why the band broke up in the late 90s

  • Dave’s highlights as an album producer (Evanescence, Mudvayne, Slipknot, Godsmack, etc.)

  • Klaus is even-keeled


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