Interview Done By Mike Wilkerson
MW: Please introduce yourself?
MT: Marq Torien.
MW: Tell me about your first time on stage playing live?
MT: The first time I ever played on stage live, I was 7 years old.
MW: How did Bulletboys come together?
MT: By fate.
MW: Tell me about the following release?
Bulletboys – epic first release produced by our brother Ted Tempelmen for Warner Bros. Records. Still stands the test of time.
Freakshow – Second album on Warner Bros. One of the hardest, but one of the best we did.
Za-Za – Power Pop BulletBoys. Not very fond of this one, but love the song Mine.
Acid Monkey – a self released alternative record that was self produced by Marq Torien and Lonnie Vencent. We started from the bottom again with this record and toured to sold out shows for 2 years.
Burning Cats And Amputees – Hmmmm. I think we were completely out of our minds on this one. Especially with the company we kept and the title for this record, but LOVE IT!
Sophie – we worked with the great Andy Johns (RIP) on this one. He taught us a lot when we worked with him. All the brilliant stories he had and all the love for our talent. Lonnie and I brought in Brent Fitz (now plays for Slash) and Jason Hook (now in Five Finger Death Punch) who was a kid we discovered in an airport while changing planes. He happened to be a Mick Sweda’s favorite guitar player.
10c Billionaire – I wrote, produced and recorded this body of work. I am very proud of this. I was going through a horrible time in my life and wrote this record with the purpose of trying to heal myself through music. This record hit #6 on the Internet BillBoard chart with “Road To Nowhere”. Got screwed over by the label that had this. But by faith, I powered through and extensively toured on this record.
Rocked And Ripped – Fun….next
MW: What can you tell me about the to be released Elefanté?
MT: Can not explain this in a sentence. We will be doing a full length interview on this record, produced by Ryan Greene (http://altdrums.com/about_ryan.php), Marq Torien and BulletBoys. All I can say is that it will trump most of our work. Dale’
MW: I was at Rocklahoma 08. Can you tell me the true story?
MW: What happened with Bill Chavis and Chavis Records?
MT: Bill Chavis went bankrupt and dissolved his label.
MW: I saw somewhere that you are working with Lonnie Vincent agian. How is that going?
MW: What can we expect from Bulletboys in 2014?
MT: Bringing it to the world on a whole-nother level.
MW: Does Bulletboys have any live dates booked as of yet?
MT: Yes, a slew of them starting in April at the Rainbow Anniversary Party, carrying through Summer and Fall.
MW: Since Bulletboys being a band which lineup is your favorite?
MT: The one we have now.
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
MT: Thank you for doing this interview with me. It means a lot to our organization. Can not wait to tour on this crushing new record produced by Ryan Greene, Marq Torien and BulletBoys. See you all very soon! Cheers! ~MT