Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and were you can be found online.
I’m Aaron Morales, singer and guitarist for Pistolas D’ Pasión, we’re a bilingual (English/Spanish) rock band from Chicago, Illinois and we can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/pistolasdpasion, Twitter at twitter.com/pistolasdpasion and our official website at pistolasdpasion.com
Who are your musical heroes and influences? Why?
As a singer, my influences are Mick Jagger, David Lee Roth, Steve Perry and Joe Elliot. As a guitarist-Randy Rhoads, Neal Schon, Robbin Crosby and Steve Clark.
Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in the music business?
Learn from those who came before you. And never, never, ever quit. Perseverance is key.
What piece of advice did you ignore that you wish you hadn’t?
Advice not to dismiss certain former members of the band before they became a problem.
Do you have a greatest gig story or worst gig horror story you’d like to share?
Worst gig was headlining a theater in my hometown on a 40 foot stage with a 10 foot guitar cable. Kept getting unplugged during the whole set. It sucked.
Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of peckers or boobs? Make sock puppets? Sit in the dark and eat Cheetos?
Hobbies? I don’t have much time for hobbies but I do draw pictures of sock puppets with boobs while eating Cheetos. I’m kidding. I don’t eat Cheetos at all.
What do you think about the current music scene or lack of? Care to address that?
What music scene? In Chicago, you have DJ’s with laptops and cover bands making all the money while the original artists generally starve. Nothing to address for me though, we don’t really play in Chicago.
Do you think reality shows like American Idol, X factor and The Voice have helped or hurt the music industry as a whole?
I had invitations to audition for two of those three shows, but I declined because I didn’t feel it was for me-But if people feel it is right for them and their career goals, so be it. Doesn’t hurt the music industry, in my opinion because some people who were on those shows end up selling lots of records. And selling records is a good thing for the industry as whole.
What is your opinion of unauthorized music downloads?
They suck. If you truly like an artist, spend the 99 cents or whatever and help that artist continue to make the music your enjoy.
Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear.
Tomasso knows quite a bit about how things work in Amsterdam and Robby walks with a strut.
Hypothetical situation. You’re on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the survivors… Which one and why?
Ginger. She seems like she would have been a fun chick to hook up with. Of course, this is only if we’re talking about me being old enough to hook up with her back then and not now!
Do you know what a vinyl album is and have your ever purchased one? If so, what was it?
Yeah, I know about vinyl but I never purchased a vinyl record… my parents had an awesome collection, so I didn’t need to.
You’re marooned on an island with Justin Bieber. Do you choke him out the first night in his sleep or what?
Why would I choke Justin Bieber if I stuck on an island with him? I’m sure he’d be more helpful in aiding my return to civilization than a fiddler crab or a monitor lizard…
What is your opinion of Miley Cyrus?
I don’t know her, so I have no opinion.
Which would you rather hear in concert? Lip synching or real vocals?
Are you serious? Real vocals.
Who, or what, is the next big thing?
The “next big thing” is so subjective. What are we talking? Record sales? Awards? Critical acclaim? Musical ability?
One artist you can’t get enough of and can’t live without is…
There is no one artist that fits that criteria for me. Sorry.
Confession time. Share a secret about yourself.
I dislike people taking photos of me.
Favorite movie of all time and why.
It’s A Wonderful Life. It’s a classic-Great story and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
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Check out the latest single from Pistolas D’ Pasion, Imposible-Available on MTV.COM, Amazon.com and other fine retailers. Big things are in the works for the band this year, so “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get the scoop and most importantly, come see us live at a venue near you!