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KickActs interviews “Stella Lost”, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Stella LostWelcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and were you can be found online.

My name is Rudy, and I play rhythm guitar with the band. Aside from that I have no life, music is my life. You can check us out on our website <> or on <>

Who are your musical heroes and influences? Why?

Metallica, Megadeth, and Danzig played a huge part in my decision to start a band. I was around 8 I picked up Kill em All on cassette not because I knew Metallica, but the cover itself with the hammer and all the blood got my attention. My dad bought me the cassette and hearing it on the ride home blew my mind. I asked so many questions as to what was making that cool noise. As soon as I found out it was a guitar I was hooked. A few months later some cousins introduced me to Danzig, and Megadeth. I was blown away by how insane Dave’s riffs sounded, and Glenn’s vocals were so cool. At that moment I said one day I will learn to play guitar, and start a cool band. The rest is history.

Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in the music business?

Yes, perfect your craft don’t get to anxious to perform so soon because you might set the wrong impression. Get a high quality recording of your music so can be taken seriously. Once the band is tight start performing with your local heavy hitters.

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What piece of advice did you ignore that you wish you hadn’t?

When we formed as a band we only had 2 weeks of practice. We were offered a show at a local festival, and a friend advised us to pass we were to green and our music was not perfected yet. Well we ignored his advice played a 20-minute set. It was horrible our timing was way off, we had no confidence and we had no stage presence we looked like trees.

Do you have a greatest gig story or worst gig horror story you’d like to share?

We have a gross horror story. Mike our singer was chilling at outside a venue on Halloween we had just finished performing. A fan comes up to him praising the show. The dude was drunk, high who knows, but as he moved closer we noticed he pissed and shit his pants pretty bad. The smell was horrible, but the entire night he pretty much stalked Mike, and kept asking him for a ride home. Mike thought it was kind of scary I thought it was entertaining.

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? I am a huge horror movie freak. I like to collect horror movies past and present, collectibles, figures, clothing if its horror related I must have it.

What do you think about the current music scene or lack of? Care to address that?

I feel that it lacks variety, a lot of band’s sound the same. It seems like everyone wants to imitate what the current trend is, but the near future is looking good there are some up and coming bands who are thinking outside the box which is great.

Do you think reality shows like American Idol, X factor and The Voice have helped or hurt the music industry as a whole?

Its killing the music industry, because those shows make it seem like you have to sound, sing, or look a certain way to make it in the music industry. Plus, it’s very prejudice with other genres of music such metal, hard rock etc.

What is your opinion of unauthorized music downloads?

I am against it because coming from a bands point of view the amount of money to make a
record is very expensive. We also have to plan tours etc. just to put out the music is an expense as well. Which is why it’s so important to purchase the music, because so many artists try and make a living out of this.

Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear.

Rene our bass player is also a corrections officer yep he is the law on his cell block. Ram our lead guitar player likes country music he jams out to Luke Bryan, and Taylor Swift, we never jam his play list on the road. Rey our drummer works at a gym, but he’s not buff. Mike our singer works at a nutrition store, but he does not look healthy.

Hypothetical situation. You’re on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the survivors… Which one and why?

To be honest I have never seen a damn Gilligan’s island episode, but based on pictures I have seen I would say Ginger she has that I will bang your brains out look.

Do you know what a vinyl album is and have your ever purchased one? If so, what was it?

Yes, I really enjoy buying vinyl. The last one’s I bought was The Doors, and Deftones Around the Fur.

You’re marooned on an island with Justin Bieber. Do you choke him out the first night in his sleep or what?

I would wake him up so he sees me choking him out. Then as he is out cold I would feed him to the sharks. YEP

 What is your opinion of Miley Cyrus?

Not a fan of her music, but I would probably hit it and quit it.

Which would you rather hear in concert? Lip syncing or real vocals?

Real vocals for sure, I feel as an artist we owe it to the fans. They are paying for the ticket, and taking time out of their day to see you perform.

Who, or what, is the next big thing?

I would have to say Ghost those guys are taking over the music industry, and they are a good example of a shift happening in the music industry.

One artist you can’t get enough of and can’t live without is…

Metallica that band has been a huge part of my life for so long. Everywhere I go I have to have their music available.

Confession time. Share a secret about yourself.

I never told anyone this not even my family. Back in the day I was driving with some friends hot
boxing the car no big deal, but it was so cloudy in the car we rolled down the windows right next to a cop. He looks at us like you idiots, the lights come on we pull over all he says “where is the weed”. We look at each other like what? He asks us again to cut the crap and give him the weed. So we do he opens the bags we had, smells it and says looks good. He tells us to go home and he never wants to see us hot boxing again. We were quiet the entire ride home in shock that he took our stash and that we didn’t get arrested. (Sorry mom)

Favorite movie of all time and why.

Blood in Blood Out, that movie covers it all family issues, life on the streets, jail, drugs. Plus, it brings back memories of my high school friends. That was the one movie we all agreed to watch if we were bored.

Our last question is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!
I think we pretty much covered it all. THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP IT METAL

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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 15, 2016 at 6:44 AM

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“The Lords of Summer” New Song by Metallica, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Posted by Chuck Gee - March 17, 2014 at 6:01 AM

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Metallica at the Grammys “ONE” with Lang Lang, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0
James Hatfield??

James Hatfield??




Other than James Hatfield now looking a lot like Rodney Carrington these days…What do you think of the combination of Classical piano and heavy metal?

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Posted by Chuck Gee - January 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM

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Hair’s To The 80s Podcast Episode 6 – April 14, 2013, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

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Posted by Chuck Gee - April 16, 2013 at 8:36 AM

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Ten Questions with “Bottom Feeder” band, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and your band and were you can be found at on the web. We are:



We hale out of Wichita Kansas.we have four main members Shon Gunderson vocals bass keyboards mike peters vocals drums Keith Jacob vocals guitars and Heather Gunderson dancer .Then we add performers to our show depending on the size and genre of the venue. able to do family friendly shows to the naughtiest burlesque or rock n roll show’

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Who are your musical heroes, influences & why?

SHON ‘ type o negative, mr bungle,David bowie,Alice cooper, they were more than just singers or bands they cared about the show you visually remembered there shows these guys were entertainers not just musicians ‘

MIKE ‘ DIO, KISS ; VAN HALEN,  good time music show were re-memorable the power of Dio”s voice was captivating

KEITH Old Metallica, Buckethead, Gwar, Dethklok, all great guitarists with awesome stage shows.


 Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in playing music? Any pitfalls they should avoid?

SHON ‘ find a group of people who let you do what you want and can do. Be happy on stage and the crowd follows”

MIKE ‘ be open minded to others you never know what will come out of it


Do you have a greatest gig story you’d like to share?

MIKE the last show was great everyone was really into our music and our show for the first time we added all the elements together and had some acknowledgement that everything we’ve put out was worth it


On the same token as the above question. How about a “worse gig” ever story.

none we can think of

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Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of boobs?

SHON ‘well going with our FREAKSHOW ACTS we all have many things we do including what we do on stage. i like to make antique replicas’

MIKE ‘jiggalo for the senior citizens

KEITH I eat fire and hit people with sticks


What do you think about the present music scene or lack of? Care to address that?

SHON ‘there are a lot of great bands in this local scene its just hard to get the crowds out nowadays with the economy and the smoking bans has made it real hard also but we are all out there still trying to make it.’


Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear… Like their hobbies or something like that…

SHON ‘loves going to orchestra concerts.’

MIKE ‘ likes writing comedy scits

KEITH Shon has more whips than a person should have…


Hypothetical situation. You’re stranded on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the girls… Is it Ginger, Mary Ann or Mrs. Howell and why?

SHON ‘mary ann love her hometown girl look grr’

MIKE’ mary ann she looks like a giver



 Our last question  is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!

SHON ‘ THANX  come see BOTTOM FEEDER and one of our ROCKnROLL FREAKSHOW and fan us on reverberation or like us on Facebook join the CULT OF THE BOTTOM FEEDER and get all our info



Posted by Chuck Gee - December 31, 2012 at 9:35 AM

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JASON NEWSTED new song “Soldierhead” leaked., pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

I hear alot of Motor Head and old skool Metallica! Sounds great Jason!


Posted by Chuck Gee - December 18, 2012 at 8:53 AM

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Metallica – Damage, Inc. (Live) [Quebec Magnetic], pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Posted by Chuck Gee - December 12, 2012 at 10:01 AM

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Now this is bad ass…Kendra Morris cover’s “Ride The Lightning” soo Soulful, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

And for you Floyd Fans “Shine on You Crazy Diamond”

Posted by Chuck Gee - August 9, 2012 at 7:56 AM

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Metallica is pulling out all the stops!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Check out all these cool special effects for this tour!! The “walking shadow soldiers” is freaking awesome!


Posted by Chuck Gee - August 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM

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