KickActs interviews Jason Delismon of A.D.D!, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0


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

 Who are your musical heroes and influences? Why?

11000056_790353894345337_3653843769881387303_nJust to name a Few A.D.D.’s influences are SevenDust,Heart and Everything in between. We love and appreciate all styles of music. Really think it helps us to be creative in our own writing process. My influences personally as a Drummer include Morgan Rose(Sevendust) Vinnie Paul (Pantera,Damage Plan,Hell Yeah) Charlie Benante(Anthrax) and John Bonham. I’m a Heavy hitter as Well as a Showman and they all influence and inspire me to play.

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

Not to let any rough patches discourage you. It is a rough business but stay true to what you believe in and follow your Dream.

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

Wouldn’t say ignore, we may have taken a different approach in the past, but everyday you learn something new. It’s all a learning curve.

Do you have a greatest gig story or worst gig horror story you’d like to share?
In 2009 we shared the stage with Korn,Chevelle,and Halestorm for Rockstock in Iowa at a Sports Stadium, and the Crowd was absolutely intense and amazing.

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? 
We all pretty much throughout the years have been super passionate and driven to trying to pursue our dream and passion for music.

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

Definitely! All bands working together to create a buzz and promote each other. At the end of the day everyone is trying to reach the same goals to having a long term career so if we all work together to achieve their goals it will be a recipe for success.
Do you think reality shows like American Idol, X factor and The Voice have helped or hurt the music industry as a whole?

If anything definitely helped inspire all musicians and artists to want to take their talent to the next level.

What is your opinion of unauthorized music downloads?
Unauthorized downloads definitely effect album sales. Support starving artists and purchase their music through the appropriate channels.

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

We all act silly at times.
Do you know what a vinyl album is and have your ever purchased one? If so, what was it?

Yes I do but unfortunately don’t have any.
You’re marooned on an island with Justin Bieber. Do you choke him out the first night in his sleep or what?

Definitely avoid him.
What is your opinion of Miley Cyrus?

I think she is talented, I believe everyone has the right to express the way they want to dress and use their creative abilities in anyway they choose.


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

Real Vocals Definitely!
Who, or what, is the next big thing?

Not really sure hoping our band A.D.D. Definitely want to make some noise in 2015!

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

We can’t get enough of Sevendust because they are super tight and melodic.

Confession time. Share a secret about yourself.

Not really a confession but I’m a Neat Freak.

Favorite movie of all time and why.

Good Fellas because I enjoy mobster movies and this one has some comedy in

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”!

Truly believe that we need to build back up some really great rock station in every city so that all the bands pushing their singles that are touring have a Great station to promote and help album sales as well as people discovering all the new bands coming out to help support the Music Scene and build it back up and strong.

Upcoming Show Dates:

Fri. Mar. 27th – Mojoes – Joliet, IL – HEADLINE CD Release show

Sat. Apr. 4th – Crazy Coyote – Burlington, IA

Sat. Apr. 11th – Freakster’s Roadhouse – HEADLINE – Pontiac, IL

Thu. April 16th – Nevin’s – HEADLINE – Plainfield, IL

Fri. Apr. 24th – On the Rox w/ Wayland – Jacksonville, IL

Thu. May 7th – Mojoes w/ Black Stone Cherry – Joliet, IL

Sun. May 10th – High Noon Saloon w/ Y&T – Madison, WI

Sat. June 5th – Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI

Fri. July 17th – Rockfest – Cadott, WI