For The Metal Voice, Neil Turbin (vocalist Deathriders) caught up with singer Marq Torien of The BULLETBOYS at the Cathouse Live festival at Irvine Meadows organized by Riki Rachtman.
In the interview Marq Torien talks about the BULLETBOYS news album Elefante, why he doesn’t like the term Hair Metal or Grunge and his time playing guitar for Ozzy Osbourne replacing Brad Gillis who replaced Randy Rhodes.
If he considers the Bulletboys a Hair metal band
“No man, I just consider ourselves a hard rock band we got thrown into that mix. People that really know, know. Tesla got thrown into that mix too you know, I don’t consider them a Hair Metal band either. No disrespect I don’t like that particular wording. I don’t even like Grunge, I think Grunge is just real rock.”
On The BulletBoys new album Elefante
“We’re just very blessed and want to thank all our fans, family and friends for being so supportive of Elefante, it took a couple of years to do it and we wanted to do something different and special and take some risks. ”
On his time playing guitar with Ozzy Osbourne after the death of Randy Rhodes
“I was actually going to replace Brad Gillis, Brad Gillis had just left the band and I got hired by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne to be the new guitar player of the band. I would say I was in the band a little over a month. I was very blessed and fortunate that a very close friend of mine one of my mentors Gregg Giuffria introduced me to Ozzy and Sharon and I got a chance to come and play at Gregg’s house and Ozzy liked the way I played and wanted me to come and see if I could work with the band. That was big time.
I was just talking with Rudy Sarzo and he was telling me, Marq at the time we were still really trying to get over Randy’s passing and I think Ozzy thought you were still too young and he wanted to get someone else for the Eurperon tour and I think they manged to get Bernie Torme.”
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