Candlebox frontman talks 20th Anniversary, 2012 album and the old days
by Reggie Edwards
Candlebox are celebrating 20 years as a band by embarking on a huge 20th anniversary tour and playing their debut album almost in its entirety.
“First and foremost I’d say it’s the fans,” says Martin of the sources for the band’s longevity. “It has a lot to do with the fact that we’re very much our own band. We do things the way we want to do them and we always have, we’ve never really conformed to anything or anyone or idea of how a band should succeed in their career….”
Coming out of Seattle in 1991, Candlebox emerged at the epicenter of the grunge movement alongside bands such as Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Nirvana.
Candlebox frontman Kevin Martin sat down with us to talk about what he refers to as “a magical time” in Seattle at the time, their latest album (2012’s Love Stories and other Musings), the reasons behind featuring re-recorded versions of their earlier songs on the new album and what the 20th Anniversary Tour has been like so far.
Listen to the interview in its entirety below: