Chicago Now: Interview with a vampire – Q&A with “Twilight” star Jackson Rathbone

Chicago Now Interviewed Jackson Rathbone as he and 100 Monkeys continue their cross-nation tour:

It would seemingly be difficult to have a good majority of your fan base wearing “Team Jasper” t-shirts. With “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1” hitting theaters soon, vampire fever must be at its highest. What I find interesting is that instead of shunning it, the band seems to play into it a little? What’s it like being on that side that has the underlying theme of a band member being part of one of the most successful movie franchises?

Jackson Rathbone: Well, it’s just one of those things. “Twilight” was a huge phenomenon. You know, I think everyone’s been a part of it and has been wrapped up in it in a certain way. But at the end of the day, we’re all just a bunch of artists in the entertainment industry. Our goal is to make people happy. Whether its for an hour and a half at a film or for an hour and a half at a rock show. At the end of the day, its about putting a smile on someones face, and a bounce in their step.

I’ve seen that 100 Monkeys sometimes brings guests on stage, has Rob Pattinson ever jammed out with you guys?

Jackson Rathbone: Oh, ah, you know, ah yeah. He has before. One of the reason he played with our band 100 Monkeys was because when we were first getting started, we had the idea that anyone could come up and start playing with us. For a long time we had a section on our band page that was “Other Monkeys”. People who have come up with us and jammed at long shows or people who jammed with us on recordings. And that is just part of us and what we do. We are always open to other musical acts. That’s one of the reasons we love touring is b/c we get to see other bands. We get to see different styles of music from across the world and our doors are always open to anyone who wants to play music.”

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100 Monkeys Touring Best Buys This Summer

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The group also did a recent radio interview found below

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100 Monkeys Debut Two New Videos: Kolpix and Wandering Mind

100 Monkeys debuted two new videos at a Fender listening party over the weekend. The videos are from their new album called Liquid Zoo. Check them out. They are going to auction the Fender guitars off for charity.

Fender Hosts 100 Monkeys Listening Party This Sunday

From the Fender site:

“Raucous, perpetually instrument-swapping L.A. funk-rock quintet 100 Monkeys previews its new album, Liquid Zoo at a private listening party on the evening of Sunday, June 19, at the Fender Artist Showroom in Burbank, Calif., followed by a live concert. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. PST, Fender will webcast the listening party and the concert in a special streaming event that will also include the debut for the new music video for “Wandering Mind.”

The band custom painted two Fender guitars seen in the “Wandering Mind” video; one of the instruments has been donated to the Fender Music Foundation, a non-profit music education organization. Stay tuned for auction details!”

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100 Monkey’s Uncensored Interview

The 100 Monkeys have a new interview up for Monkey Junkie’s to savor. The interview is split into multiple parts and does contain adult language. You can find all the clips at Uncensored Interview.

Source: Jackson Rathbone Online

100 Monkeys: Age Is Just a Number

100 Monkeys sat down with legendary Las Vegas entertainment reporter Robin Leach (yes, that Robin Leach) to talk about the band’s dynamic:

“It isn’t the unusual name of 100 Monkeys that makes the funk rock band so unique. It isn’t just that Twilight star Jackson Rathbone is in the band. It isn’t just the fact that all five musicians can switch over to one another’s roles and alternate instruments during performances. It’s the fact that four of the all-American boys are in their 20s, and the fifth member is a black man in his late 50s.

“The age gap is unique, but art has no age, no number, no beginning and no end,” 57-year-old Chicago-born Lawrence Abrams told me. “When I first met them, I saw and felt a lot of myself coming up in them right before my eyes. I may be 25 years their senior, but they have rhythm and soul. They say I bring a lot of wisdom, kindness and patience to their table.”

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Jackson Rathbone Does Web Diary for MTV’s Hollywood Crush

100 Monkeys Appear at Borders Columbus Circle

100 Monkeys at Columbus Circle Borders

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Jackson Rathbone Interview With Mark and Mercedes

Jackson talks about his band 100 Monkeys and more. See here