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by Martin Popoff
The positivity of the guy is infectious, and it's no surprise that live, that spirit continues to radiate. "I have a vision as Ryche has a vision," continues Torien, "Tory and Steve... we all have this vision, and a lot of people think I'm crazy when I say this, but my vision for my band is to definitely be back in the Top 20 on Billboard, and I believe that we have the ability to do that on this record. We are getting many accolades. As much as I don't like reading or listening too much of the press, what they say, good, bad, or indifferent - I'm that type of person - but when writers are putting their names to these articles and saying 'This is the best hard rock record of the past ten years,' you've got to crack a smile. Because you know what? They're getting our vision. Or getting what I want to do with this band. I am not trying to stay in the same genre that all these bands are. I'm not living in the past. I'm not trying to live... we evolved from the past to live in the now for the future. That's our quote, and basically I went through a really, really bad time. Me and Ryche had been through some bad times in our personal lives - Tory and Steven also - and we are very, very, very close. I'm a lot closer to these guys than I was to the original guys. I was always put on the other side of the wall. It was always three against me. I wasn't the most perfect bloke in the world either (laughs), back in the day. I was running around doing a lot of crazy things, but this band stands as a reinvention, and I'm amazed every night about what these guys do on stage."
And why this title 10 Cent Billionaire?
"10 Cent Billionaire is a title that I came up with because I always feel that even though I don't have a lot of money, I am rich in life, rich in heart. And I feel that our fans are that. And I also feel that the letters TCB - taking care of business. ELVIS PRESLEY, bro!"
And Bachman Turner Overdrive!
"Yeah, yeah, that's right! So this album is solely for fans, and new fans, and people that just want to hear a great hard rock record. There are no frills on this record and there are no fillers. Every song is an epic thing, hopefully (laughs). That's the way I wrote it. I really took the time for this record."
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