BULLETBOYS - "I'm A Lot Closer To These Guys Than I Was To The Original Guys." Page 4
by Martin Popoff

"It's such a blessing though, bro," concludes Marq with a perennial smile, getting set to just KILL IT on stage in a slot between Bang Tango and Faster Pussycat, this being an all too rare hair gig for a deprived Toronto. "You see this and you go, 'Our band is really blessed.' We're trying to do the right things. We're angels with dirty faces, trying to live like fun loving criminals. That's our way. We've all been in some type of trouble at some point in our lives. Even getting into the country here. You know, we've all been a little something something, you know, in our lives (laughs). So when you come here and you are treated... nicely. You know? You're treated with respect. It says a lot, and I wanted to come here. We haven't been here in over 15 years. I mean, last time we rolled through here, the show was sold-out. But we're making our way back, and we're doing Japan this year, we're trying to hit China, Russia, we've got a lot of irons in the fire, for the end of the year."

"We don't know the word quit, bro. This band, we go out, we have friends all around the world that we love. But when we hit that stage, it's not friends mode. It's about going out and destroying. And people can scoff and laugh, but I will get up there with anybody younger than me, I don't care. I don't care, because we grew up with people who carry on, brilliant, wonderful musicians that just won't stop. So that's what we've seen. And now there's others musicians that go, 'Oh well, I just don't have the stomach for it. It's a great record, what a great record - no, I'm out.' I've never had that mindset. My mindset is always to try to write the best stuff I can for our fans, and try to be the best people we can for our fans. Because if we didn't have our fans, people who were into our music, we wouldn't be talking to right now."