Hey Man, Nice Podcast: Richard Patrick of FILTER (Episode 268)

Richard Patrick of Filter is an enduring rock hero and it was a thrill to chat with him before Filter headlined Cold Waves VIII at Metro in Chicago. Discussed in this episode:

  • Has Richard always been accepted by the industrial scene?
  • Discovering his music passion and trying to get signed in Ohio.
  • Hooking up with Trent Reznor and joining Nine Inch Nails.
  • The importance of playing Metro in Chicago.
  • The 20-year anniversary of “Title of Record”
  • The personal issues Richard faced during the “Title of Record” era: “I was fully drug-laden, absolutely exploring the realm of addiction.”
  • Richard’s then-secret relationship with D’arcy Wretsky of Smashing Pumpkins.
  • “Every single song on (Title of Record) is about (D’arcy).”
  • The show that was cancelled in El Paso because of promised “Trump bashing.”
  • Filter’s ongoing support for the troops and visits overseas.
  • Was “The Amalgamut” where the wheels came off?
  • The importance of “giving back” to people fighting addiction: “It’s completely possible to get sober… suicide is never an option.”
  • The current political climate: “I’m getting angrier and angrier.”
  • The fate of the PledgeMusic album, “ReBus.”
  • Richard loves doing movie scores.

Car Con Carne is presented by the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston.

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