Ugly Kid Joe on 1st US tour in 27 years (Episode 840)

It seems crazy, but Ugly Kid Joe hasn’t toured the states in 27 years.

On the eve of the band’s appearance at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Ugly Kid Joe shredders Klaus Eichstadt and Dave Fortman join me for Vietnamese food in a hotel parking lot.

Discussed in this episode:
This is the first sober Ugly Kid Joe tour
Why it took this long to tour the states since the band got back together 13 years ago
The recent “Rad Wings of Destiny” album
Rock gods, from Ozzy to Eddie Van Halen
The interesting source for some of the new album’s more memorable guitar riffs
What life was like when the band exploded in the early 90s
The recording process for “Cats in the Cradle”
Touring with Ozzy and Def Leppard
Why the band broke up in the late 90s
Dave’s highlights as an album producer (Evanescence, Mudvayne, Slipknot, Godsmack, etc.)
Klaus is even-keeled

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