Call Me No One's Morgan Rose Is 'Sick' of Spoiled Musicians (INTERVIEW)
"Man, it's been really hectic lately, but I'm happy to be doing stuff I love," Morgan Rose tells Noisecreep. The Sevendust drummer is on the phone with us discussing Call Me No One, the new hard rock band he's playing in with his Sevendust bandmate, guitarist Clint Lowery.
The group just issued their debut album, Last Parade, and its endless array of vocal and guitar hooks have found a lot of love on the Noisecreep stereo. We asked Rose about Call Me No One's unique band name: "It's kind of a nameless/faceless kind of thing. I guess you can say it's an anti-rockstar slogan for us. There's so much arrogance with a lot of artists out there right now.
"Everyone in this band respects what we get to do for a living. We see a lot of other bands that don't do that and it gets under my skin so bad. I'm sick of these dudes. Look, we all have our days, but some musicians out there don't get it. To gripe about a meet & greet, or complain about an interview – you start asking yourself if these dudes even know how fucking lucky they are. It's really not that hard to be a musician on the road. The tough part is being away from your family. The actual labor – it's a really blessed life," Rose says.
The 43-year-old drummer has been a professional musician since he co-founded Sevendust back in 1994, but he admits that all of the years on the road have wreaked havoc on his body: "My biggest concern has been the physical side of it. I've basically made a living by killing myself and now I'm not 25 anymore. I mean, mentally, I'm 25, at best. But my body is 95. I've always said that I didn't want to become one of those dudes