Got Q's for Devin Townsend?
2009-05-15 by Tyler Munro EMERITUS | 24 Comments
People of SputnikMusic,

Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad and Steve Vai fame will be joining SputnikMusic's Tyler Munro this Monday for an extended telephone interview. But we need your help to make it the best it could possibly be.

If you're curious about Ziltoid or Devin's self-imposed hiatus, or if there's anything else you'd like to ask, now is your chance.

Submit any questions you may have for the artist formerly known as Hevy Devy in this thread or directly to Tyler via tylr.munro@gmail.com

Feel free to keep your questions lighthearted but let's try to keep stupidity to a controlled minimum.
Tagged: Devin Townsend

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Tits McGee
May 15th 2009
1876 Comments


I'm not a fan of Devin, but I guess I've always wondered how he comes up with alot his of lyrical concepts. I guess that's a (shitty) question.

But still, this is really awesome to see him getting interviewed here.

jrowa001
May 15th 2009
8750 Comments


wow this awesome Tyler. Devin is one of my fav all around musicians. ill try and think of some questions. look forward to the final product

Essence
May 15th 2009
3585 Comments


Okay, I'll post the obvious one:

Is there any chance of an SYL reformation?


And now for an interesting one:

What are some of his influences? A lot of his music is extremely varied, so what kind of bands give him his ideas?

withALMONDS
May 15th 2009
214 Comments


will you ever collab with soilwork ala natural born chaos again

i realize the few backup vocals he provided wasn't really much of a collab, but doing more work with them would be great

myhigherpie
May 15th 2009
3027 Comments


why is he so awesome?

ask him that one.

KTV
May 15th 2009
760 Comments


Dear Devin,


When did you start going bald?

lauriej
May 15th 2009
1711 Comments


Is Ziltoid intended to be a fictional version of himself? if so, does he have a craving for coffee?

Is the music for the 3 other Devin Townsend Project albums written yet, and if so, what are the overall sounds of each album?

Why did you lose the Skullet?

Digging: Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs

TheNewWhack
May 15th 2009
1472 Comments


Are you going to be making any vocal/guitar guest appearances or are you trying to focus strictly on the production side of things.

poweroftheweez
May 15th 2009
1290 Comments


tyler you lucky ducker.
i'll just second the SYL reunion question.

Thor
May 15th 2009
10191 Comments


posted my super srs question on your facebook status tyler

zuzek
May 15th 2009
750 Comments


Got big into Terria and Ocean Machine lately, it's absolutely fucking incredible. One of my favorites so I'll think about something I'd like to hear from him.

spoon_of_grimbo
May 15th 2009
2241 Comments


ask him what it was like touring with the wildhearts, and if he plans to collaborate with them or ginger again anytime soon.

also, considering his use of compression in recordings, what's his take on the loudness war?

botb
May 15th 2009
9674 Comments


tyler you lucky mofo omg. i would love to talk to devy.

questions

Have you recently worked with any of the members of SYL on anything?

How does Ki differ from your previous works?

Why'd you lose the skullet?

Did doing guest vocals on Becoming the Archetype's latest release give you an itching to start writing music again?

What are some of your most spun records of as late?

hmm ill post more if i think of some.


BornDeadBuriedAlive
May 15th 2009
404 Comments


Will you be working with the SYL guys again, maybe in his solo work, like he did on Physicist? Will we ever see the skullet, or SYL again? What do you think of: Opeth, Cynic, Slipknot, Morbid Angel, Behemoth, Black Sabbath, Death, Kreator, Lamb Of God, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Tool, and Testament? Do you listen to more old music, or new music? What was your first guitar? Do you still talk to Byron, Jed, and Gene regularly?

Also, I play guitar, drums, and bass, and I really want to make a living playing music, some advice would be great.This Message Edited On 05.15.09

Waior
May 15th 2009
11451 Comments


He did one of the Sequioa Throne remixes, right? Ask him about that.

Phantom
May 15th 2009
8930 Comments


Do you listen to any other genres outside of rock/metal, and does that have an influence on your writing/playing?



natey
May 15th 2009
4170 Comments


Ask him what his songwriting process is like. Is it music or lyrics first? Does it all come from him or does he let his mates add to it?

spoon_of_grimbo
May 16th 2009
2241 Comments


ask him if the extra discs that are planned for the DTP boxset are going to be released separately too, for the benefit of those who buy Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction, and the fourth one as soon as they're released.

willfellmarsy
May 16th 2009
3849 Comments


ask him what is his preferred method of communicating with God? I'd like to compare notes...

Essence
May 16th 2009
3585 Comments


i love how he says keep the stupidity to a minimum and then the same question gets requested like 7 times because people don't read

Tyler
Emeritus
May 18th 2009
7926 Comments


last chance guys

jingledeath
May 18th 2009
7104 Comments


his favorite song from the new album and why?

newflesh82
May 18th 2009
8 Comments


What does he think about his first album "Ocean Machine Biomech" in retrospect? Does he like it more now after all these years? Does he realise the fact that it is his best album and he will never be able to top it? Because truth is and he knows it too for sure that majority of people consider it his best music written.

Digging: Hammerbox - Numb

Tyler
Emeritus
May 18th 2009
7926 Comments


Interview is done. I actually ran out of time but I got a lot of your questions in. It went very well, expect it up in the next few days.



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