MOTORFINGER is an up and coming rock band based out of Oslo, Norway. They are a tight band with a grunge feel. Visit them at www.facebook.com/motorfinger
Listen to their track, ‘Double Rainbow’ below and be sure to scroll down for our short interview with the drummer, Jonas Dale:
FD: Please tell us; how long have you been playing drums?
JD: I have been on and off for several years, however definitely since Motorfinger came and landed on this planet in 2009.
FD: What drummer influences your playing the most?
JD: Several drummers have inspired me through the years. I particularly enjoy listening to Matt Cameron. I like his style of playing very much. Of course, inspiration also comes from drummers like Phil Collins, Mike Portnoy and Mike Mangini due to their extreme technical skills and “academic” approach to their work. Generally I also get inspired by hard working and intense playing drummers, both from known and unknown bands.
FD: What famous band or solo artist just isn’t the same after firing their drummer?
JD: Difficult to nail this one. There are so many good replacements. I guess that member changes affects me more emotionally (sad to see bands undergoing hard times). The “Portnoy Incident” is an example.
FD: Who do you think is the most underrated drummer around?
JD: Hmmm… I think good drummers normally receive the (good) feedback they deserve. The question is whether they have been discovered or not!
FD: Do your parents approve in your choice of instrument?
JD: Well, did they ever have any choice?