Ronnie Radke of Falling In Reverse: The Exclusive Knotfest Interview Part 1

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in Culture on February 26, 2021

The enduring frontman details why he doesn’t have social media on his phone, the staying power of ‘The Drug In Me Is You’ and how ‘The Joker’ helped to inspire ‘Popular Monster’

Frontman Ronnie Radke is both venerated for his impact on the landscape of alternative music and polarizing for his penchant in freely speaking his mind. It’s that dynamic that has propelled the voice of Falling In Reverse to endure as a central figure in the rock universe for a near two decade tenure, first kicking down walls with Escape the Fate, then with Falling In Reverse.

Despite maintaining an assertive creative presence, reaffirmed by the success of Falling In Reverse’s chart-topping “Popular Monster” and the band’s recent reimagining of Radke’s highly-personal I’m Not A Vampire (Revamped), the frontman has refrained from doing much press in recent years.

In the interest of mental self-preservation, the still very outspoken Radke, still embraces an uncompromising disposition – he’s just become more selective with when, where, and how he articulates it.

In an especially rare interview, Radke sits down with accomplished rock journalist and cultural commentator Ryan J. Downey for an in-depth discussion that presents a compelling, candid look at one of alternative music’s most resilient anomalies.

Watch part one of the exclusive 4-part interview series with Falling In Reverse’s Ronnie Radke and Ryan J. Downey below.

Part 2 of the 4-part interview with Ronnie Radke will drop next Friday via KNOTFEST.

Check out the groundbreaking two-part livestreaming event from Falling In Reverse in ‘Live From the Unknown’, slated for April 16th and April 30th. Watch the trailer for the global streaming event below.

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