Ronnie Radke of Falling In Reverse: The Exclusive Knotfest Interview Part 4

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in From The Artist on March 19, 2021

In the finale of the Knotfest feature, the frontman reflects on his professional accomplishments, his personal aspirations, and the importance balance of being a good human and a great artist.

In the fourth and final installment of the exclusive Knotfest Q & A with Ronnie Radke of Falling In Reverse, the frontman continues to reflect on how far he has come, while still looking ahead towards the future.

Exploring the longevity of “Popular Monster,” revisiting what it was like to pen some of his most successful songs from a prison cell, and explaining his need to function ahead of the grade creatively, the frontman has no interest in resting on his laurels.

Detailing the ambitious scope of the cinematic live-streaming event for Falling In Reverse, ‘Live From the Unknown,’ Radke omitted the specifics to keep the mystique in tact, but did explain how the production was the equivalent to executing 30 music videos live.

Referencing the likes of Jacoby Shaddix, Corey Taylor, and Dave Grohl as both personal and creative inspirations, Radke shares how he aspires to achieve the same longevity and reputation – bridging being a great human and a great artist.

Watch the final segment of the exclusive Knotfest interview with Ronnie Radke of Falling In Reverse. Then check out the trailer for Falling In Reverse’s Live From the Unknown streaming event below.

:19 – Radke discusses how humbling it is that “Popular Monster” continues to be one of the most downloaded songs in rock alongside legendary artists like Guns N Roses, AC/DC, and Metallica.

1:30 – Ronnie reflects on what it’s been like to go from a poor kid from Las Vegas to being able to have such an enduring career.

1:56 – “The Drug In Me Is You,” “I Am Not A Vampire,” “Good Girls, Bad Guys,” were all written in a prison cell as Ronnie tapped out the foundation of the track on his legs.

2:28 – What would 2021 Ronnie with that now enjoys successful life with a house, with a girlfriend, a daughter, and a couple of gold plaques on his wall say to the younger version of Ronnie that was sit-in g in a prison cell.

3:52 – Citing musicians like Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, and Dave Grohl, Radke shared how those musicians inspired him to be a better person and explained that its the combination of their product and their personalities that have resulted in such longevity.

5:35 – Though reluctant to discuss it, Radke was actively helping bands that fell on hard times as a result of the pandemic.

6:17 – If a drug addict shares their last little bit of drugs with you, that’s how you know they are a good person.

7:00 – Radke explains the ambitious creative scope of Live From the Unknown and equates the cinematic live-streaming experience to the equivalent of pulling off 30 music videos live in a two-night production.

8:27 – Radke explains the criteria in figuring out which songs would make the setlist for the livestream

Tickets and merch for Live From the Unknown from Falling In Reverse can be found – HERE


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