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“You let your hair grow out,” says Andy Williams as we soundcheck for the interview. “You look like a fucking hippie.”

In the courtyard across the street from the Glass House in Pomona, the Every Time I Die guitarist talks about writing the band’s latest album Ex Lives. During the writing sessions he drank over three pots of coffee a day, having previously never had a cup of Joe in his life. A stimulant kosher with his straight edge lifestyle, he says his Java binge was inspired by The Mars Volta.

“I read this interview with Omar [Rodriguez-Lopez]…and he said he would smoke weed or do acid,” then would re-write the songs sober. “So I said ‘Well, I don’t do anything so I’m going to just drink coffee.'”

Since the release of Ex Lives early last year, Every Time I Die have taken their caffeine-infused antics on the road, stirring up brouhahas in every corner of the globe. Currently on a North American trek with The Acacia Strain and Vanna, ETID will follow the run with a spring tour supporting Hatebreed.

Below is a conversation with Williams about Ex Lives, why he thinks the current metal scene is fake, and his distaste for dudes with bad hairdos.

Caroline McElroy

Author: Caroline McElroy

The muse struck at a young age and began with Ernie’s Record Shop on Lankershim Blvd. In North Hollywood where I purchased my first Beatle record “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and a record by Major Lance titled “Um,Um,Um,Um,Um,Um”. From there I saw the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl and I was hooked…on Rock N’ Roll. At the age of 13 it seems as if the magical world of Rock N’ Roll opened up and welcomed me. A trip to Indio with Frank Zappa and possee, and subsequent gigs as a dancer at The Teen Fairs at the Hollywood Palladium sealed the deal. As a trained journalist, I’ve written for magazines, newsletters,newspapers and blogs. In addition, I have run a nightclub by the name of The Cave. Music is the thread that weaves a patchwork quilt of genres, venues and experience out of my life and in the process have introduced many fine acts to my followers. For the rest of my story dear readers, read my articles and it will unfold like the petals of a lotus flower. Sometimes you’ve gotta wear the hat to remind people who they are dealing with. LOL

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The muse struck at a young age and began with Ernie’s Record Shop on Lankershim Blvd. In North Hollywood where I purchased my first Beatle record “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and a record by Major Lance titled “Um,Um,Um,Um,Um,Um”. From there I saw the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl and I was hooked…on Rock N’ Roll. At the age of 13 it seems as if the magical world of Rock N’ Roll opened up and welcomed me. A trip to Indio with Frank Zappa and possee, and subsequent gigs as a dancer at The Teen Fairs at the Hollywood Palladium sealed the deal. As a trained journalist, I’ve written for magazines, newsletters,newspapers and blogs. In addition, I have run a nightclub by the name of The Cave. Music is the thread that weaves a patchwork quilt of genres, venues and experience out of my life and in the process have introduced many fine acts to my followers. For the rest of my story dear readers, read my articles and it will unfold like the petals of a lotus flower. Sometimes you’ve gotta wear the hat to remind people who they are dealing with. LOL