Interview with Tomahawk’s Duane Denison, pt 1. (OffBeat. Nov. 2012)

The following is a short piece about Tomahawk, which includes an interview with the band’s guitarist/songwriter, Duane Denison. This piece led to another, longer, soon-to-be-published piece in Premier Guitar magazine, about Denison’s playing, and his interesting all-aluminum guitars.

“After the 1999 breakup of guitarist Duane Denison’s very crazy and much-loved band the Jesus Lizard — which pitted the reckless abandon of “singer” David Yow against Denison’s meticulous jazz-punk fretwork — Denison moved from Chicago to Nashville. There he began recording demos that initiated a long-distance musical relationship with Ipecac label founder and equally wild singer Mike Patton, most famously of Faith No More and Mr. Bungle. Powered by drummer John Stanier (Helmet, Battles) and bassist Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle), Patton and Denison’s supergroup Tomahawk released albums in 2001, 2003 and 2007. In support of its yet-to-be released new album Oddfellows, the band will play one of its first shows in almost a decade at Voodoo Music Experience 2012…”


Or enjoy this follow hour-plus video of The Jesus Lizard’s 2009 reunion show:

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