Videos by American Songwriter
ARTIST: A Lion Named Roar
BIRTHDATE: Forty years after Bryan Adams got his first real six string.
BIRTHPLACE: Louisville, KY
AMBITIONS: Tyler: Well … obviously to time travel, but for ambiguity I choose to master lucid dreaming.
DREAM GIG: Michael: I literally had a dream where we were playing a gig that would decide the fate of the world. Monsters were coming out from the ground and the only way to defeat them was with my bass.
TV ADDICTIONS: Andy: TV? Is that the Internet?
TURN-OFFS: Tyler: Hyperbole. I don’t believe you tried calling me a million times. My phone only has seventeen missed calls from you, stop being overdramatic.
TURN-ONS: Billy: Louisville pizza.
CELEBRITY CRUSH: Chris: Kate Beckinsale, hands down. The accent, the eyes, enough said. Honorable mention is Brad Pitt.
SMARTEST PERSON I KNOW: Billy: It used to be Tyler, but then he asked me who Genesis was.
THE BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: Michael: The Great Gatsby … shot my parents down in cold blood in an alley next to a movie theater. Been living in a bat cave ever since.
FAVORITE HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Chris: Every Christmas all the guys get together around my living room table each with a gallon of egg nog. 30 minutes to finish the gallon. Last person to to throw up wins. That is the true spirit of Christmas.
I WROTE THIS SONG: Andy: With the rest of the guys and our producer, Neil DeGraide. Our goal was to take a very simple, universal truth (that life/moments are temporary) and expound upon it. At the time of writing it, all of us were going through various changes in life and it made sense to document that in a way that was accessible to a larger group of people.