Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman – interview #1

Jaz-066 cropA good interview with Jaz Coleman from Killing Joke:

The last time IO caught up with Jaz Coleman more than two years ago he was in a prickly mood: challenging, cackling and taunting in equal measure.

Despite the apocalyptic overtones of the calendar year the latest conversation found the mercurial vocalist in good spirits. The much-written about incident earlier this year where Coleman seemingly disparaged would be-tour mates The Cult then went AWOL has blown over (Coleman was later found in the Western Sahara and claimed someone was impersonating him). Many fans were pissed, but was this a surprise given that Coleman once holed up in Iceland in the early ’80s and returned when the world didn’t end as he expected?

Coleman was more than ready to talk this fall. “You can ask me anything you want,” he said. His disappearance never came up, but we talked about Killing Joke’s new album MMXII and why Coleman thinks a global renaissance is crucial.

read the rest here: Interview: Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman.

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