APTV Correspondent Nick Major sat down with ISSUES co-vocalist Michael Bohn on Warped Tour 2016. The two go in-depth, starting from Bohn's childhood, knowing that he wanted to make music his life from the age of five.
“I never thought I'd be where I am now,” says Bohn, highlighting the surreal performance with Linkin Park on Warped Tour last year.
Bohn talks about all of his first bands, from an “atrocious” high school band that covered Nirvana to drumming in a church band with Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and ultimately finding heavy music and his local scene in Georgia. The guys then talk more about the first time he did vocals, then meeting Tyler Carter and joining A Path Less Traveled. Then came Woe, Is Me—and the frustrating experiences that came along with it. Eventually, Carter and Bohn came back together with the seeds of Issues and a goal of being “weird” and “different” without a solidified vision, thus culminating in the very well received Black Diamonds.
“I just want to get to a point where I can support a family and have a career out of this,” he says. “I want to sell out stadiums. I'm not just saying that because I want money or fame. I want to make a career out of this. That's what we set out to do.”
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