THREE DAYS GRACE Singer Says His Band Doesn't Choose Political Sides, Admits He Is 'A Big Fan' Of KID ROCK

December 11, 2021

In a new interview with "The Scotty Mars Show", THREE DAYS GRACE singer Matt Walst weighed in on the online feud between fellow Canadian rockers Danko Jones and MONSTER TRUCK frontman Jon Harvey. Danko has been very critical of Jon's contribution to Kid Rock's new single, "Don't Tell Me How To Live", in which Kid — whose real name is Robert "Bob" Ritchie — rants against "woke" culture and the mainstream media at a time when "every opinion has a millennial offended."

Speaking about whether he and his bandmates ever voice their political views publicly in order to sway their fans one way or the other. Matt said: "I feel like that has become a thing now, where either you're left or right. We tend to just stay in the middle and listen to everybody. I feel like everybody's choosing sides. Man, we don't care. If you believe this, that's your thing. Yeah, we don't get into that."

Walst went on to say that while he hadn't yet heard Kid Rock's "Don't Tell Me How To Live" at the time of the interview, he was an admirer of his music and performance style.

"Kid Rock, he's got this raspy, cool — it's almost old, Southern-type rasp to it," he said. "I'm a big fan. I actually got to hang out with Bob a few times. I watched him fly a helicopter to Chad Kroeger, the singer of NICKELBACK's yard and land in the yard and then come up to the studio. And he started listening to songs that we were working on for [my pre-THREE DAYS GRACE band] MY DARKEST DAYS stuff. And then he played the Commodore in Vancouver and we got to go hang out and party with him before and then watch his show. It was a lot of fun. And he flies. So he was actually piloting the thing — with somebody else with him. I remember him just landing right in the yard. 'Oh, Bob's here.'"

THREE DAYS GRACE will release its seventh studio album, "Explosions", on May 6 via RCA Records. The official Jon Vulpine-directed music video for the LP's first single, "So Called Life", was released last month. The song is the first new original music from THREE DAYS GRACE since the Juno Award-nominated "Outsider" album came out in 2018.

THREE DAYS GRACE recently announced more than a dozen U.S. dates for April and May 2022, including a number of headlining concerts and radio shows as the support act for GODSMACK.

In 2019, THREE DAYS GRACE extended its record for the most No. 1s in the 38-year history of Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, with "Right Left Wrong" its 15th No. 1 single on the tally.

"Right Left Wrong" is featured on "Outsider", THREE DAYS GRACE's sixth full-length album and fifth consecutive Top 40-charting LP on the Billboard Top 200.

THREE DAYS GRACE's other No. 1 singles include "Misery Loves My Company", "Chalk Outline", "World So Cold", "Never Too Late", "Just Like You", "Animal", "Pain", "Home" and "Infra-Red".

Find more on Three days grace
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).