By LA Weekly
By Henry Rollins
By Weekly Photographers
By Shea Serrano
By Nate "Igor" Smith
By Dan Weiss
By Erica E. Phillips
By Kai Flanders
HENRY ROLLINS: In Grinderman, you're playing a lot of guitar onstage. How are you liking that?
NICK CAVE: When I first picked it up, I didn't know what to do with it. But now I love it. It helps the singing a lot. It makes me sit back with the singing a lot more, and that helps a huge amount with my vocal ability.
What will be happening for 2011 and beyond with both bands? And with anything else — screenplays, sound tracks, etc.?
I'm going to make another Bad Seeds record. I am not sure what it will be like. I have a lot of ideas for it, but I have to sit down and work it out. But it will be a different sort of record.
Seeing the Bad Seeds live is an epic evening of musical hugeness and excellence not to be missed. A Grinderman show is four men onstage, who really want to do it and really can — low to the ground and raw. Their music is gracefully pugilistic, beautifully scarred and feral. Grinderman delivers with astonishing power. There is nothing like a band that leaves it all on the bandstand.
Grinderman with Armen Ra at the Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Tues., Nov. 30, 9 p.m.; sold out; all ages. Grinderman's Grinderman 2 is out now on Anti-.