Kix guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe was recently interviewed by Original Rock and was asked about his high and low points in his music career.
Forsythe replied: “My whole career overall could be considered a high point! I’ve definitely been blessed to be able to play music as a career! But to be more specific, of course things like having “Don’t Close Your Eyes” go to number 11 on the charts was a high point. Pretty much every time I step out on stage and see all the faces looking up at us, is a high point. Maybe my highest point hasn’t happened yet! As far a low point, for me personally it was at the end of the 1990s when I found myself in jail as a result of drug addiction. But even that turned into something good, and I’ve been sober since April Fool’s Day 1998!”
In terms of how he feels about downloading music, Forsythestated: “I know it is new technology, but I feel there was an anticipation waiting for the release date, then going in person to buy records/cassettes, for me that sentiment has been diminished. Yes, things have changed! The downloading thing definitely takes the fanfare out of a release date. It’s also harder to keep track of everything as far as the business side of things. When I get my BMI statement and see a song has been played close to 12,000 times and then look and see that I got paid 11cents for that, it’s disheartening. I’ll still buy the physical CD if I really like a band. I like having the artwork and song info which you don’t get when downloading.”