BAM has issued a new interview with Y&T frontman Dave Meniketti. An excerpt follows:
Q: Coming off a successful run of 62 dates across North America and Europe in 2012, are there any moments that were particularly memorable this time around?
A: "The band has been proud to have such consistent crowds and positive responses that we have, year after year, in the UK and Europe. But in particular, whenever we play a new region, it’s always a great experience to come in to this unknown market and have an amazing response. That’s what happened on this latest fall tour with Athens, Greece. Even though the country is going through severe monetary problems, the fans came out and packed the venue we played. Their enthusiasm and passionate response was nothing short of amazing. They not only sounded louder than the size of the crowd would have normally sounded, but they also sang all the melodies of the choruses, and the guitar licks as well. I think we all had goose bumps from their reaction. This part of the world will surely become a staple for our touring schedule every year from here on."
Q: Y&T continues to draw significant numbers at Bay Area venues and beyond, multiple times per year, which is a testament to both your live show and the dedication among your fans. The new double-live CD, Live At The Mystic, documents that experience incredibly well. Has response to this album met your expectations?
A: "Yes, so far we have received a positive response to the live CD from fans and press. We are very fortunate to have such dedicated fans over the life of our career who continue to support the band 39 years into our existence. It serves as an inspiration to us and a motivator to be certain we always give the best performances. I think this new live CD is the perfect CD for anyone familiar with the band–or not–to give an accurate representation of what the band sounds like right now."
Read the full interview at this location.