Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mark Tremonti

Mark Tremonti is the renowned lead guitarist in two popular rock bands, Creed and Alter Bridge. Both bands have created number one songs including Creed's "Higher" and "With Arms Wide Open" which also won a Grammy award in 2001. Alter Bridge's "Isolation" recently topped the charts. Tremonti is incredible live, and plays amazing, memorable riffs. Alter Bridge's song "Blackbird" was named the greatest guitar solo of all time by Guitarist magazine. The man can shred!

I recently asked Tremonti about books.

Mark told me that he is currently reading John Scalzi's Agent to the Stars.
Overview from barnesandnoble.comThe space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity’s first interstellar friendship. There’s just one problem: They’re hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish.
So getting humanity’s trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal.
Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He’s one of Hollywood’s hottest young agents. But although Stein may have just concluded the biggest deal of his career, it’s quite another thing to negotiate for an entire alien race. To earn his percentage this time, he’s going to need all the smarts, skills, and wits he can muster.
When I asked Mark about his favorite book, he answered, "It's a toss up between George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones and Gene Wolf's Book of the Short Sun.

Thanks, Mark for sharing some great recommendations!
Find out more about Mark's bands at alterbridge.com and creed.com.
You can follow Mark on Twitter and like him on his Facebook page.

Take a listen to one of Creed's number one hits, "My Sacrifice." When my son was 3, it was his turn to pick a song to sing with the group during sing along time in a Mom & Me class. Others chose "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" or "The Wheels on the Bus." My son sang this song by himself.

Photo from wikimediacommons.


DEZMOND said...

I like that he reads sf and epic fantasy! Go Mark!

Marisa Hopkins said...

Um, you have the most awesome son ever.

Excellent post!!

Kimber said...

Game of Thrones - what a terrific series of books. Love that a rocker digs the fantasy fiction.

Suzanne Casamento said...

OMG. I can't believe your son sang this song by himself at 3! That's awesome!

Anita said...

Awwwwessssome interview! Now I want to know everything about him! P.S. I'm totally setting one of my girls up with your son.

Kelly Polark said...

Dezz - I know! Great picks, right?!
Marisa - He loves music like I do. He listens to bands from MEgadeth to Maroon5.
Kimber - I have yet to read that series, but I have heard such great things about it. It's on my To Be Read list.
Suz - My kids have definitely grown up with a continuous stream of rock music! :) Though I did play classical once in a while when they were infants because I heard it was good for their brains!
Anita - Arranged marriages are okay, right?

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Interesting as always. I love reading what the rockin' and famous are reading.

LynNerdKelley said...

I love Creed. What a cool post. And I love that your son chose this song to sing in the Mom & Me class!

Susan Fields said...

That is so funny about your son singing that song for his Mom and Me class! Now there's a kid with a cool mom! :)

Christina Lee said...

Woo hoo---and Game of Thrones (impressive)!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

LOL, Our daughter was singing "Digging Up Bones" when she was that age. We thought it was really cute. The she started singing Tina Turner songs and we realized we'd have to change out tunes for a few years.

julie fedderson said...

Awesome interview! Love that he likes GoT, it's one of my faves, too. I have something in common with a rock star, ha.

Elizabeth said...

Very nice blog....love this photo.