DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Webb

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Webb

Welcome to this weeks edition of Devil's Island! Every week we maroon a band or artist on the island and see what they get up to, how they cope with being all alone on a small island in the middle of the ocean. It's not your average desert island and we'll see just how each person copes with the extreme conditions.

This week when we arrived at Devil's Island we find Webb sat on the beach. The island is far from their home, so how did they end up here and how did they cope with life on Devil's Island? 

Find out now...    

Welcome to The Razors'e Edge and our somewhat lovely, warm desert island. Don't worry about it's name I'm sure it's not as bad as that would suggest. 

You're marooned here on this island, but before you ended up shipwrecked you chose one album that you couldn't live without. Which album did you each chose and why?

RYAN: Fortitude by Gojira. This is currently the only album I keep listening to whenever I get the chance. The album gets me hyped up every time.LUCA: I would choose Lateralus by Tool because still after 22 years I still get the same joy listening to it.  There isn't a weak song on that album and when I listen to it top to bottom it takes me on a journey.NIGEL: Angel Dust by Faith No More. An absolute seminal classic with so many layers it'll never get boring to listen to, from a band at the absolute peak of their powers.

Just behind that palm tree is a shack for each of you to stay in, with enough space for you to put up a poster on the wall of one album cover. What album cover do you each chose?

RYAN: Fortitude by Gojira.LUCA: I would hang "We're Only In It For The Money" by Frank Zappa. I always find it amusing looking at that album cover spotting the different people, and there is lots of humour in it.NIGEL: Dark Side Of The Moon, for that 1970s student bedsit vibe.

There's also a bar on this here island. But alas each of you only get to choose one drink for the entirety of your stay. What's your tipple of choice?

RYAN: Tough one, but on this occasion I’m going to choose Jack Daniel’s flavoured water – we all need water, and I also need JD!

LUCA: Presuming water is already provided, I would add cold beer on the island drink menu.

NIGEL: Boringly I only ever drink tap water. Would it be a challenge to get a constant supply of Thames Valley tap water on a desert island?

You’re sat on the island thinking “I’m stuck here on this island with my bandmates for eternity”… who would you rather have been shipwrecked with?

RYAN: If I’m stuck on an island with my bandmates, which includes my wife Sonya the fourth, but invisible member, who is also our lyricist/manager, I can’t think of anyone else as I don’t think anybody else would be able to cope with my weirdness.

LUCA: I would stick with Nigel and Ryan, forge some instruments with the material the island has to offer, drink the endless supply of beer and jam.

NIGEL: As long as there are some instruments around Luca, Ryan and I can make our own fun for at least an eternity, if not longer. So I'm not too fussed. I suppose I wouldn't object to the inclusion of 1980s Michelle Pfeiffer.

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Webb

There's a walkman in your pocket, on the tape inside is the recording of the one live show that stands out for you. It could be any show, from any band, anywhere in the world. What show is on that walkman?

RYAN: Gojira live at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham UK.LUCA: 1996 MTV Unplugged by Alice in Chains.NIGEL: If it has to be a show that was actually recorded, then Genesis playing The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway at The Shrine Auditorium, LA, in 1975. If I can conjure one out of thin air, Mark Mulcahy at The 12 Bar Club, London in May 1998.

You're getting desperate, you decide the only course of action is to put a message in a bottle and hope someone finds it. Your message could be to any member of any band, but should be the most suitable for a rescue attempt. Who is it?

RYAN: My message would be to Joe Duplantier from Gojira “Hey man, I’m stuck on the Fortitude island and my iPhone has 10% battery left, please send me a power bank that lasts for eternity so I can keep listening to your awesome band”

LUCA: Bruce Dickinson. He could fly a plane to the island and rescue us.

NIGEL: I was in a band with a cellist who once arrived at a show with a roadkill squirrel that he'd picked up, skinned, cut off the squashed bits and put in his engine bay to cook so he could eat it when he arrived. He seemed like the kind of practical chap who could lash together a couple of trees and sail us all across an ocean.

You've been stuck here for a while and food supplies are running low. There's only one thing for it... which fellow band member gets sacrificed to help the others survive?

RYAN: I’ll start by sacrificing parts of my body, although I’m not sure if my bandmates would enjoy feasting on me.

LUCA: Being the tallest member of the band I would sacrifice a leg so we could eat for a while longer until we master the art of spear fishing.

NIGEL: I'll take one for the team. Though I fear they may not be much in the way of steak on me.

Finally, when the ship sank you each managed to save one person from the wreckage. That person is the one musician that has influenced your career the most, shaped your way of thinking and your outlook on life. Who did you save?

RYAN: After making sure that my wife and bandmates are safe, I’ll go looking for Joe Duplantier of course.LUCA: My dad. I was lucky enough to be brought up by a musician and an excellent bass player with a fine music taste.NIGEL: Phil Collins, his drumming made me realise what was possible in percussion.

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