TNT is back in full recording force after 8 years with their latest album, XIII which is out NOW through Frontiers Music. I recently got to ask founding member of TNT Ronni Le Tekro, about everything going on with TNT in 2018. CHeck out the quick interview down below. ENJOY!
Thank you very much for taking the time to do this interview! June 8th brings in the release of TNT’s 13th album, appropriately entitled XIII. How does it feel to finally have this album out?
It feels good to have the album out.It was quite a journey making it. It think it carries a message of Hope
With 8 years between albums, how did you approach the songwriting for XIII?
The songwriting on this album was a bit different from the other albums. 2 of the songs were written by Tony Harnell and Me,4 of them were cowritten with Ledfoot(Tim Scott O`Connell) and Tony. The rest was shaped around my ideas and Tim`s great lyrics.We wanted a diverse album like Queen
Of course in those 8 years, there has been lineup changes in the band. How did it feel getting this incarnation of the TNT lineup for this album?
It feels good.We rehearse and are constantly looking for creative moments.As well as keeping the legacy while building momentum.
Did you change anything in the studio this time Around? As far your guitar setup or any additional changes?
There are no changes in the studio except new 32 ch UA Apollo soundcards. The rest of the guitar setup is identical with 1982.Marshalls :-)
How hard was it deciding what songs would be released as singles before the release of XIII?
The label decided the first single,luckily....cause the band,being in it,is blind and def:-)
XIII is being released on your new label home, Frontiers Music. How does it feel working with Frontiers?
Frontiers are doing a very good job for the band and seems geniously interested in good rock
What is next for TNT?
Next for TNT is release of new video `NOT FEELING ANYTHING` as well as live shows beginning June 22nd
What should people expect from a TNT show in 2018?
You can expect all the classics from 82 and on as well as 4 songs from the new album XIII
Also in 2018 brings the 36th anniversary of TNT. How does it feel to have the band push forward for nearly 4 decades now?
You know,we feel like aristocracy although we don`t have economic features. We are proud of the fact that we could release albums for 36 years,more importantly that past and present members have good health is more important than success.
What do you currently listen to?
I currently listen to CITY BOY, JOE WASH and DAVID SYLVIAN
Thank you very much for taking the time to do this interview. With a great new album, a rejuvination in the band, and a great future to look forwartd to, I wish you and the rest of TNT nothing but the best. Before we wrap things up, is there anything else you would like to mention that I haven’t brought up yet?
Thank you for showing true interest in our music. TNT is a band people can`t write off yet. In constant change and development. We hope our fans join us for the last years of this journey without preconceived opinions. All the Best
TNT- XIII is out NOW through Frontiers Music
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