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Talking with State Line Empire about Golden Girls, Tequila and Guitar Center!

May 23, 2012

Hard Rock Band State Line Empire is from my hometown of San Mateo. You may be familiar with this band since they won the Guitar Center’s Your Next Record with Slash contest and released their EP “Octane” which featured Slash on their song “Drive Me”.  I was excited  to see State Line Empire open up for Steven Adler’s band Adler’s Appetite at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francsico last year. These guys are incredible live and have such a great energy playing together. It is no wonder they won! State Line Empire features Tyson Yen on  Vocals, Dave Pearl on  Bass, Cat Place on Guitar and Jay Michaelis on Drums.   I had the great opportunity to interview this incredible band and I hope you enjoy getting to know these guys as much as I did. The interview was with Tyson, Dave and Cat. Music Junkie Press:    How did you guys form your band? Tyson:    We all worked together in a previous project and we all got a long great. Soon after, it just seemed very obvious [Read More]