September 24th, 2005


Dogs Die in Hot Cars Frontman Parties with Vader

Next up in my ongoing series on of interviews with bands and celebs who dig Star Wars, I had the amazing opportunity to interview Craig Macintosh -- lead vocalist and guitarist for the UK band Dogs Die in Hot Cars.

He's one of the those everyday fans that I think most of us can relate too. He grew up with the original trilogy as a kid and was blown away at Episode III as an adult. He tells some great stories about when his unknowing mom chucked a few of his prize collectibles by accident, as well as a review of Revenge of the Sith, but I think his first story about living next to Vader's nephew takes the... um.... cake.

Best quote from the interview:

"Until the age of five I lived in the same cul-de-sac as Dave Prowse's brother and every so often Darth Vader would pay us a visit," Macintosh remembers. "Our street was the typical young family on Wimpey Street where all the kids would play together. Naturally, playing Star Wars was our favorite game but knowing the real Darth, as we thought, made it even more special to us. I also have a strange distorted memory where I went Dave Prowse's nephew's birthday party and everyone brought a figure each. I brought Chewie and Dave Prowse came in his Porsche and we ate cake in what I thought was the Death Star shield base on Endor. I think I'd better ask my dad about that one."

Check out the full interview here:
Dogs Die in Hot Cars Frontman Parties with Vader

Please read it and let me know what you think.

Next up on deck: Nickel Creek, Snow Patrol, Viva Voce and Anthrax!
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