My phone interview with Michael Poulsen front man of Volbeat
Cindy Parr- First let me say thank you so much for calling and doing this interview with me and Shockwave.
Michael Poulsen- Oh, you're welcome. I know that it's very early at your home right now so I appreciate it.
Its ok, I would normally be up around this time anyway so its not a big deal. But thank you again for calling.Ok, to say that I am a Volbeat fan would be a BIG understatement, and for you to be calling me is a huge deal.
Oh, well thank you.
Well, we will do this quickly because I know you probably have a million things to do, so lets start by talking about the upcoming tour. It picks up in Denmark on February 23rd. Have you guys taken a little bit of a break over the last few months and over the holidays?
Yeah, for the first time in a very long time we have actually been home for 2 months or so. Actually we were supposed to go to England for 3 weeks, but we had to cancel the tour because I had some pain in my chest and I thought it had something to do with my heart. It took over a month to figure out what it was because I had to go to the hospital and have a bunch of labs do blood tests and everything. But, what they figured out is that I have a bad nerve in my back that goes down my whole left side of my body and around my chest and neck, head and out to the eye...So I've got to take care of that nerve so that I can move around again. But, right now everything is going good. I just have a bad cold just like everyone else because of the terrible winter. So yeah, we have been home for 2 months and just been taking care of our families and friends. That's been very, very good because we are reloading and getting new energy for the tour.
Oh wow, I'm sorry for your health problems and I hope they get better and stay better for you.
Thank you, yeah, for over a month I've been coughing, but, it should end very soon. But no matter what we are coming back to the America .
What do you/Volbeat do for fun when you are not touring?
Well I just bought a house with my wife. So, we are very happy to be in our new house. It has a very, very big garden. It's almost like a forest! We look out at an open green field with a lot of birds, and on the other side of that is water. So we are enjoying our new house, having family and friends over, good food. You know just doing the normal things and trying to relax and not thinking too much about Volbeat and music. Even though everyday there is always some kind of work, and that's ok because that's a good sign. But yeah, basically just the normal things like everyone else. The other guys in the band have kids, so they are taking care of their kids and families too. So really nothing special here.