Madina Lake's Matthew Leone: "I was so clueless, I brought my first bass to my first-ever show in a garbage bag"

Madina Lake
(Image credit: Steve Thorne/Redferns)

”My favorite thing about music is those ‘Holy shit!’ moments, where a song gets you saddled in and comfy, then starts climbing that hill like a rickety old wooden rollercoaster, building tension before... ‘Boom!’ The payoff. 

”I discovered that the groove is what takes your inhibitions away, and the tension created by ripping away from the main riff is the design engineer of that glorious feeling. Plus, I started playing when I was 21, and it seemed like the only way I could transition from fan to musician and make a career out of it. 

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