Feature: “If I…” with Hawthorne Heights’ Eron Bucciarelli

Over the last twelve months Ohio’s Hawthorne Heights have released a new EP entitled ‘Hate’ and formed their own record label, Cardboard Empire, and are now set to embark on a US tour with Mark Rose and Sandlot Heroes.

Hawthorne Heights drummer Eron Bucciarelli is the second participant of our regular ‘If I…’ series. Bucciarelli told Already Heard about what song he wish he could re-record, which venue he wish he could play, the band he would like to tour with and more.

If I could re-record one song it would be...
If you’re talking about our songs, it would have to be ‘Niki FM.’  I feel like that song doesn’t hit as hard on recording as it does live.

If I could re-live one tour/show it would be…
As far as a tour, it would be our first year of Warped Tour.  Even if we were to play Warped again, it wouldn’t have the same feeling as playing a festival that I grew up going to see for the first time.  

If I had the chance to play one venue it would be…
Madison Square Garden.  So many amazing shows have happened there that I would love the opportunity to check that off of my life goals list.  

If I could play with one band it would be…
Foo Fighters. I keep dropping their name in interviews. I’m hoping one day they might read it, check us out and call us up.  I’ll keep dreaming.

If I could play with any person living or dead it would be…
Joe Strummer.

If I could bring back any band that have split up, it would be…
Assuming resurrection is out of the question, I would have to go with Quicksand. Walter (Schreifels) has already done Gorilla Biscuits. Quicksand should be next. That band influences more bands today than a lot of people realize and its a shame they don’t the credit they deserve. So underrated. Yes, I know there’s a new Rival Schools album coming out, but its not the same to me.

If I wasn’t playing music, I would be…
managing other bands.

If I could play a different genre it would be…
I would LOVE to do a modern day band like Sly And The Family Stone.  I think it would be so much fun. Horn section, female background singers, it would be a party.

If I could have written any song it would be…
Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer”.  That way people would say Gotye was ripping me off. 

If could have written any album it would be…
There’s too many to choose from.

If I could headline any festival, it would be…
Glastonbury.

If I could organise my own festival, the bands playing would be…
Foo Fighters, Muse, Quicksand, Refused, Mew, Mastodon, Lifetime/Kid Dynamite, Gorilla Biscuits, and then some newer bands like La Dispute, Balance and Composure and of course HH would have to play in there somewhere.

If I could play any other instrument, it would be…
Guitar

‘Hate’ by Hawthorne Heights is available now on Cardboard Empire.

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