BEST FRIDAYS: with Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats
What’s Worst Mondays without a dark and villainous foil? That’s the kind of thinking that forced us to create Best Fridays. So, for all our weekend warrior brethren: Wooooo, T-G-I-F, right? Herein we hope to bookend your awful week by quizzing our previous Worst Mondays candidate about slightly more encouraging things. Every Friday!
Welcome back to the program with everyone’s favourite straight edge hardcore kid with a cool haircut, Liam Cormier! Sometime I wish my hair could look like that. But we all have our demons. Mine is being incapable or growing a cool, floppy, dirty-looking mohawk. What’s that? You’re not here for me? Or, right. Cancer Bats kick ass. And so:
I split my forehead open at a show in Saskatoon. I was swinging the mic around and caught myself in the head. We still finished the set but I bled everywhere for 40 minutes. For a big sissy like myself, I felt pretty tough and now I have a bad-ass scar above my eye.
Best historical figure
Louis Riel is the biggest bad-ass in Canadian history. He led two revolts against the Canadian government fighting for Metis rights and he established Manitoba. Get your Google on.
The best shirt I’ve ever owned is a limited edition Mike Giant shirt that he made for an art show in Toronto. It was given to me by a friend who had two and I was so so stoked. Mike Giant does a ton of rad shit for Rebel 8 as well that’s a lot easier to track down.
Best thing to do with $20
Put it in the bank. I am broke as a joke.
Best party trick
My friend Olly from Johnny Truant and myself DJ’d a party recently in Brighton UK and we had that shit bumping. We were mixing Rage into Beastie Boys, Damien Marley into Rolling Stones. We had the dance floor going crazy! It was the best trick I ever pulled off.
Dracula hands down. Not really a monster but probably the coolest piece of evil you could find out there.
Best question ever asked of you in an interview. Now answer it:
This question is the most original I’ve been asked. I’ll give that award to you.