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Born of Osiris Guitarist Lee McKinney Plays ‘Would You Rather?’

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

It’s been a big year for Born of Osiris! After spending the summer as part of this year’s Warped Tour, the band has announced dates for a headlining U.S. fall trek. We had the chance to play a little game of ‘Would You Rather?’ with Born of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney. Check it out here:

Would you rather be really late for a show or mess up onstage?

I’d rather mess up onstage – I have nightmares about running up to the stage and the show’s already started without me. I’ve literally had these dreams and as far as f—ing up onstage, I do it every day so it’s okay.

Would you rather be in the studio or on tour?

It might be 50/50 for me, when I’m on tour I would love to be home working on music and as soon as I’m home working on music I want to be back on tour again — but it’s all fun.

Would you rather have a massive bank account or a massive fanbase?

A massive fanbase for sure because I think it would give you a massive bank account. [Laughs] Obviously if you had a big bank account and you were playing shows and nobody was there it would probably make you want to do something else. The vibe you get off people when they come to shows is what means the most.

Would you rather tour with a band you didn’t respect or tour with a band that didn’t respect you?

I guess I would rather tour with a band I didn’t respect. [Laughs] There might be times where there’s bands I don’t respect because I don’t think there’s musical integrity there. There’s a lot of bands out there that get huge off of an image and funny social media things. Maybe it would turn into a situation where I don’t respect them as musicians but they have good shows and their fans have fun at the shows. On the flip side, if we toured with a band that didn’t respect us hopefully we would be able to gain their respect at shows.

Would you rather live in a world where people break into song or where people break into mosh pits and crowd surfing?

Break out into song, it sounds more normal. Personally, I’m not much of a singer so I’d like to crowd surf around a little bit. Crowd surfing is fun, it’s the only thing I would do if I did go to a show. I would have to be really drunk, I know I’ve done it before.

Would you rather play small clubs forever of big festivals forever?

I like club shows, they’re a lot of fun. It’s more intimate and up close, I like the dark vibe of inside of the venue.

Would you rather be an ‘80s rock band in present day or would you rather be Born of Osiris  in the ‘80s?

Born of Osiris in the ‘80s for sure, we would definitely be one of a kind style wise. The way music’s progressed and given us the chance to be what we are today, to jump back decades I think it would be something unique and interesting. For better or for worse, I think it would be fun.

Check Out 5 Questions With Born of Osiris Guitarist Lee McKinney

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