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Theory of a Deadman Singer Discusses Quirky Banjo Collaboration

Tyler Connelly of Theory of a Deadman
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Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman released their fourth studio album ‘The Truth Is…’ earlier this year, and they are currently playing this year’s Carnival of Madness tour with bands such as Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Adelitas Way and many others.

In an interview with Napster’s Music Blog, the very persuasive frontman Tyler Connolly tells how he randomly got a banjo player for the ‘The Truth Is…’ track ‘What Was I Thinking.’

“While recording our new album, I saw an old dude playing banjo outside for change,” recalls Connolly. “I asked him if he wanted to come inside and play on a song. He replied with, ‘How much do I get paid?’”

Connolly continues, “He ended up playing banjo on ‘What Was I Thinking,’ and that’s him saying, ‘Tyler, what were you thinking?’ at the very end.”

Not only was this “old dude” lucky enough to rock out and record with Theory of a Deadman, he got a pretty penny for his time. “He also ended up making 800 bucks for about an hour’s work. Not too shabby!!” says Connolly.

Carnival of Madness ends on Sept. 18, but Theory of a Deadman will be back on the road with 3 Doors Down and Pop Evil starting on Sept. 29.

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