After 9 bands, the American hardrocker Danko Jones is the last one that’s playing the ‘Dutch Heavy Music Quiz 2015‘. Anton talked with Danko Jones before the gig at Het Paard, Den Haag on December 20th, 2015. A though job for him to beat Exodus, Cavalera Conspiracy, Obituary, Godsmack, Coal Chamber, Dragonforce, Aborted, Like A Storm or Cradle Of Filth.
1. Which hardrock guitar player was born in The Netherlands and moved to the USA in 1962 when he was 9 years old?
Danko Jones: Eddie van Halen!
Anton: That’s perfect. The first 3 points are there.
Danko Jones: Haha… Nice! Then we can go on!
2. What is the most successful gothic metal band ever from The Netherlands?
Danko Jones: Oow, ah, I know this. The Gathering?
Anton: It’s your final answer?
Danko Jones: Yeah!
Anton: I’m sorry, it’s not The Gathering. It’s Within Temptation.
Danko Jones: Ah, yes. It’s one of those… Were you doing this quiz also in the summer?
Anton: Well, actually I was at Graspop where I played the quiz with al lot of bands. You were also there, but couldn’t make it to the interview at that time. Maybe next year!
3. In which famous American hardrock band was Dutch guitar player Adrian Vandenberg playing in the 80’s and 90’s?
Danko Jones: That’s Whitesnake.
Anton: Thats right! 6 points for you!
4. Which Dutch metal festival was in 1995 the largest metal festival in the world?
Danko Jones: Uh, is it Dynamo?
Anton: Yeah, that’s correct. Did you ever played there?
Danko Jones: No, never. But in 1995 the band Danko Jones wasn’t started yet.
5. Which Dutch hardcore band toured around the world with Six Feet Under, Soulfly, Sick Of It All, Madball and Hatebreed?
Danko Jones: Poeh, I got to go with the options
Anton: No Turning Back, Backfire or Born From Pain.
Danko Jones: Oow, Jesus, I really don’t know. I’m going for a guess. No Turning Back?
Danko Jones: Is it Born From Pain?
Anton: Yes… But the first answer is leading.
Danko Jones: Ah, damn… Haha…
Anton: Still 9 points for you. Next one.
6. Who was the original female lead singer from the legendary Dutch gothic metal band The Gathering?
Danko Jones: Didn’t I say The Gathering?
Anton: Yeah, you did, but who was the original lead singer of The Gathering?
Danko Jones: I said The Gathering but they weren’t Dutch?
Anton: Yeah, they are Dutch, but the are not the most successful Gothic metal band from the Netherlands.
Danko Jones: Most successful? Was that what the question was? Haha… I have to listen better…
Anton: But what about this question?
Danko Jones: Is it Annete, Annet… Something like that? Annete Van something? Haha…
Anton: Haha… Yeah, very well. It’s Anneke van Giersbergen.
Danko Jones: Oow, can you give me one point for that? Please?
Anton: Of course, you were very close. Ten points for you.
7. Which Dutch music project had Bruce Dickinson, James Labrie and Devin Townsend as guest vocals?
Danko Jones: Oow, wauw… You have to give me some other options.
Anton: Star One, Ayreon or Stream Of Passion. Damn! 19 points! This is going to well. I don’t want to bring that award to Danko Jones: I honoustly dodn’t know. Never heard of them.
Anton: Well, then just choose one
Danko Jones: I’m going for A again.
Anton: No, it’s B, Ayreon. It’s from Arjen Lucassen. Let’s continue!
8. Which large metal record label was founded in The Netherlands in 1980?
Danko Jones: Is it Nuclear Blast?
Anton: No, that’s German. It’s Roadrunner Record.
Danko Jones: Really? I thought that was American?
Anton: Well, they moved to America in 1986, when the became bigger and bigger. But it was founded in 1980 bij Cees Wessels in The Netherlands. Nevermind, still 10 points for you!
9. Which Dutch female singer is since 2013 the new lead singer for Nightwish?
Danko Jones: I don’t know her name. Ah, hard one this. Give me a photo of the options and I can pick her out! Haha…
Anton: Well, maybe you know it with the names. Maria Brink, Floor Jansen or Caroline Westendorp.
Danko Jones: It’s not A, so I go for C.
Anton: No, man. It was B, Floor Jansen.
Danko Jones: I suck man. Haha…
10. Which death metal band from The Netherlands toured with Death through the USA in 1993?
Danko Jones: Dutch death metal band? The only one a can think of is Pestilence, but just give me the options.
Anton: Textures, Legion Of The Damned or Gorefest.
Danko Jones: Ah, that’s Gorefest.
Anton: Perfect. One last point for you!
Anton: Well, 11 points for you. The same score as Godsmack and 1 point less then Exodus.
Danko Jones: With who did you talked from Exodus. Steve?
Anton: No, with the Tom (drummer) and Jack (bass player).
Danko Jones: Ah, but they were with two people… Haha…
Anton: Yeah, but it was at Graspop and they already drank some beers. Haha…
Danko Jones: Haha… And who has won?
Anton: Cradle Of Filth. They knew every question. Unbelievable.
Danko Jones: That’s really amazing!
Anton: Well, thank you very much and have a great show tonight!
Danko Jones: Thanks and enjoy it tonight!
Danko Jones: 11 points. Check all the other bands that played the ‘Dutch Heavy Music Quiz 2015‘.