an interview with Drew Fortier (The Lucid)


Welcome to Rock Overdose your new album is great. Tell us more about the Lucid ..

Thank you so much! I am so glad that you dig the album! It was definitely a labor of love and had no expectations apart from the fact that the 4 of us were extremely happy with the finished product. The fact that a lot of people have been enjoying it has been such a wonderful experience and we’re going to keep this going and keep building it!

Name your 10 favourite bands and singers.

Oh wow! This is a tough one! I will do my best from what’s at the top of my head. In no particular order.

Fear Factory
Faith No More
Led Zeppelin
Stone Temple Pilots
My Bloody Valentine

Vin Dombroski (Sponge/The Lucid)
Stephen Shareaux (Kik Tracee/Zen From Mars)
Chuck Mosley (Faith No More)
Brynn Arens (Flipp)
Taran de Pablos (Fierce Atmospheres)
Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff)
Joe Lesté (Bang Tango/Beautiful Creatures)
Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory/Ascension of the Watchers)
Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star)
Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)


What is your fave music era and the favourite albums so far?

I’d have to say the 90’s. For me it was the last time there was any kind of creative revolution sonically. Favorite 90’s albums would have to be:

Sponge - Wax Ecstatic
Greta - No Biting
Greta - This Is Greta!
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Flipp - Flipp


Tell us about your other projects.

Oh! I always have all kindsa random buffoonery going on. I will be acting in a few horror movies in 2022 including James L. Edwards’ Trivial as well as Josh Graves’ Late Checkout. We are also already working on the second album from The Lucid as well as a bunch of tour dates in the U.S. & Europe for 2022!


Which should be your advice for the new musicians?

Keep your expectations as low as humanly possible and you will never be disappointed and always have a good time!


Who were your childhood heroes?

Jimmy Page, Zakk Wylde, and Brad Dourif.


Any cool new bands you want to mention..What are you listening to lately?

Aerosol. They are absolutely incredible. Everyone needs to check out their new album Murmurations.


Which are the things that made you proud through your music career?

I’d have to say The Lucid album. There was so much love in the creation of that thing and it was incredible to do it with people that I genuinely adore and admire.


What kept you going in these difficult Covid times?

My life actually didn’t change much at all, I still went into my day job and went home and worked on all my random goofy arty stuffs.


Money or Fame?

I’m a whore. Gimme the money.


Vinyl Cd or Streaming?


Tell us stories from the road and the bands you liked the most sharing the stage with.

Oh wow! I have a lot of great Bang Tango stories from when I was a drinker and they all have to do with Joe Lesté. From him and I accidentally waking up next to each other in the same bed to us walking in on a large woman lighting her farts on fire in a hotel room. All kindsa weird fun stuff!

Thank you!