Thanks to Porky’s Roadhouse in Port Charlotte, Florida I got the honor of getting to interview Rick DeJesus. He did this interview spur of the moment, without me even fully asking. I mentioned to him that I am a journalist, and that I had questions for Adelita’s Way. He automatically said, “After the show let’s do it!” I did not even have to remind him, right after the show he answered a few questions, then showered, and answered the rest. He answered all kinds of things, while taking shots and goofing around with his friends in the band, and childhood friends like a local radio DJ by the name of DC. This is what all he had to say.
What did you do to get arrested in Mexico, where you came up with the name Adelita’s Way?
“Nothing. In Mexico, the police arrest you just so they can rob you.”
Out of all your songs, do you have a favorite?
How did Adelita’s Way start as a band?
“I knew Trevor, and a mutual friend name Tyler introduced me to Keith, and other friends helped, now their all like my best friends.”
I heard most of this tour has been smaller places, do you prefer the bigger venues or smaller venues?
“We’ve played for 70,000 people before, and as few as a couple hundred. I like them all.”
Something on your iPod nobody would ever expect?
“A lot of Boyz II Men. I like a lot of old school R & B.”
When you’re not touring, recording, or writing new music, what do you do in your spare time?
“Hang out with my wife, watch a lot of movies, go to the gym.”
If you’re not big on music videos, why have you agreed to make them?
“I do like them, but for different reasons. Its just so fans can see a live persona but videos are expensive to make, and since nobody really plays them anymore, you’re just paying for YouTube.”
What’s it like hearing your songs on the radio?
“It’s the coolest fucking thing ever!”
What inspired the song, “Sick”?
“I had a million shitty bosses over the years. All of them sucked except my dad!”
Your album title (Home School Valedictorian) baffled me until I heard the explanation, because I was home schooled and knew there was no such thing as a home school valedictorian. Has anyone in the band, or someone close to you been home schooled?
“None of the band has been home schooled, but I’ve known people who have been. Its all about someone who thinks they’re better than everyone else.”
I heard you’d love to collaborate with Three Days Grace’s Adam Gontier, have you talked to him about this yet?
“Yes we have, and I wanna do it.”
Who are some of your favorite bands?
It was very nice of Rick to take the time to actually talk to me, I appreciate that so much. Thank you so much to Rick, and again to Porky’s Roadhouse. Without them, and their hospitality, I would not have gotten to do this. Home School Valedictorian is now in stores, go check it out.
These are interview that I myself have done. They have not been found anywhere, they have not been done for me. They are my work.