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I got to interview the band Peter, Bjorn and John. They were nice and kind, and I think that their music sounds like rock, but it's not really rock all the way. Their music sounds a bit Chinese too, but I still like them.
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Κείμενο Emma Dunderberg
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I got to interview the band Peter, Bjorn and John. They were nice and kind, and I think that their music sounds like rock, but it’s not really rock all the way. Their music sounds a bit Chinese too, but I still like them. Vice: What are your favourite foods, and who were your favourite super heroes when you were kids? Peter: Indian food and Bamse. Bjorn: Hummus and Spider-Man. John: Pitepalt [a Swedish form of gnocchi] and The Phantom. He is just a regular guy, but I guess he is a superhero because he has a costume! When did you guys start the band? Peter: Me and Bjorn have been playing together since we were about 15 or 16 years old, but it didn’t go too well, so we ended up getting John to play drums. I guess we have been all playing together since 1999. Do you have any fun stories from when you were kids? John: When I was pretty young we were at a birthday party and me and my friends did a “Tribute to W.A.S.P.” show! We “played” six songs! It was wild, I had fake blood on my drumsticks, and we all had chains and outfits. Blackie Lawless was standing up front crumpling cans of Sprite and throwing them at the audience. I threw my drumsticks and hit somebody’s parent in the eye too! Bjorn: One time during fun hour in school, me and my friends did a show where we were “The Mexicans.” We had sombreros with bags of popcorn in the bowl of the hats’ rims. Talk about a stage show, ha ha. Anyways, we told everyone that if they stayed and watched the whole show they could have the popcorn. Do you guys ever headbang when you play your music? Peter: Sometimes. It all really depends on the song, it’s not like we headbang to our slower songs, but yeah sure, we headbang sometimes. EMMA DUNDERBERG, 9