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Thursday, May 13th
News Interview: Josh Sterling
Josh Sterling
Josh Sterling

An exclusive interview with Musiqtone
Josh Sterling
Interview Questions:

Rita: How old were you when you first started playing music? And was that something you've always wanted to do or did you have something else in mind?

Josh: I was about 13 and I was into Green Day and i wanted a guitar so when i finally got one i would try to be just like Green Day even though i sucked a LOT!!

R: The most important asset of any artist would be their views or philosophy on what they write or play.

J: My philosophy is pretty much the difference in the song itself and the emotion not just the words make the music itself. I’d love to touch someone through only an instrumental song rather than the words. Cause without words there’s much more possibilities for the song to have different meanings

R: Out of all of your songs, which one inspires you the most?

J: I think the song I have the most inspiration towards would be all of them. Honestly I try to put my heart and soul in every little piece in the song. Not just the song in whole but every little section

R: Would you say that you are more influenced by your emotions or by what you see?

J: Completely emotional influence

R: Do you have a nickname? And how did you get that nickname?

J: Um I was once called jiggle, cause I was very hyper as a kid

R: In high school, were you popular?

J: I was a complete loner!!

R: We ask everyone this all-important question: What is your philosophy on music?

J: Music is emotion and a story. So let your music tell your story

R: Do you like sports? If yes, which one? Who's your favorite team?

J: I like guitar, is that a sport?

R: What are your goals short-term and long-term?

J: Both goals are to just be able to create the music I love for the rest of my life and maybe even get paid for it.

R: Why is music important to you?

J: It’s all I’ve ever really known. And all aspects of my life revolve around music some how.

R: Who do you consider to be your hero?

J: There are so many different artists I find as inspirations, a hero would be my girlfriend cause she is the soul reason of my living and my true inspiration for music.

R: What do you do on your free time, when you're not composing music or performing?

J: I’m thinking about music hahah


The Burn:

R: Thing or things you would be doing if it weren't for music?

J: I probably would be dead, or a boring boring boring man

R: What's spinning in your music player right now?

J: Imogen Heap -- AMAZINGGGGG.. must listen to her!

R: The things you can't live without as a musician?

J: Well i need love and inspiration and a guitar of course haha

R: Music none of your friends (or fans) expect you to listen to?

J: Um... Hmm I got a lot of influences in my songs so im guessing they would expect me to listen to everything and i do!

R: The ultimate venue to tour in?

J: Doesn’t matter

R: Which act or acts would you love to share the stage (or bus) with?

J: Jimmy Eat world…Imogen Heap… Coheed (& Cambria)… Death Cab (for Cutie)

R: Non-musical talents you carry?


R: Three people you would like to have dinner with?

J: There’s only one and I already had dinner with my g/f

R: Favorite food(s)?

J: Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Pizza~

R: Your most embarrassing moment on stage?

J: JUST ABOUT every time I’m on stage

R: Kanye West, Common, Lyfe Jennings, Eminem, or Tupac?


Rita ShabaRita Shaba is the chief head of Features and Interviews at Musiqtone.  You can contact her with questions and comments at ritashaba@musiqtone.com

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