Jan 16 2015

Houston’s 94.5 The Buzz Interviews Justin Furstenfeld

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Justin performed at a private event at Houston’s 94.5 The Buzz yesterday. In between songs, Theresa, interviewed Justin. They talked about attending The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, the loyalty of Blue October fans, acting lessons, the documentary, and much, much more.

Justin also performed The Worry List, Hate Me and Fear. You can see video of his performances and pictures from the event here.


Dec 12 2014

The Rave.TV Interviews Justin Furstenfeld

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The Rave.TV interviewed Justin when they were in Milwaukee for the Sway Tour. Alan joined the interview as well. (If you don’t know, he’s the tour manager. Follow him on Twitter here.) They talk about beards, bus troubles, Sway and much more.

You can see pictures from the concert at The Rave here.


Dec 10 2014

99.9 The Point Interviews Justin Furstenfeld

Colorado’s 99.9 The Point had Justin in studio while they were in Denver for the Sway Tour. They talked about filming the Fear video, the documentary, getting sober,  Justin’s first job, what’s next for Blue October and much, much more.

Justin also performed Hate Me and Fear.


Dec 1 2014

Alex G Interviews Blue October

Alex G sat down with Justin and Ryan while they were in Napa Valley for Live in the Vineyard. They talked about the name of the band, performing, Sway, performing at Live in the Vineyard and much more.


Nov 30 2014

KVIL Interview with Justin Furstenfeld

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Ash of Dallas’s KVIL talked to Justin backstage at the DVD concert. They talked about writing Fear and about how Justin feels when fans tell him how much Blue October’s music helps them.

Justin also answered a bunch of rapid fire questions with Brent. Would he rather be a jedi or wizard? Who’s his guilty pleasure artist? Craziest fan encounter?


Oct 23 2014

Music Gets Me By Interviews Justin Furstenfeld

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Eva from Music Gets Me By interviewed Justin last week while he was in London for the Open Book Tour. They talked about the tour, Songs From An Open Book, Blue October fans, their PledgeMusic campaign for the live DVD and documentary, new music and much more.

(Side note- I love it when interviews are conducted by people who are obviously fans, we get much more in-depth questions!)

Here are a couple of tidbits from the interview. You can read the entire interview here.

Eva: Welcome back and thank you for bringing the Open Book Tour to the UK. How did the idea of this tour came around and what was the main reason behind these intimate shows?

Justin: Thank you. The Open Book Tour came around when honestly I got clean, when I decided to stop drinking and using any kind of drug besides coffee. And when you get clean, you have to make amends to people, you have to go to the people you’ve hurt when you were in that place and you have to apologize to them and let them know that you’ve realized you’ve done wrong, and then ask for forgiveness. So that’s where it sprang from, when I was working with my sponsor and I was going around to all these people in my life telling them that I was wrong and I promised to make living amends and every day to be a better person, and asking what can I do to make up for that. So that’s when I realized that not only the people in my life got hurt but everybody that’s been listening to me and supporting me. I kind of put them through a lot too, you know.

So I needed to tell the story in a way, like putting 12 songs together, from Black Orchid to Bleed Out and Not Broken Anymore, and tell the story of how it happened. So just like I am making amends with you, I tell you what happened, what led up to it, what I did and what I’m gonna do to make it better, I need to let people know where it came from, what I did and where I’m at now and what I’ve promised to do, not for them to go “Oh look at him, he’s still tortured”, it’s more about showing that this is a rebirth, this is a good, positive thing and this is how I live my life today. And because of the past, I’ve been focused so much on the negative, I want to show you guys this new life that I found and this positivity which all came from the amends that I had to make. So that’s where the Open Book story came from.

Talking about Fear. What was on your mind when you wrote this track?

My daughter. I was sober, I just got out of rehab and three weeks later I had a daughter. I was in rehab the whole time my wife was pregnant you know, so my wife was pretty bad ass, which says a lot for what she probably had to go through. So I don’t say that lightly, I say that with a heavy heart. But when she was born, it was such an amazing thing. I’d already had a kid before but that was such a terrible feeling around that, not having her, just what happened after that. But this was pure, there was this lady that loved me and I loved her so it was so different, and when I started going into writing I was just like, I gotta write a song about my daughter. I wrote it with my buddy Blue Miller who I named my first daughter after and I took it back to my roots where we first started out, back in Nashville and wrote it for her.

Plus the big thing when you’re getting clean is fear. It’s a big thing you learn about, you know. Every day, everybody’s scared of something, but every day I wake up and just say man, take my fear away, the thy will be done and let’s just walk. As long as you’re honest, as long as you’re straight and do the next right thing.

Let’s talk the documentary & live CD/DVD you are releasing through Pledge music. How long has this been in making?

I’ve been making this film for two and half years now and basically the whole point of it was to start shooting when I got clean and what does it take for someone to stay sober in this business. And then the story of Sway, and the story of Blue October and how they all intertwined and how the fans lift us up, how the music lifts us up and how through music, I am able to stay clean. The live DVD is just gonna be awesome, like Argue With A Tree but better. It’s going to have all the songs from Foiled, Approaching Normal, Any Man In America and Sway. We’ve put out a teaser over at Pledge.

Make sure you read the whole interview over on Music Gets Me By.

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 Justin Furstenfeld – London – October 17, 2014


Oct 20 2014

103.7 KVIL Interviews Justin Furstenfeld

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Blue October will be performing in Dallas on December 17th at 103.7 KVIL’s Not So Silent Night. Justin called the radio station and talked to a couple of their DJ’s. They talked about coffee, kids, Blue October fans, touring and more. The interview isn’t embeddable so I can’t post it here, you can listen to it on their site.


Sep 4 2014

RXP 103.9 Interviews Justin Furstenfeld

Justin talked to RXP103.9 in Colorado Springs.  They talked about what to expect at on of his acoustic shows, songwriting, acting, dealing with haters, the Fear video, his influence on fans and much more.

 


Jun 19 2014

94.5 The Buzz Interviews Justin Furstenfeld

Houston’s 94.5 The Buzz interviewed Justin this morning. They talked about attending The High School for Performing and Visual Arts, his upcoming acoustic residency in LA, how Blue October’s music has changed, performing in Houston and much more. Justin also performed a Hate Me and Calling You.


You can see pictures here.


May 12 2014

105.7 The Point Interviews Justin Furstenfeld

Blue October was in St. Louis for Pointfest 2014 this past weekend. Justin sat down with 105.7 The Point before they performed. They talked about the other bands that were at the festival, the Sway PledgeMusic campaign, touring with his family, art, what’s coming up next, and much more.


May 6 2014

Blue October on The Broadcast

The Broadcast in Dallas talked to Justin touring with his family, where he was the first time he heard a Blue October song on the radio, singing in the shower, and his dream collaboration.

 Justin also talked briefly about where they have toured and then he and Ryan performed Fear.

Justin also performed an a capella version of Bleed Out.

Earlier in the show Justin and Ryan played a game of Last Word with the hosts of the show.


May 5 2014

Digital Tour Bus Invades the Blue October Bus

While Blue October was in Illinois last month for the Sway Tour Justin gave Digital Tour Bus a tour of Blue October’s bus. If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of their bus looks like, here’s your chance. Check out the video below.

Justin shares a touring story-

Justin’s top five touring tips

Who would be on Justin’s dream tour?

Blue October’s pre-show ritual-


May 5 2014

103.7 KVIL Interviews Justin Furstenfeld

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Blue October was in Dallas for the Suburbia Music Festival yesterday. Justin sat down with 103.7 KVIL for a really fun interview. They talked about twerking (see Justin twerk here), Chris Daughtry tweeting about Sway (see his tweet here), what Justin would be doing if he wasn’t a musician, going to a performing arts school and much, much more.


Apr 10 2014

95 WIIL ROCK Interviews Justin Furstenfeld

Justin stopped by 95 WIIL ROCK yesterday. He talked about Sway, touring, song writing, getting clean and the Open Book tour (and mentions that he’s going to go on another solo tour!!). He also performed a gorgeous version of Hate Me and Bleed Out.


Mar 28 2014

El Paso’s KLAQ Interviews Justin Furstenfeld

KLAQ 95.5 interviewed Justin while they were in El Paso yesterday. They talked about getting sober, Sway and more.

Justin also performed a gorgeous version of Hate Me. Given the DJ’s story about this song, this must have been a great moment for him.