Since you are the „new guy in the band“ would you be that nice to introduce yourself to start this interview?
Jolle: Well, I
am a swedish guy like Conny and AC, but I live in the south-east of
Sweden. I have been in a band called The Quill for most of the time and
also in a british band called ¨The Firebird¨.
More than 200 drummers applied for the job and five of
them were invited to the audition with the guys of Hanoi Rocks. You
were the lucky one who stood out of this five candidates. How did it
feel when the guys told you that they want you to rock with them?
Jolle: When I applied for the
job it was more like ¨OK - I am one of 200¨ My first thought
was that they already knew a bunch of drummers and would take somebody
the already knew.
Then when I understood that they really wanted a new drummer I went to
the Gothenburg gig in February and checked them out. I hadn´t
seen them with this line-up, so this was great.
Virpi - Hanoi Rocks manager and ¨sixt member¨called me up at
easter evening and told me that I was one of the choosen one for the
audition. That was really the most happiest easter evening ever and I
was really happy to be able to show myself as both a person and a
At the audition I felt excited and nervous as hell, but everything went fine.
The longest wait was the two weeks I waited for the answer and one
rainy boring Saturday finally Mr Mc Coy called me up and asked me if I
wanted to join them for a bunch of Lapland gigs and I was like out in
the town totally soaked by the rain but I guess I said yes...
How would you describe yourself by using one word?
Jolle: Mjuk ( means soft in english)
Why did you apply for the drumkit at Hanoi Rocks and what do you think made you that special for this job?
Jolle: Well, I needed to go
futher musicwise and Hanoi Rocks needed a drummer. I think I can
contribute lots of things to the band - and hopefully some new
inspiration for all of the guys.
Every artist has it`s own musical heroes. Yours are?
Jolle: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Kiss, Mötley Crue, Aerosmith etc etc - the list would go on...
Due to their long career Hanoi Rocks have a big list of songs they
could play. Is it easy for you to get yourself into the material?
Jolle: NO. To be a simple
rock´n roll band with balls the arrangement in each and every
song is unique and I had a hard time to learn the songs. I can
understand why the inspired so many bands in the world.
Is there already a song you like to play the most?
Jolle: ¨High School¨ is one of me fav songs.
Is Hanoi Rocks your first band or did you play in some other bands before?
Jolle: Like I said before I
played The Quill for many years and then UK band Firebird. With The
Quill i made 5 studioalbums and with Firebird one album.
Beeing a member of such a successfull band is tightly connected with
travelling a lot. At the moment there is this petition were fans can
wish Hanoi to their city by voting for the band.Which country or city
would you like to play the most and why exactly this place?
Jolle: USA - New York or LA
and it´s because the fans over there never had the opportunity to
see Hanoi Rocks and I think they missed out.
And now some questions from our streeteam members:
What was your most embarrasing situation on stage?
Jolle: Once when I was young
... I was so drunk that I fell off my drumchair. After that I decided I
won´t drink before I do a gig
I can`t life without...?
Jolle: My family.
What`s the most embarrassing cd in your conncetion?
Jolle: I don´t have any embarrassing CD´s but I do have a vinyl with Samantha Fox.
(Touch Me), but I don´t think I am the only one...
What would you take along with you when somebody leaves you at a dessert Island?
Jolle: A knife, Snus and matches….
Is ther any happening in history you would have liked to witness?
Jolle: Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock.
What made you choose to become a musician?
Jolle: When I saw Kiss for the first time on a poster.
Can you still recall your first musical memory?
Jolle: When I heard ¨Dressed to kill¨ with Kiss for the first time.