Clutch Show Off Their Tour Bus

Clutch Show Off Their Tour Bus


There’s ten dudes
that live on this bus so everyone kind of
has an understanding, you gotta pick up
after yourself. Otherwise it gets disgusting
very, very quickly. We’re in the front
lounge of the bus. Lots of beer
right in there. Uh, that right there is
a Gibson ES-335 guitar. We have catchers mitts. I don’t
participate in that ’cause I’m terrible at it. And what else… Oh we got a Donald
Trump coloring book that someone picked
up at a Wallmart. I do not watch
sports on the bus. The sports fanatic on this
bus is our sound man, Lee, and our
merchandiser, Sean. They talk about
baseball stats and to me it’s algebra. I don’t get it. We have the coffee maker which is a bit of
a god on the bus. Lamb of God has a much better
coffee game than we do. Willie has a hand- I guess he has like
a mortar and pestle and he spends half
an hour every morning grinding his own
coffee beans. And then he has a
manual espresso machine that he squeezes
the water through. We’re lazy, we
have a Keurig. We’ve got bananas. We’ve got one back of
Cheetos right there. This is our itinerary
of the tour we’re doing with Lamb of God. We’re about
half way there. Sunday the 5th and 22nd is 50 percent of the tour. This is the day
sheet that tells us what we need to
do every day. Because it does get a
bit like Groundhog Day. We’ve got one drumstick, we’ve got literature. JP’s reading the
autobiography of Miles Davis. I’m reading this,
The North Water, very good book,
very graphic. Wow that’s
really pathetic. Some really, really,
really old cream cheese, and Kombucha. And then we have a freezer
filled with candy. We have another little
hidey hole right here. We’ve got Honey
Nut Cheerios and right next to it we have
some very nice scotch. Anyone’s bunk on a bus
is sacred territory. You do not mess with it. In the same sense
that you wouldn’t mess with anyone’s
bunk in a ship. It’s the – Close your curtain and
that’s your little space. And an air purifier, um, for obvious reasons. Because we’re disgusting. This is a shower
that no one’s using. We keep beer
in the shower. Notorious back lounge
where nothing happens other than, you
know, five dudes listening to the
Allman Brothers until the sun comes up. First it was
Tim’s mom’s van. We bought an Econoline like most bands do, you know, 3 grand. In the 90’s we were
signed to major labels and we got tour support. And we got into a bus. Sometimes sharing
with other bands, which is a bit of a
psychology experiment at times. But… Back in the van in the
beginning of the 2000’s, maybe around 2003 or 4, we started, you know, being able to get
into the bus again. Everybody’s got
their own thing to get away from
everybody else. I think we have a very
good understanding about body
buffer, you know. Myself, I try to
go to the gym. 25 years of all you can
eat free pizza and beer with exact a
toll on a man. And Jean-Paul
every single day, actually that would be a
good thing to show you, is our trailer after we
dump the gear and the merch, Jean-Paul sets up a
practice kit in the trailer. And that dude will play
drums for six hours. [drumming] Once again Neil
Fallon from Clutch. I hope you enjoyed the
very anti-climatic tour of our tour bus. Be well, be good
to yourselves. Yeah. Rock and roll.