Photo and interview by Derek Evers
Video by Maia Stern
If you would've told me when I started doing all of this, that one day I'd be interviewing Taylor Hanson, I probably would've laughed. No offense to him or his brothers, but Hanson was not on my radar for bands I should be covering. But as fate would have it, the stars have aligned -- literally -- as Taylor is now the front man for the infamous WTF supergroup Tinted Windows.
Hanson, along with former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos and Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne made their official debut at the Levi's®/FADER Fort in Austin last week, and my guess would be this was also their first time facing the media. The answers were primed as they all seemed to be well prepared to handle the onslaught of curiosity that surrounds them. There were so many questions I wanted to ask -- some I did, others I was asked not to -- but all in all, who could complain about spending 20 minutes with a few iconic musicians? And now I can say I interviewed Taylor Hanson.