Amingo recently sat down with guitarist Chris Haskett for a Skype video-chat — us in Annapolis, MD and him in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Chris is best known for his role in the iconic post-hardcore group Rollins Band. His hard-driving, eclectic guitar riffs were a perfect counterpoint to singer Henry Rollins’ scolding vocals. The quartet came to prominence in the 90’s with “Liar” and “Low Self Opinion” getting lots of airplay on MTV and radio stations all over the world.
Chris and I discussed the highlights of his long career and talked about his various new recordings. We also discussed the differences he’s seen in recording and touring from the early days to now. He shares a rock-veteran’s view of the current state of self-publishing and promotion.
Chris just finished an instrumental EP with Washington, DC drummer Brandon Finley. It’s a hard-rock Go-Go album. It prominently showcases both musicians love for DC Go-Go, avant garde riffs, and funky beats. Chris’ style is undeniably unique.
Follow Chris on Twitter (@haskettguitar).