Jackson Rathbone and his band 100 Monkeys talked with Flutterzine at the Toronto Internation Film Festival where his film Girlfriend was premiered.
(Flutter Zine): How did you form 100 Monkeys?
(100 Monkeys): 100 Monkeys was formed in a living room in Hollywood when Ben Johnson Ben Graupner and Jackson conjured up Monster Delux. Jerad and Uncle Larry joined the band in the following months as the we took our first residency at the 24k Lounge.
(FZ): Who thought of the name?
(100 Monkeys): Jackson and Graupner had been using the name 100 Monkeys when they would record with others. After the completion of Monster Delux 100 Monkeys become the formal title of the band.
(FZ): What inspires your music?
(100 Monkeys): Anything and everything. Common elements in the music are the devil, drinking and women who cheat and steal.
(FZ): Talk about the song writing process, do you all write together as a group?
(100 Monkeys): We have many approaches to the way we write our songs. Sometimes we’ll go on day long improvisations and come out with pieces like Wasteland Too or Future Radio. In other cases one of us will write up an entire song and bring it in to the group to flesh out like we did with LDF.
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LOL @ what inspires their music! Love those guys!