Mark Wigmore welcomes Ben Kowalewicz to the Classical FM studios! For the last 25 years, Ben has fronted Billy Talent, one of the most successful rock acts to call Canada home.
Ben talks to Mark about how the band’s work ethic and love of music have carried the group through an industry seachange. And examines a career that started with physical records and rock videos that has transformed into streaming services and surgical release strategies.
He also opens up about fatherhood, takes you behind the scenes of the band’s latest recordings, visual projects & tour, and talks about the difficult decision to alter the group’s performing lineup.
And Ben answers the question: Is rock dead within a pop world that has all but forgotten instrument-based music?