Disturbed’s John Moyer Shares His Favorite El Paso Memories
The KLAQ Party On Your Patio was our second “concert in your mind” offering. There may not be live concerts right now, but these radio events can at least allow you the opportunity to create your own event right there in your backyard, patio, garage, wherever you want to get together with your significant other, the in-house family, or whatever “bubble” folks you’re comfortable with having within speaker range.
Our backstage reporter for these faux events Kevin Vargas has now been able to secure a pretty interesting list of artists for interviews. There was Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless, Jonathan Davis of Korn, and Gavin Rossdale of Bush during June’s Backyard Bash.
At the August 1st Party On Your Patio we caught up with Chris Jericho of Fozzy, Arejay Hale of Halestorm, Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, and John Moyer. Unlike any of the others, there are 2 words attached with John’s introduction that cannot be said about the rest. Those being “hometown boy.”
El Paso’s own John Moyer plays bass for Disturbed. He’s also played in a few other bands heard on the Q over the years, and even a few local bands which the very name mention can trigger some pretty cool El Paso flashbacks.
We’re sharing John’s interview right here, so get ready to hear a touching story about a local band and local club that might bring back a special memory for you.
John also talks about something wonderful people who live here sometimes take for granted, as well as his reaction to having been elsewhere when he heard about what took place in our city on August 3rd of 2019. In addition, John has a pretty fascinating perspective about what we’re going through in 2020 with the current pandemic and what it’s done to our way of life.
As John says at the end, Disturbed is looking forward to returning to El Paso sometime in the future, and we definitely look forward to the day live concerts can indeed happen again they can make that return to the Sun City.
John first started working with Disturbed starting in 2003, and has been in the band since 2008.
One last thing about John…he’s such a good boy. No, Oscar Leeser’s mom didn’t tell us to say that, John’s mom did and since she shows up at random in our lobby, we figured we’d better do what she says to stay out of trouble.