The Black Oxygen Interview



“I don’t play music to be famous; music is an opportunity to give back and show that if you believe in something you can make it happen.”  – David Lyle, Black Oxygen

Interviewee: David Lyle (Black Oxygen)

Interviewer:  David S. Grant

Black Oxygen is currently riding the rock and roll wave of success.  In 2012 they released their first album, ‘American Dream’, and launched a tour that included supporting roles with Slash, Shinedown, and Theory of a Deadman.  Their first single, “Take It To the Limit” landed in the top 100 Billboard chart, the album rose shortly after, peaking at #12.  Black Oxygen is David Lyle (vocals and lead guitar), Nick Lyle (drums), and Jordan Myer (bass).  David Lyle took time with Mancave Playbabes to discuss ‘American Dream’, experiences on tour, and of course, his hometown of Kansas City.

Mancave Playbabes: Tell us about Black Oxygen

David Lyle: We are a Kansas City based rock band that released our first album, ‘American Dream’, and followed it with a 96 show tour.  I am the lead vocalist, song writer, and guitarist, my brother Nick Lyle plays drums and Jordan Myer is our friend and bass player.

Mancave Playbabes: Clearly you have experienced success with your first album.  I hear you have a second album coming out, any differences or changes in direction your fans can expect?

David Lyle: More rock and roll with more unique sounds and arrangements – just MORE!  We spent over three months with Bret Hestla (former bass player for Creed) recording the new album and are very excited about it.  {Note: Lyle was unable to elaborate further details on the new album, but did note that the band has a “short list” of labels they are considering and would be heading to Hollywood to meet soon.}

Mancave Playbabes: Who are the band’s influences?

David Lyle: Straight forward rock and roll.  We grew up with The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses and everyone else.

Read the full interview in the latest issue of Mancave Playbabes


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