Interviews Music — 23 August 2011
Interview with Rick DeJesus of Adelitas Way


The lightning quick ascension of Las Vegas based Adelitas Way has been nothing short of meteoric. Riding the peak of their first single “Invincible” for their self-titled debut (2009) and with mainstream outlets like the NFL, UFC, and WWE and films like Saw 3D, all featuring the band’s head pounding music, few bands under the modern rock umbrella can purport to have risen higher in just two short years. With the release of 2011′s sophomore effort “Home School Valedictorian,” a rising single and a brand new single released to radio today, (“Sick” and “The Collapse,” respectively) and a secure spot on The Carnival of Madness Tour, supporting Theory of a Deadman and Alter Bridge, the band looks poised for only bigger things in the fall (headlining run?) and into 2012.

Unfortunately for fans, the Carnival of Madness Tour is only stopping as local as Big Flats, NY on September 9th and at the House of Blues in Atlantic City on September 10th. In the meantime, got the opportunity to catch up with Adelitas Way frontman Rick DeJesus. Listen to the full interview above as we discuss the writing and recording of “Home School Valedictorian,” the current state of modern rock music, what he’s learned from other bands on tour, partnerships with the WWE, and Adelitas Way’s plans for the remainder of 2011. For more information on the band and tour dates, make sure to check out

- Jane Van Arsdale

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