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High Hopes: Wilson

Detroit rockers tone down the fuckery, turn up the volume and aim to hit you “in your nuts”.

There are many valid reasons for starting a band. The one given by Chad Nicefield, frontman for Detroit hard rockers Wilson, may not be the most noble we’ve heard but it’s certainly one of the most fun.

“The band was started purely to get free beer while Jason [Spencer, guitar] was at college. We were playing house parties and college bars, and the band naturally evolved from there. We got our name when somebody was like: ‘Hey, you’ve got a band, right? We’re putting on a show. What name do you want on the flyer?’ Jason, being a little intoxicated, said: ‘Just put fuckin’ Wilson on it, man.’” 

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