Attention Deficit Society & former Toxix vocalist – Charlie Sabin
Interviewed by Alan Gilkeson
Some time back I happened upon a small local music venue with some friends looking for conversation and some cold Diet Coke’s, unaware of who’d be on stage that night. However, when headliner Charlie Sabin busted out an acoustic version of Ace of Spades I was quite taken with his powerfully passionate vocal. Then as his set ran through a bunch of tracks from his band Attention Deficit Society (ADS), I knew I had to learn more about this young fellow and why his name seemed so familiar. Those of us deeply entrenched in Metal circles may recall the band Toxik from the Roadrunner label where Charlie recorded the classic record Think This, a huge critical success at the time. In the years since Mr. Sabin has graced the stage with the likes of Ace Frehley, Joe Lynn Turner, and Mike Suppa, as well as countless others, sort of a Who’s Who of Rock royalty.
ADS are currently working on their first album Songs From The Manor, an eclectic mix of Metal and Rock styling that’s quite hard to pigeonhole genre wise, but surely worth some spins on your iPod or CD player. To quell the buzz happening here in the tri-state ADS have released a three song sampler for purchase on Itunes , and . One of ADS’s tunes is even featured on the Fox News show The Red Eye. Charlie recently spoke to us at Metal Rules about his life in music, from Toxik to his work with guys from Skid Row, Overkill, Kiss, Rainbow, Page & Plant… just to name a few.
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