Jon Larsen recalls having to dust off his drum kit when the chance to join Volbeat came along.
The drummer had played in small bands in Denmark as a youngster, but put his kit into storage after getting a regular job and giving up on music.
Luckily for him, old friend Michael Poulsen immediately thought of Larsen when he was putting Volbeat together.
Larsen tells Mulatschag: “After playing in local bands that never really amounted to anything, it was like ‘Okay, been there, done that didn’t get the t-shirt but hey, I did that.’
“I got a regular job and didn’t really pay too much attention to playing music. Then one day I got a phone call from Michael saying ‘I need someone who can do two and four.’ I said I hadn’t played in a couple of years, but he said ‘Don’t worry about it.’
“It is actually a true story, I dusted the kit off in the basement and took them out. It took a while to get back but I must have been doing something good because he kept me.”
In the rest of the interview, Larsen talks about his influences and admits he’s not a Led Zeppelin fan, although he respects John Bonham’s playing.