Front Line Assembly

Date: May 3rd, 2007
Venue: BB Kings
City: New York City
Opening Band - Acumen Nation

Front Line Assembly

was playing in New York, promoting their latest album Fallen. Last year, unfortunately they had tour bus problems and were unable to complete the Artificial Soldier tour in New York, but as promised they showed up the next year (2007). To view live concert footage and a mini-interview of the opening band, Acumen Nation click here.

Interviewing Front Line Assembly

My interview with the band members of Front Line Assembly went a lot better than I initially anticipated.
They were pretty laid back and receptive. I felt free and happy to do my usual nutty antics without any of them getting uptight.

Chris Peterson and Adrian White with Music Girl on Ms Divine's Tee Hee Heure

Video Interview Downloads

I filmed 40 minutes of footage with the members of Front Line Assembly. I incorporated all of the footage into my sketch comedy show. The full episodes as aired on Public Access TV are available to download. The interview is a comical fun conversation that shows a more personal and relaxed side of Front Line Assembly.

Front Line Assembly interviewed on Ms Divine's Tee Hee Heure - Part 1 Ms Divine's Interview with  Front Line Assembly - Part 2
Play Front Line Assembly video Interview on Ms Divine's Tee Hee Heure - part 1
Summary of Episode 1 of
Ms. Divine's Tee Hee Heure
  • FLA concert footage
  • Ms. Poopee Doodee intros the show
  • Sketch Film Preview - A Most Particularly Peculiar Bank Heist
  • Chris Peterson and Adrian White interview
  • Ms. Poopee Doodee Concludes
  • FLA live concert footage
Play Front Line Assembly video Interview on Ms Divine's Tee Hee Heure - part 2
Summary of Episode 2 of
Ms. Divine's Tee Hee Heure
  • Ms. Poopee Doodee intros the show
  • Interview invisible Bill Leeb
  • Ms. Poopee Doodee commentary
  • FLA live concert footage
  • Interview Chris Peterson and Adrian White
  • Ms. Poopee Doode Concludes
  • FLA live concert footage
Play Front Line Assembly video Interview on Ms Divine's Tee Hee Heure - part 3
Play Front Line Assembly video Interview on Ms Divine's Tee Hee Heure - part 3
Summary of Episode 3 of
Ms. Divine's Tee Hee Heure
  • Ms. Poopee Doodee intros the show
  • Interview Chris Peterson and Adrian White
  • Final words
  • Ms. Poopee Doodee Concludes
  • FLA live concert footage

MP4 (Mpeg 4) Version available: Feel free to download the mp4 versions of the FLA interview available by clicking here to download MP4 VERSIONS OF FLA INTERVIEW. The MP4 (Mpeg 4) versions are for downloading only, and are about 130 Megs each. These versions are clearer, less grainier without much loss to the original quality and of course can be watched at your leisure.

Ms. Divine's Tee Hee Heure

Mr. Weird Man on Ms. Divine's Tee Hee Heure
Mr. Weird Man - a sketch character I play
My show is a collection of short sketch comedy films, improvisations and performances as well as funny interviews with various musical artists.

If you are interested in finding out more, feel free to watch the films on my site or request a DVD.

Front Line Assembly

It was fun meeting the Front Line Assembly but even more interesting to discover the assortment of bands they play in.
Chris Peterson Chris Peterson Adrian White
I was thinking about the term "side project" after meeting FLA and getting introduced to the various bands that they are a part of. Many consider their other musical projects as side projects. The term side projects most accurately describes projects that are worked on the "side" and sometimes leaves you with the impression that it is not top priority.

Unfortunately, when a band gets popular, people often feel that any other less popular band that the other band members are in, is the "side project".

The term "side projects" is such a common term and it gets tossed around too easily even by the artists themselves.

I am happy to give a brief summary of each of these diverse musical projects, so that many Front Line Assembly fans, can discover and support their music.

Jared Slingerland

Jared Slingerland Front Line Assembly Jared Slingerland joined Front Line Assembly for the North American Tour.

He plays guitar and is also a member of the band Stiff Valentine and Left Spine Down (with Jermey Inkel).

You can visit Stiff Valentine's myspace account at (with Adrian White) and Left Spine Down at
An official website is in progress.
Rhys Fulber is involved in Conjure One. Bill Leeb and Chris Peterson are involved in Noise Unit. Rhys Fulber and Bill Leeb are involved with Equinox, Fauxliage and Delerium.
Rhys was pregnant and about to give birth and didn't join the tour of Front Line assembly. He gave birth to a little girl.. It is rumored that Bill Leeb is the father.
In the TV series The Young Ones, Vyyan was also pregnant. The funniest thing was that the other guys did not question how it was possible for him to be pregnant, but instead they were quite supportive during his pregnancy and even laid hot towels out for him.

Adrian White

Adrian White started drumming at an early age and was a member in a string of various bands. Some of his earlier bands have included the band Process. Process was named after a religious type cult from the 1960's called The Church of the Final Judgment (formed by Robert DeGrimston).

He was also a member of the band, The Malignant Growth (which disbanded in 1994).

Adrian was one of the co-founders of the band Strapping Young Lad, and you can hear his drumming on their debut album Heavy as the Real Thing.

He even played guitar in Front Line Assembly for one of the tracks and explains how this came about in Part 1 of the interview.
Adrian White Butt
A rare glimpse of The Butt of Adrian White

Adrian mixing a Shooter
Adrian White mixing a Shooter.
During Front Line Assembly's European tour, in Madrid Adrian sang one of the songs much to everyone's surprise. Who knows what Adrian will do next!

Adrian White plays drums for the band Dismantled and will join them on their tour. He is also a member of the band Stiff Valentine.

Silent Alarm

Adrian White is currently involved with his solo project called Silent Alarm. He has a number of guest vocals on his songs including that of Delerium singer. His latest record Codes is out. For more information and to listen to some samples, visit his myspace account at

Click on Thumbnails to enlarge
Adrian White Drumming Adrian White Silent Alarm Adrian White Front Line Assembly
Adrian White is very patient with his fans, and almost always is very generous in signing drumsticks and even handing them out. So check out his band Silent Alarm and stick around after the show if you would like something signed.

While we watched Acumen Nation, Adrian White remarked
"Once I'm playing my drums, I'm happy, It doesn't matter what else happens".
Words spoken from a true drummer!

The many bands of Chris Peterson

Chris Corndog Peterson is responsible for keyboards and programming and contributed to a variety of FLA's albums since 1992.
He is actually is one of the more under-rated members of Front Line Assembly.
Long before Front Line Assembly, Chris Peterson and Rhys Fulber were members of the band Will in 1987. Then Chris joined FLA in 1990 on tour.

Chris told me about his eggs and the different baskets that he puts them in. Each basket is a unique band that Chris is a part of and his little eggs hatch quite nicely in there..
Chris Peterson also from The Mysterons
Chris playing keyboards naked.

The Mysterons

Chris is a member of the band,The Mysterons. The musical style is reminiscent of the 60's, sort of like surf music. The music has no vocals, but does have a variety of sound effects that range from frog croak noises to little screams to unusual noises that blend quite well with the tunes. They have most of their mp3's available for download from their main site My favorite song is Sidewinder from the album "Velvet Walls."

According to their myspace account, they will have a new album coming out soon. The Mysterons is very different from Chris's other bands. You can see fun pictures of the whole band performing at their website, including some amusing pictures of a rubber chicken on Chris's head.

Mysterons sounds like a good band to go see. Pity they only play in Canada. But I'm sure those who do go to see them, have a good time dancing and listening to the melodies of The Mysterons.
Chris Peterson of  Decree Chris Peterson keyboards Chris Peterson keyboards Front Line Assembly

Unit 187

is yet another band that Chris is a part of with John Morgan and Tod Law. According to their official site -, they will soon be releasing a new album.

If you are interested in hearing some of Chris's work in Unit 187, click here to listen to the song Capital Punishment.
Chris Peterson also from Unit 187


The band Decree was formed in 1996. Decree is quite different than any of his other bands and is quite the contrast against the Mysterons and reveals a more personal even darker side of Chris.

Decree Wake of Devastation Decree is Chris' main focus, and after hearing some of their songs, you can't help but get the impression that this is something that Chris is going to work on for a long time in years to come.

The first album released was Wake of Devastation. Decree released their second album Moment of Silence.
Decree Moment of Silence

Decree made a special guest appearance and contributed several songs to Showtime's Master of Horror in epsidoe "Dance of the Dead" directed by Tobe Hooper. I don't know which songs were used, but the song Scorched Earth would fit into a good sci fi or horror movie.

Moving Front Line Assembly Who knows what's in store for Decree. Maybe one day Chris might even have the opportunity to compose music for movies!!

Visit their myspace account at to hear samples of their music.. On Decree's official site, there is talk of a new album and possibly an extensive tour.
Chris is quite the gentleman, and didn't mind me using my big muscles to push and move him around like furniture when I was arranging the setting for the interview. Another interesting thing about Chris, is that he wears T shirts with the sleeves cut off.


FLA Drinks on Ms. Divine's Tee Hee Heure
Good Luck Chris and Adrian. May your artistic journey be a pleasant and self-full filling one.
- Ms. Divine
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