Frontman Art Alexakis reminisces on TRL fame and accepting becoming “classic rock.”
Make no mistake, Everclear frontman Art Alexakis is excited about the 20th anniversary of the band’s celebrated album So Much for the Afterglow, but his excitement isn’t limited to his own accomplishments.
A proud father, he beams when he talks about his kids, especially his eldest’s scholastic honors. “My (eldest) daughter is the first one out of any Alexakis to get a college degree. Pretty impressive. I’m bragging here. Then she went to Oxford, became a Rhodes Scholar.”
A scholar in his own right, Alexakis is an admitted history buff, both musically, with The Art Alexakis Show — his Sunday night radio program on SiriusXM Lithium where he dives deep in to ‘90s alternative music history — and with his taste in books and films, as he’s currently deep into the Ken Burns documentary series The Roosevelts.
Myspace caught up with Alexakis to discuss some of his personal history, including the 20th anniversary of So Much for the Afterglow — for which the band will be touring in celebration of this spring — and some of the memorable moments from the wild ride Everclear went on as they became Top 40 radio superstars.