Music Bugle Exclusive – Q & A – Lars Springer Of Blind Man’s Gun

Photo courtesy of MDPR.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

In a similar vein to rowdy retro rockers like Deep Purple, DIO and Metal Church, Germany’s Blind Man’s Gun care not about what’s trendy or cool, but rather the message they want to send out, as loudly as possible.

Over their time together, the female-fronted outfit has played with the likes of Iron Maiden, Jinjer and Judas Priest and at festivals such as Wacken Open Air (2022, 2023), Fahrdorf Open Air (2023) and Baltic Open Air (2019).

The Music Bugle had the opportunity to talk with guitarist Lars Springer about what excites him the most about their style of music, if social media helps or hurts musicians and much more, which you can check out below.

Music Bugle – What inspired the “Blind Man’s Gun” name? 

Lars Springer – A textphrase from Kenny Wayne Shepards’ “Into The Deep“ says, “Everybody’s scared about a blind man with a gun.“ This picture triggered me immediately, but “blind man with a gun“ is way too long for a band name, so we shortened it to “Blind Man’s Gun.“

Music Bugle – What excites you the most about your style of music? 

Lars Springer – As the band name says, you never know where the bullet hits next. We feel free to try different styles of the metal genre. By example, drop tunings appear in a few of our songs. When Mitch joined the band, he came along with some trashy riffs, which we used for a new song. Slow, fast, clean, dirty, heavy or just rocking, everything is possible, as long as it’s fun. 

Music Bugle – Where do you go when you need a break? 

Lars Springer – I go windsurfing, whenever it’s possible.

Music Bugle – Who are you listening to right now, music-wise?

Lars Springer – From time to time, I find some artist I didn’t know before. Some are insanely good. In the moment, it is Audrey Horne and Black Top Mojo. Absolutely worth it to check them out.

Music Bugle – What show are you currently binging on when you have free time?

Lars Springer – It’s called “Who Is Erin Carter,“ but it’s that good. Actually, I prefer to read a good book.

Music Bugle – What makes you the most proud about where you come from? 

Lars Springer – I come from the north of Germany and like the kind of people here. Sometimes, it’s a little rough, but friendly and reliable.

Music Bugle – Does social media help or hurt musicians? 

Lars Springer – I think social media helps a lot to become known and to present your music or art. On the other hand, it’s useless when you have fans and followers all over the world, but nobody comes to your gig when you play at your hometown or nearby. I would say though, it helps more than it hurts.

Music Bugle – What do you feel is the next step for the band to take?

Lars Springer – The next step is to find a label that fits to our needs. Especially to play more gigs. 

Music Bugle – What’s a quote that motivates you to keep doing what you do?

Lars Springer – “One life, I’m gonna live it up.“

Music Bugle – What do you wish happened more in the music industry? 

Lars Springer – Less casting shows and more featuring for really talented bands. Also, although we are not affected yet, the remuneration of the streaming services should be properly adjusted.


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