TODAY SHOW - Sep 19, 2015
CNN Article (Excerpt) - July 6, 2015
This is how the Heene Boyz were born. "The world's youngest metal band" started playing gigs in 2012, and the next year even played in New York City and as far north as Rochester, New York. Richard says he felt they'd arrived one New Year's Eve in Daytona Beach a few years back, when a howling Falcon jumped on a speaker...
The drums sit in front of a backward piece of linoleum that acts as a green screen for music videos. Bradford doesn't let a little wound stop him from riffing on his guitar, and Falcon looks ...everything like a smooth, energetic lead metal vocalist, throwing all his energy (and his long hair) into each lyric.
The boys are refining their skills and picking up new ones, often from YouTube -- which, after the parents' musical knowledge ran out, has been their go-to site to learn more. Lately, they've also been brushing up on their lines for "American Chilly," their "rockestra."
Richard unwittingly kick-started this project in 1999 with a script about a man, Morgen Enright, who inherits a desert gas station that doubles as a restaurant and hotel. All are cursed because one of his ancestors killed Native Americans after consuming the hallucinogen peyote. Enright loses his mind after taking peyote, setting off a gross and grisly escapade involving laxative-laced chili, "serpent monsters" hiding in toilets, and so on.
While their father never made his script into a movie, the boys read it a few years ago. Intrigued, they refashioned the contents to incorporate Enright's three metal-loving sons, wrote some original songs -- including their favorite, "Psycho," about Enright's descent into madness -- and incorporated a few of their old ones into the musical. They're shopping the show to theaters and investors.
They dream of taking "American Chilly" to Broadway. Richard calls it a mix of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "Rock of Ages."
His boys seem game. Falcon says they might fight about "video games ... and whoever gets to go first" but not much else. Ryo wants to "keep rocking." And Bradford, who says his parents are also his friends, adds, "We want to stick together as a band until we're about 80 years old."
Why? It's simple, says Bradford: "We all love each other."
Details Magazine - July 2014
Details Magazine - July 2014
…when he sings "Chasing Tornadoes," the second number of tomorrow's gig across the state in DeLand. These kids can rock and are especially tight after three years of doing this song at bars and street fairs from Florida to New York. It starts as a slow power-chord drone, accompanied by Falcon's raised fists, blank-eyed stare, and dramatic rendition of the opening lines that's more Kabuki than metal:
Chasing tornadoes tomorrow
In the field of pain and sorrow . . .
If it doesn't bleed, it will not read . . .
Milk the event, sleep in a tent
Handing out flyers to the crowd gathering in the three square blocks that've been roped off for DeLandapalooza. One of Florida's bigger pay-to-play festivals…Several have seen the Heene Boyz before, though. "Man, I saw you kids in Gainesville," says a profusely sweating man with a red mullet and a Black Flag T-shirt. "Kick-ass motherf!?king show!"...By the time Falcon screams out the opening "WEL-come to the CROSS-roads of time and space!" the crowd at stage 15 has swelled to more than 200. Halfway through the set, Falcon descends the stage to rock out among them—bumping fists and exchanging devil horns, then exhorting a metalhead in his mid-fifties with a cane, a purple mohawk, anALCOHOLICS UNANIMOUS T-shirt, and an NJoy e-cigarette to "Rise!" He does, slowly on his cane, then joins Falcon's headbanging…
Alligator February, 2014
Mayhem Magazine October, 2013
Click here to see actual Mayhem Magazine HEENE BOYZ Page
and go to page 44-45.
WGN Interview July 3, 2013
American Chili Tour 2013
Here're some quotes/reviews.
"The family, who had appeared on two episodes of Wife Swap… and would later appear on CNN and Today, have now moved across the country to pursue a heavy metal career for their three young boys."
- Sophie Schillaci, Hollywood Reporter
" 'American Chili': the band’s signature number, this 8-minute.... shows off Falcon’s mini-Ozzie flare."
- Samantha Martin, Pod Dust
"The Heene Boyz's live set is a well-rehearsed feat of metal-god pageantry:"
- Camille Dodero, Gawker
"Falcon Heene Will Rock NYC with His Metal Band ....they can work a crowd and they've got some really energy!"
- Jen Carlson, Gothamist
"...you definitely gotta check that shit out. But first, read our exclusive interview with the band to find out more about their music..."
- Jay Stephens, The Village Voice
Real News Real Fast, April 27, 2013
Here's a link:
Lester's Tour Bus April 25, 2013
(from their facebook)
Please check ustream.tv clips on 4/25/13 at "Lester's Tour Bus".
Also we posted pictures from the interview on PICK THE BEST 14.
97X Panama City Radio Interview
Next morning on March 20, 2013 we visited their studio and got a radio interview.
Really cool guys!
Spring Hill Today (excerpt) January 31, 2013
Hernando Today February 2, 2013
Jay Thomas Show Radio Interview
"Something New" ... "It sounds like HEART. Totally" ..."you might have a hit on your hands"
They played "Chasing Tornadoes" & "Latte Vampiress" on their show.
Tampa Bay - Soundcheck
"Artist of the Day"
"there’s a genuine touch of Bruce Dickinson’s wail in young Falcon’s pipes."
- David McCormack, Mail Online, UK
"....it's totally metal."
- Dusten Carlson, The Inquisitr
“…is, frankly, not bad for a band with the average age of 10 years old.”
“To be honest: there’s some promise there.”
- Ned Hepburn, Death and Taxes
“ 'Our goals are to play forever… (and to) tour with Metallica,' said Brad."
- Michael Walsh, New York Daily News
"When it's time for the guitar solo, Bradford nails it one-handed, Eddie Van Halen style. Falcon plucks bass strings with his teeth. When finished, they grin, make devil horns, and do handstands."
- Deirdra Funcheon, Broward Palm Beach New Times
“For more on the making of the next generation’s Slayer, read their extensive profile in New Times Broward-Palm Beach, ….”
- Chris Coplan, Consequence of Sound