Who Killed Bruce Lee is a Lebanese indie-electro-dance-rock band fresh off Lebanon’s underground music scene. They first came together in 2010 as a cover band that played tunes ranging from the Strokes to Jet and LCD Soundsystem. And now, after years of hard work, members Wassim Bou Malham, Hassib Dergham, Malek Rizkallah and Pascal Sarkis are finally gaining some widespread recognition.
And check it out: this Saturday you can catch them live in an epic music battle like no other. They will duke it out with Mashrou' Leila to earn audience votes for Red Bull's Soundclash competition. Seriously, y'all, you don't want to miss it.
So in the spirit of getting to know these guys up close and personal, here are a bunch of fun and, admittedly facetious, questions with Who Killed Bruce Lee.
Beirut.com: What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
WKBL: Absolutely nothing :(
Beirut.com: What is the last book you read?
WKBL: De Niro’s Game
Beirut.com:If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be?
WKBL: Bruce Lee
Beirut.com: What is your favorite movie?
We have diverging tastes in movies, but altogether we tend to go for something very dodgy and borderline hipster. We are four grown bearded men that love Ryan Gosling…
Beirut.com: Who is your favorite recording artist?
WKBL: LCD Soundsystem, and anything that James Murphy or Josh Homme (QotSA) produce.
Beirut.com: If I was to make a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
WKBL: Bruce Lee
Beirut.com: If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
WKBL: Would love to have the power to teleport drummers across the Atlantic!
Beirut.com:If you had only one day left to live, what would you do?
WKBL: The Last BBQ (as opposed to the last supper) with José the grillmeister from Meat Jose.
Beirut.com: What is your favorite food?
WKBL: Food is always a good idea, Meat Jose’s Burgers are better.
Beirut.com: If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?
WKBL: Produce our own music and tell people we got a record deal.
Beirut.com: If you were written about in the newspaper, on the front page, what would the headline say?
WKBL: Bruce Lee… Back from the dead?!
Beirut.com: What makes you angry?
WKBL: Living in the land of no-opportunity
Beirut.com: What's the most important part of the sandwich?
WKBL: The last bit that’s stuck on the paper (that you gracefully munch on when no one is looking).
Beirut.com: Tell me about the worst boss you ever had.
WKBL: We don't talk about the dead.
Beirut.com: What is the funniest thing a fan has done?
WKBL: Maybe that time during a gig when "R" hit the wooden stage with his head repeatedly out of pure euphoria.
Beirut.com: What is the funniest thing that has happened onstage?
The moment we decided that it would be funny to go on stage with our pants down…
Beirut.com: If you could tour with any band in the world, who would you choose?
WKBL: Queens of the Stone-Age
Beirut.com: What is the country you most want to visit?
WKBL: The States in general. L.A. to be specific, but for now, we can say Vancouver to be with our drummer and watch his graduation!
Beirut.com: What is your favorite restaurant in Beirut?
WKBL: Pizzas at Quadrangle.
Beirut.com: What events are you most looking forward to?
WKBL: Headlining one day at Byblos.
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