US rock band frontman says performing in front of fans 'scary'

US rock band frontman says performing in front of fans 'scary'
Arizona-based rock band The Maine is made up of (from left to right) Pat Kirch, Jared Monaco, Kennedy Brock, Garrett Nickelsen and John O'Callaghan.

Forever Halloween might be the title of the latest album by US rock band The Maine.

But vocalist John O'Callaghan admitted that he would rather not have anything to do with the occasion - or any other celebration for that matter.

He told LOUD over the phone from his home in Phoenix, Arizona, last week: "To be honest, in Arizona, as you get older, Halloween becomes an excuse for girls to wear no clothes and for guys to salivate looking at them. I don't really care for it."

The 25-year-old doesn't rank birthdays or festive holidays very highly either.

"I don't care much about my birthday. I just like being around the people I love... for my birthday, my friends and I just went out and drank too much," he said.

O'Callaghan, who will be in town with his bandmates next month for a show, said that The Maine's fourth album title has a more serious significance instead.

"It was about stripping off all facades and baring our souls to the fans," he said.

Forever Halloween, released in June, is the most personal record for the quintet, which also comprises guitarists Kennedy Brock and Jared Monaco, drummer Pat Kirch and bassist Garrett Nickelsen.

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