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Meet Eddie Eaton

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eddie Eaton. 

Hi Eddie, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
It all started when I was about 5 years old when my dad gave me a copy of the Misfits “Famous Monsters”. That is what really inspired me to do what I do today, which is to entertain, perform, create, and express my creativity through my passion. I’ve been drumming for roughly 13ish years and I’ve never been more addicted to a hobby. I tried Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, and none of them were as enjoyable as music. I really owe it all to my dad. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be in the place I am today. Him exposing me to the music I love and have spent nearly a decade doing is what I owe it all to. Take it years later in middle school and I decided to sign up for band class. I thought this would finally be my chance to show off my awesome drumming skills. Nope! I’m playing a keyboard instrument in Concert Band. I want to actually play Drum Set, so I sign up for middle school jazz band. That’s when I started being more involved with things. Joining marching band in high school stunned a sense of work ethic and discipline in me to do my best. Starting my band in high school with one of my best friends was something I had dreamed. Rolling up to our first proper venue was unbelievable. I felt like I was on top of the world. That’s what inspires me to keeping pushing for my dream of being in the Music Industry. I love being as involved as I can. Putting a lot on my shoulders is what keeps me running. Having downtime is the worst thing a person could ever have. Working at your future is the best feeling ever knowing it’ll pay off when you get on stage. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Everyone has their roadblocks and they come in different factors. Mine are mental roadblocks. A lot of constant thinking goes on in my head, always trying to think one step ahead and most the time it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Heartbreak, Family Stress, and Trust Issues were definitely my biggest roadblocks. Having someone by your side 24/7 and having them leave is the worst thing I’ve ever felt. All of my motivation and passion was gone from being burned out. I felt like I didn’t belong for months. That sucks. Having to take a break with something you’ve dedicated all of your time to sucks because you feel dead inside without it. Family and Friendships will always be the most important things in my mind. Having people, you can fall back on when you need it is the best thing you can have. People you can trust and they can trust you to do the same. Everyone liking everyone and not giving up. Always push to the end because it always gets better. 

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I play drums and run the behind-the-scenes of my band, Undissassembled. Performing with my best friends is the greatest thing I could ever ask for. Playing loud, fast, and hitting the drums with all my might is always a fantastic feeling. Being a Punk Rock Band in 2021 is tough. Not everyone wants to listen to your music and everything is different from 2007. Everything being digital is a blessing and a curse. Standing up for what punk really is can be fairly difficult with not a huge scene. I don’t see there being another movement as big as the Straight Edge scene in the future. Hard work always pays off when you play the last song of the night. Feeding off of the energy of the crowd and playing everything so much faster is the greatest feeling ever. It’s a drug. I love playing with my best friends, and there’s nothing greater I could ever ask for. 

What were you like growing up?
Naturally, I am very introverted. Growing up I was a little more extroverted, but quickly locked up when I got to middle school. Not necessarily being awkward, but just having nothing to talk about and no need to talk to more people than I knew. As I said earlier, before music I dabbled in a little bit of sports. Soccer was the one I enjoyed the most out of them all, but it got boring pretty quick. Being a bigger kid meant defense or midfield most the time, and neither got much action. Taekwondo was also a favorite of mine. Granted I don’t remember much about it, I remember the instructor was really cool. He was like an old Chinese god that descended to teach children taekwondo. Looking at it now it doesn’t sound nearly as cool as I remember. 

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