How to Survive a Tour de Force in the Future of Music
Posted On July 27, 2021
I recently received an email from a fan of the band Tomorrowland, asking about how he would be able to cope if he or she had to make a life-changing decision about the future.
I’ve been thinking about this recently as I’ve written a book about the band’s evolution, My Generation, and the book has just come out.
It’s a collection of essays by the band members and their fans, and the first of its kind to be published.
The book is also about the creative process of creating the band.
There are some important lessons to be learnt about how to survive a band when it’s in such a challenging environment.
But the book also has some things to say about the world we live in, and what we need to do to stay alive in it.
If you haven’t read it yet, you should do so now, as it’s a fascinating and powerful read.
Tomorrowland is the band behind the critically acclaimed film Tomorrowland.
They formed in 1991, in their hometown of Toronto, Ontario, with guitarist Nick Mason and bassist Chris Squire.
Today, the band is one of the most successful and influential bands of the ’90s, touring all over the world and making some of the best music ever.
In this interview with me, drummer Jon Hopkins talks about how his bandmates and his relationship to his family have changed over the years.
Jon Hopkins – The road of Tomorrowland has taken a lot of twists and turns.
You were just about the same age as your brother.
Why did you start your own band?
Jon: Nick and I started playing together in 1991 when we were both 18.
We got along really well, and it was just Nick and I, so that’s why we wanted to do this.
The first band we did together was a punk band called The Dead Rabbit, and we got really lucky.
Nick started writing songs for them, and that was our first big break, so we got pretty big into punk.
Our first album was called Tomorrows Gone, and then we did another one called All the Rage, which was a really big hit, and The Dead Rabbit was playing in the stadiums of Europe, which is when we started our own band.
Jon: We were always playing music together, and when Nick got sick we were always hanging out together.
When I started doing my own thing, I started going to gigs with The Dead Rabbits, and Nick was sick too, so I was also going to a lot more gigs with Nick, but we never had a big show together.
We never really got to know each other very well, so it was kinda like we were kind of an afterthought.
Then Nick got really sick and we had a really hard time getting a band together.
I was a lot happier when I left him, but I guess it was easier to let him go.
Jon : We started doing the songs we wanted, and I was still in school and Nick wasn’t.
Nick was working in the industry, but he was just so busy making music that I wasn’t really sure if he would make it.
So I just kind of did what I wanted and kept doing it.
I would write a few songs on guitar and then go and write the lyrics and I just played around.
Chris : After we started playing gigs we would get really bored of each other, so when Nick came back I was like, ‘Well, we’ve got to write something that makes us happy, so let’s try and write something with Nick’.
Jon Jon: We went into a bit of a funk when we did All the Rage.
Jon : It’s funny, because it was a time when a lot was happening in the music world, and a lot were going to die.
With a lot on the line and all the pressures of the world, we just got really bored and just went into this groove of making songs.
I don’t know, it was all good.
Nowadays, we have more pressure than ever, but that was the time when we felt we were the band and we just went with it.
Jon : I would say that Nick’s voice is definitely better now, because he is actually playing in a band now.
Chris : Yeah, and he is a very nice person.
Jon Nick Mason: I think we still have some of those old, bad days, like when we had to wear masks.
I think that Nick is still a good person, and very kind.
Jon Jon Mason: I think he would say it’s the same thing, we still get frustrated with each other.
Christopher Christopher Squire: There was definitely that kind of pressure when Nick was on his deathbed, when he