Technical difficulties at the venue pushed our interview back by about 30 minutes and John, while he had no control over it, was still gracefully apologetic for making us wait. With Comatose
already being certified gold, (album sales over 500,000), apologetic was not what I expected. Sadly, I've met some artists that spend so much time being adored by fans that they forget how to be just people, always wearing their "star" mask. John Cooper was as far from that as east is to west.
He even thanked me for giving Awake a 5-star rating and was blown away that I named it THE rock album of 2009!