Rock My World Canada, chapter 203: Farewell to Freeway

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Initially formed as a punk trio going by the name Freeway in Guelph in 2000, the band consisted of Chris Lambert on guitar and vocals with bassist Josh Hudman and drummer Richie Gregor. The band released a 5-song EP, You or Someone Like You in 2000 with limited pressing. The band released its second EP, Shadybrook Sessions in 2001, with a notably more alternative feel than the first album while still keeping a punk vibe. The album was produced by Scott Komer in Oakville, Ontario at Parkhill Project studios (Boysnightout, Pettit Project). In 2002, shortly after the release of Shadybrook Sessions, Hudman left the band and was replaced by Adam Lambert, brother of Chris. The trio were forced to change their name due to conflict with a rap artist with the same moniker, and at this time “Farewell to Freeway” was officially born.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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