Krug: Well, we’ve been touring in our present form for about six years, but the band was always an idea I had in my head.
TulsaToday: Yeah, I was about two years old when it came out.
Krug: Yeah, so you might not entirely get it. But the early 80’s were basically the era of pointy guitars and makeup—silly stuff that I really didn’t like. I grew up in central Kansas, of course, and there was nothing like GnR there. And then I heard them for the first time—and of course, this was the era of Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign, and in comes this band that’s openly doing drugs and smoking and drinking on stage, and it blew my mind. Really, though it was the music. Slash’s guitar technique was just incredible—he was an inspiration.