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From Least Wanted To Rad Wings: An Exclusive Interview With WHITFIELD CRANE Of UGLY KID JOE

By George Dionne, Podcaster
Sunday, September 4, 2022 @ 12:31 AM

“My heroes are Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne, and Bon Scott”

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It’s been 30 years since the release of UGLY KID JOE’s landmark album America’s Least Wanted. The Isla Vista, California rockers decided to celebrate the occasion with a new studio album entitled Rad Wings of Destiny. To connect the present to the past, UGLY KID JOE brought back America’s Least Wanted producer Mark Dodson. Rad Wings of Destiny will be released on October 21, 2022 through Metalville Records. I caught up with UGLY KID JOE vocalist and founder Whitfield Crane ahead of the album’s release.

Highlights include:

-What the band has been up to since last album
-Discussion of new album Rad Wings of Destiny
-Stories behind the singles
-Showing up on the MOTÖRHEAD tour bus in 2012
-Music’s resurgence as a physical medium
-Trying the new music at Summer festivals
-Upcoming UK Tour with MASSIVE WAGONS
-Covering “Lola” by THE KINKS
-Possibility of Shannon Larkin playing shows
-Memories of recording America’s Least Wanted in 1992
-Would the album cover still be controversial today
-Meeting Rob Halford for the first time
-Was Whitford asked to audition for JUDAS PRIEST
-Whitfield’s other music projects
-And much, much more


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