Ever wondered what your favorite player’s first concert was? Curious what he listens to in the car? Then join Jon Langford, bass player for The Chevin, for his series of Q&As with Major League Soccer’s biggest stars.
This week’s DJ is Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor.
MLSsoccer.com: What was the first album you ever bought?
Moor: It was Green Day’s Dookie. I remember one day my dad randomly asked me, “You wanna go out and buy that Green Day record you like?” And I was like, “Of course!”
MLSsoccer.com: What was the first concert you ever went to and what are your memories of it?
Moor: The first live music I ever saw was the musical Cats when I was on vacation in New York City with my family. I was scared to death the entire time because the cats kept coming out into the audience.
MLSsoccer.com: Who is your favorite band or artist of all time?
Moor: My No. 1 all-time favorite is Kenny Chesney. But you can’t ignore a guy like George Strait because he’s the “King of Country.” I love Tim McGraw as well. I’m a big country music guy.
MLSsoccer.com: Favorite album of all time?
Moor: Kenny Chesney’s Greatest Hits. A lot of the guys think I’m crazy when I play country, which is why I’m never allowed near the stereo system pregame. [Laughs.]
MLSsoccer.com: What music is usually playing in the Rapids locker room before a game then?
Moor: The guys like hip-hop and rap. However, that’s the kind of stuff that gets me pumped up before a game, too. I like something to get the blood flowing, something that I can move to a little bit. I can always listen to country when I’m by myself in the car.
MLSsoccer.com: Are there any new artists that you’re listening to right now?
Moor: Not really. I guess I’m kind of a boring musical guy! I don’t own an iPod. I don’t have any songs downloaded on my phone. But I do listen to the radio a lot.
MLSsoccer.com: Which musician, dead or alive, would you like to have a beer with?
Moor: I’d love to hang out with Bono. I think he’d be great. If I had to choose just one person though, it’d be Kenny Chesney. When I played for Dallas, he was playing a concert there and he worked out in our weight room. Unfortunately I didn’t get to meet him, but I’d love to have a beer with him sometime.
MLSsoccer.com: I think I know what the answer is going to be to this next question … but I’ll ask anyway: If the MLS Cup final had a halftime show like the Super Bowl, which artist would you like to see perform?
Moor: [Laughs.] Yeah, probably Kenny Chesney. There have been some great Super Bowl performances, but I’d want to keep it country-themed.
MLSsoccer.com: Is there a musical genre that you can’t stand to listen to?
Moor: I’m not a big techno guy. You know, when you go into a club and you can’t hear yourself think and your heart’s beating fast for days afterwards. … Having said that, I’ll listen to just about anything. If I have a buddy in the car that likes rap, hip-hop, heavy metal, I can listen to it.
MLSsoccer.com: What do you think of “Gangnam Style”?
Moor: I hate it! It was funny the first time I saw it because I was like, “What is going on?” I think the guy’s fantastic, hats off to him, but if that song was never played again, I’d be able to deal with it.
MLSsoccer.com: Finally, which song should be used in a montage of your game? In other words: What’s your Rocky theme tune?
Moor: Green Day’s “Time of Your Life.” I’m sure people put it in montages all the time, but you don’t get to play soccer that long and while I’m here playing, I want to have the time of my life.