Sheffield metal band Bring Me The Horizon have revealed they would like to collaborate with One Direction.
While responding to Reddit users’ questions as part of an Ask Me Anything session on Wednesday (September 16), the five-piece encountered the question, “If you could do a Linkin Park/Jay Z type collaboration album/ep, who would you do it with, and why?”
The band replied, “J. Cole, and if he doesn’t want to do it, Crazy Town. Or 1D.”
Today they just missed out on reaching the UK Number One position with their fifth album ‘That’s The Spirit’. They placed second, only 1,300 units behind Stereophonics, who topped the chart with their ninth album, ‘Keep The Village Alive’.
Bring Me The Horizon were Number One in the Official UK Album Chart at the midweek stage. Frontman Oli Sykes had previously warned that chart rivals The Libertines and Stereophonics should be “worried” about them in the race.
Speaking to NME, Sykes explained that although he felt ‘That’s The Spirit’ would “be a big album wherever it gets to in the charts”, a Number One spot would introduce the band to more listeners and also be an important win “for rock music as a genre.”
Sykes also recently said that everyone should take illegal drugs at some point in their life, citing acid as a particularly important experience.
He recently revealed that he went to rehab to overcome a ketamine addiction and went on to write 2013 album ‘Sempiternal’ after getting clean. At his worst, Sykes admitted that drug addiction made him want to kill himself.
Speaking in a new interview with Metal Hammer, the frontman opened up about his days as a drug addict and admitted that he has no regrets about the period in his life: “I don’t regret taking drugs – and I don’t know if I should say it, but everyone should do drugs at some point in their life.”
“You shouldn’t go through your life without experiencing acid, in my opinion. It used to be fun, it used to be an adventure. That’s why I did all those drugs.”
However, Sykes went on to say that the prolonged period of drug use got to him eventually. “After a while it stops being awesome, and that’s the reality,” he added. “But it’s a hard reality to accept.”