A lot of rock stars walk a fine line between being too cocky and not being confident enough. It's hard not to sound like an overbearing douche when you tell people you're awesome, but you also don't want people to think you're some weak tool who can't handle the fame. Luckily for Alter Bridge fans, they don't have to worry about the band being too far into either category.

Speaking to me at Rock On The Range, frontman Myles Kennedy and bassist Brian Marshall revealed that they were surprised at the positive response their latest album AB III received, especially since their previous record, Blackbird, was released three years prior.

"I'm not going to lie, yeah, big surprise," admitted Kennedy."We had no idea. It's been a pleasant surprise."

"People's attention spans are so different now. We weren't sure if even anyone was going to care. The fact that people embraced the record still, after being gone for three years, was a huge surprise."

Marshall added: "Going into it, it's our third record, we've been through some ups and downs and we kind of went into it just like, 'Wow, what's going to happen?'. We went in there and nailed down like 18 songs and went in to record them. It's the evolution of the band and kind of what came out."

Check out the rest of the interview below. I must say, Myles and Brian were two of the coolest cats I met at Rock On The Range. Did you pick up AB III?

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