Q&A with John Eriksson of Peter Bjorn and John

Although John Eriksson, who stars in this week's Westword profile of his band, Peter Bjorn and John, was trained to be a classical percussionist, and spent years as a member of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, he's come to appreciate the perks of being a rock star -- particularly the gastronomic ones. The Q&A below begins and ends with food. Apparently, he feels that a drummer is only as good as his stomach is full.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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