Burning Stars: In two weeks on April 11th, you are doing a reunion show at the Chain Reaction in memory of your drummer
Scott Gottlieb. For the newer fans and people reading this who might not know much about Bleed The Dream, could you tell
them about Scott?
Keith Thompson (bass/vocals): Scott was the original drummer for BTD and was a part of the first 3 records the band
released. Out on the road he was struck with Leukemia (cancer of the blood). He lost his battle in 05 (2 days before my
birthday) on April 10th. He was the most amazing, generous, easy going spirit I have ever met. This show is about showing
love for kids with the disease and remembering our fallen friend.
BS: This show is also a benefit for kids with cancer. You are asking the fans to bring a toy to the show and you will be taking
them to the St. Judes and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. How did you come up with the idea to donate toys? What else can
people do to help? Can fans that live too far to attend the show send toys?
Keith: Ever since this disease hit home we have been shown an out pouring of support and love. Everyone that comes to the
show should bring some kind of toy..it's just a small gesture to lift the spirits of these unfortunate children. If you can't make
the show and want to help you can research your local charities (there are TONS) and reach out your hand and make
someone's day, week..or life.
BS: Do you see the band touring or recording together again in the future?
Keith: haha...well..there is this little tiny buzz in the air that there might be something happening in the future..we will
see..would you like to see a new record..?
BS: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Keith: I can't explain the bond and circle we made with this band..as I look back we were and are still a family. Thank you
guys for the support..much love.
Bleed The Dream interview by: Maureen Benedict