Since meeting as teenagers in the dorms of Berklee College of Music in 1992, the members of Lettuce have spent countless hours on the road together. In fact, they got their name by walking into various jazz venues around Boston asking club owners and other musicians if they would “let us play.” Today, in 2016, the funk powerhouse is at the top of their game with a reputation that speaks volumes to the last twenty-six years of their musical existence.Having just thrown their own music festival Fool’s Paradise in St. Augustine, and on their way to headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado later this week with support from Rahzel, Pete Rock, Manic Focus and The Wailers (tickets for Rage Rocks are still available), there are few milestones these traveling musicians haven’t reached during their expansive experiences on the road. Granted, road life isn’t easy, and it may take some time to fine tune your own personal recipe to survival. But the show must always go on, and these guys are here to show you how.L4LM: What are the top three most important things to pack (besides your instruments)?Adam Deitch: My computer, pro tools key (drum key), and usb keyboard.Ryan Zoidis: Good Headphones, great weed, high-end cologne.Jesus Coomes: Your Mind, Your Body, Your Spirit.L4LM: How do you maintain a healthy lifestyle while living out of a van/bus/hotel/green room?Deitch: Follow Benny Blooms vegan lifestyle as closely as possible.Zoidis: Exercise daily, make superfood smoothies on the bus and find the best restaurant in every city. We Surround ourselves with quality food and drinks.Jesus: Green Juice, The Force, Everything in Moderaging! L4LM: What’s your secret to staying up late and waking up early?Deitch: I work on music after every show till around 420 waking up around 2pm to eat prior to sound check.Zoidis: I try to wake up early go for a jog and make a smoothie before everyone gets up. Take a nap before the show. Jesus: Don’t wake up too early. (Or just remember you can sleep on the plane.)L4LM: If you’re ever lacking energy before a show, do you have any methods for overcoming restlessness?Deitch: We stoke each other out and dab it up!Zoidis: Deep breaths and writing a set list always help with restlessness. Jesus: Prayer, Tea, Meditation & Strategic Naps. Plus you have to just think to yourself, “This is a burst of energy and adrenaline along with many different chemicals that is coming to me right now for a reason (to perform in front of an audience) and I don’t have to name that energy ‘restless’ or ‘nervous’, I can call it whatever I want like, ‘excitement or ‘power’. This feeling before a performance is an absolute necessity to the show. Also practice, yeah you should know the songs too that helps a lot. L4LM: How do you overcome the elements of nature that aren’t always in your favor?Deitch: My late grandmother controls all weather (according to my mom).Zoidis: Stay positive and focus on the music. Jesus: I have my connections. L4LM: What’s the best way to celebrate a sold-out show?Deitch: We celebrate with some high 5s and a Lil veuve cliqout.Zoidis: Listening back to it. Jesus: Play an incredible set.L4LM: How are you preparing for your next big gig, “Rage Rocks” at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre with The Wailers, Manic Focus, Pete Rock, and Rahzel this June? Deitch: We are rehearsing, conversing, and dreaming of it being sold out!! New songs will be attempted!Zoidis: We’re rehearsing some new material and working on a collaboration with Pete Rock and Rahzel. Jesus: We are preparing some surprises that I can’t talk about until the show. We are going to debut a new original Lettuce song, blessit! I wasn’t supposed to tell you that …we have more up our sleeves for you, don’t worry. L4LM: Any additional pro-tips?Deitch: Pro tips would be to practice being a nice person, regardless of circumstances, day on and day outZoidis: Space is the place.Jesus: Uber Everywhere and Bring your own Salt. Thanks for Letting us into your lives. Peace be with you.At the end of this week, the funk phenoms will be returning Red Rocks Amphitheatre with The Wailers, Manic Focus, Pete Rock and Rahzel for a true musical celebration that could only be dubbed “Rage Rocks.” The Colorado throwdown will be popping off on June 10th, and we couldn’t be more excited. As Deitch, Zoidis, and Jesus have mentioned, the night will be filled with surprise collaborations, as well as a new original Lettuce song. May the rage be with you always! Tickets are still available here.