Beer! Bongs! Blown-out vocal cords! Butane fires! It’s just business as usual for the Used, who are back with a sharp new album, a new drummer and the same old party-hard attitude that keeps them perpetually pulling contemporary punk’s graveyard shift.
AP’S 22ND ANNIVERSARY
Not like us AP staffers ever need a reason to celebrate, but turning 22 is kind of a big deal. After all, now we can... Well, not really do anything more than we could when we were 21, but we’re probably way wiser and mature-at least that’s what we keep telling ourselves.
AIDEN’S Wil Francis blows the breeze with PLACEBO frontman Brian Molko about fame, fortune, work ethics and the ghost of Nancy Spungen. (Please don’t tell us you hafta Google her.)
As he approached 30, SLR chairman John Nolan thought over everything from his faith to his music to the scene he came up through. And then he wrote the album that he wanted to hear.
At the end of his life, when frontman Josh Scogin arrives at at Heaven’s gate, St. Peter will read him a long list of the singer’s infractions on planet Earth. And he’ll laugh, and let him in anyway.
These Washington state pop-punks love the kids, but hate the game. Funny thing is, they’re really good at playing both sides of the stereo speakers.