you talk about this new tour ?
You were in Holland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, how was it going so
tour has been going really really good. Actually it's the best tour
that the band had to be honest with you. And it's really cool. And we
did a month in Canada before we started in Europe. So we started on
the West coast, California, then all the way up to Vancouver and all
across Canada. And we left from Boston, we had 8 days in Germany and
then the other country, it's been great.
We're really excited about it, but there's only a couple of weeks left.
Lyon your first date in France ?
it's the first date of this tour in France. We're gonna do 4 total shows
the second time you play in this place, what's your impression about
the last time ?
it was great. I don't know if you remember that Rory passed out, he
was exhausted so he through up everywhere. That was awsome. No last
time we were here, we had a great time. It was one of the better shows
that we had in France.
It left us a very strong impression of doing shows in France.
you must be pretty confident about tonight ?
yeah. There is supposed to be 600 people tonight. So that's good I think
I can't complain.
is the relationship with the other bands ?
been really good with Big Wig and Irish Car Bomb. We've done shows with
Big Wig before, and because they've never been to Europe before. And
we thought, they do really well in Canada, we had them with us there,
so it's a good oportunity for us to play with them here and you know
vice versa. And about Irish Car Bomb, our stage guy Shannon is in the
band. He's done stage for us for 7 or 8 years so that's his band, they
are from Florida and they got a deal, they are working on
there album. It's good, it's a cool package !
you have a funny story about this tour ?
the good stuff I can't tell about it, you know ! But it's good, we've
been drinking a lot. Last night everybody kind of beat everybody up
and start rollin around all over the place and fight. You know just
typicall grown men acting like children.
you planing on working on a new album soon ?
probably not too soon. Tony has been writing some songs, but we're gonna
take a little bit of a break. Cause you know, since last we were here,
we've only taken 3 months of. We've been going none stop since we've
been here last. So
we need to take a little bit of a time of. And we're gonna work on the
we always talk about. We've always talked about doing it but it's not
done yet, so
we're gonna work on that and try to have that out before summer time.
But I'm sure we'll work on new material before the Wrap Tour, we wanna
do the Wrap Tour next year. So as far as new record anytime soon, not
too soon but we're workin' on it.
your feeling about making a new album ?
excited about it. It's hard to think about it right now because when
tour'll be over we would have done like 250 shows on Hard Rock Bottom
so it's hard to think about doing another one right away. But we want
to capitalize on the fact that the record have been very successful
for us. We've had the bigger shows we've ever had and the best sells.
But we don't want to let it too long, cause that's not right. But we'll
take a little break.
been doing music for 15 years, you made about 10 records. You have nothing
else to prove in the music business. What drives you to keep on doing
still feel that we have our best stuff ahead of us. You know what I
We enjoy doing it, it's still fun, and we enjoy being around each other.
And the only thing that matter to us when we're on tour is playing good
shows. You wait around all day, you kind of sit around all day and the
only thing you're can't wait to do is come on stage and have a nice
show, meet people and try to do the best that you can. We still feel
that way so we still have a lot to prove to ourselves and to the people
that listen to No Use For A Name. We wanna show that we'll always grow
and that we'll always do the best that we can.
do you think about the emergence of punk rock music with bands like
think what they do is really good and has no effect on us what so ever.
You know in US you have so much fast food. You have all these places
with different cheeseburgers and they call it something different. And
I think that's what punk rock is in the US. Somebody gets a Good Charlotte,
somebody else get also a
Good Charlotte but they call it something else you kow. It's sad because
there is too much of that in the US. That's what I like about Europe,
a lot better than the
US is the fact that people come to shows, recognize good music, and
it doesn't matter what you look like, nobody gives a shit if you're
dating somebody else, you know what I mean it's not Hollywood. The punk
rock scene is very Hollywood in
the US. It's like people start getting tattoos, change their image,
and then they
had other people write their songs. And at that point, what's the difference
between them and the Backstreet boys, there's not a lot.
But Good Charlotte, they're a band that has been playing around for
years. They've been playing for a long time, they deserve what they
get. Blink 182 that's great. It helps us. They talk about us, and we
talk about them. We have nothing
bad to say about them. They make a lot of money and that's good but
we're totally containt doing what we do, and the band had so much success
that when they'll go away we'll style be here. You know what I mean
because we're not gonna play that game of being somebody we're not.
And unfortunatly sometimes people on that situation will. But I would
never ever say something bad because they are successful. They are playing
music, they're having a good time. Hey who doesn't want to be successful
? But we don't have to deal with it, that's not our thing. Nothing bad
to say about it but we will have nothing to do with it at all. Cause
that's not what we do. We made our following by doing shows and making
the best records that we can and that's it. And not selling ourselves
to people that would want us to make things that we don't wanna do.
you think that people could discover your music by listening to those
kinds of bands ?
that's what you hope for, for sure. That the only thing I think is important.
When you have these bands like the record company will put them together
because they all look cut and they're young and then they write them
pop punk songs and call them a punk rock band, the only thing that you
can hope for out of
all that shit is that somebody in the long line mentions band like Minor
Threat and Bad Religion, NOFX you know like they are the descents and
where it all came from that way it all takes care of itself. It doesn't
matter to have a bunch of people doing stuff like that. But when you
have people that just make as a business and like a product you just
takes away from it. That's unfortunat. So I have mixed feelings about
it what you wanna do ? But as long as it doesn't affect us it doesn't
matter. We are always gonna do what we wanna do and we are very lucky
for that. We are very lucky that we have people supporting us for so
long and we don't have to try to get ridiculous haircuts and change
our image and wright really bad songs.
you know that Placebo plays tonight in Lyon to ?
no, I didn't know that. They are good, I like them. Is it far from here
It doesn't seems it'll affect us so much, but that's cool. They are
so many bands
on tour, there is nothing you can do about it ?
kind of music do you listen to, aside from punk rock ?
listen to a lot of different stuff. I like a lot of blues and rock music
like Muse which I got the new record, it's great. Just anything, it's
hard to listen to punk rock when you're on tour. It's kind of the last
think you wanna here at the end of the night when you lay down.
you take influences in other types of music to make your own ?
for sure. It's one of the better quality of this band. We all listen
to so many different things and we all just take that and try to add
to our music.
you have something to say to the young generation ?
keep supporting the bands that you feel are great. Go out and see shows
and back people up. And thank you for supporting No Use For A Name for
last word to conclued ?
you are not at the show tonight, you suck cause you're gonna miss a
really good show (big lough)
Interview Tataye & O.S.