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Welcome To Rockville Pre-Party Details

Hollywood Undead Headline Welcome To Rockville Pre-Party

Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville kicks off their huge two day hard rock spectacle this Saturday in Jacksonville, but if you’re heading up early, or already in the area, your Rockville experience should start Friday night!

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The official pre-party has moved to a new location at Jacksonville Landing, and features a killer preview of selected artists – and it’s FREE! Hollywood Undead will headline the pre-party, and be joined by fellow tour members Nonpoint and Avatar, along with 36 Crazyfists, World Gone, and Scare Don’t Fear.

This all ages show kicks off at 6:00 this Friday, April 24th. Get there early as the event will likely be packed.

The event itself boasts an amazing array of hard rock and metal superstars including Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Ministry, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Of Mice & Men, SoulSwitch, Leaving Haven and more.

Mike G

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Florida Music Festival Invades Florida

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FMF Band Showcases

The Florida Music Festival returns to Orlando this weekend with a plethora of excellent local rock on tap for Orlando rock fans, and they’ve got a nice twist this year.

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The twist? How does free admission to the music showcases sound?

Over the three day event, you’ll have the chance to see 125 (mostly) local bands at more than a dozen downtown venues beginning Thursday, April 16th. It’s a rare opportunity to see the best of the hard working bands from the city, the state and the region. There’s a tremendous amount of talent toiling on the local music scene that deserves our attention, and this is the perfect set-up to get your fill.

I’m a little late to the table on this event, and I’ve never attended a previous Florida Music Festival, so I can’t offer too much inside information (yet). There are some very affordable industry functions, speakers and Happy Hours – a great time to mix and mingle with other folks in the music business. I’ll definitely welcome the opportunity to rub elbows with these hard working folks.

But, let’s get back to the music. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a handful of these hands previously, and can guarantee there’s going to be something for any music lover, at any time during any of the three days.

Here are some bands that you need to have on your radar:

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Randi Stickles of Blaine The Mono

Thursday Can’t Miss Acts
Wall Street Plaza – Savannah (9:45), The Crazy Carls (10:45), Jonnie Morgan Band (midnight)
Wall Street Plaza II – Kasson (11:30)Bullitt Bar – Blaine the Mono (9:30) and Death Of Paris (8:30)
Backbooth – Diarrhea Planet ($5)
Magnolia – Kasson (9:00)

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Alex Baugh of The Crazy Carls at The Big Orlando Festival

Friday Can’t Miss Acts
Wall Street Plaza – Hor!zen (midnight)
Cheyenne Saloon – Carly Jo Jackson (8:00)
Dr. Phillips – Matt Shenk (8:00)

Saturday Can’t Miss Acts
Wall Street Plaza – Bothering Dennis (8:00), The Supervillains (12:15 AM), Blue Man Group Drum Off (11:00)
Wall Street Plaza II – Groove Orient (10:30)
Cheyenne Saloon – Bailey Callahan (10:00)

If you can, make sure you check out the aforementioned bands, but make sure you visit the FMF website for the full schedule: FMF Showcases . And check back here in a few days for our thoughts and photos from the festival. (Make sure to Like our Facebook to assure you don’t miss a thing.

We’ll see you on the streets of Orlando this weekend!

Rock On!
Cretin

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Earthday Birthday Roars Into Orlando

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WJRR Brings Killer Rock Festival Back To Orlando

WJRR’s annual celebration of rock ‘n roll is about to storm back into Orlando, and as the renowned festival turns 22, it’s as powerful and enticing as it’s ever been.

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For a locally produced festival, Earthday Birthday always boasts an amazingly stacked line-up of hard rock stalwarts, and usually delivers a nice mix of classic rockers and fresh new faces on the scene. This year is no different, with a lineup that features hard rock legends Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Slash with Myles Kennedy, Sevendust, and also offers up-and-coming acts like Nothing More and Soulswitch.

Earthday Birthday is a can’t miss event for local rock fans. The festival takes over the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 25th, and are a fantastic bargain at $59. You can also check the following link for option to but service fee free tix an area locations: EDBD 22 Tickets.

Aside from the music, the festival also has a few other cool touches.  Rides at the Al Capone Cigarillos Midway, Mel’s Bad Girls Club Art Walk, Kickstart by Mountain Dew BMX Demos, Professional Wrestling from I Believe in Wrestling, a vendor village and over 20 local charities. All good stuff for sure, but this event is all about the music, and it’s a line-up tailor made for rock and roll animals, like us!

101.1 WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 22 will feature twenty bands spread across 20 stages, including something for anyone who appreciates their rock music delivered loud and hard.

Full Line-Up
RISE AGAINST * SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS * SEVENDUST * TREMONTI * HELLYEAH * BUCKCHERRY * FLYLEAF * ALL THAT REMAINS * TRAPT * NOTHING MORE * ISLANDER * SAVING ABEL * BOBAFLEX * AVATAR * 12 STONES * MESSAGE TO VENUS * SLEEPWAVE * SOULSWITCH

We’ll have our six can’t miss bands in the next few days, as well as additional coverage and photos before, during and after the event.

Rock On!
Cretin

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Welcome To Rockville Set Times Announced

Welcome To Rockville Set Times

They’re here! Set times for the hard rock music event of the year, and as you will see below, there will be some tough decisions.

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First, I suggest you check out Philip Snyder’s preview on Six Can’t Miss Welcome To Rockville Bands HERE

The headliners: Korn, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot and Godsmack will have the grounds all to themselves, but earlier in the day it’s a different situation. There are a few challenging decisions right off of the bat, but that’s bound to happen with such an incredible plethora of hard rocking acts in one place at one time.

A few examples:

  • Saturday 2:00 – Hollywood Undead or Fozzy? We’re headed to the Monster Energy Main Stage for Hollywood Undead then hustling over for the last few Fozzy songs.
  • Saturday 5:00 – Halestorm or Testament? Check out the first few songs from Testament over at the Reverbnation Stage, then as much of Halestorm as you can.
  • Sunday 3:00 – Butcher Babies or In This moment? Start at Reverbnation Stage for Butcher Babies and catch their full set, then bust it over for most of In This Moment’s set at The Monster Energy Stage.
  • Sunday 4:00 – Breaking Benjamin or Hatebreed – Tough one, but strictly based on logistics, we’ll be hitting the Benjamins at the Jack Daniels Stage and then racing over for a few songs from Hatebreed.
  • Sunday 6:00 – Papa Roach and All That Remains – Well, we’ve never seen All That Remains, and want to. Papa Roach is excellent live so we’ll hustle back to the Monster Energy Stage and catch the encore, Jacoby Shaddix will probably find you in the far reaches of the crowd anyway.

That’s the beauty of this event, so many bands in one place, with four stages pounding out the rock ‘n roll. Good luck with your decisions, and make sure you Follow and Like Us to keep up to date.

Rock On!
Mike G

Set Times

Saturday, April 25

Monster Energy Fire Museum Stage
12:30 PM Stars In Stereo
2:00 PM Hollywood Undead
3:30 PM Of Mice & Men
5:15 PM Halestorm
7:10 PM Slayer
9:35 PM Korn

Jack Daniel’s Metropolitan Park Stage
11:45 AM Like A Storm
1:15 PM Nonpoint
2:45 PM Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts
4:15 PM Queensrÿche
6:15 PM Ministry
8:20 PM Marilyn Manson

ReverbNation Stage powered by Hundred Handed
11:55 AM Red Sun Rising
1:05 PM Sons Of Texas
2:15 PM Fozzy
3:25 PM Exodus
4:55 PM Testament
6:45 PM Suicidal Tendencies

Jägermeister Stage
11:20 AM World Gone
12:30 PM Sangre
1:40 PM Upon A Burning Body
2:50 PM Beartooth
4:10 PM Periphery
5:50 PM The Devil Wears Prada

Sunday, April 26

Monster Energy Fire Museum Stage
12:20 PM We Are Harlot
1:40 PM Surprise Guest
3:00 PM In This Moment
4:50 PM The Pretty Reckless
6:35 PM Papa Roach
8:40 PM Slipknot

Jack Daniel’s Metropolitan Park Stage
11:40 AM ‘68
1:00 PM Young Guns
2:20 PM Motionless In White
3:50 PM Breaking Benjamin
5:40 PM Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
7:30 PM Godsmack

ReverbNation Stage powered by Hundred Handed
11:10 AM Shattered Sun
12:15 PM ReverbNation Winner
1:25 PM Starset
2:35 PM Butcher Babies
4:05 PM Hatebreed
6:15 PM All That Remains

Jägermeister Stage
11:40 AM From Ashes To New
12:50 PM Islander
2:00 PM VAMPS
3:20 PM Tremonti
5:10 PM In Flames

Doors open at 11:00 AM both days, and the festival ends at 11:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 PM on Sunday.

Here’s a link to a nice graphical view of the schedule: Welcome To Rockville Set Times

Full two day Schedule for Welcome To Rockville
Full schedule for Welcome To Rockville (click to expand)

 

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Need a Reason to go to Rockville? How About Six?

Six Bands Not To Miss at Welcome To Rockville

Still need a reason to go to the Rockville festival in Jacksonville this year? I’m sure you can come up with plenty of reasons not to, but I’m going to give you six reasons why you should.

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Reason #6: Butcher Babies. These Los Angeles-based rockers’ high energy set will include new some new songs they just finished recording at the beginning of this month for their second album, as well as those that put them on tours opening for the likes of Marilyn Manson, as part of the lineup of Mayhem Fest, and currently touring with In This Moment.

Reason #5: Halestorm. Who wouldn’t want to see Lizzy Hale? She and her troupe of talented musicians are currently on a massive tour, with dates all across America until this summer, when they will hop the pond for some shows in Europe in support of their latest release, Into the Wild Life, which will be available April 14th.

Reason #4: Breaking Benjamin. After dealing with some health and legal issues, frontman Benjamin Burnley has got his alternative act back on the road, and has put some time into the studio for a June album release. You will get to hear some of the new material, in addition to modern classics like “I Will Not Bow”, “The Diary of Jane”, and other crowd favorites.

Reason #3: Marilyn Manson. Twenty years after shaking up the music world, and inciting the fury of countless evangelists with Portrait of an American Family, Manson is touring promoting his latest masterpiece, The Pale Emperor. You won’t want to miss this shock rockers’ set filled with props, stunning visual effects, and live versions of the music you have loved for years.

Reason #2: The Pretty Reckless. TPR is touring with Halestorm, a perfect pairing of musical styles and female vocal performances that will captivate the audience and leave them wishing for more. Their latest, Going to Hell, is at the top of the Billboard charts, and they have scored back to back number one hits with “Heaven Knows” and “Messed Up World”, and the latest “Follow Me Down” is pure gold. You do not want to miss them!

The number one reason to go to Rockville this year, drumroll please… is Slipknot! Corey Taylor and his little group of miscreants are some of the hardest working people in the business, and their newest album, .5 the Gray Chapter, is among their best work to date. Slipknot is a perennial crowd favorite because of their interaction with their fans, and a powerful stage presence. Slipknot alone is worth seeing, and the number one reason to go, but honestly the lineup at Rockville is epic and you can see it here: http://welcometorockvillefestival.com/lineup/

Philip Snyder

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The Stones Announce Tour Details

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Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour Info

The revitalized Citrus Bowl is about to welcome the most legendary rock band on the planet back to it’s hallowed stage.

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The rejuvenated Rolling Stones will tumble into Orlando on one of their 15 tour stops during their North American ZIP CODE Tour this summer.  Having Orlando selected as one of the 15 sites is a major coup for the city and a rare treat for Central Florida classic rock fans.

The June 12th show will be only their third in the city, and the first visit since 1999’s Bridges to Babylon Tour – an 18 year absence.  Their only other visit was their infamous 1981 Tattoo You Tour, where I saw them for the first time… one hell of a show, and I expect we’ll be in store for another fantastic experience.

The band we will see this time is as legendary as you’ll find. Mick Jagger will be prancing around the stage joined by longtime band mates Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood – Rock ‘n Roll royalty!

Full dates are provided below the press release from the City of Orlando.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA [March 31, 2015] – Ladies and gentlemen…The Rolling Stones are back! The band has announced that they will kick off their new 15-city North American ZIP CODE tour in San Diego on May 24 at Petco Park. The band will visit the Orlando Citrus Bowl on Friday, June 12, 2015. The tour will make stops in Columbus, Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Detroit and Buffalo before wrapping in Quebec on July 15 at Le Festival D’Été de Québec.

Tickets and VIP packages for the Orlando date go on sale Monday, April 13 at 10 a.m. local time. For ticketing information please visit RollingStones.com.

American Express® Card Members may purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, April 8 at 10 a.m. local time through Sunday, April 12 at 10 p.m. local time for select markets.

“We are excited to be back in North America playing stadiums this summer! We are looking forward to being back on stage and playing your favorite songs,” Mick Jagger.

“We love being out on the road and it is great to come back to North America! I can’t wait to get back on the stage!” Keith Richards.

The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood head back out on the road after their critically-acclaimed 14 On Fire tour in Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in 2014. The iconic band will treat their generations of fans to special, one night only shows, with a set packed full of classic Stones hits, such as “Gimme Shelter,” “Paint It Black,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Tumbling Dice” and “It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll,” as well as special gems from their extraordinary catalog. The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour will be the first time the rock legends have played North American stadiums since 2005-2007’s, “A Bigger Bang Tour.”

The stage design for the stadium shows includes a thrust that extends deep into the audience allowing the Stones to interact directly with their fans. Known for their ground-breaking sets and use of cutting-edge technology, the Stones’ set design will feature video screens and special effects that will enhance the high-octane experience of attending a live Stones’ show.

AEG Live’s Concerts West is the promoter of The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour. The tour will also coincide with the Rolling Stones re-release of “Sticky Fingers” on May 26 by Universal Music. “Sticky Fingers,” one of the most revered albums from the Rolling Stones, is set to enthrall a new generation of fans in 2015. The 1971 classic features timeless tracks such as ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Wild Horses,’ ‘Bitch’ and ‘Dead Flowers.’ “Sticky Fingers 2015,” with its iconic zip cover, will be unveiled in a variety of formats. The deluxe editions include a generous selection of previously unreleased Stones studio outtakes from the “Sticky Fingers” sessions and stunning live performances from that time. These sought after tracks have never been available until this release.

Recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Olympic Studios in London, and produced by regular confidant Jimmy Miller, “Sticky Fingers” was released just before the Stones became tax exiles in the south of France, leaving Britain after a sensational farewell tour. It also featured some of the most groundbreaking design in rock history, with its famous working zip on the front cover and artwork by Andy Warhol.

THE ROLLING STONES – ZIP CODE TOUR
May 24, 2015 – San Diego, CA Petco Park
May 30, 2015 – Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium
June 3, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN TCF Bank Stadium
June 6, 2015 – Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
June 9, 2015 – Atlanta, GA Bobby Dodd Stadium
June 12, 2015 – Orlando, FL Orlando Citrus Bowl
June 17, 2015 – Nashville, TN LP Field
June 20, 2015 – Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
June 23, 2015 – Milwaukee, WI Summerfest / Marcus Amphitheater
June 27, 2015 – Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium
July 1, 2015 – Raleigh, NC Carter-Finley Stadium
July 4, 2015 – Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Motor Speedway
July 8, 2015 – Detroit, MI Comerica Park
July 11, 2015 – Buffalo, NY Ralph Wilson Stadium
July 15, 2015 – Quebec, QC Le Festival D’Été de Québec*

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Neon Trees Announce Intimate Tour

Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees at HOB Orlando
Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees at HOB Orlando. Photo: rarasfarm.com

Neon Trees Tour Dates

Neon Trees and their hyper-charismatic frontman Tyler Glenn are one of the best pop rock bands touring the world these days, and they’re about to take their infamous live shows to a new level.

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This tour is touted as “An Intimate Night Out With Neon Trees” and it finds the band visiting cozier venues than they have in the recent past. The tour kicks off June 6th in Seattle at the Showbox and crosses the country for the next two months, including three July shows in Florida:

9th Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
10th Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre – Get Tickets Here
11th St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre

(See the full list of tour dates below.)

“At the end of last year we had made plans to take this year off, but honestly we got bored at home. We just love touring that much,” said Glenn. “We’re going to play songs from all three albums and it will be an entirely new show. We chose smaller clubs and theaters to make it a communal, fan driven experience for us and the audience.”

For a glimpse at what to expect check out our earlier review: Neon Trees Rock House of Blues. And check out Photos from the show here.

Rock On!
Mike G

NEON TREES TOUR DATES

JUNE
6th Seattle Showbox
7th Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
9th San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
11th Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
12th Las Vegas, NV The Pool – The Cosmopolitan
15th Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
17th Austin, TX Emo’s Alternative Lounge – Inside
18th Dallas, TX Granada Theater
19th Houston, TX House of Blues
20th Baton Rouge, LA Dixie Landin’ Theme Park
22nd St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
24th Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
25th Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
26th Council Bluff, IA Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino

JULY
9th Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
10th Orlando, FL Beacham Theatre
11th St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
13th Atlanta, GA Center State Theatre
14th Nashville, TN The Cannery
16th Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
17th Cleveland, OH House of Blues
18th Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
20th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
21st Philadelphia, PA TLA
22nd New York, NY Irving Plaza
26th Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

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The Maine’s John O’Callaghan Interview

John O’Callaghan Interview with RARA’s Farm

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John O’Callaghan Discusses American Candy

We chat with the frontman from The Maine about their exciting new album release, American Candy – out this week.

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As the release of American Candy, the fifth studio album from The Maine, quickly approaches, I had the opportunity to chat with front man John O’Callaghan. It was my first interaction with the talented singer, and he was instantly friendly and engaging. We started off chatting about how my daughter, Kerri discovered his band and introduced their music to me. I noted how unusual it was for her to be the one discovering the new music I was listening to, and O’Callaghan shared how he had a similar relationship with his father. Then we jumped into the new album.

Cretin: It seems that with each release from The Maine, we find an album that’s moving in a different direction from its predecessor? Based on the first two singles, it seems that American Candy is more of a pop-infused record than Forever Halloween. Was there a concerted effort to do that?

John O’Callaghan: It’s more around what the band is going through at that specific time, and what we are feeling. Forever Halloween may have exposed a more somber side, and it was really more of an introspective album. For this album, I had experienced a summer where I met a lot of people and created new friendships and as a result I was carrying myself with more positivity. It’s important to write songs from a more tangible place.

Cretin: What did you think about the finished product?
John O’Callaghan: This album has more of a pop sensibility. Our producer, Colby Wedgeworth embraced the approach that we took, on how we could disguise these pop songs as something different.I think that gave the album more meaning and purpose.

Cretin: So, you didn’t purposely alter your approach to develop a different sound on American Candy?

John O’Callaghan: People can see through music when you’re not sincere. We wanted something from a tangible point in our lives. We did try something different on this album, though. We brought our equipment out to Joshua Tree, California where we rented a house for 30 days to record it.

Cretin: Cool, and you worked with Colby Wedgeworth previously?

John O’Callaghan: He produced Pioneer, our first record off of Warner Brothers. It was a crazy time where we recorded it. We knew his work, and knew he’d go out to California with us. Colby is like us, he’s a young cat, very hungry. He’s not just making a record for a paycheck. It was really a no brainer.

Cretin: It’s been about two years since Forever Halloween, and 18 months since Imaginary Numbers. Have you been accumulating songs since then, or is it more of a concentrated compressed activity?

John O’Callaghan: On the last album, we went into the studio with 26 songs, which we whittled down to the thirteen that ended up on the album.

Cretin: 26 songs: That’s aggressive.

John O’Callaghan: It was too much. On this release, we wanted to make a more concise album. I brought in about eighty pieces on demos, which we whittled down easily. In Pre-production, we narrowed it down to twelve songs. Then when we got in the studio, Pat laid down the drum tracks for all twelve. We eliminated two after the drums were complete. That gave us four weeks to record the ten remaining songs.

Cretin: What’s the process for creating the songs? Did you all come into the session with idea? Do you typically all collaborate?

John O’Callaghan: I usually bring in the demos and then we work off of them as a group. If we just go into a room and jam we don’t make much progress. We’re all too scatter-brained.

Cretin: How about the order and placement of the songs, is that important to the band?

John O’Callaghan: It is really important to us. We’re making an album not just a group of single songs. Arranging the track listing for American Candy actually fell together easily. Before we left Joshua Tree, we spent a night and each of us took the tracks and put together our individual listings. When we were done, we compared them and went with the consensus.

Cretin: That’s refreshing to hear, there are so many artists these days who have abandoned the album concept.

John O’Callaghan: I’m a fan of albums, and we wanted to create an album where the songs fit together. You’ll hear that some stuff flows and fades nicely from one song to another… It’s cool to see the resurgence of vinyl. Pre-orders for this album on vinyl sold out the first time around, and we had to go to a second pressing.

Cretin: So speaking of old school rock, tell me about the reference to the band X and their song “Los Angeles” in “Miles Away?” (Grab the song now on iTunes: Miles Away

John O’Callaghan: The whole song is about a trip I took right before I started writing the album. I went to San Francisco to the Outside Lands festival. I was excited to see Tom Petty, and I hung out with friends, a little debauchery, and even played a little music. While I was there my friend introduced me to The X, and that album became one of my favorites.

Cretin: Do you have a favorite song on American Candy, or one with a bit more personal meaning?

John O’Callaghan: It might sound cliché, but the whole thing means quite a bit to me. That might change when we start to play them live, and after we see how the fans and our friends react after hearing the album.

Cretin: Can you tell us a little bit about the 24 hour event on March 31st, release day? Should your fans plan on being on line all day?

John O’Callaghan: It’s a fun way to give back to the fans. To let the passionate fans experience the excitement of releasing an album, and to feel like they’re a part of it. It’s tough staying awake 24 hours, though. We just did it for a video shoot and I’m still recovering, so I wouldn’t suggest it.

Cretin: Any final thoughts as we are readying for the release?

John O’Callaghan: Things are awesome for us now, and I want to thank everyone who has preordered this album, basically on a whim, after only hearing the two singles.

Cretin: To close, you’re heading out on a US headlining tour, with support from Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors – When does it start? Will you hit Florida?

John O’Callaghan: It starts in about a week, and the nice thing is that The American Candy tour starts right here in Arizona, about a 15 minute drive from home. It’s a six week tour, where we hit Florida near the end. (You can get all of the details at Wearethemaine.net, but here are the Florida dates:)

5/14 Freebird Live, Jacksonville
5/15 State Theatre, St. Petersburg
5/16 The Beacham, Orlando – Tickets
(with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck and The Technicolors)

Take a peek at the first single – “English Girls”
Miles Away – American Candy

TRACKLISTING
1. Miles Away
2. Same Suit, Different Tie
3. My Hair
4. English Girls
5. 24 Floors
6. Diet Soda Society
7. Am I Pretty
8. (Un)Lost
9. American Candy
10. Another Night On Mars

 
Rock On!
Cretin

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