Our passion is our strength.
A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It’s below the radar. The beauty of it is that you’re not supposed to always know. It’s subterranean.
And you don’t want to always write about politics just for the sake of writing about politics.
I don’t want to limit myself musically. It would be really limiting if we’d neglect something we really want to do, like explore other styles of music.
In every song I write, whether it’s a love song or a political song or a song about family, the one thing that I find is feeling lost and trying to find your way.
Music – that’s been my education. There’s not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.
Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.
Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.
School is practice for future life, practice makes perfect and nobody’s perfect, so why practice?
School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect. But nobody’s perfect, so why practice?
Set lists are tough because you come up with this structure of how the songs are going to go from one to the next, but at the same time, you have to be spontaneous and take requests and change the set list at the drop of a hat.
The first time that you escape from home or the small town that you live in – there’s a reason a small town is called a small town: It’s because not many people want to live there.
The things that people do now in sports, you can’t even believe. These are complete total athletes. To see what human beings can do in the highest level is amazing.
There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it’s all about. It’s a lifestyle. It’s not about popularity and all that crap.