Sunday, 18 May 2008

MPM meets... All Time Low - May 17th 2008

All Time Low, hailing from Maryland, are a whole lotta fun. With their stage backdrop dripping with dirty words and their on-stage banter full of penis jokes, there's no telling what they're really like underneath those famous white underpants. So, being the little rascals we are, we stole a few minutes backstage with frontman Alex Gaskarth to see what really goes on. Alex apologises for his short answers - drawing his mood distracted him a teeny bit.


What would you be doing if you weren't in the band?
Alex: Um...probably a vet. Because I like puppies. And horsies.
 
What's the greatest memory you've had since the band formed?
Alex: Uh...probably just...probably just putting out a CD.
 
Do you find it easy to write songs or does that depend on personal events at the time?
Alex: Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's not. Right now, I'm in a very creative mood.
 
What's your favourite song that you've written?
Alex: Thus far, probably...Stay Awake or...Remembering Sunday. It's a toss up between those.
 
What do you dislike the most about the music industry?
Alex: When people screw bands over...in order to make a dollar. Because the bands have a hard enough time trying to make a dollar as it is.
 
What's your opinion on downloading music illegally?
Alex: Um...it's just one of those things. The live show has always been the most important thing, so as long as the kids have the record and come to shows...y'know.
 
What's the weirdest thing you've seen or done on tour?
Alex: We get naked a lot. Like in public. We got almost kicked out of a hotel for running around the swimming pool naked.
 
If you could plan the ultimate tour, who would play it?
Alex: Jimmy Eat World, Blink [182], and us.
 
What's your favourite thing about playing Warped Tour?
Alex: Friends, and the barbeques, and...there's always a load of kids who are just there to party.
 
What's the coolest thing about being on the Punk Goes Crunk album?
Alex: Being on it. We grew up listening to the 'Punk Goes...' albums, so it's cool to actually...be on one.
 
What's the weirdest dream you've ever had?
Alex: I had a weird dream the other night that I was sailing a ship, and I got in trouble because I turned the ship too hard and it flipped over.
 
If you were trapped on a desert island and could only have 4 people and 4 items with you, who and what would they be?
Alex: My puppy, Matt Flyzik [tour manager], Kiera Knightly and John Locke from Lost. Not the actor, the character. And a fishing rod. My laptop. No, not the laptop, fuck the laptop. Perhaps a...guitar. Yeah. I only need two items.
 
Who are your heroes?
Alex: Blink 182. They're good men.
 
Which one question do you wish someone would ask you, and how would you answer it?
Alex: I wish someone would ask me who is my favourite Transformer, and I would answer with "Bumblebee".

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