I Will Never Be The Same Interview

Article and Photos By: Tim Bannock

View all of Tim's I Will Never Be The Same photos here.

To paraphrase a great, sometimes it's a long, strange trip. You set out prepared for one thing, and you end up on a wildly different journey. Thus began Friday, Nov. 6th, as CWG Metal reviewer Dave Brooks and CWG Hard Rock/Metal reviewer Tim Bannock set out for the Dakota Bar in Santa Monica to watch I Will Never Be The Same tear up the stage in support of their debut album, Standby.

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The Script Interview W/ TV Guide

The Script recently stopped by TV Guide for an exclusive interview to give fans the scoop on their debut album, what it's like opening for U2 and what fans can expect in the near future.

Make sure to check out the video below to learn a little bit more about your favorite Irish rockers and head over to The Script's official site to see a full list of dates for their upcoming tour with David Cook.

The Script - Breakeven (Live on Ellen)

The Script recently stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform their hit single "Breakeven." The Irish trio has sold over 2 million albums worldwide, and have been the opening act for some of the biggest names in music including Paul McCartney and U2. Now the group is preparing to hit the road with David Cook on a countrywide tour. Take a look at their performance here and check out all of the upcoming tour dates at the bands official site and MySpace.

Hot Chelle Rae - I Like To Dance (Acoustic)

Hot Chelle Rae announce themselves as a force to be reckoned with on their debut album Lovesick Electric. How can you argue with bold, swaggering vocals, monster sing-along choruses, crunching rock guitar, and a propulsive rhythm section that just won’t quit?

“We wanted the music to sound larger than life,” says guitarist Nash Overstreet of the group’s epic dance-rock sound. “We wanted it to sound explosive and new and fun and be better than anything out there,” adds frontman Ryan Keith Follese. Indeed, stomping, blistering jams like “I Like to Dance,” “Never Have I Ever,” “Say (Half Past Nine),” and “Bushes,” will sound equally fierce whether they’re blasting from a car stereo or emanating from an arena stage.

As one reviewer has already raved about the Nashville newcomers: “Hot Chelle Rae are honest to goodness rock and roll at its finest — ripe and arrogant, sweating with tangible promise that hangs in the air at their live shows. Posh arrangements featuring refreshingly tasteful guitar, sly lyrics, and a 22-year-old lead singer dripping with charisma, leave you knowing that these guys will end up somewhere—everywhere.”

High praise, but not surprising considering that all four band members were raised with music in their DNA. Ryan, his brother/drummer Jamie, and Overstreet are the sons of A- list Nashville songwriters with multiple number one hits between them, while bassist Ian Keaggy's dad is a world renowned Grammy-nominated guitarist.

Story of the Year - Interview By Natalie Perez

While doing their on again/off again routine, St. Louis rockers Story of the Year or SOTY recently stopped by Long Beach to pay their respects to a local charity event but before hitting the streets they decided to do what they do best and that’s playing music.

Dan, Ryan, Phillip, Adam and Josh gave me the opportunity of a lifetime, when I got word that I'd be interviewing the entire act before they were due to meet up with their fans for a quick signing session - not to mention their headlining performance for later on that same night. The band spoke to me about what they’ve currently been up too and what to expect from them come the New Year.

Story of the Year Interviewed