9/3/10

Allstar Weekend Interview

Check out my exclusive interview with one of the hottest new bands out there, Allstar Weekend!

1. First, can you please introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about yourselves?
I'm Zach. I'm 20 years old and I sing in Allstar Weekend. I'm Michael. I'm 21 years old and I drum. I'm Cameron. I'm 20 years old and I play bass in Allstar Weekend. I'm Nathan. I'm 19 years old and I play guitar and sing in Allstar Weekend.
2. How did you make it to where you are now, and who do you credit as your biggest supporters?
We've strove to write the best songs and to grow our fan base from the ground up. We push ourselves to become better writers, better musicians, and better role models to our fans everyday. Our fans are our biggest asset. You can have all the exposure in the world but if you don't have an amazing fan base to support you it doesn't mean anything. We also wouldn't have been able to do any of this with out our managers Richard and Stefanie Reines. They have been with us since the beginning and have continued to help us develop our talents every step of the way. In the end, we take our careers one day at a time and are always working towards more.
3. Who are some artist you would like to work with?
We've already been able to work with several of our heros. Growing up, we were fans of producers just as much as artists. We've gotten to work with producers Howard Benson, Sam and Sluggo, and John Feldmann. We've always been huge fans of their work. Hang Ups, which is an album released by John Feldmann's band Goldfinger was the first album I(Zach) ever bought. We've also written songs with Sam Means of The Format and Andrew McMahon of Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin. These experiences were dreams come true.
4. Are you working on any other projects currently, whether they be music related or not?
No. Allstar Weekend 24/7.
5. Thus far, what do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment and how do you feel about it?
I think the headlining tour we are currently on has been our biggest accomplishment. This was our first real tour outside of dingy bars and pizza parlors and it was our first time headlining. We're headlining a tour at a point in our careers where most bands support other bands. Nonetheless, kids came out. The turnouts have been great. The shows have been amazing and have far surpassed our expectations. Being able to put on your own show with your own rules is awesome. Whether the shows are big or small we're always trying to give kids a night they'll remember.
6. You guys announced you will be releasing an extended version of your album in October. Can you tell us a little bit about that, and what made you want to release an extended version?
We are releasing and extended version of our debut album Suddenly called Suddenly Yours. This new album will have 4 new songs. I know that some formats will also have four music videos and 2 bonus tracks. This is the album we always wanted to release. Suddenly was a 7-song stepping stone but this is a true full-length. We are really excited about the new songs.
7. What is your personal favorite song to perform and why?
Right now I(Zach) love to perform Amy. It's got a nice swing to it and it was one of my favorite songs to write. It's one of those songs that brings me back to being 15. I'm laying on my bed and looking up at the ceiling. I'm thinking about life and listening to music.
8. What's an interesting fact about you guys that many people would not know?
We went to the same high school as Tom from Blink-182.
9. That was the last question, I want to thank you for taking the time to do the interview. Do you have any last thoughts or comments?
You're welcome. Thanks for interviewing us. We love our fans and are so thankful we've gotten the opportunities we have. We are feeling really good about the new release, Suddenly Yours, that's coming out. We can hardly wait for everyone to hear it.
-Jay P-

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

loved the interview

Samantha said...

they posted this on fb! just sayn =]

Kayla said...

^^&& On twitter =] lol

Anonymous said...

this is a great interview! i love adub so much! :)

Anonymous said...

Jay P why are you so amazing! I was looking at your old post and uve come so far! I just wanna congratulate u on that buddy!

Anonymous said...

I <3 them!!! They are a really great band and they truly are going to be as big as Elvis :P Haha...yeah but they are awesome though :)

Kylie said...

yayy great interview. i loveee them so muchh

Anonymous said...

I love them!!!! im so excited for their album!! and their music videos!!!

Tony said...

u definitely have one of the best blogs out there, and ur probably one of the most successful bloggers! I like how u interview a variety of people. its really good

Anonymous said...

urr so lucky =[ you get to interview everyonee

Christina said...

I am a big Fan and I love your music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I always listen to your music and I am 15 years old and my favorite song from you all is Dace Forever.
Love you all.

John Panichella said...

I'm glad you all are enjoying the interview! It means so much to me

Anonymous said...

your blog always has some good interviews! I don't get how you do all this when your so young!

SuzieALLSTAR said...

i heart them sooo much. great interview. i love this blog!

AllStar1 said...

i LOVE this soo much. i seen it on there facebook u mustve got so many views!

xoxoallstarxoxo said...

ugh i hate you! ur so lucky that you get to interview these people.