"With +44, we grew up on blink-182, so we originally took stuff from them freely," Wentz said recently from his home in California. "So if anyone notes that there was any sort of back and forth between us inspiring them or them inspiring us, more than anything, I feel honored to be in the middle of that.
"It's great to say that we're cutting-edge or that we smashed in these doors, and history will write itself however, but I'm just happy to be here. And I don't want to take credit away from other people. We stood on a lot of other peoples' shoulders to get here."
Yeah, Pete. We know. How much did you have to settle with
From Doghouse Records:
The rumors are true. Weatherbox was about to go on their first national tour ever. Since they live in San Diego and the tour started in New York City, they had to drive cross-country to start this shindig with The Casket Salesmen. They arrived in NYC this past Tuesday when...bam! it happened. Apparently, some good Samaritans in Brooklyn thought it would be awesome to steal the band's van, all of their equipment, and pre-made vegan snacks ready to eat. Bummer. It was a bitter-sweet day. On one hand, the band got to release their first full-length record, American Art. On the other hand, they got jacked hard and thought they'd have to cancel the tour.
Luckily, The Casket Salesmen are great dudes; they're letting Weatherbox use their equipment for the entire tour letting the show still go on! However, if you have any information about the band's stolen gear, van, and vegan cheese, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of accepting any donations, the band is just asking for supporters to check out their music at Interpunk or iTunes.
Getting lots of responses for the Meat Puppets tickets. If you want to be proactive, keep an eye out this weekend for people offering free cigs. Sign up and they'll likely have tickets for you, too. There was a rep at the Casbah last night, should be more this weekend.