Touring sober has just been awesome, actually. I'm a rock 'n' roller, and I certainly have a tendency not to trust people who are sober [laughs], and I can understand why people would certainly not trust a band that were sober — I mean, God, where's the rock 'n' roll in that?! You don't buy into all that when you're a teenager because you're into that music because it speaks to a part of you that basically is drunk. [laughs] I mean, that's one way of looking at it.

I recently met another music writer that had a very negative take on nostalgia acts and revivalist music, and we spent the entire time we had together arguing about its relevance. Do you have any thoughts on that?

People who get a bit up their ass about nostalgia acts and people who think these bands are there just to take people's money should ask how the audience that actually goes to see these people play feel about it. At the end of the day, you're going to be pretty sorry when you don't get a chance to see a band like Aerosmith play when they're all fucking dead — which probably won't be too long [laughs] — and the same goes for the Stones.

The Darkness in the light: Pants on fire?
Marianne Harris
The Darkness in the light: Pants on fire?

Location Info


Revolution Live

100 SW 3rd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Category: Music Venues

Region: Fort Lauderdale


The Darkness, with Hell or Highwater. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10, at Revolution Live, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $22 plus fees. Call 954-449-1025.

Just enjoy them while they're around! No one's made anything like Aerosmith or the Stones for God knows how long. They're a complete oddity. The reason they're around in the first place is because they were so different than everything else, which means it doesn't matter how old they are, they'll still be completely different from anyone else. So get off your fucking high horse and go see the band you want to see and stop fucking whining about it.

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