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Countdown To It’s Not Dead 2 – Part 1

Countdown To It’s Not Dead 2 – Part 1

One of the country’s largest punk rock festivals, It’s Not Dead is returning to Southern California’s Glen Helen Amphitheater Festival Grounds, on Saturday, August 26, after a two-year break.

Presented by Vans Warped Tour mastermind Kevin Lyman, It’s Not Dead 2 goes back to the roots of punk rock with an all-out vengeance.

Headliners this year include Rancid and The Dropkick Murphys!

The guaranteed hot day in the blazing sun will also features standout performances from The Adicts, Buck-O-Nine, The Casualties, Channel 3, Good Riddance, and Love Canal – all of whom are interviewed here in our Countdown To It’s Not Dead 2 – Part 1.

Find out what to expect from the festival, current albums, stories from the road, favorite punk rock records, and a whole lot more!  Read on as we Countdown to this year’s mighty addition of It’s Not Dead 2

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The Adicts

Introduce yourself, what you do in the band, and where you are based out of?
Monkey: Monkey, all around mess around guy based out of abnormalities
Pete: Pete Dee I play the Guitar and make sure shit gets done.

What are you looking forward to the most about the It’s Not Dead Festival 2?
Monkey: Ice cream
Pete: Putting on a great show and rockin out.

What could one expect from your live show at the It’s Not Dead Festival?
Monkey: Proof that its not dead
Pete: Well we know its going to be very hot and we hope everyone goes home happy

What is the name of your latest or upcoming CD or EP and what inspired the title?
Monkey: Single, Picture the Scene, it is a message from god who dosen’t exist about Salvador Dali who did exist but painted things that didn’t.
Pete:  Monkey is losing his mind hahaha but we all know that..Picture the scene a little story about surrealism. Written by Kid and I suppose that makes Kid a god. and Dali a freeky artist, A bit like us really. We are all Freaks.

Select two songs you may be playing in your set and what inspired the lyrics.
Monkey: We have a new song called Why Bother with lyrics inspired by being lazy, the rest are instrumentals
Pete: Well we haven’t written the set yet. Probably play Fucked up world and Talking shit. Two new ones that we are already playing live and they are going down very well live. We shall see.  As you can see Monkey takes his Music very serious.

Any strange or unusual happening in the past while out on the road or at a show?
Monkey: No its all very very tedious
Pete: Lots of strange things happen but we keep it to ourselves…but here’s a good one fr you..Stage time was 2AM yes Two in the morning in Barcelona. Kid missed the plane because he was in the bar relaxing. Then managed to get another flight at another airport. That got delayed twice due to thunder storms…He finally arrived at the festival 15 minutes before we went on stage…Madness.

What is favorite punk rock record of all time and why…
Monkey: The Ying Tong Song by The Goons, it speaks across the generations
Pete: Hard one to answer but its certainly not The Yingtong Song by the way by Spike Milligan…One of my favs was Borstal Breakout by Sham 69 – such energy. Another I liked and can think of right now Down in the sewer by The Stranglers… another one for ya The Jam – In The City – all classics. I could name so many songs I loved so much….Some great shit came out then and fabulous bands.

If you could open up for any band, either now or from the past, who would it be and why?
Monkey: no one really wants to open…
Pete: One band we never got to play with was The Ramones and now they are no longer with us. That will never be.
And it was So.

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