John (Stop Breathing, vocals)
SPB: What do you think of bands playing an album in its entirety as a tour concept?
John: I am all for it, as long as the albums they play are good ones!! I've only been to a couple shows like this, but I'm envious of all of you in Chicago this weekend watching those 10 bands play those 10 classic albums. Even though I saw most of those bands tour on the albums they are playing when the albums came out (because I'm old).
Playing in bands since the mid ‘90s, I know how it is to want to play the newest jams you're coming up with. You get sick of playing the same songs night after night. Unfortunately all albums are not classic, and the fans--not the artist--decide what is classic and what is not. It takes a big band to realize this, and give the fans what they want.Is it punk to play songs you hate because the fans want to hear them? FUCK NO!!! You should do what YOU want and not care what anyone thinks, but I don't see any harm in playing songs you wrote to people who love them. Who really wants to hear any Weezer songs that came out after Pinkerton? Not me.