30 Seconds With Ryan Key of Yellowcard
Photo by Adam Elmakias
Rocks Off sat down with guitarist and vocalist for alternative punk rock sensation Yellowcard http://www.yellowcardrock.com, whose new video "Hang You Up" is the only reason we can think of to brave MTV these days, to see what we could learn about him in 30 seconds.
Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world?
Ryan Key: Right now I have to go with Rebecca Black and "Friday." It's just a giant billboard advertising how mangled the world of pop music has become. (Ed. Note: "Friday" is two mentions away from eclipsing Drowning Pool's "Bodies" as the worst song in the world.)
RO: What is the best lyric in the world?
RK: I've always been a fan of "Caught a bolt of lightning. Cursed the day he let it go" from "Nothingman" by Pearl Jam.
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RO: Someone throws a beer bottle at you. What do you do?
RK: Hope there is cold beer in it.
RO: Without worrying about space, time, or the laws of physics what would be the ultimate gig?
RK: I think Wembley Stadium pretty much defines the ultimate gig.
RO: What would you buy with a million dollars?
RK: I would buy a house and put the rest in the bank.
RO: What would you buy with your last dollar?
RK: A Coca-Cola but I think they are more than a dollar now.
RO: If you could canonize another musician, who would it be and what would they be the patron saint of?
RK: Dave Grohl would be the patron saint of showing the world how to be the best rock and roller of all time.
Yellowcard plays Thursday April 7 at House of Blues with All Time Low, Hey Monday, and The Summer Set.
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