On that June evening in Paris last year, it seemed the whole world was at the feet of Pure Rubbish. Only a couple of years before, the Houston band was playing small clubs like the Blue Iguana and Instant Karma. Tonight, they were opening for Offspring and their heroes AC/DC in the Stade de France, where 65,000 screaming French rockers packed three sides of the 80,000-seat stadium. Neither of the two leaders of the group -- the Dunivan brothers, then-14-year-old drummer Evan and 17-year-old singer-guitarist Derek -- was old enough to vote. Bassist Mike McWilliams and rhythm guitarist Jarrett Gardner were barely... More >>>
Courtesy Willie Dunivan
Le monde at their feet: Pure Rubbish's Mike McWilliams at the Stade de France.