30 Seconds With Ryan Key of Yellowcard

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

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.

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.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.