Anthony Raneri of Bayside has posted a message on Facebook in memory of John 'Beatz' Holohan, who passed away ten-years ago.
Me and the rest of the band have not spoken about John Beatz publicly very often in the last 10 years. We wrote and recorded Winter within weeks of his passing and have never played it again, despite being requested everyday. Most interviewers are prepped by our publicist to not bring it up. I thought I knew why. Why we didnít want to talk about it. Why we didnít want to bring it up. Why we just politely smile and nod when people talk about him to us. I guessed that it was just too hard to keep drudging up the pain and that it was easier to keep it buried. But...
For instance, Iím gonna put a solo record out in June. I just finished recording it before this tour. Then Iím gonna tour on that for a little bit. Then when thatís over, this fall weíre going to start writing the next Bayside record. The problem with the Covers record is, do we put off writing the nect Bayside record in the fall to record a Covers record, or do we just get started on the next Bayside record.
Anthony Raneri of Bayside has a new reggae / ska project called The Young Ones. You can stream a new song, a cover of Cliff Richard and The Shadows' 1960 single "The Young Ones," in the replies. The single is being pressed on a flexi disc by Rare Breed Recording Co. as part of a seven-piece subscription, which is available here.
Bayside have posted a new blog post in response to their video yesterday. This is really great to see and a positive step in the right direction. I hope more bands step up and do something similar. The full thing is in the replies.
I have seen some interesting and poignant comments about past Bayside lyrics being violent and misogynistic. I'm not going to deny it. I have always written songs from the top of my head. I write journals and then I turn them into lyrics. Literally. I wrote some songs when I was younger in which I was venting and at the time, it was a cathartic experience to get the crazy thoughts out. A lot of people do this in their heads and in private journals and my...
Bayside has premiered its new lyric video for "Dancing Like An Idiot," which can be viewed in the replies (via Billboard).
"These bands are just writing giant curses on t-shirts and selling it to a kid cause they know the kid is stupid enough to buy it," Raneri says. "You're telling them it's cool to buy a t-shirt to piss their parents off. There's nothing cool about that -- that's mall rebellion. That's not real rebellion. I grew up liking The Smiths, liking NirvanaÖ I fucking hated Guns N' Roses. It was bullshit, misogynistic, it was fake rebellion -- nothing is more corporate and commercialized."
So what Warped bands is he taking shots at? He's content to let the video do the...
Jack O'Shea of Bayside has undergone spinal surgery to fix a developing injury from performing. We send our thoughts and prayers to him for a healthy recovery.
So 11 years of headbanging and playing 11lbs plus Les Paul's had led me to spine surgery. A month ago I lost most of the use of my right arm and powered through a tour in Europe. I got home and decided to see a specialist to make sure my physical therapy was correct and was rushed into surgery. I had a 3 level fusion in my cervical spine and should hopefully get most if not all of my right arm back but it's right into intense physical therapy starting next week. Also my nurse is terrible at installing IV's.