I discovered ap.net back in sophomore year of high school, because I googled Paramore and a couple other bands I loved back then, and the results always showed links to absolutepunk.net. Just a fun fact.
Very much looking forward to reading this interview.
it's incredible how ahead of everyone else this site is. countless bands were basically revered here and very few other places before they blew up (FOB, fun., Paramore, Panic!, TBS, etc etc). makes me feel good to be even just a little part of such a cool site.