With the rise of bands such as Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance, do you feel you might have lost some fans?
No, Not at all. Maybe we gained some fans when bands like that blew up. It brings new kids into the genre; it brings more kids to be interested in this kind of music ya know?
What have you been listening to recently?
Lil' Wayne - Like Father Like Son, The Game's new record, my new record and that's about it. Oh yeah, and a rapper from St. Louis named Just Truth.
Do you feel it was a natural progression from S/T to The Young And The Hopeless to The Chronicles Of Life And Death to Good Morning Revival?
It felt natural to me. What do you think?
What was it like for you to work with Mxpx on Before Everything And After?
It was fun. Those guys are great, they're good friends of ours. I love that band so it was more of just hanging out in the studio really.
Does constantly having new drummers effect the way you write/record?
The better they are the easier it is. I think our new drummer Dean Buttersworth is by far the best we've ever played with. It's absolutely made it faster and better.
What inspired you to start playing music?
Started going to live shows. Loved it and decided that's what I wanted to do.
To this day what motivates you to still make music?
Don't know how else to do anything else. This is what I like to do.
Who writes the lyrics?
Joel and I.
What inspires you when you write?
Just a lot of experiences.
What influenced you to add new elements such as strings and synths on The Chronicles Of Life And Death?
To re-inspire ourselves, keep it fresh. I think a lot of us listen to different stuff. There's a lot of strings on certain Oasis songs I love, I know Billy loves Muse right now and they use a lot of synth. Things just come from different musical influences we have right now.
How did the collaborations with The Game and Fabolous come about?
Well Fabolous didn't happen. Someone asked me if I could collaborate with some that I'd like to it be him. With The Game he's been one of my best friends, and that was just like all good. It's just hanging out with friends and it was fun.
Is there a specific reason you chose Don Gilmore to produce Good Morning Revival?
Yeah, absolutely. We had so much fun working with him on our first record. When we talked to him about it, we just had a really good vision for where we needed to go with the next record. We had a relationship with him and we thought it be kind of cool to back to him because he did our first record, which our hardcore fans say they REALLY love.
Who came up with the idea for the video of The River?
That Was Marc Webb.
What are your future tour plans?
We're going to start promoting this album next week around the work. Then probably a proper tour after the record comes out in the spring.
What bands would be on Good Charlotte's dream tour?