[pullquote quote="You've made me blush, now I'm not gonna bring it tonight." credit="Cage The Elephant to Kevin & Bean"]This past weekend was a wild one, with some of the biggest bands around performing to SOLD OUT crowds both nights at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Not only did each band dish out an incredible performance, but they also sat down with some of our KROQ DJs for exclusive interviews.
Just a little taste of what’s ahead: Blink and their sense of humor, Sublime With Rome make a big announcement, Kat makes out with Dave Navarro, Cage The Elephant perform a special Christmas song for Kevin & Bean and much, much more.
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[pullquote quote="A job in urology, I can see myself having that job." credit="Tom DeLonge"]When Nicole sat down with Mark & Tom from Blink-182, there was little chance that she expected the onslaught of potty humor. Yes, we’re always prepared for Blink’s patented banter, but this particular interview has to be one of the funniest they’ve done in a while. The boys were relaxed, comfortable and yet, on fire. It’s incredible how the pair writes songs that have moved teens for a decade yet they can turn on their faucet of comedy at a moment’s notice.
The interview was going along fine till Nicole asked them what jobs they’d have if their music career had never taken off. They’re answers are classic Blink-182.
[pullquote quote="Each day it's the same thing, just try and be great." credit="Gavin Rossdale"]Kevin & Bean talk about the last time they were together with Bush – at Kevin & Bean’s Bush Bash at Morongo Casino – and how they haven’t slowed down since. Fans were screaming for Gavin Rossdale, prompting Bean to yell “Stop screaming! I know I’m dreamy.”
They also talked about managing expectations, what it’s like being back together, and how Rossdale met a certain someone in one of the dressing rooms backstage years ago.
[pullquote quote="We're glad to be here. It's like 10 degrees in Chicago right now so this is really warm for us."]While Kevin scrambled to get to the show, Bean sat down with Chevelle to kick things off Saturday night at the Gibson Amphitheatre.
They discussed their new album Hats Off To The Bull, what’s in store for 2012, bull-fighting, Bean’s favorite song off the new album and “the produce girl at Trader Joes.”
NEW FOUND GLORY
[pullquote quote="I think we're the ones with the most spirit on this show."]Stryker chatted with Steve, Jordan and Cyrus from New Found Glory, who had just finished their set during night 1 of Almost Acoustic Christmas. They discussed NFG’s holiday spirit, Jordan spending the night with Stryker on the couch, and how the band took over the KROQ Twitter.
Stryker poked fun at Steve, asking why he doesn’t get to sing during the shows. The band also laughed about having the most Christmas spirit, even though 3 out of the 5 members are Jewish. “We have more Jews than NOFX,” said Steve. Stryker also asked the tough questions like “Is there anyone in the band that does more dirty stuff than others?” and “How many of you are circumcised?” Yeah, that happened…