and a bunch of won­der­ful Ker­rang! read­ers grill the chaps in New Found Glory

WHEN YOU’VE HAD A 20-YEAR CA­REER, YOUR FANS ARE GO­ING TO HAVE A LOT OF QUES­TIONS FOR YOU. STEP FOR­WARD, OUR IN­TREPID GUEST INTERVIEWEES…

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In the hours be­fore New Found Glory’s show at Lon­don’s O2 Fo­rum Ken­tish Town, the venue is freez­ing. Thank­fully, con­di­tions are soon warmed up by the rap­port be­tween the pop-punk le­gends and the 10 su­per fans we’ve as­sem­bled to speak to them. Dur­ing this silly sum­mit, our guest in­ter­view­ers un­cover which of the band spends too much on apps, who’s up for get­ting a Waga­mama tat­too, and who’ll be work­ing at Mcdon­ald’s one day…

IF YOU COULD SHARE THE STAGE WITH ANY BAND, WHO WOULD IT BE? ALICE, KINGSTON

Cyrus Bolooki (drums): “Me­tal­lica. I think I could play what Lars [Ul­rich] plays pretty eas­ily – and if I mess up, it’s okay, be­cause I think he does ev­ery day.” Ian Grushka (bass): “I would say Def Lep­pard.” Jor­dan Pundik (vo­cals): “I’d say Back­street Boys (laughs). Chad ac­tu­ally knows the dance moves…” Chad Gil­bert (gui­tar): “I had Dar­rin’s Dance Grooves, the home video where you learn all the moves. Mine would be They Might Be Gi­ants.”

HOW DO YOU EN­TER­TAIN YOUR­SELVES ON BUS RIDES? JOSIE, HERT­FORD­SHIRE

Chad: “This tour we’ve been play­ing a lot of [card game] Spades.” Ian: “I down­loaded Cook­ing Craze. It’s a lit­tle cook­ing game on your phone. It’s the first time I’ve ever bought some­thing in­side an app and I’m dis­ap­pointed in my­self.” Jor­dan: “You made those in-app pur­chases! I’ve been play­ing the Stranger Things game. It’s free and awe­some! You get to play as all the char­ac­ters.” Cyrus: “I watch a lot of TV shows, be­cause I don’t re­ally have time at home with a wife and a kid. I’m about to start the third sea­son of Nar­cos, and I love South Park.”

HOW DO YOU MAN­AGE TO STAY PALS AF­TER 20 YEARS? EL, BRIGHTON Jor­dan:

“We def­i­nitely want to kill each other some­times (laughs).” Chad: “A lot of bands have a mem­ber they hang out with more, and we don’t have that.” Ian: “Af­ter be­ing in a band so long, you know if some­one’s hav­ing a bad day, be­cause you have a per­sonal life and some­times things spill over.you know when some­one needs space, or needs to talk about some­thing.when some­one farts, you know who it is.” Cyrus: “Even if we don’t see each other all day, we come to­gether for the show, so that’s al­ways go­ing to bring us to­gether.”

DID YOU HAVE MANY OTHER NAMES YOU THOUGHT OF BE­FORE NEW FOUND GLORY? CHARLEE, BOURNEMOUTH

Chad: “We had our first show booked, and we didn’t have a name. Jor­dan worked at [seafood restau­rant] Red Lob­ster, and on his break he went to Barnes & Noble and he found [in­spi­ra­tion from] a bunch of dif­fer­ent things, plus there was a Get Up Kids song called A New­found In­ter­est In Mas­sachusetts, so he drew a flag and wrote ‘A New Found Glory’ in it, and we were like,‘that works!’”

IF YOU WERE TO GET A NEW TAT­TOO, WHAT WOULD IT BE? DAVE, LON­DON

Chad: “I’m go­ing to get my dog on my leg. He’s a Gold­en­doo­dle.” Jor­dan: “I don’t have a blink[-182] tat­too – I should prob­a­bly get that.” Ian: “I would get a Buffythe­vam­pire Slayer tat­too – the TV show, not the movie.” Cyrus: “I have a lot of New Found Glory-re­lated stuff, so it would be cool to com­mem­o­rate the 20th an­niver­sary, or get some­thing re­lated to the UK. I could get your guys’ mail boxes, or maybe the big red bus.” Ian: “Or just the Nando’s logo. Or Waga­mama!”

WHICH AL­BUM ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF WRIT­ING AND WHY? ADAM, ES­SEX

Cyrus: “Do you have any chil­dren? Be­cause that’s like pick­ing your favourite child!” Chad: “Our new records are al­ways the ones we’re most proud of, be­cause you never know if you’re go­ing to con­tinue to write. Our [lat­est al­bum] Makes Me Sick sounds fresher than our last three.” Cyrus: “It would be weird for us to not say what­ever our last thing was.”

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SONG YOU’VE PLAYED ON THIS TOUR? ANDY, NOR­WICH

Cyrus:“you guys hate this song, but Over The Head, Be­low The Knees.” Chad, Ian and Jor­dan: “Urgh!” Chad: “I can’t even pre­tend to like it on­stage – you just see my en­ergy go [down].” Jor­dan: “Fail­ure’s Not Flat­ter­ing – that’s al­ways fun.” Ian: “I would say Pass­ing Time from [de­but al­bum] Noth­ing Gold Can Stay.” Chad: “Big­gest Mis­take is a fun song to play.”

WHAT’S IT BEEN LIKE PLAY­ING SONGS YOU’VE NEVER PLAYED LIVE BE­FORE? JAKE, ES­SEX

Jor­dan: “I’ll flash­back to when we recorded those songs. I was still liv­ing at my par­ents’ house, and we’d be record­ing in this mil­lion-dol­lar stu­dio ev­ery day, and then I’d go home and my mum would make me take the trash out (laughs).” Ian: “When we started talk­ing about the idea, I thought it was awe­some – un­til I had to go back and learn all th­ese songs… (laughs).”

WHICH OF YOUR SONGS IS THE MOST PER­SONAL TO YOU? GE­ORGE, LON­DON

Jor­dan: “Sonny, be­cause that’s when my grand­mother passed away, so that in­flu­enced that song. Ex­cuse me, I just spat ev­ery­where there…” Chad: “(Im­per­son­at­ing Jor­dan) So, my favourite thsong is thsonny!” Cyrus: “Mine’s prob­a­bly Hit Or Miss. I wrote that riff, and it was a com­pletely dif­fer­ent song that, had it been re­leased, would have ru­ined us. But they heard the riff, took it and wrote a whole other song around it, and it turned into a big song for us.” Chad: “Next record, you should write all the riffs.” Cyrus: “It’s go­ing to be 11 Hit Or Misses (laughs).”

DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR LIVES WOULD BE LIKE WITH­OUT NFG? MELLI, BER­LIN

Jor­dan: “Oh yeah, all the time.” Chad: “It’d be great.” Ian: “‘Wel­come to Mcdon­ald’s, may I take your or­der?’” Cyrus: “With this be­ing the 20-year an­niver­sary, we re­alised we’ve been in this band more than half of our lives. Most peo­ple don’t keep jobs that long.we’ve done some amaz­ing things, and we started from a lit­tle band in our par­ents’ garage, and now we’re on the other side of the world.that makes it pretty spe­cial.”

“WHEN SOME­ONE FARTS, YOU KNOW WHO IT IS…” ● Ian Grushka ●

New Found Glory with their new found friends. Can you guess which of them is a bit of a fan of Spi­der-man?

Guys, you’re sup­posed to be talk­ing to the read­ers, not among your­selves! Alice and Jor­dan were the only two to get the memo about pout­ing Come on, ev­ery­one: OPEN THIS IN­TER­VIEW CIR­CLE UP! Otto takes a sur­gi­cal El grabs mask a selfie.“how­selfie while do y

Chad: “Ev­ery record we write is so amaz­ing, how do you pick (laughs)?!”

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