Yellowcard On hot30 Countdown

Yellowcard violinist Sean Mackin was on the phone with Lowie of the hot30 Countdown. He talked about their beef with Good Charlotte, his problem with Scott Stapp, if he had a falling out with Ryan Key, the rumor behind their band name, and more. They also had a sketch with Ryan Key where they exchanged music. Audio at hot30.com has since been removed.

Yellowcard Challenges On Recording Sophomore Album

After spending years on tour in support of their major label debut ‘Ocean Avenue’, the pressure was on once Yellowcard returned home, to write a new album. “We had to go to a new place and start a whole new life and see what we could pull out of ourselves,” bassist Pete Mosely tells Time Off magazine. “Not only after coming off the road after so long, we needed time to reflect and needed to get back to civilization and get back to real life and start a whole new chapter of our lives. That’s going to pull you every which way and it’s going to make you deal with a lot of demons. New York really served as a catalyst to do that.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Launch Party

Benji Madden of Good Charlotte, Carmen Electra, Hoobastank, Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan and Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver, and Ryan Key and Sean Mackin of Yellowcard attended the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego launch party held at On Broadway in San Diego, California on Thursday (February 16). Check out pictures from FilmMagic (arrivals / inside / arrivals2), GettyImages, and WireImage (arrivals / inside).

On TV: The Fray, Matchbook Romance, Yellowcard

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Rock acts on television this week include Yellowcard, who perform on Fuse’s ‘7th Avenue Drop’ and ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday; the Fray, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Wednesday; and Matchbook Romance, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday. Also this week, the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, which air on CBS on Wednesday at 8 PM ET/PT.

Q&A With Yellowcard Drummer

MuchMusic caught up with Longineu Parsons and asked the Yellowcard drummer the state of mind from before they recorded ‘Ocean Avenue’ to when they recorded their latest effort, ‘Lights and Sounds’. “Before I recorded ‘Ocean Avenue’, we had a lack of material going in, so we had a lot of writing to do when we got into the studio, we were trying to get things right and not trying to do something that’s already been done,” Parsons said. “Coming into ‘Lights and Sounds’, we had months of pre-production and you know, getting prepared for the record before it was even time for it to be recorded. So I was mentally a lot more prepared and a lot more at peace with myself to go into the studio.”

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