|I had the opportunity to sit down with the lead singer of A Day to Remember, Jeremy McKinnon, and talk about boring things things like life, pets, and favorite foods ... wait, no, that would be stupid ... we talked about the band's three year journey to put out their new album Common Courtesy, the current legal situation with Victory Records, and the history behind why the band signed to the label with such a vague contract in the first place. It's a wild ride.|
The only thing he was trying to do with this is try and ruin our careers. He would always say that over the years when he would call us up, and we didn’t want to do something … for instance … he made us put out “Old Record.” And, what he would do is say, “I’m going to give you guys this much money to do this,” and then we’d come back with, “well, we don’t really want to do that because we would have like two days at home to re-record this entire album” -- and he told us, “you have to do this or I will end your career.” And us, being young kids, touring in a van with no money, we absolutely were terrified. And what would you do? I mean we can’t do anything about this right now. And we were forced to go into the studio, in two days, and record our entire first album again. And we butchered it. Because it was two days. And it’s something I absolutely am ashamed that we put out.