A video interview with Kevin Lyman can be found over at Billboard. Kevin talks about "how the Warped Tour and some of the bands he's worked with [...] have come full-circle from indie to major and back to indie again. Plus, he spoke about his new microbrew, the importance of monetization and getting "YouTubers" to play Warped."
Escape the Fate have cancelled their upcoming European tour dates, including their appearances on Warped Tour Europe. The band claims that it's due to vocalist Craig Mabbitt's girlfriend expecting to go into labor, but Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman says they're lying.
pulling out of the Europe shows has nothing to do with having a baby, tell the truth it will set U free. Shame on u 4 lying.
Update: The chat is now over. A huge thanks goes out to Kevin for taking time to answer questions from our users. If you missed the chat, don't be afraid to enter the tread and poke around; there may even be a Warped Tour band or two hidden within.
Kevin Lyman, creator of Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Taste of Chaos, will be chatting in this thread at approximately 8 p.m. EST. Come in to find out more about the landmark festivals, what's in store for Kevin in the future, the music industry in general, or just to say hello.
Kevin Lyman recently wrote a piece about this year's Warped Tour Smartpunk stage co-headliners Set Your Goals. You can read it here. If Kevin Lyman's recommendation isn't enough reason to check them out, the AP.net staff also thinks they're pretty good.
Update: The chat is over Kevin Lyman is a failure at computers and thus was not able to figure out how to get this site to work, thus he has rescheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 8:00 p.m. EST. We would like to thank John Reese for being a part of this and for taking the entire chat by himself.
At approximately 9:00 EST, John Reese and Kevin Lyman, founders of the Rockstar Taste of Chaos, will be chatting in this thread under the names JohnReese and KevinWarped. Go to the replies to talk about the industry, what it takes to do a tour like this, or just say hello.
Kevin Lyman and John Reese, co-founders of the Taste of Chaos Tour (perhaps you know them from their other exploits as well), will be doing an AP.net Chat this coming Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 9:00 p.m. EST.
One of our astute readers listened to Kevin Lyman (creator of Warped Tour and Taste of Chaos) speak at Ferris State University earlier tonight and provided this detailed description of the highlights, including record industry thoughts, Warped '08, and a Warped '07 DVD. Read the full account below.