Keltie Colleen's book, Rockettes, Rockstars, and Rockbottom is now available for purchase on a paperback re-release. Additionally, Colleen recently interviewed Tom Gates, the former manager of Brand New, The Format, and Anathallo.
From the InterviewIt’s an unreleased demo called “DVD Song”, which was a placeholder title. It was written in the batch before "Devil & God" and never leaked, like many of the other demos did. It was recorded in a living room. Jesse would just keep playing the chorus during the Deja tours, taunting me because he knew that I love a big hulking hook. I listen to it every once in a while and just grin ear to ear that nobody has ever heard it but Sapone, the band...
Joe DeAndrea on 06/14/12 - 10:12 PM
Previously I wrote about a new book from Tom Gates (former manager of The Format, Brand New, Anathallo), well - it's now in paperback, and Forbes has written up an article about it. I read the e-version a few weeks back -- and it's quite well written, touching, humorous, and a relatively fast read. I definitely enjoyed it. If I ever stop writing online, maybe I'd disappear across the world for a few months ... maybe. Also, never thought I'd see AP.net dropped in an article on Forbes.
From the ArticleOn January 1, 2009, Gates went to say goodbye to the guys in Brand New. “I went to their studio while they were making their record Daisy, and sat down and told them I had to do this,”...
Jason Tate on 04/25/12 - 10:55 AM
Tom Gates, former manager of Brand New and The Format, and currently of Good Old War -- has released his new book, Wayward: Fetching Tales from a Year on the Road. I haven't read it yet (but will soon) - however, long-time readers will remember one of the (fantastic) pieces he wrote about the break-up of The Format. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Book DescriptionWayward is a gripping, observant and hilarious collection of travel pieces written by Tom Gates, who here re-invents himself as accomplished writer after fifteen years of working with some of the biggest names in the music business. His travel stories have had millions of views online and are collected within for the...
Jason Tate on 03/20/12 - 02:26 PM

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