Cautionary Tales

Motion City Soundtrack’s Justin Pierre on why everything’s still alright
Motion City Soundtrack’s Justin Pierre on why everything’s still alright
What do you do when your long-running band decides to call it a day? Sulk into depression? Go acoustic? Live on your laptop for six weeks to learn programming to secure yourself a spacebar-pressing Vegas residency playing EDM? Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Pierre had a different plan: stuff himself full of pizza and ice cream and look after his 3-year-old daughter...
Buddy Nielsen: “When [Senses Fail] was at its height, we were broke”
Buddy Nielsen: “When [Senses Fail] was at its height, we were broke”
Buddy Nielsen, the hip-shooting majordomo from post-hardcore veterans Senses Fail, stopped by the AP offices to chat up editor in chief Jason Pettigrew for his Cautionary Tales podcast. Nielsen, the fearless dude that he is, pulled no punches about his band’s storied 16-year career, discussing the legal and psychic tripwires his band have gotten caught up in, including (but not limited to) record
John 5 walked away from running his show to join Rob Zombie’s circus
John 5 walked away from running his show to join Rob Zombie’s circus
A look through super-guitarist John 5’s resumé looks like an overview of contemporary rock history. Before he cemented his world-class abilities recording and touring with bona fide rock stars as Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and David Lee Roth, the artist formerly known as John Lowery crossed playing paths with everyone from Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander to k.d. lang to Madonna ...
That time Anti-Flag told Fat Mike and Jimmy Iovine to f–k off
That time Anti-Flag told Fat Mike and Jimmy Iovine to f–k off
A few weeks ago, Chris 2 of passionate Pittsburgh punks Anti-Flag stopped by to appear on the Cautionary Tales podcast. Although the program focuses on how bands endure or flame out over certain aspects of the music industry, Chris flipped the script on us and informed us about how great Anti-Flag’s tenure on BMG/RCA was a downright joy, allowing them to donate money to causes and retaining the vi
That time Anti-Flag told Fat Mike and Jimmy Iovine to f–k off
That time Anti-Flag told Fat Mike and Jimmy Iovine to f–k off
A few weeks ago, Chris 2 of passionate Pittsburgh punks Anti-Flag stopped by to appear on the Cautionary Tales podcast. Although the program focuses on how bands endure or flame out over certain aspects of the music industry, Chris flipped the script on us and informed us about how great Anti-Flag’s tenure on BMG/RCA was a downright joy, allowing them to donate money to causes and retaining the vi