Before y'all get your panties in a bunch, this actually IS Green Day related - you'll see in just a minute.
Anyway, I'm not sure if anyone's heard of The Dollyrots, but they're really fucking awesome. For those of you who have: I love you. For those of you who haven't: they're a pop-punk band from Florida who aren't huge (yet), but are really, REALLY fucking amazing. Their song "Because I'm Awesome" has had some mileage in popular culture (particularly on TV), and the band has opened up for The Buzzcocks, Paramore, Joan Jett (whose label they were signed to), Bowling for Soup (who they are very close with), Screeching Weasel, and others. They just released a new album AND their lead singer/bassist Kelly had a baby with guitarist Luis.
NOW we get to the Green Day part: shortly after the IAmA started (if you don't know what it is, look it up), I asked this question:
"Kelly, Luis, have either of you ever had the chance to meet any of your musical idols, or other people who have left you star-struck? Got any famous fans? Also, any chance you guys might consider putting out some stuff on cassette since it seems to be becoming fashionable again? Rise Against just did it in September, and Green Day is going to in April, and they are both at the top of the heap - and you guys are easily up there with them!
Anyways, can't wait to see you guys next time you come by DC/MD! Good luck with the baby, and congratulations with the album (and vice-versa)!"
This was their response (I bolded and underlined the relevant part):
"HAHHA... we've been really lucky to meet a lot of our idols. I usually get star struck but think I fake being cool pretty well. Joan Jett was the scariest and in the end the SWEETEST. The most awkward... I met Billy Idol and asked for a photo. My friend had a new phone and took a video of Mr. Idol rolling his eyes at our ineptitude. The biggest surprise? We met Drew Carey and handed him a CD... he proceeded to freak out, "Wait. You're the Dollyrots? You're shitting me? Can we get a photo?" Yeah. That was awesome. And at SXSW last year we met Tre Cool. He has us on his iPod! Cassettes are fun but who can even play them? I think we'll stick to vinyl! :)"
Also, I think I saw somewhere else that said that, while they'd love to play with Green Day sometime, they'd be intimidated, so they'd rather open for Foxboro Hot Tubs, so I guess you can say that they really appreciate Green Day quite a lot, too!
(God, I am a chatterbox!)
Edited by BCap, 26 February 2014 - 11:33 AM.