Glenn Howerton, best known as Dennis on It’s Always Sunny…, but also very good in the new show A.P. Bio, was recently profiled by GQ:
You know what I think it is? [The characters are] an interesting parallel to what I think is wrong in society in general, which is, it’s the most extreme version of someone who is out only for themselves. In a weird way, here we are in a free market economy, in a democracy, you’re given permission to get whatever you can get, as long as you’re acting within the confines of the laws, you’re encouraged to. “Hey, if you can go make a billion dollars, go make a billion dollars.”
And that’s great in theory. But I do think it lends itself to a mindset like “Yeah, I stepped on a couple heads on my way, but I didn’t break any fucking laws. So fuck you. Fuck you.” And that doesn’t build communities, it doesn’t lead to happiness. And yet we still celebrate it.
This is a really great interview.
Jimmy Iovine will reportedly be moving into a reduced role at Apple Music:
The latest update to Iovine’s reported on-again-off-again relationship with Apple Music comes by way of The Wall Street Journal, which positions the move not as a full exit, so much as a reduced role. According to the report, Iovine will be swapping his current oversight role in August for something more of the consulting variety.
“[Just Another Ghost] has a bit of a throwback feel, like throwback Hawthorne Heights. There is a bit of a breakdown, so it’s a bit more of an aggressive song. Those lend themselves to being more fun videos to film for imagery and such, so really that was the determining factor. We wanted to release “Pink Hearts” first because it has a good time vibe to it, and it throws a bit of a curveball to people. It’s kind of bouncy and happy, but typically we’re kind of sad. I’m usually writing about the worst things in the world that could happen to me, but “Pink Hearts” was a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun for the fans. We wanted people to be like, ‘ah, this is cool. They’re ready to be back.’”
Those who have worked closely with us or who have followed us throughout our 38 years know how dysfunctional we can be but we always managed to pull our shit together at just the right time.
This time around, the reality of being middle-aged, working class, not terribly relevant and not being able to bounce back from injuries and personal problems has become a weight just too great for us to bear and all signs finally point to retirement.
This is the first and only interview that Barker, Feldmann and The Fever 333 have done collectively. With their debut EP being released this Friday, here, in their words, Barker, Feldmann and the trio reveal all.
I stayed close to Jason, then when Jason was working at Shinola in Venice selling watches he came to the house and had a come to Jesus talk with me. “What do I do?” So I kind of filed it away in the back of my mind. Three months later Travis and I signed a couple of pop/punk bands and we started developing stuff together. It came to the forefront, Jason Aalon is the greatest frontman probably still relevant, but he is working at a watch store.
There’s lots of new information about this project and how it came together in here.
It’s Panic! at the Disco news day. First up: The new album is called Pray For The Wicked and due out on June 22nd. The video for the first single “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” has been released. A second song, “(Fuck A) Silver Lining,” is also up on Spotify. Pre-orders are now up.
Also, new tour dates have been announced and can be found below.