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Adam Lazzara On Taking Back Sunday Being Classified As Emo “I Never Considered Us An Emo Band”

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Rock Sound 21 August 2019 at 15.21

"I never saw it that way, because we were just trying to be a good rock ‘n’ roll band" - Adam Lazzara.

In this month's issue of Rock Sound, we go in-depth with Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara, in his biggest career-spanning interview ever. 

Across six pages, Adam leaves no page unturned, and goes in deep on the history of Taking Back Sunday, being a poster boy for the emo movement (unwillingly, mind), and more. Pick up your copy now from SHOP.ROCKSOUND.TV

When asked about the topic of emo, and how Taking Back Sunday somehow found themselves lumped in with the emo movement, Adam shared "a lot of other guys from those bands see it like we do. I never considered us an emo band."

He continued "One day emo was a word you used to make fun of your friends, and then the next all these people were like, ‘No, I am this.’ I was always like, ‘But what does that mean?’ I never put too much stock in it. But I never cared what people called us [that], so long as they were listening, and coming to shows. We felt a little bit removed, it was all happening around us... We hadn’t experienced anything like that before, nothing on that scale. I’ve had a lot of people say that to me over the years: ‘Man, you were part of the wave of bands who started this whole thing’. I never saw it that way, because we were just trying to be a good rock ‘n’ roll band. All we wanted to do was tour and make a living.”

This is just a taste - check out the full, career-spanning interview with Adam Lazzara inside this month's issue of Rock Sound. Pick up your copy below:


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