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The Blackout’s Sean Smith: “Jack Barakat Had A Bit Of Hollowed-Out Cucumber On His ‘Member’”

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 26 February 2016 at 16.26


We take a look back at The Blackout's 'The Best In Town' in the latest magazine, and that band have some stories. Here's a taste of what they got up to just after the album was released...

With singles like ‘Children Of The Night’ conquering mainstream radio and fans queuing up to sing their praises, The Blackout were ready to try their hand at repeating the trick on a global scale. Warped Tour beckoned, but not before another brush with the ‘Reaper’...

Rhys Lewis: “I fell out of a bus in L.A., and ended up with a really serious bleed on my brain. But we were having so much fun at the time that it didn’t really feel like a big deal. As soon as I was feeling better, I was back on the road.”

Gareth ‘Snoz’ Lawrence: “On Warped Tour we wanted to go fucking mad at every show. Sean would be offstage running about, Gavin would jump down water slides and scream into people’s faces. Even with half of America watching A Day To Remember and only six people watching us, it was brilliant.”

Sean Smith: “I remember meeting All Time Low on our UK tour and going into their dressing room to say hello. Jack Barakat [guitar, All Time Low] had a bit of hollowed-out cucumber on his ‘member’, which he probably thought I would be grossed out by so he threw it at me. I caught it in mid-air and took a bite in one fluid motion. That blew his mind, and from that point on we knew we would get on.”

SURE. Get the full, hilarious story of 'The Best In Town' in the latest Rock Sound.


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