I’ve been sticking with this speech since I met 5 Seconds Of Summer. I’ve always stated that All Time Low were Green Day’s babies. But now, they have their own babies too. And that’s how I came up with the idea. The pop punk generations.
These three bands make me happy. My favorite teenage years band above them all, the grandfathers. Inspiration to me and them, the bands below. Fathers and sons. Keeping pop punk alive. Keeping the punk spirit alive. Giving us great songs, future anthems, making us smile, cry and want to break necks. That’s what punk’s about. Ramones of our generation. A pop punk generation.
I saw a post saying that 5 Seconds Of Summer was the first band playing their own instruments on the VMA’s since Green Day in their 2012 performance. Yes, talk about passing the torch.
They all make me proud.