20 May, 2010 - Joey Cape Interview
“I mostly play Lagwagon and Bad Astronaut songs when I play live. Mostly due to the fact that I think that’s what people want to hear. I have no problem with that because they’re all songs that I’ve written. They all originated that way, with an acoustic, so it’s an equal pleasure.”
If you’ve read this far, you’ll want to know the answer to the million dollar question: where are Lagwagon at right now? Joey assures me that things are happening despite the departure of original bassist Jesse Buglione at the end of 2008.
“Jesse called it and he had a long time ago and I think we weren’t accepting his resignation. It wasn’t a bad thing at all. It was completely peaceful, but he needs to stay at home and take care of things. I thought that that was that because I didn’t really want to do it without him and I don’t think that the other guys … did either.”
Cape confides that Lagwagon is training a “fill-in”. “He’s an old friend of ours and a great guy who will, most likely, become the bass player in Lagwagon. Right now, he’s in another band anyway so we’re going to Europe in late July-August and tour with this new bass player.”
Pressed, Joey is kind enough to surrender the identity of the mystery bassist. “His name’s Joe Raposo, he was the bass player for Rich Kids on L.S.D.. They’re from where we’re from, Santa Barbara. I used to play with these people in the early 1980s. Now, if he joins our band that means that every single person in our band has played in RKL at one point in their life. It’s a funny thing. It’s kind of weird. They were a big influence on the sound of Lagwagon. They were a band I grew up with and had a lot to do with the songs that we were writing.”
07 Apr, 2010 - No Use For A Name And Lagwagon Heading To Europe
According to a MySpace bulletin posted by No Use For A Name, the band plans to head to Europe with Lagwagon in July and August for some festivals and shows. No dates confirmed yet, but we'll keep you posted. The band also noted that Tony Sly has been writing songs for the next NUFAN album as well as a new solo record. More details are expected soon, but both records are expected out in 2011.