Paramore has been around since 2004. They are still playing together, and there is a plan to release a new album... soonish.
According to the singer, “We’ve been -- to be honest -- a lot slower than I thought we would be. Sometimes life happens…. I took a Twitter break. It was great; you should try it some time. We’re gonna go on and make a record for ya… We’ll keep you posted.”
Early this year, AFI released their 10th album, The Blood Album. The band is super grateful that their fans are still with them.
When asked about his fans, Davey Havok gushes. "When I awoke to the notice that the fan club show at the Troubadour had sold out in minutes, it impacted me just as it has every time. I’m so grateful... It’s amazing that I’ve been able to release 10 records with this band and that to this day there are that many people who care that much about what I’ve been doing since I was very, very young.”
Chris Carrabba isn't going anywhere anytime soon. After eight years of not releasing any new music, he just released a new EP called Covered + Taped, and he is still writing.
In an interview with Billboard he said "On the other hand I'm still writing. Not because I'm like, 'Oh, I've got to amass material,' but because I'm just inspired right now, and I don't want to stop writing just yet."
Last year Simple Plan released the album, Taking One for the Team. Pierre Bouvier isa bit older and a bit wiser since the band first got together. And since he got married and had two kids, his focus has shifted a bit. Don't worry, his focus is still on the music.
"I want the band to be successful because I now have a reason. It is art and music but it’s also my career and supports my family financially. If my fans love the record and it’s a hit, it makes for a better life for me and for them. In a lot of ways, it helps the band and it makes me a more driven artist."
5. Joel Madden and Benji Madden From Good Charlotte
Last year Good Charlotte celebrated their 20th anniversary. The band went on hiatus after 9/11 and they announced their return in November 2015. They decided to come back, and this time they were on a quest.
In an interview with Newsweek, Benji explained, "We feel like we have this new quest in our careers to tell artists the truth—to take our experiences and share them with younger artists and help nurture them."
The band went on a hiatus, Pete went through a divorce, but the band is back. Last year they recorded the theme song to the Ghostbusters remake. Their newest album, AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHOis available now and it's really really good!
He went from band member to solo artist since Panic! At The Disco first made their big break. The only member left standing is Brendon Urie. In an interview with The Guardian they asked, "Having had all this success with your first Panic album as a solo artist, has it occurred to you that you should have got rid of the rest of the band a bit earlier?"
Urie responded, "Yeah, right? I should have done this years ago! But it has been crazy, from the first split until now it has been a hell of a ride. I always wrote on my own, then later on I’d bring it to the band and we’d all discuss and compromise. Now I write just the same, then I don’t need to compromise at all. I’ve never been more comfortable in my own shoes, and wearing all these different hats."
8. Andrew McMahon From Jack’s Mannequin/ Something Corporate
He was in the bands Jack's Mannequin and Something Corporate. He is a cancer survivor, and he is currently traveling all over the United States and the United Kingdom on the Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness tour. Check out all of his new music on his website!
All Time Low is still touring and they are currently in Europe. Their new album, Last Young Renegade will be out June 2nd. In January, the band was selling merch and donated all the money they made to the ACLU to help support immigrants in our country.
In an interview, Gaskarth explains his views on our current political climate.
“Two of the members of this band are immigrants. I’m from the U.K., so it’s not applicable to me in that sense, but I’m still a green card holder -- I’m not a U.S. citizen, so in that sense the fact that there’s any kind of question to that, I’ve lived here for 20-plus years and I’m still kind of like, ‘What’s going on?’”
Taking Back Sunday's 7th album, Tidal Wave came out last year. The band has been together for 18 years and before they got famous, Adam Lazzara was working in a deli. When asked about his career in an interview last year, Lazzara said, "It beats any other job. This is all I ever wanted to do. Thinking back about that time, I think we all hoped that it would work out but we all knew that it was a long shot. And I think that’s one of the things that so cool about being in the band right now. Everyone has the same goals. This is all we want to do… or it’s the thing that we’re most passionate about… when you’re thinking about your life’s work.. or you legacy. It just goes to show you that we’re five of the luckiest guys you’re ever gonna meet."
A year ago, Tyson Ritter announced that he was going back in the studio. Well, we are still waiting for that album. Rumor has it that the band plans to release a five-song EP later this year. In 2016 they released a new single called, “DGAF." So...what is next, guys?
I swear Jared Leto just gets sexier and sexier with age. The band is still playing together and last year Leto revealed that they were working on a new record and that they were “getting closer and closer to being finished."
As of last year, after a nasty battle with heroin addiction, Anthony Green is back in Soasin. After a more than four-year hiatus, Green came back to the band and gave them the push they needed to write and record their first full-length record, Along The Shadow.