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Interview:
New Found Glory Makes Second Trip To The Movies
 

By GARY GRAFF
Of the Oakland Press

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New Found Glory goes to the movies, again, on its latest album.

“From the Screen To Your Stereo, Part II” is the Floridaformed quintet’s full-length sequel to a 2000 EP featuring covers of songs from movies — including Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me” (from “She’s All That”), Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe” (“Walk the Line”), the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” (“City of Angels”) and Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (“The Breakfast Club”). Frontman Jordan Pundik says New Found Glory’s fans were responsible for the group’s audio return to the big screen.

“Our fans were always saying, ‘When are you guys gonna make a sequel?’ and ‘It would be perfect if you guys made sequel ’cause, like, every movie has a sequel,’ ” Pundik, 28, explains. “So we were just like, ‘Well, we’ve always thought about doing it, so why not now?’ ”

Pundik says the group solicited fan requests for the album online, with “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” far and away the most popular choice — although the group dismissed the idea of doing any Disney songs. New Found Glory, which plans to record its next album of new material in the spring, also solicited a variety of guests for the album, including members of Fall Out Boy, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Cartel, Eisley and Say Anything — whose Max Bemis, who suffers from bi-polar disorder, chose Madonna’s “Crazy For You.”

“We were like, ‘Man, it would be great to have our friends come and sing on these songs,’ ” Pundik recalls. “As we were writing the songs in New Found Glory style, we’d be like, ‘Man, that would really be perfect for Patrick (Stump) from Fall Out Boy, or this part would be perfect for Adam (Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday) ...’ “We just called people, and they were all into it. It made the album even more fun.”



New Found Glory, Senses Fail, the Receiving End of Sirens and Dr. Manhattan perform at 7 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 3) at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Tickets are $20. Call (313) 961-5450 or visit www.livenation.com.

Web Site: www.livenation.com

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