Taking Back Sunday on tour
Taking Back Sunday have had so many line-up changes since their inception in 1999 that they’re now printing T-shirts with the slogan ‘I used to be in Taking Back Sunday’. So have they sent one to former bassist, Fred Mascherino, who had an acrimonious split with the band in 2007? ‘We haven’t,’ laughs bassist Matt Rubano. ‘But I’m sure someone, somewhere has tried to.’
Rubano says the band haven’t heard from Mascherino since he quit, but have they heard his new band, The Color of Fred? ‘He played the record for me before quitting the band, to show me this great thing that I was going to lose out on being a part of. It came off to me as a bit safe and boring.’
Mascherino has since been replaced by new guitarist Matt Fazzi, and TBS are taking an additional guitarist out on the road this summer. But don’t expect to hear too much from the debut album, Tell All Your Friends. ‘We do grow tired of playing the older songs,’ admits Rubano. ‘Some of us more than others. It has a lot to do with time and being different people when those songs were written; much younger and much different.
‘Adam has a hard time listening to his own voice from ten years ago, and particularly the lyrics. The things you said when you were 18 you certainly wouldn’t say right now, just the way the clothes you wore in high school you wouldn’t wear right now.’
ABC, Glasgow, Wed 29 Jul