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MATT MCGINLEY OF GYM CLASS HEROES
INTERVIEWED BY ROME RAMIREZ OF SUBLIME WITH ROME
 
Gym Class Heroes' new album The Papercut Chronicles II is available November 15!
Includes 'Stereo Hearts'
Have you ever bagged it and threw it out the window?



In my camp we call that a "bagged lunch". Thankfully, it has never come down to that because of my exceptional digestive control.



What's the craziest thing someone has thrown to you guys while on stage?



Punches. Although it's half-empty water bottles most of the time.



Do you celebrate roadie Friday?



We do not observe "roadie Friday."



ProTools or Logic?



Logic! I find it to be much more intuitive than pro-tools and I'm obsessed with the Fender AmpliTube plug-in. I got my start on Garage Band, which was a really solid primer for working in Logic.



If you could play drums for another band who would it be?



Bruce Springsteen. I really admire his songwriting and arrangements. We're practically neighbors too, so there's always a slight possibility of a chance meeting at "Food Town" - unless he's more of a "Whole Foods" guy.



Do you think Dave Grohl wanted to be a frontman the whole time?



It's possible. His musical contributions as a drummer have been pretty epic though. Have you heard "Them Crooked Vultures" album? Solid.



Amsterdam or Hamburg?



Amsterdam for their "coffee" - Hamburg for their...hamburgers!?



What nervous habit do you do right before hitting stage?



Pace frenetically while drinking iced coffee and listening to the dub step remix of "Nothin' But a G Thang". But I don't think that makes me a nervous guy though - does it?



You have a new album coming, seriously can't wait! What's your fav track off of it?



We started writing songs for this album nearly two years ago - the first song we wrote was "Solo Discotech". The song is dark, moody, and melodic - which I think set the tone for the rest of the album.



Do you have a movie you almost always end up watching on tour?



Almost Famous. I'm still waiting for that moment when band morale is really low and I can just put on Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" and somehow everything will be alright.