April 14, 2011
You know the routine. You get up in the morning and stumble into the communal bathrooms, eyes blurry from sleep or lack thereof. You quickly get ready, slip in a breakfast if you have time and sprint to classes, wondering if you’ll make it on time.
But imagine a different life.
Matt Good, guitarist and background vocalist to the hardcore rock band Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, also known by the abbreviation D.R.U.G.S., sat down to talk to The Vine in a half-hour interview.
The band, who formed in early 2010 and just started out in the rock scene, is on the Alternative Press Spring 2011 Tour with four other bands: Conditions, VersaEmerge, I See Stars and Black Veil Brides. They recently played at Toad’s Place in New Haven, Conn.
*Interview and music videos attached use coarse language. Be advised.*
The Vine: How’s the tour going along? What states have you guys been to so far?
Matt Good: It’s awesome so far. We’ve been through Texas and the Southwest, up west coast and through the Midwest. Now we’re doing the east.
How was the band formed?
The singer Craig is from Detroit, and he had formed the band. We are all from different places across America.
It was a long process. It took [Craig] probably near a year to form the band. It was definitely something he wanted to let happen and have it feel right. So he found our drummer through management, I believe. Aaron (drummer) was suggested to Craig. Nick, the guitar player, was a friend of Craig’s.
I had known Craig and toured with him. I’ve known him since 2003. I went on Twitter, and I was like, “Hey do you guys need a guitar player?” and he was like, “Yeah.”
With Adam, we went to studio and met him that way.
So, you’re relatively new, formed in 2010. What is your reaction so far to reception that the band has received in that short period of time?
I’m very blown away by it; also very humble. It’s cool to see that we can go ahead and form a new project and be received so well. Honestly, the record hasn’t even been out two months, and it’s sold pretty well. People are extremely excited and singing along at the shows.
This whole thing…it’s one of those things where you’re just like, “I knew this would work, but I didn’t know it’d be this great.”
Nine years. Seven months. Twenty days.
That is the amount of time that had passed since the 9/11 attacks, the event that changed history forever. It is also after that time that government officials announced the death of Osama bin Laden, founder of the jihadist terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.
On May 1, 2011, in a national speech from the White House, President Barack Obama announced that troops have killed bin Laden after almost a decade of search and efforts from military and counter-terrorism agencies. The next day, DNA testing confirmed his death, said a senior administration official to the network CNN.