New Found Glory interview
*Maureen Benedict*
via email * November 2001
BurningStars: How did New Found Glory start?
Ian Grushka (bass):
The answer to that is on, click on about then 20 questions.

BS: Where did the name New Found Glory come from?
Steve and Jordan made it up while working at Red Lobster.

BS: What groups influence you?
As a band I would say Green Day. But me Alice Copper, Warrent, Blink and Unwritten Law.

BS: How do you go about writing a song? Do you write the lyrics or the music first?
We write the music first.

BS: Does one person write the songs or do you collaborate?
Chad writes most of the music and Steve and Jordan write the lyrics, but we all kind of help out, we each put some input

BS: What are the best and worst places you have ever played at?
I don't want to say, because I don't want to make anyone feel bad!

BS: Have you ever had any strange fan experiences?
Yes a few!

BS: What is the best gift you have ever received from a fan?
I got a Sugar Daddy shirt, that was cool.

BS: What do you do in your spare time?
Eat and sleep.

BS: What would you be doing if you were not in a band?
Working at a bagel store.

BS: Do you have any tips for aspiring musicians?
If you want to be popular you have to tour!

BS: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Hopefully doing this...touring.