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 www.newfoundglory.com, click on about then 20 questions.

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

BS: What groups influence you?
Ian:
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?
Ian:
We write the music first.

BS: Does one person write the songs or do you collaborate?
Ian:
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
in.

BS: What are the best and worst places you have ever played at?
Ian:
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?
Ian:
Yes a few!

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

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

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

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

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