Rise Against: Welcome To The Breakdown

Through their 18 years, Rise Against have been hailed for their outspoken advocacy just as much as their hard-hitting music. For the foursome–vocalist and rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe, and drummer Brandon Barnes–vigorous riffs paired with the constant of lyrically examining motivations behind actions, …

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An Interview with Rise Against: What It Means To Rock

When it comes to describing punk music, I think the legendary Henry Rollins said it best. “Questioning anything and everything, to me, is punk rock.” Of course, that is what attracts everyone to punk at first. It’s love at first listen. No matter how long the songs are, or how …

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An Interview with Rise Against: A Band Of Brothers

Since rising to prominence with their mainstream debut, Siren Song Of The Counter Culture, in 2004, Rise Against have gained a reputation for using their music to pack a message, from animal rights to political stances. After taking a notable hiatus, the Chicago four-piece released their first record in …

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Interview with Tim McIlrath from Rise Against: Prophesying A Favorable ‘Endgame’

A government by and for the people cannot perish unless profiteering government-sponsored corporate entities destroy the infrastructure, dissuade the entrepreneurial spirit, endanger the environment, puppeteer unsolicited foreign wars or impose stringent rules handcuffing its own citizens. But take a look at what’s happened lately. Even the cheeriest forecasters must admit …

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Interview with Rise Against: Still Going Against The Grain

Rise Against has been a band for a nearly a decade, releasing album after album of hard-hitting, socially conscious punk rock that always seems relevant. Guitarist Joe Principe talks about the band’s new record, Appeal To Reason, what it means to release your fifth album, and why young bands …

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Rise Against: Interview with Tim McIlrath

Melodic hardcore champs Rise Against have been slaves to the road since the July 2006 release of The Sufferer And The Witness, and they aren’t quite done with it yet. Going from headlining Warped Tour last summer, to traveling all over North America supporting other bands, to departing on …

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Rise Against: Interview with Tim McIlrath

Where will you be in July 2007? You don’t know. I don’t know. Tim McIlrath, vocalist for Rise Against, knows where he’ll be. He’ll be on tour.

Incidentally, that’s also where he is now, and it’s where he (and the rest of the band) will be in between the two. …

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