I guess they’re trying. They’re trying to cover Iran right now, but they’re having a terrible time.

Yeah. That’s the thing. They jump onto a story before anyone really knows anything, and a lot of times they just go with the really extreme stuff. What’s going on with Iran is terrible, but it’s not the only story happening in the world. It is an important story, but I dunno. You have all these people screaming and yelling and coming from different sides, and no one’s really getting it right, I don’t think. I think you’re right, some news organizations are really trying to put it in context and perspective, but…

Well, not mine. I mean, I’m not.

(laughs) Yeah. I don’t know what to make sense. I mean it’s terrible, that woman Neda, watching that. I saw it, I think it was CNN, I saw it and they didn’t have it edited or blurred out, and you see this woman literally dying, bleeding from her face. It was terrible.

On the tour, what’s the fan base looking like these days? You guys have been doing this for a damn long time, which means your fans from back when Smash came out have kids like you do. Is it more a generational divide, or is it more like a family affair?

Little bit of both. We’re seeing a lot of young new faces out there again which is great, and then older fans as well, fans that have been around since Smash. We do meet and greets pretty much every night, usually organized through a radio station, give away a few tickets and then have the fans come back and we’ll meet them, and sometimes it will be families. Sometimes it’ll be a group of four late teenagers, early 20s, sometimes kids, and sometimes some older fans too. Husband and wife couples coming by.

Did you ever think you’d be playing for parents?

Uh, no (laughs). Parents hated us, with ‘Bad Habit.’

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