Bad Religion, Katy Perry, Ice T Help Warped Tour Turn 15 in L.A.

September 9th, 2009 by Shirley Halperin Leave a reply »

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“Pleaaaase mosh to my song,” Katy Perry cooed shortly after taking the stage at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia on Sunday night. The pop princess was one of a dozen acts appearing as part of the Vans Warped Tour’s 15th anniversary celebration, which gathered several trek veterans, including NOFX, Bad Religion, Rise Against, All-American Rejects and Underoath, along with newcomers 3OH!3, Aggrolites and two all-star bands created just for the occasion (read: thrown together) for a one-off show and a one-time event hitting 460 movie theaters on September 17th.

“You send your best to the Olympics, this is the dream team,” joked Pete Wentz, who joined Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith (both of whom couldn’t have been older than five the year Warped launched) for a two-song set of covers. The so-called Decaydence All-Stars confidently tore through Blink-182’s “Dammit,” but struggled a bit with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” perhaps because their rehearsal only consisted of a 90-minute living room jam. “You could call it a practice,” said Urie beforehand. “But even if I mess up, we’re at the Warped tour — it’s punk!” Added Wentz: “Once the solo kicks in, it doesn’t matter how you play at all. It’s the biggest karaoke track of all time!”

Other bands stuck to their own, tried-and-true catalog. The All-American Rejects offered hits like “Swing Swing” and “Move Along,” Rise Against pummeled through fan favorites “The Good Left Undone” and “Savior” and Bad Religion (with Brett Gurewitz) kicked out “Do What You Want” and “Fuck Armageddon.” Making a rare stage appearance was Ice T with Body Count, now consisting o...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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