So, with the help of Cross Fit enthusiast/drummer Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) and the sensual yet sardonically irreverent vocals of Keith Buckley(EVERY TIME I DIE), The Damned Things were formed.
Some other guys played other instruments too at some point — and that’s all fine, IF THIS WERE A DANG BOOK! All that matters is that Dan Andriano of ALKALINE TRIO is on bass now.
The Damned Thing’s first album in 8 years - HIGH CRIMES - comes out April 2019 on NUCLEAR BLAST. Why make a record 8 years later? It wasn’t planned, that was for sure. But the lore goes: Joe Trohman started writing songs secretly, scantily clad and afraid. He then played them for the rest of the band. They said “Ok, I guess we’ll make this.” Then everyone texted their parts over to producer Jay Ruston and…VOILA! 2019, what a time to be alive!