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New Found Glory celebrates 10 years of breakthrough album

For Journal Register Newspapers

Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012

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New Found Glory frontman Jordan Pundik says "it feels like time flew by" in the 10 years since the Florida punk group released its "Sticks and Stones" album -- which it's celebrating this year by playing the set in its entirety.

"Y'know, the 10 years has gone by so fast. I feel like we're a new band whenever we have a new record out," says Pundik, 33. "But over the years of touring and everything, I meet a lot of fans and talk to a lot of people, and they always go to 'Sticks and Stones,' how it was a big record for them. A lot of bands have said it was a big influence for them. And any time we lay a song from that record, it goes off great live.

"So we decided to do something special for the 10-year (anniversary). It's the first time we've played some of these songs in a long time, and it's going over really well."

The "Sticks and Stones" commemoration is also giving New Found Glory a bit of a breather between its last album, 2011's "Radiosurgery," and whatever the band decides to do next. There's talk about a live album and DVD, while Pundik -- who's in the mist of opening a tattoo shop in Nashville, where he now resides -- predicts that the group may not hear new music until 2014, though he's confident that group is far from over.

"We've been touring for awhile, and I think we need to go away for a little bit -- not go away completely, but maybe just do some one-off (shows) here and there," he explains. "We've done this before. Our last long break was probably 2006 or 2007. Sometimes a record runs its course and we take a break, but, no, I'm not worried about us breaking up."

New Found Glory, The Story So Far and Seahaven perform Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $28. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.

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