August 13, 2022

Having been round for 30 years, Rancid have had their justifiable share of standout moments of their storied profession. For guitarist-singer Lars Frederiksen, one distinctive spotlight passed off in 2019 when the band opened for Misfits at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis.

As Heavy Consequence attested in its overview, the October 2019 present at “The World’s Most Well-known Area” was a pure triumph, maybe the perfect of the Misfits concert events since Glenn Danzig and Jerry Solely set their variations apart and reunited in 2016.

For Frederiksen, it not solely gave Rancid the chance to offer direct help to the legendary horror-punk band, it additionally fulfilled his lifelong dream of acting at Madison Sq. Backyard.

“Eager to play the Backyard goes again to me watching WWF [wrestling] on TV and seeing Superfly [Jimmy] Snuka soar off the cage on [Magnificent Don] Muraco,” Frederiksen informed us within the video Zoom interview above. “At that second, that have that I watched on TV, I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, I must go there!’ … And I truly by no means stepped foot in that increase till that day [of the Misfits show].”

Frederiksen continued, “To play with the Misfits … they’re legendary, they’re iconic. I can’t even let you know what number of occasions you’d see a devilock [hairstyle]. … They’d an affect on the punk rock tradition that was new and completely, utterly totally different. … Glenn seemed like Elvis Presley, and it was f**kin’ rad.”

As soon as Rancid took the stage that night time, Frederiksen was in disbelief. “You’re kinda simply wanting round and considering, ‘How the f**ok did I get right here?’ Like actually, ‘How the f**ok did I get right here?’ … It was so f**kin’ surreal and it was over earlier than you knew it.”

Throughout the present, Frederiksen name-checked a bunch of New York Hardcore bands from the stage, and as he defined, he felt like he was representing them at Madison Sq. Backyard, regardless of Rancid being a California band.

“All my New York Hardcore homies, that’s my household, man,” Frederiksen stated. “I used to be representing them, too. Madball, Agnostic Entrance, Sheer Terror, Murphy’s Regulation — you understand, these are my brothers, my legit brothers, that’s my household … so to be up there it was like I’m additionally doing it for them, although I’m the California man. … To shout them out … of their city, that was a no brainer.”

Watch Lars Frederiksen speak about his expertise opening up for the Misfits within the video above, and see our full interview with the Rancid guitarist-singer about his solo EP, fatherhood, and love for KISS right here.

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