An Interview with Frontman Jordan Pudnik of New Found Glory
[Correspondent-at-large Gilles LeBlanc had a chance to talk with Jordan recently. – AC]
OK, you may not find this exact verse in any bible, and I apologize in advance if I’ve offended anyone with any sacrilegiousness. The fact is that in the 17 years New Found Glory has been around, they’ve amassed a near cult following of loyally impassioned disciples, and are seen as spiritual leaders of one of the 2000s most popular music genres. Vocalist Jordan Pundik definitely doesn’t consider himself a Christ figure; when it comes down to it, he’s just a punk kid who became obsessed with wanting to front a band after seeing Nirvana in Florida on the 1993 In Utero tour half a lifetime ago.
Pundik is also a relatively new father for the second time, so therefore doesn’t have time for any extraneous BS, like rabble-rousers trying to stir up trouble between devotees of NFG and…One Direction?! As Jordan explained to me over the phone, his 1-year old woke him up one night, and as the rockstar dad gave the baby a much-needed bottle, he decided to check Twitter. What was trending were some accusations from founding lead guitarist Chad Gilbert and Paramore’s Hayley Williams that the latest chart-topper from UK boy band 1D, “Steal My
Song Girl”, sounds an awful lot like “It’s Not Your Fault”.
Read the rest at Chill.