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On being Canadian and covering Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On
I’m not sure if we would consider covering that song, but that’s actually one of our favourite songs, I know me and Chuck (the drummer), we love that song.

On South Africa
When we were in SA it was kind of short, but we went on a safari and it was one of the best experiences ever! Every time I see someone from South Africa I think to myself “Oh, I want to go back!” And I love your accent.

Nate "Danja" Hills was the first producer we wanted to work with before we chose a producer for the whole album. We wanted something fresh. We’ve been a band for eight years, and it’s nice to kind of keep things exciting. It was different with Danja. He started beats… and then we went from there and wrote songs around the beats. We got inspired in a different way.
On Live shows
We’re all hungry to play shows. Five guys together, all the time, 24/7, is kind of like five guys being married. With no sex. So the live shows for me, are like the sex.

On getting older, marriage and kids
Last night I went to see Angels and Airwaves … Tom has two kids and is married, and he had his wife and kids on tour with him. I don’t see myself having kids anytime soon. I just want to have time to spend with my kids when I do have them. And right now I don’t have the time. I want a little drummer and a girl singer.

On their Favourite song on the new album
It has to be “Your Love Is A Lie”. It’s actually going to be the new single. Such true, honest, straight up in-your-face lyrics. It’s got a very poppy melody to it, but it’s so intense lyrically that it’s still rocking.

Read our review of Simple Plan’s latest self titled album.

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Emo pop rockers Simple Plan have grown up, lost (almost) all the guyliner and judging from their latest self titled album, their hearts have been broken. Bassist Dave Desrosiers gives us the skinny on five guys with no sex, and some other stuff.

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