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Scott Russo from Unwritten Law • Page 2

Discussion in 'Official AMA Chats' started by Jason Tate, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    sweet sweet fantasy baby Platinum

    Scott- did you anticipate the success of Seein' Red at all?
  2. TheWater(s)

    Kiss The Sky Prestigious

    Save Me is my favorite on this so far I think. I can't believe the original came out in 2004. I was a sophomore in high school but I remember jamming that album a lot haha
  3. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Hey Scott!

    I've always been a huge Elva fan and had always been curious about the Raleigh Soliloquy tracks. I know that they are essentially a continuation of his interludes/skits from Sublime, but I always wondered how it came about, and what the story behind those was.
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  4. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Supporter

    That is awesome. Really loving the record. What is the rest of 2016 looking like for the band?
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  5. Scott Russo

    Unwritten Law Verified

    No, we intentionally named them that way because that's what we call them on our setlist. Early artwork designs had the back track listing looking a little lie a setlist.
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  6. Oh cool. Thanks!

    This chat has me revisiting "Music in High Places" now too. Man, what a great era from like 1999-2004.
  7. DarkHotline

    Hop In Prestigious

    Just wanted to stop by and say that I love UL and I'm looking forward to checking out the new record. Oh and Seein' Red is forever an awesome song, gotta mention that too.
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  8. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I've always loved the beginning of "Walrus" with the Beatles reference (and in the title), that song always has been super fun
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  9. Fox83


    Hey, Scott. I'm digging the acoustic album. I love when artists completely change the arrangement of a song for an acoustic rendition rather than simply "strip down" the original version. So, well done.

    I don't really have a question exactly. But I will say that I'm really looking forward to some new material. I'm sure you've addressed your future plans in recent interviews, but I'd love to hear some of your plans for the next UL album here if you'd care to share.
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  10. NotBruce


    Thanks for doing this, Scott!

    I'm taking a 9 hour road trip tomorrow, and you know I put some UL on that playlist. Glad you guys are still active, and I'm looking forward to checking out the acoustic album. I'm basically curious about the same thing @Aaron Mook asked, in terms of the music industry then and now.
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  11. Josh Ausband


    Scott, what is your song writing process like? Has it changed over the years? Easier or harder nowadays?
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  12. Scott Russo

    Unwritten Law Verified

    It won't make sense unless you see the whole thing :) and I don't want to ruin the surprise
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  13. Scott has convinced me to go buy a physical album. So I mean, chat was a success. :-)
  14. Craig Ismaili

    @tgscraig Prestigious

    What do you think of Streaming services? Do you think that method of song consumption is sustainable/the future of music? How do we assure that the artist continues to be fairly compensated
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  15. justinbullock

    Formerly Juice182

    are you involved in anything else besides UL?
  16. miltownrob

    Newbie Prestigious

    hey scott, i had a few song questions if you don't mind.
    -are there any songs with cool stories/meaning behind them that you wish people knew about?
    -are there any songs that you regret putting out or have grown incredibly tired of playing?
    -if you had to choose your favorite UL song, what would it be?
    -is there a song of yours that you wish people were more into?
    -scott & aimee album: were any songs from there supposed to be UL songs or vice versa?

    and if you want another one, what is your writing process typically like?
  17. Scott Russo

    Unwritten Law Verified

    There has definitely been a lot of changes and we've been at the forefront of the big ones like the Internet and now streaming. We chose Apple Music instead of Spotify because they look out for the artist more.

    But there's definitely things that are much better now than they were, and also things that have changed everything. Touring is definitely easier now with technology, even just having maps on your phone is something we never dreamed of back in the day.

    But we wouldn't still be out here doing this if we didn't love it and enjoy it, and that's never changed
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  18. Craig Ismaili

    @tgscraig Prestigious

    On a fairly related note, your band lived through both the pre-pirating era and the pirating era and came out the other side? Some people have argued that the pirating era had actually helped bands in some ways because it exposed them to new audiences who never would've heard them in the old model, and subsequently allowed them to continue touring long after their sales, which were always more volatile, dwindled. Would you agree with this sentiment, or do you think pirating could only be seen as a net negative for a band's music and lasting career?
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  19. Full Effect Ed

    ...In F*cking Full Effect Prestigious

    Scott, saw you guys in Baltimore last Wednesday with Fenix TX. Haven't seen you guys since the HFStival back in 2005 or something like that. As expected, it was a real great set. How was your experience here this time around?
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  20. Scott Russo

    Unwritten Law Verified

    Yeah, I got a project with Danny way the skateboarder coming out called the collective. I still write with a bunch of homies. I wrote a track for 5 seconds of summer. Wrote some songs with my daughter Cailin who just signed to Warner brothers. She's got a dope future in music
  21. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    Dogs or not dogs?

    Is a hot dog a sandwich?

    Best band that started after 2010?
  22. Craig Ismaili

    @tgscraig Prestigious

    Create a fantasy band, of any musicians from any band: guitarist, bassist, drummer, singer. Who you going with?
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  23. Scott Russo

    Unwritten Law Verified

    It's detonately different than it used to be but we still run our camp pretty old skool, And that freaks a lot of the new people In the industry out
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  24. Scott Russo

    Unwritten Law Verified

    Baltimore was great. We don't get to see too much outside of the shows, our schedule on this tour is crazy so we see the city skyline, the venue and then we're out
  25. kidinthebushes


    What was it like doing Warped Tour in 2011 after all those years?

    I'll be at the show tonight at Lincoln Hall!