ETID's Keith Buckley

ETID’s Keith Buckley

“This lady invited us back to her house that she called a ‘mansion.’ She baited us with all the food and drink we wanted so we couldn’t say no. So we’re there partying and she’s downstairs getting frisky with our roadie while her husband is upstairs. It wasn’t until I posted it on our Web site that her husband read it and found out. He read it and divorced her because of it.”

Every Time I Die singer Keith Buckley can’t help but chuckle as he tells one of the better road stories in the history of rock lore. “Then their daughter started sending us shitty e-mails over it.” Every good storyteller needs to embellish a tad, but when describing their current surge in popularity, the vocalist has his tongue planted in his cheek.

“We’re taking bigger advances toward world domination. It’s an arduous process but we take it all in stride.”

Having just returned to the States after a tour of Europe, the group came home with a full plate. First up, a spring tour that will take them to 29 cities in 31 days that kicked off last Tuesday at the Emerson. That same day, the band’s label Ferret Records reissued 2003’s Hot Damn! with a bonus DVD.

The band will spend the summer playing alongside both their peers and heroes on this year’s Ozzfest, arguably the heaviest lineup in the tour’s history. “It’s kind of like the graduating class of hardcore.”

But what about having to pay for play on the second stage? “It could totally ruin a band. Second stage bands need support for sure but it’s worth it for the exposure and selling CDs to kids that have never seen you. We’re expecting to get treated like coach class but I don’t care. I’m just excited to see Superjoint Ritual.”

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