(Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen) will be released on March 25, and Panic will headline this year's Honda Civic Tour starting April 10.
He has penned a memoir titled, you guessed it, "Dyn-o-mite." It is the story of Walker's rise from poverty in the South Bronx to becoming a comedian for the Black Panthers and then finding huge success as J. Evans on "Good Times." I did it one day in rehearsal and he said, 'That's it! ' And he said, 'I want you to do that dyn-o-mite thing.' I said, 'Really? My time on the show was actually very relaxing because it got me away from my writers. Walker: Some of the stuff that happened on our show, it made it look like we were, as they say, 'not black enough.' The black community kind of turned a little on us.
and later played in the local bands Trash, Snakepit Banana Barn and the Mason Brothers.
When Mellencamp was 18, he eloped with his pregnant girlfriend Priscilla Esterline.
Walker: We played some pretty big places for only having one record out, and more than anything we wanted to make things as visually entertaining as possible.
This is rock music that tells the truth on both its composer and the culture he's observing.Out: The video for Build God, Then We'll Talk was one of the most awesomely perverse things I've ever seen. Smith: I don't even think it could get played on MTV, so it ended up just an internet release. Walker: It's not as sexual in the sense that there's no mime having mimed sex with a decently hot girl. It seems that a lot of things get thrown into that type of view if it's not the most masculine thing. But You Tube's bigger than anything in the world anyway. Am I going to love the new one for "Nine in the Afternoon" as much? Smith: It's definitely the most interactive video that we've ever been in. We just don't like going on stage with skull bandanas and ripped jeans and cut-off t-shirts showing off our muscles. In the first couple videos we made, Brendon was really the only person in it. And there are more colors in it than we've ever seen. More time spent filming than any of the other videos had the budget for before. Brendon had this little character he was for the whole show. Smith: Also the interaction between band members is something you don't see as much as you used to. It was uncomfortable, because there's not a lot of room, but...