Will we ever get a DVD of all the live footage you guys have filmed over the years.. dating back to 2002 to present?
Yes we will release it one day soon. We are currently at work on a film focused more on the time and circumstances during "THIS IS WAR".
Has there ever been a song written that has moved you so much you wish you had written it yourself? Or one that has inspired you to write a song of your own just because it of it's influence, either lyrically or musically?
We don't really wish we had written others songs, but lots of artists have inspired us. From Sigur Ros to Radiohead to The Cure.
What visual artists inspire your music? (i.e. Shepard Fairey, etc.) What are each of your favorite artists?
DAMIEN HIRST, LARRY SLEZAK, CHAPMAN BROTHERS, ANDY WARHOL, DALI ETC -J
What do you do to relax or get rid of stress?
BREATHE AND LISTEN
Many of us are wondering why the War theme is so important to you guys. Can you tell us why it is so important and what is the message behind it?
Mostly the use of war is a metaphor that represents for us the failure of achievement, of communication, or compromise.
Battle, conflict, and
dissent have been important elements worthy of examination
but as important are joy, celebration, and good ol' optimism.
How different has the sound changed, rather progressed, since what fans were able to hear at the LA summit? story behind/explanation of the http://thisiswar.us/ logo, any relation to Plato's AIR symbol?
YES. The symbol for air also represents for me matters of the spirit.
Faith is an important theme explored in this album.