Flexing On Your High School Classmates with SELLOUT’s Dan Ozzi, Best-Selling Music Writer

On The Rocks Episode 61 Dan Ozzi, Writer
On The Rocks Episode 61 Dan Ozzi, Writer

On this excellent episode of On The Rocks Podcast, Music Writer Dan Ozzi joins the pod to chat about his new book SELLOUT: The Major Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore (1994-2007), featuring the stories of 11 bands and their major label debut albums, including: Green Day, Jawbreaker, Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182, At the Drive-In, The Donnas, Thursday, The Distillers, My Chemical Romance, Rise Against, Against Me! It was a super fun chat, dear listener!

SOME of the topics include:
• His book being Jeff Rosenstock-approved, as well as approved by Craig Finn (The Hold Steady) and Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
• Soliciting blurbs for his book cover. Bible blurbs? Who would they be?
• This interview being sandwiched in between his chats with Mark Hoppus and Tom Morello
• I listened to the audio book, and it wasn’t him reading it to me?!
• On The Rocks EXCLUSIVE: he’s compiled a 200 song playlist (in chronological order) to accompany the book!
• Artists he recommends: Laura Stevenson, Tiger’s Jaw, The Armed, Illuminati Hotties, Laura Jane Grace
• Dan Ozzi selling out by selling rad merch for his book – DAD HATS!
• Cassettes and VHS tapes have been back for awhile, but WHY? Are laserdiscs next? Vidiots store.
• The (Radio) Shack is back!
• The first album he bought
• Movies that make him ALMOST cry
• Reply Alt, his fantastic email newsletter and podcast
• The Creative Independent – the only website he types into his browser on purpose
• We agree on the best ’80s movies
• And MORE!

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