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Discharge Members JJ, Dave and Bones Discuss Punk, "End Of Days," Why They Disbanded Broken Bones And The Police

A few months back, I had the pleasure of seeing punk icons Discharge in London (see review here.) Not only did I get to see the rejuvinated legends put on an explosive show in the capital, but I was fortunate enough to sit down and speak with guitarist Anthony "Bones" Roberts, drummer Dave Caution and new frontman Jeff "JJ" Janiak. On the second anniversary of their latest album, "End Of Days," we talked about the album and how it fits in with their catalogue, the single "Broken Law" and its controversial video and whether protesting really works. You can check it out below.

On the "Broken Law" video :
"The truth often is controversial. It's that harsh reality that people don't want to face. You might upset some people along the way but you can't deny facts. Funnily enough, I know a cop who loved it. He played it for his cop friends in the gym and they weren't too impressed by it."

On whether protesting is still an effective form of resistance:
"It is effective because if you only have your government and media outlets giving their side of things then people will just go along with whatever they say. You need those opposite voices that are actually telling the truth. You might not change the world doing it at least you might change a few minds."

On the status of Broken Bones:
"It's done. There's no point in doing it because the last Broken Bones lineup was just Discharge without Rainy so we might as well just stick to one thing."

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.

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