Legendary punk rock drummer Bill Stevenson (Descendents, ALL, Black Flag) will be joining Chris DeMakes for a very special Chris DeMakes A Podcast Father’s Day episode on Sunday, June 21st. Stevenson will be discussing the two songs that were specifically written about his father in episode four. “My conversation with Bill Stevenson was above and beyond anything that I could have imagined,” describes DeMakes. “He opened up about his relationship with his father in an extremely deep and personal way. This episode is a tearjerker.”

With just three episodes released, Chris DeMakes A Podcast has garnered nearly 2,000 subscribers (and continues to rise rapidly), logged over 3,000 plays per episode, and has been in the mix with NPR, Rolling Stone, and Vox among others. Recent episodes include Goldfingerfront man and renowned producer John Feldmann (5 Seconds of Summer, Blink-182, Panic! At the Disco, Good Charlotte), Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup), and Roger Lima (Less Than Jake, Rehasher). Upcoming guests include Anthony Raneri (Bayside), Aaron Barrett (Reel Big Fish), Mike Herrera (MxPx), Cyrus Bolooki (New Found Glory), and acclaimed Grammy-winning producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, The All-American Rejects, Adam Lambert, Kelly Clarkson). Subscribe here.

Less Than Jake has sold over 2 million albums worldwide. Their groundbreaking ska-punk albums Pezcore, Losing Streak, and Hello Rockview have stood the test of time and continue to connect with younger generations. Borders and Boundaries was released in 2000 and contained the singles “Look What Happened” along with their hometown anthem “Gainesville Rock City” which received some airtime on MTV2. 2003’s Anthem debuted at #45 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and spawned three major singles in the US and UK. “She’s Gonna Break Soon” spent a couple weeks on MTV’s TRL, “The Science of Selling Yourself Short” spent five weeks on Billboard’s Top 40 Singles Chart and peaked at #37, and “The Brightest Bulb Has Burned Out” featuring Billy Bragg spent time on the UK Singles Chart.

A few of DeMakes’ most memorable tours include Bon Jovi’s The Crush Tour (2000), Descendents’ Caffeine Nation Tour (1997), and Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution (2004). The band also holds the record for most performances on Vans Warped Tour at 441 (nobody is even close). Less Than Jake has been a staple on the international festival circuit as well which includes Reading and Leeds Festival, Download Festival, Fuji Rock Festival, Soundwave Festival, Pukkelpop, Hurricane Festival, Frequency Festival, and Greenfield Festival.

When DeMakes isn’t on tour, he’s busy in his home studio doing custom songs, jingles, and voiceovers. In addition, he’s available for music business consulting and motivational speaking at high schools and universities.


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