Agnostic Front - Crucified, live in 1991
Do you miss anything about the old days?
I miss a lot about the old days! They sure were glory days and I am so grateful to have lived those times. You know, it was a time and a place. It was my party! My time to live, and I mean live fast, loud and snotty! And I sure did, with lots of my closest friends.
We definitely lived amongst criminals, murderers and straight up crazies, but all of those elements brought us together as one strong tribe we called NYHC, and that tribe had many warriors who protected our family. Some of us never made it out alive. Those I hold dearly in my heart. Some of us are here today to tell our stories, and some have.
Times have changed though. I like to say that it's just not my party anymore, but someone else's and it's their turn to reign, so let it be. But hey, I wouldn't switch parties with anyone because ours was the best!
Are you psyched about the new load of hardcore bands popping off in the (semi) mainstream?
Of course its exciting to see something we have been paving the way for and fighting for just move forward. It just shows that our intentions and passion as a band touched others to commit themselves and drive forward still waving the hardcore flag, sometimes with a different twist on things. I always believed there is strength in unity and these bands clearly validate all that I have ever strived for. Like I said, it's their party and I always find myself on an invite so its great!
Who would play you in the film of the book?
I love Cillian Murphy! He's a fantastic actor, and he would slay my part for sure! He really feels his parts and I can see how he becomes the character with such conviction and passion. The real question is who would play Stigma! That's a part only he could play! LOL!
Read an excerpt from My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts and Glory right here.
Go get a copy right here.
Here's some footage of Roger at a book signing at All Ages Records in London not long ago: