This only reaffirms Corey’s place on our list of the best dads in heavy metal. No wonder Kerrang!’s Chris Krovatin says, “Someday, that boy’s going to inherit the coolest, smelliest trunk of masks imaginable.”
Vended is part of a new generation of killer rock bands formed by the children of members of other prominent musical artists. Riley Hawk, son of Tony Hawk, fronts garage-punk band Warish, while SWMRS’ drummer is Joey Armstrong, son of none other than Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.
“I think there’s a stigma on our generation,” Joey told Kerrang! last year. “If you speak up, you’re outspoken, and if you don’t speak up then you’re a slacker. It’s a fine line; we do what we want to do, but we put the work in to make sure what we do is accurate.
“The older generation will judge,” he added. “I think everyone should have a voice, but there are some people who like to be in the background on things, so we speak for them.”
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