Ax facts and Stats : All Time Low’s Alexander Gaskarth

Welcome to AFS vol.55 with All Time Low's Alaxander William Gaskarth. ATL is currently on the road as part of the Rock Star Energy Drink AP (Alternative Press) tour line-up, and they are also part of the MTV-U Campus Invasion Music Festivals lineup in support of their current release "So Wrong, It's Right" featuring the smash hit "Dear Maria Count Me In".

This Pop-punk force from Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland and was also listed in Alternative Press magazine's annual survey as one of the "Bands You Need to Know in '07". All Time Low is one of my favorite new artists and I highly suggest catching these guys live when they hit your town!

My name is:
Alexander Will.I.Am. Gaskarth

Myself described in 5 words:
Self proclaimed internet romance expert.

My current job is:
I sing and play guitar in the band All Time Low.

My hometown:
Baltimore, MD.

My current album or project is:
So Wrong, Its Right

Former bands:
Ex-tambourine player for Josie and the Pussycats

My guitar influences growing up were:
Tom Delonge (Blink 182), Jimmy Eat World, Metallica

The guitars I use are:
For now, an '87 Gibson Les Paul Standard and 3 Gibson SG-X's (Coral Pink, Sea-foam Green and Sunshine Yellow)

The strings and tunings I use are:
Ernie Ball Regulars (11 gauge), Tunings: Standard, Drop-D, DADGAD. We tune down a half-step live.

My current rig setup consists of:
Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace (50W) and a Mesa 4x12 cab.

The greatest invention for guitars is:
Whammy Pedal.

My normal songwriting process consists of:
Brainstorming, Garage Band, Alcohol, A knack for pop music, and Luck

Favorite all-time song (any artist) is:
Futures - Jimmy Eat World

Favorite song by our band:
Dear Maria, Count Me In

Favorite song to perform in front of a live audience:
Poppin' Champagne.

My Career highlight thus far is:
Performing on Jimmy Kimmel.

My most embarrassing moment on stage:
I ripped the crotch of my pants from front to back during a show once. It was pretty funny though.

Other than my guitar and amps, the one piece of my gear that I cannot live without is:
Tuner Pedal!

The first song I ever mastered on guitar:
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

My first guitar was:
Some weird, red Yamaha thing... $75. It sounded awesome. I wish I still knew where it was.

If I am only sure of one thing in life, It's:
That it’s meant to be lived!

The one ritual I always perform prior to going on stage is:
Virgin sacrifice.

The exact moment I knew I would pursue a career in music was:
After watching Blink-182's "The Urethra Chronicles 2" DVD.

The one thing most fans don't know about me is:
That I'm a huge nerd. I love fantasy novels, comics and video games. I can probably name all 150 pokemon.

The best advice I could give beginning guitarists:
To quote Journey, "Don't stop believing'!"

CD(s) I'm listening to right now:
The Audition - Champion

My 3 all-time favorite albums:
- Blink 182 - Enema of the State
- Jimmy Eat World - Futures
- Third Eye Blind - Out of the Vein (SO UNDERRATED!)

Best gig:
Warped Tour 2007 - DC - Main Stage - Thousands of dirty, sweaty, screaming kids!

Favorite junk food:
Our drummer's mom makes the best brownies.

My biggest pet peeve:
People grabbing/touching my hair unexpectedly.

The word or catch phrase I say too much is:
Dude, Sick. Bad, bad habit.

The hardest part of my job:
Staying level headed and not losing track of reality in all the commotion.

The first thing I do when I come home from touring is:
Eat a home-cooked meal!

Previous or first day job:
Audio Engineer's assistant at Polk Audio.

Right after this interview I'm going to:
Touch myself.

I couldn't imagine being on the road without:
My band.

If I wasn't doing the musician thing, I could really see myself working as:
A veterinarian.

Favorite movie:
The Fifth Element

My mission in life:
Visit space.

My guilty pleasure band or artist:
Justin Timberlake... Though I don't really feel guilty about it; he's great.

My next goal is:
Tour Japan.

The greatest contribution guitars/music have brought into my life is:
A career!

Check out our Website at:
www.AllTimeLow.com

The one musician I would love to work with that I have not yet had the chance would be:
Ryan - One Republic

If I could have three wishes, they would be…:
Success, good health, and many alcoholic beverages for myself and everyone close to my heart.

When it's all said and done, I want the world to remember me for…:
My kindness. I'm working on it. ;)

Copyright March 2008 Dave B. Roberts and www.extremeguitars.com is the web home of articles and interviews written by Dave Roberts. All Dave Roberts interviews and articles are available for use or FREE reprint ONLY by Permission and proper credits. Permission can be obtained by contacting dave@extremeguitars.com. All materials are Copyright 2004-07 Dave Roberts and OnTourOnline Ent., All Rights Reserved.

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bahahhahaahahhaha i love this man =D

Dude, I want one of his SG-X's :/

so do i!!!!! and come to to

so do i!!!!!
and come to to australia!!!

alex gaskarth is totally boss.
i wanna marry him =)

Alexander william gaskarth is my obsession ♥
i love this dude with all my heart loll
<3 i'd marry him too i cnt wait to see him on tour in october! :D

Alex Gaskarth is of the sexiest beasts alive, the other one is his guitarist jack :)

True That!!! Ha Ha Ha!

True That!!! Ha Ha Ha! :)
Alex is the fittest guy I've ever seen!!
I'd marry him.......who gives a damn if he's 10 years older than me..A lot of people?? Poop! :'(
-I GO CRY!!!-

Alex Gaskarth i love you *-*

Ahhhh alex is so fukin hottttttt(:
iLOVEhimmmm<333333.

OMG.
I love him.
In more ways than one ;)

godddddd. :)
i have no idea what i'd do if he was not in this world. X)
lol. so going to marry him.:) love him that muuuuch.

what sup sexy.I luve your music

all of my friends think you are the Hottest person on the entie world even me.we love your music.bye Hotte :]

Alex is mine i fuckin love him he is so HOTT and he sings amazingly and kicks ass on giutar!! he gets me weak as shit and jack is pretty damn funny too! rian creeps the hell out of me and zack is unsocial. other than that love em all!!
rock on ATL!!!!!

it sort of bugs me half of these comments talk about how hot he is. i know he is, but still, is that all you care about? there's way more to this boy. for one, alex has great songwriting skills and a way to twist around words and make them sound witty and clever. also, i want one of his Gibsons SO BAD. haha. randomly threw that in there. moving on, he wants to be remembered for his kindness, and he definitely is kind in my book. he's showed he's cared for his fans more than one way. and any boy who is a nerd is perfect. also, his personality is to die for. that charm is perfect. i know i have no chance of marrying him, but a girl can dream, can't she?all these little details about him i adore. and on this interview it says his goal is to tour japan. WOOT. all time low HAS toured japan already. congrats for them. so yeah, my basic point is there is way more to him than the hotness, hope you guys see that.

I love your comment! It's so

I love your comment! It's so true. Yes, the boy is extremely attractive. I get it. I *more * than get it. But there are other points to him as well. And the comment about Japan, well.... Next to All Time Low, Japan is my biggest obsession XD

I know, he's my favorite

I know, he's my favorite songwriter.

LMAO! both of my friends Maria N and Maria M commented on this! aha i remeber when!

hahhaha. i bet alot of people wanna touch his hair. how wouldn't you?
and i wish he still used his turqouise gibson sg-x. i always loved that guitar for some reason..

Alex Gaskarth us a beast!!!!! ;)

omg omg omg i love alex he si the man i love u alex

I, myself, see no point in drooling and throwing yourself over this man.
Sure, he's cute. We've already established that; and he makes great music.
He writes good; excellent even.
He wants people to adore him and he's gotten it; you're all proof.
But I find it stupid that you throw yourselves at him.

Alex; if you ever read, I think you're a great person; but I metyou once and I don;t think I will again.
You made an impact.
I think you let your spirit die.
xx.

commenting on k.kidd. i find that true, too. their music is extremely well-written, but they are so cliche. like how old are you??? you try kinda too hard to be the 'cool, punk band guys". other example: fall out boy. you guys could be extremely popoular if you weren't such idiots!!! stop being cliche, start being yourselves. and if "your selves" are the same people, then I'm sorry.

i looove you sooo much!!!!!!!

he can have all of me right now.... seriously. haha

b(^_^)d Nerd :) xD I read toooo many fantasy novels xP *sigh* Since I'm only 13 and have no plans on marrying him.. (unlike most people here.. =_=') I think he'd be a great friend :D and O_O virgin sacrifice xD Oh yeah and come on people =_= is it really worth it to scream about his looks XD It's funny though, some of you guys remind me of those Twilight fans(: (Ex. OMG I LUV EDWARD SO MUCH!!!11 IM GONNA MARRI HIM SUM DAY!!1 JACOB IS SO HOT1!!1 Someone please call 911.. O_O)

Im desperate to find out which guitar he uses in the video for weightless, its the green one, i thought it was a double cutaway les paul but i cannot find them whatsoever, its amazing i want one :( and alex garskarth is god tbh, his style is amazing im the same as him in my band, singer songwriter and guituarist, me and my drummer full on idol him even though we're a kinda different type of music, his style is just great. Also for a guy honestly his voice is crazy, ive tried singing his stuff and its just no comparison so good on you alex keep it up ;) ps if aynone knows that guitar tell me ! :)

@Ashton

It's a PRS Mira (: in seafoam green in the weightless video. I would love one !

aaah, but i would love to touch his hair :') it just looks so lush.

all time low are seriousy the best band eveeeer. <3<3

Wow... interesting comments... anyways, i think alex is a great guy. He's funny, smart, talented. He's got alot going 4 himself. He seems like nice person, i mean he said he'd probably be a veterinarian if he weren't the lead singer of worldy popular band. i thank him because i was lost b4 All Time Low hit me. I had no i dea wat type of music i liked and why. All Time Low was my FIRST band in the punkrock category. They really got me interested. i love their music and now listen 2 other similar bands. I Luv U ATL... u guys rock hard... ur songs r awesome. i didn't find 1 song on ur 'nothing personal' CD i didn't like. XD

i love you! so so so so so much<3

Ive met him twice and he is

Ive met him twice and he is a really chill guy. He's really funny and i got to kiss his cheek and he kissed mine back!!! (it was my birthday aha :D) but yeah there really is more to him than looks. Keep up the good work Alex!

awesome. he's a nerd. if we

awesome. he's a nerd. if we ever met, we'd probably get along pretty well. lol. xD

you guys are just a bunch of

you guys are just a bunch of fucking obsessive freaks!
but thats okay
because so am i. XD

Aleeex <3 and atl

I have been obsessed with all time low ever since i heard weightless, six feet under the stars, and remembering sunday. I know all the words to almost every one of their songs. Alex gaskarth is one of my idols. I want to be a musician soooo bad. Singing is my passion. I want to be able to write songs like that. Songs that grab you. I have not found ONE song that i truly dislike. I want to go to their concert in april, theyre comin to michigan with yellowcard, hey monday, anddd (i dont remember) xD

Lullibies is such a sad song, im so sorry alex.
Therapy is a great tune on the guitar
Love the video for damned if i do ya (damned if i dont) and poppin' champeign
Just fell in love with stella, jasey ray (acoustic) and too much (great meaning behind this one).

Most of their songs are just sooo realistic.

Jack, you are so funny xD rian, you are really just kinda akward. Zack, talk more :D

And to add on top of their extreme talent, i would also want to marry alex <3 he is indeed really hot.

I love all time low so much, can NOT wait for the new cd :) keep on being epic :D

SO GOOODDDDD!!!

All time low are legendry!! the best band on earth (or one of them)! Ive been listening to third eye blind before them, they were great, but every song written by ATL are just so ........ incredible!!!!
I played and sang four of their songs at a school gig and got a standinovaton or whatever it is - all down to the guys at all time low!

Just keep doing what youre doing!!

:D

im going to see them in january! ;)

Hahahahaha Alex is the

Hahahahaha Alex is the best!!!!;) (Not that Rian, Jack, or Zack aren't great!!!!<3)

if you are all going to

if you are all going to obsess over this guy who probably never even laided eyes on you, then more fool you, your all saying how good you would be together but honesly i don't think so because he will be totally different to how he wants the fans to see him! also i like zack he is to him self and not too mad :D

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