SR-71 Cheers Passion Behind Recent Rock Feuds

With all the bad blood currently being spread between the likes of Creed, Limp Bizkit, and Pearl Jam, some fans might be worried about all the negative karma on the rock and pop music scene right now -- but not Baltimore's SR-71.

The band is currently scorching the charts with its debut single, "Right Now," and SR-71 frontman Mitch Allan and bassist Jeff Reid told MTV News that, as bystanders, they're actually enjoying some of the fiery missives being tossed around these days (see "Limp Bizkit's Durst Responds To Creed Attack").

"I think it's great," Allan said. "Fuel the fire. It's all about rock and roll, and this is what rock and roll is about, and you know what? None of it is spiteful, it's just egos blasting off and having a good time.

Rap guys and hip-hop

guys have been doing this for years and it's just, y'know, get out there and stir things up. That's what rock and roll is all about."

"Yeah, it's more than just the music," Reid added. "I mean, your group and your music, it becomes part of your life and your family. You just stand up for what you believe in."

"Your convictions are heavy, too, in the rock and roll world," Allan observed.

"If you don't," Reid said, "you'd just be boring."

"I

tell you right now," Allan continued,

HREF="/sitewide/utils/playmedia.jhtml?clip=/mtv/news/real/s/sr71000801.rm">"the worst thing you can be in a rock band is dull or boring. You know what, if someone pisses you off and you've got a microphone in front of your face, guess what? Everybody's gonna know it." [RealVideo]

The Marcos Siega-helmed video for SR-71's "Right Now" has just been added to rotation on both MTV and MTV2 and has been given a "Spankin' New" promotional tag.

Meanwhile, SR-71 is currently in the middle of a tour with Stroke 9, and Splender is slated to join the bill starting on August 2 in Philadelphia.

Dates where you can catch SR-71 in concert in August:

  • 8/1 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
  • 8/2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
  • 8/3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
  • 8/4 - Columbus, OH @ Polaris Theater (w/ Stone Temple Pilots)
  • 8/5 - Endicott, NY @ Tri-Cities Airport
  • 8/8 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
  • 8/9

    - Corpus Christi,

    TX @ Center Theater

  • 8/10 - Houston, TX @ Numbers
  • 8/11 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Live
  • 8/15 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
  • 8/23 - West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
  • 8/24 - Sacramento, CA @ Radisson Hotel
  • 8/25 - Reno, NV @ Reno Hilton Theatre
  • 8/26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore