Pop-punk band All-American Rejects dropped by AOL Music's Los Angeles studio recently, to perform a selection of songs from their latest album 'Kids in the Street.' Following the band's typically energetic performance, we talked with singer/bassist Tyson Ritter and lead guitarist Nick Wheeler about their writing process, their early years in the Oklahoma punk scene, the women that drove them to write songs like their new single 'Beekeeper's Daughter,' and the reason they'll never put out a dance-pop record.
"When we were recording 'Kids In The Street,' there was just a lot of talk about the good old days, and I think it comes from the song itself. Lyrically, it's rooted in looking back on those times, when we were rambunctious, and didn't really care about the rest of the world." -- Guitarist Mike Kennerty