I've always really been a huge fan of NO USE FOR A NAME, from back when Fat Wreck Chords released their first compilation that contained Feeding the Fire. But one personal story and encounter I had with Tony comes to mind. It was November 16 2000 and No Use played with Good Riddance at the Huntridge in Las Vegas. It was one of the best shows I had ever seen. I remember it like it was yesterday. No Use had just finished there encore and had said good night to the crowd , and I went to see if I could grab the set list. The crowd had to clear out and the house lights had turned on when from the backstage area Tony came walking up to shake peoples hands. There was few of us there and when he came up to me in front of the security rail I said "hey Tony your lyrics and music have inspired me to play punk rock music and have helped me in so many ways." My girlfriend at the time said it was my birthday, and he asked to see my drivers license and then he asked if I wanted a shirt for my birthday. Hell yes, I said! Tony said happy birthday and told the T-shirt guy to give me a shirt. He was such a great guy to me. I mean somebody I had never met before that day made me feel totally rad and comfortable. I still have the ticket stub and shirt.
So Thank you again Tony for inspiring me to play the guitar and write music, I will never forget that night for the rest of my life.
Yours truly, Rich Peterson: Guitarist and singer of When It All Falls Down