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Bert McCracken

Birthdate: 25. February 1982

Robert Edward McCracken is the lead singer and songwriter of the American rock band The Used.

„When I hooked up with them I was still going to Narcotics Anonymous. But they were never into drugs. If it weren't for the band, I think I'd still be getting high.“

—  Bert McCracken

Jim Farber (March 11, 2003) "Our Kelly's Mormon boyfriend", New Zealand Herald, Wilson & Horton Ltd., p. 6.

„I just kind of thought about doing this my whole life. I never doubted myself once. I've always been singing, and I've always wanted to be on tour with a rock band.“

—  Bert McCracken

Eric R. Danton (September 1, 2005) "McCracken Had No Rock Doubts", The Hartford Courant, The Hartford Courant Co., p. 5.

„This is a song about the reason we all came down here today, and that's because we (expletive) love music. This is a crowd-surfing song.“

—  Bert McCracken

At a concert, commenting to the audience about The Used's song "Burning in the Aftermath", reported in Jason Newell (July 8, 2003) "Teens chill at hot concert", Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

„Bert is super kind, a super sweetheart, but he's pretty crazy at the same time. He's a little manic, but he definitely has a great heart and a great soul. He's just a little bit hard to hold down. Which is good. It's a great quality for a frontman.“

—  Bert McCracken

Jeph Howard, bassist for The Used, reported in Dave Wedge (March 21, 2007) "MUSIC: The Used thrives in chaotic universe", Boston Herald.
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„When my body gets so overexerted with energy, I just keep going and going.“

—  Bert McCracken

Jason Bodnar (July 30, 2004) "Rap, rock, metal collide in Projekt Revolution", Bucks County Courier Times, p. 1E.

„We definitely didn't want it to be anything like our first or second records. We wanted to experiment more than we ever had and take any new idea and run with it as far as we could.“

—  Bert McCracken

On The Used's album "Lies For The Liars", reported in Market Wire (May 3, 2007) "Band to Unleash New Album -- "Lies For The Liars" -- on Reprise Records May 22nd and Join the Warped Tour for Select Dates This Summer", AP Alert - Financial, Associated Press.

„I kind of wanted to open it up a little bit more this time and kind of expose a little bit more of my vulnerable side. The most important thing for me was to share exactly how I felt because I'm sure there are thousands and thousands of people who can relate.“

—  Bert McCracken

On his music and lyrics relating to the audience, interview in Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times (November 5, 2004) "Whisper To a Scream The Used's Heartfeld Lyrics Are Half-Sung, Half-Shrieked", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PG Publishing Co.

„I'm going to give you a nice, romantic kiss on the lips.“

—  Bert McCracken

Statement made to the audience before diving into the crowd at a concert, reported in Thomas Lake (February 21, 2005) "It may look like chaos, but it's music to their ears The Taste of Chaos concert draws a lively crowd and continues today", The Florida Times-Union, p. B-1.

„Whether the color of your skin is black, white, yellow, brown or purple -- the extent of this tragedy is so incredibly devastating that we had to do something.“

—  Bert McCracken

Statement about Hurricane Katrina on website of The Used, reported in L. Martinez (September 10, 2005) "Rockers plug in for Katrina", Ventura County Star, p. 1.

„No matter how many times people try to pick my lyrics apart … nobody will really understand what these songs truly mean to me because I would rather not get into it.“

—  Bert McCracken

Jonathon Moran, Lawrie Masterson, Brett Debritz (May 13, 2007) "Inside Entertainment", Sunday Mail, News Limited, p. 2.

„I think about it sometimes, but it definitely doesn't bother me because genres are meant to last and we're a rock 'n roll band and screamo, emo, grunge, punk, prog … it s still rock 'n roll to me. I think that we're four really talented dudes, and I'm ready to take on the whole world. I'm not afraid.“

—  Bert McCracken

On his "singer emo poster-child status", interview in John Benson (March 4, 2005) "Emo disorder It's not called chaos for nothing, says nonheadlining headliner", The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, p. 4.

„When people hear our record, they're not going to be able to put us into the 'New Metal' category or the 'pop-punk' category or the 'aggressive emo' category. I think people will be able to take it for what it is.“

—  Bert McCracken

On the release of The Used's album "In Love and Death", interview in David Lindquist (August 6, 2004) "Rising star reserves right to mingle on kids' level - Bert McCracken appears with the Used at X-Fest", The Indianapolis Star, p. G16.

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