We spent time with Against All Will in Kansas City during “Save The Treasure Chest,” a benefit show for Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research and education (Images in slide show).
Seeing Jimmy again was a real treat for me; it has been years since Nieners (now Damage Control), when I first started watching Puddle Of Mudd making their way. From the minute I was introduced to the band I felt as though I was a part of the family; they make everyone they meet feel that way. They have a knack for placing the people around them in the middle of it all.
Aside from their “bedside nature”, these guys have put something together that doesn’t come along that often. Admittedly when I got the call from David Threlkeld that the band was going to be in town I realized that I hadn’t heard that much about them other than their existence. So I naturally started forming my own opinions about the band. Doing some research and listening to some of the songs I had to reform all my misguided thoughts about a rehashed Puddle Of Mudd. Against All Will undoubtedly has some ties to the former lead guitarist band, but is definitely an entity all its own.
This really is a formula put together for a successful band, 1part Puddle Of Mud, 2part Seven Story Drop, 3part Dead Kennedy’s, And finally ad a mixture of 4Soul Fly. Jimmy Allen (Lead Guitar)1, Jeff Current (Vocals)2, Steve Wilson (Drums)3, and Cello Dias (Bass)4, are Against All Will.
Currently the songs “All about You” and ” The Drug I Need” (written by Jeff Current and Jimmy Allen), have moved into the national rock radio top 50, and “The Drug I need” was just added to Sirius XM Octane. The blend works like a charm, and you get the feeling that this is just the beginning.
Over the years Jimmy Allen has co-written hits with Wes Scantlin such as, “You Don’t Know”, “Blurry”, “She Hates Me”, ” and ” Drift And Die”. He also co-wrote with Buckcherry and Canadian rock superstar Bif Naked. Against All Will originally started with ex-Puddle Of Mudd drummer Moke and Mizzy Pacheco on vocals; some of the songs on “A Rhyme & Reason” were written during this time period. During this time two independent singles were released: “You Can’t Change Me” and “Tomorrow And Today”.
Jimmy found Steve Current and AAW added Steve Wilson and Cello Dias to recorded ” A Rhyme & Reason” at Korn Studios in Hollywood with Tim Harkins. You will hear more about Against All Will on HardenedMagazine and many other magazines and stations around the world. You can find more information about Against All Will on their website, http://againstallwill.com/, and purchase their currently songs on Cdbaby, iTunes, Amazon, and Napster. Videos can be found on YouTube and you can listen to them on Sirius XM Octane and Last.FM.