Just two weeks after Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong was reported to be involved in a new, eponymous supergroup, photos of one of Rancid’s biggest fans have emerged. No, it’s not a 17-year-old with a mohawk, but rather world-renowned horror author Stephen King.
Fans of Stephen King would already be well-aware of his love of rock music, having strewn references to some of his favourite bands throughout his works over the years, and having played in Rock Bottom Remainders, a supergroup consisting of published authors, but as Consequence Of Sound reports, the 69-year-old master of horror was recently spotted rocking out to none other than punk legends Rancid.
The author took to his Facebook the following day to rave about the concert, which took place in his home state, and frequent location for his books, Maine. “Great show last night in Bangor with Jake Burns, The Bouncing Souls, Dropkick Murphys, and the incredible guys in Rancid,” he wrote. He also took to Twitter to share an image he took of the band, captioned with lyrics to the group’s 1995 track ‘Time Bomb’.
Black coat white shoes black hat, the boy’s a time bomb. pic.twitter.com/kCT9S5rzKZ
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 28, 2017
This wasn’t the first time he’d sung the band’s praises though, having taken to Twitter a few years back to praise their then-current record Honor Is All We Know. No word yet though on what he thinks of the group’s newest record, Trouble Maker.
The new Rancid album, HONOR IS ALL WE KNOW, is a post-punk classic. Streaming free, too. Very cool.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 24, 2014
Meanwhile, Australian fans have been waiting for a very, very long time to see Rancid again, with their last Australian shows taking place in 1998. In fact, the group managed to anger a lot of Aussie fans last year when they released Australian-specific merch, with no hint of a tour. Maybe we could try petitioning Stephen King to convince his mates in Rancid to tour Australia? Worth a shot, but hey, stranger things have happened, just look at any of Stephen King’s books for proof.
Check out Rancid’s new single, ‘Ghost Of A Chance’, below.