Episode 28 – BUM



Canadian pop punk legends BUM are set to reunite on stage at the Rifflandia Festival for the first time in twenty years since disbanding.  Frontmen Rob Nesbitt and Andrew Molloy sit down with Jake for an in depth talk at how the band formed and why their music resonated with so many fans over the years.  They discuss what inspires their lyrics, the band’s rock star status in Europe, why they never got the mainstream success they should of and what they’ve been up to since parting ways.  Once the FNL Podcast took off, Jake repeatedly said he wanted to interview a short list of dream guests and BUM was one of them.  Twenty years in the making, this interview is everything you want to know about the band that may of had to fall apart to realize they needed to fall back together again.

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BUM is scheduled to play at the Rifflandia Festival  Saturday, Sept. 13 at 2:00 pm at the R.A.P Rifftop Tent



  1. Coming from east coast Canada I have not heard of these guys, but wow love their story! Great interview Jake! Could listen to your podcast daily!

  2. Fuck yes! Thanks Jake! BUM was my fav band. You got Andrew and Rob now you just need Graham and Kev!

  3. Such an amazing interview with BUM! One of my all time favorite bands. To hear the backstory was fascinating, amazing job.

  4. I’ve always wanted to know about their songwriting inspirations and to hear Rob’s story was mind blowing. Whoever that girl was sure did a number on him, poor guy. Sounds like he’s much happier now and I can’t wait to see them at Rifflandia.

  5. I’m not kidding when I say I probably would not have survived university without Wanna Smash Sensation. Thank you for doing a reunion on show and thank you for doing such a rad interview. BUM FOREVER!!

  6. I’ve been a BUM fan for 20 years and that’s the BEST interview I have ever heard or read. Great job Jake (Andrew and Rob)

  7. Jake, you’ve really been knocking it out of the park with these recent interviews. I was so thrilled to hear this interview with one of my favorite bands. Another great, illuminating interview. I was particularly moved by his description of the fire at Kevin Lees apartment.

    I implore anyone to check these guys out, true legends of pop punk rock.


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