Straight edge - Wikipedia
Eschewing substances was, for many straightedge bands (see Youth of on Yahoo Answers: “Straight edge was a movement based around. umm well they kinda did sell out but they still are my favorite band so. And as his above quote implies, he's vehemently straight edge. punk and hardcore music and a fervent devotee to the straight edge lifestyle. Popularized by such old school punk bands and musicians as State of Alert, friends that are in bands involved in the scene and they keep me up to date on stuff.
It's become a big trademark of CM Punk's WWE character, since -- as any wrestling fan will tell you -- reality often times makes for awesome soap opera drama. He's been taking it to the extreme over most of the past year, becoming something of a fanatic about being anti-drug, pompously preaching to wrestling fans about their weak wills and becoming the cult-like of the "Straight Edge Society.
Do you have a lot of fans amongst punk and hardcore fans because of your straight edge lifestyle and character? I think I do.
I think everybody loves wrestling [and] it doesn't really matter what music you listen to. There's definitely hardcore kids who pay attention to what I'm doing. Straight edge was extremely popular back in the 80s with Minor Threat and then again in the 90s.
Do you think the straight edge lifestyle has diminished? No, I don't think it has.
Because I think people that are true to it still are straight edge. I think just like everything it's a cycle. It boomed in the '80s when it started, it kinda died out and got big again '80s again with the [Youth Crew] movement, and then it kinda died out yet again.
And Earth Crisis brought it back in the '90s, and it kinda died out again. And now you've got bands like Ceremony and Have Heart. I definitely don't think it's not as prevalent in mainstream, but the scene has always been there and it's always gonna be. Still listen to a lot of punk and hardcore? What have you been listening to lately?
I'm kind of a stubborn old straight edge guy, and it takes me awhile to get into some of the new straight edge bands, like Ceremony or Have Heart. But I've got so many friends that are in bands involved in the scene and they keep me up to date on stuff, it just takes me a little while to pay attention to them and listen to what they're telling me to listen to. Are there any songs in particular that inspire you? Too many to name, honestly. The place where the very best independent talent from around the world put their best foot forward in front of the watchful eyes of both industry movers and shakers and the most in-the-know hardcore fans.
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People like to have fun. People want to laugh, jump up and down, clap and most important be involved.