If you’re not on good terms with your former bandmates, then Three Days Grace is definitely not just like you.
Earlier this year, ex-TDG frontman Adam Gontier revealed that he had met up with drummer Neil Sanderson, marking the first time the two had seen each other since Gontier left the band in 2013 and was replaced by Matt Walst, the younger brother of founding bassist Brad Walst. As Brad tells ABC Audio, that goodwill extends to the rest of Three Days Grace, as well.
“It’s been 10 years,” Brad says. “Obviously, [Gontier’s] changed a lot, and so have we.”
“I think it’s good that [Gontier and Sanderson] got to meet up and have lunch,” the bassist adds. “Adam lives 20 minutes from me here, we often text and have coffee. So, it’s great. I’m glad he’s doing well and he’s happy. He’s got a good family going on, couple kids. Yeah, so everything’s good.”
In fact, the Walst brothers will see Gontier again when the three are honored at their old high school’s graduation this month.
“They want Adam, Matt and myself to be on their ‘wall of honor,'” Brad shares. “I contacted Adam and I contacted Matt, and I was, like, ‘You guys wanna do this?’ And they’re both in.”
Brad thinks the ceremony will be “pretty cool” for the trio, especially since he admits that they “weren’t the best students” in their later high school days.
“We were all rockers, and didn’t give a s***,” he laughs.
In addition to preparing to go back to school, Three Days Grace is getting ready for a U.S. tour in support of the band’s new album, Explosions. The outing launches in July.
Explosions, which features the singles “Lifetime” and “So Called Life,” is out now.
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