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Lindzi.com: Let's talk about your album, Life is Good. What were some of the other titles that were considered?

Brad of LFO: Based on a True Story was one. We thought it was a cool idea, but then we found out that there was another artist coming out with the same title. 28 Days was another. We originally thought it was going to be the first single. I said, "What about Life is Good?" and everybody said they liked it. Life is Good is probably my favorite track. I like the lyrics to it.

Lindzi.com: That's a great tune. I also like Dandelion, which sounds like a rocker wrote it. A lot of your CD has a rock edge to it. Whose decision was that?

Brad of LFO: Because Summer Girls blew up so quickly, we had to record an album quickly. We didn't have a chance to write the whole thing. We had to record songs that the record company found for us. In reality, they weren't the kind of songs we wanted to record. They were good songs, but not for us. West Side Story, Summer Girls, Girl on TV was us. A lot of the other stuff didn't represent us. The second time around we had more time to record the album. We used more of our influences. It leans a little more rock, but you can tell it's LFO.

Lindzi.com: What are you listening to these days?

Brad of LFO: Depends on my mood. Lately, I've been listening to stuff like Staind and Travis, but my first love is hip hop. I listen to D-12. I like R&B too. Jagged Edge. Stuff like that.

Lindzi.com: What's your definition of success?

Brad of LFO: That's a pretty good question. I think with each month or year or album that passes the definition changes. I thought the first album was successful. Now, we have a second album out. You could say that we've had success already -- we're on TRL and our song's on the radio. If the album went platinum, I'd say we've had success again.

Lindzi.com: What do you hope to accomplish with this album that you haven't already?

Brad of LFO: I'd like to broaden our fan base and gain some respect in the industry.

Lindzi.com: Is being a celebrity everything you thought it would be?

Brad of LFO: I can't really say that I feel like a celebrity to be honest with you. People say, "Oh, you are! People recognize you when you go out!" To us, a celebrity is Tom Cruise. It hasn't been what I expected. It happens so gradually that you almost don't notice the change. Before you get into this industry, you think that they're super human. You come to realize that everybody who is a "celebrity" is just a normal person with a cool job.

Lindzi.com: Do you get star struck every once in a while?

Brad of LFO: I can't really say I get star struck. If I bumped into Bill Clinton or Michael Jordan, I'd be star struck.

Lindzi.com: Years from now, when E!'s True Hollywood Story does a feature on LFO, what can we expect?

Brad of LFO: You can expect me not to be interviewed because I won't talk. They're interesting to watch, but it's nobody's business. I'm not a guy that likes to tell a lot of personal things and a lot of things that happen within this group are very personal. I'm not going to be the one that's on TV crying and pouring my guts out. I'll have had a good career or maybe I'll still have a career when that thing comes out. Maybe nobody's even interested in doing one, but I'm telling Behind the Music and E!'s True Hollywood Story right now that I won't do it. Maybe things will change years from now. Some people let some real private stuff out on these shows. They complain and they talk about the other person. I'm not that one.

Lindzi.com: How do you feel about the hardships that Backstreet's AJ is currently going through?

Brad of LFO: I've known AJ for close to ten years. I can't say that I hang out with him a lot these days, but I feel for him, for the other guys in the group and for his mother, who I know well. He's got my support. I'm glad he realizes that he has a problem. I hope he gets healthy.

Lindzi.com: Can you relate with any of the pressures that AJ is feeling?

Brad of LFO: Yeah. It's funny, before you called, I was sitting here watching TRL. There's a lot of pressure. There's so much competition within the business. It's not like we're as big as the Backstreet Boys or Britney (who's on right now and I love, by the way!), but the pressure is still intense. People are staring at you, and everything you do, under a microscope. Every photo shoot. Every interview. You're constantly being criticized and stared at every time you walk out of a hotel. I'm not complaining; I'm just speaking openly. Those are things that at times are hard to deal with. With every job you have, you're going to have things that are hard to deal with. I could think of worse jobs to have!

Lindzi.com: Like? What would you be doing if you weren't in the group?

Brad of LFO: Probably a baseball coach or a personal trainer or working at Fed EX loading airplanes. I'd probably work an overnight shift. I'd rather be awake at night.

Lindzi.com: We always see you on stage -- so confident and in control. What makes you insecure?

Brad of LFO: You see all these pictures of yourself around and you realize you aren't as flattering as you once thought you might be. People take pictures of you at all these weird angles. The more pictures that get taken of your face the more room there is for mistakes.

Lindzi.com: What rumors have you heard about yourself, most recently?

Brad of LFO: We hear all kinds of stupid rumors. Sometimes we hear that we have kids around the country, which is not true. Gay rumors are without a doubt not true...

Lindzi.com: ...Well, you know what they say, "You haven't made it until there's a rumor that you're gay."

Brad of LFO: Well, then I've made it because that one's been out there, but it couldn't be any further from the truth. Not that there's anything wrong with being gay. There's another rumor that a girl is spreading around the internet is that I'm an ***hole. I got a hold of her e-mail address and e-mailed her. I appreciate our fans more than they can imagine. I would never deliberately be mean to someone. At first she didn't believe it was me and I haven't heard back from her since.

Lindzi.com: How have you changed since LFO first formed?

Brad of LFO: It's been a few years. I've definitely matured a lot. I learned a lot about myself and a lot about music. I've learned a general philosophy for my life and that is that my ultimate goal is hapiness. To strive to be happy and to do things that make me happy whenever possible.

Lindzi.com: What makes you happy?

Brad of LFO: It depends on the day. Sometimes laying in bed watching "All in the Family" makes me happy. Sometimes going to gym. Sometimes spending time with girls makes me happy. Sometimes going online makes me happy. Once in a while, I feel I need something. Maybe I'll want to buy something a little expensive, ya know? Maybe if I feel like going to the mall and spending some money, maybe it's not the best way to find happiness, but it works for me sometimes.

Lindzi.com: Are you into partying at all?

Brad of LFO: Not particularly. I like to have a good time, but I'd much rather party at the hotel as opposed to a club. Right now, what makes me happy is eating Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies. So, I'm doing it.

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