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Million -- will be watching nationwide billions around the world.
This -- right here live look at Times Square where rehearsals are under way for the biggest New Year's Eve celebration.
In the world for -- in the world.
Nearly a million revelers crammed into the -- streets to watch the famous crystal ball drop when the clock strikes midnight.
It just went up moments ago and Bill Hemmer and I will be in the middle of the big bash posting boxes.
All American new year and rocking with us.
The Gin Blossoms.
The group just wrapping up a tour in Iraq and Kuwait last month.
Playing for our brave troops overseas.
And Gin Blossoms frontman rob Wilson.
Is with me now -- this is so cool you're so excited and as with us and we are so proud of what you've done for the troops in Iraq and golly there was rock.
But what need to do it because so many bands rock here they don't rock -- that we campaign.
That helps them but we went there didn't pay no matter where you go.
Pretty much but today we you know this was about being -- we went to visit with troops and to celebrate Thanksgiving with them and -- you know to do you know.
Go a little bit out of our way to do something.
Beyond -- the morning -- that Barry Barry was it really cool to get the senior officers like out of their chairs and clap.
It's usually pretty buttoned up.
They're pretty stiff oaks right but it's just got to be so rewarding to you to be up there -- what these guys and gals are doing.
What their lives have been like it -- eight basis just to bring -- a little little hope little happiness good -- absolutely -- you know it's always fun to perform by.
Yeah that was something special about those so what's like NASA valued at Gin Blossoms were huge back when I was in college in the earlier I mean we're still here not to say that's when you had your first explosion of huge that's right you got five million records sold -- -- -- crazy numbers.
And now US still rocket -- is still -- -- put out albums including one right now.
We just released a record a few months -- them chocolate cake and you know we're really grateful to still have jobs in the music this -- Interesting you said you actually feel really greatly said I hope everyone has the opportunity to do what they want.
And contribute something positive to the world without having to work some depressing.
Dated date job.
Assessment yet you did in an interview and you're saying you're thankful you don't have that kind of get.
It's true -- -- what do you know what's what is your message for people casino we're gone into a new -- is -- time people did the New Year's resolutions and jobs.
One of the things people look at a people want -- they don't have the B if they're not happy once they have they're -- to change.
So was -- so what's hot and as somebody has managed to find professional happiness.
I've been I would decided when I was eight years old that I wanted to be a rock and roll singer and I've been.
I pursued that my entire life so I can only suggest that when you're eight and you think of something that you want to do just to stick with it go for.
He city really enjoy seeing you love the way it makes you feel physically look the feedback you get from the crowds and it's got to be very -- -- for you after all these years Iraq and still get back -- a reaction.
It it is yet it's if it's a little -- -- when we first started we thought maybe we'll get a buzz clip and then we'll break up but you know here we are twenty years later.
This is how we support our families make a living now snag your interest 43404540.
-- or is it is it strangely 45 year old rocker.
It -- post it must be.
Is it different than being at 23 year old absolutely because I didn't have kids and in the responsibilities.
You eat you you can just sort of -- Through life and the only real responsibility -- happens to show up for the game.
And to do the -- and perform well and now I have.
I have to you know -- paying off staircases.
And now you be responsible adults.
Well -- we're looking forward at -- -- thanks for joining our pleasure the best man.
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