Back in the early 2000's, if you weren't a complete devotee of MTV's "Total Request Live," you were probably filled with just enough teenage angst to listen to some variation of punk rock, emo, hardcore, or worse: screamo. Among the many bands to choose from was From First To Last, a band filled with boys with spiked hair, piercings, tight black t-shirts and jeans who sang-screamed about love, loss, and their emotional teenage feelings.
How do I know? I was there. Not necessarily in the audience for any of From First To Last's shows, though I'm sure I've seen them at a Warped Tour or two in my day. But I did listen to those kinds of bands back in High School, had friends who enjoyed their music and -- almost unbelievably -- girlfriends who had crushes on the band's lead singer, Sonny.
Sonny, who we now know as Skrillex, just happens to be the year's most popular new musician and has captured the hearts of the youngun's --while the rest of us scratch our heads at the appeal and cover our ears.
This is a look back at his first days in the music business -- the embarrassing days.