The Methadones

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The Methadones
The Methadones.jpg
Live in Chicago, November 2010.
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1993, 1999–2010
Labels Red Scare Industries, Transparent Records
Associated acts Screeching Weasel, Sludgeworth, The Riverdales, The Queers, Vindictives, Noise By Numbers
Members Dan Vapid – guitar/vocals
Mike Byrne – guitar/vocals
Pete Mittler – bass/vocals
Mike Soucy - drums
Past members B-Face
Dan Lumley
Dan Panic

The Methadones were a band formed in 1993 by guitarist/vocalist Dan Vapid. The Methadones initially lasted only a few shows before Dan put them to the side to focus on his main band Screeching Weasel. By 1999 Dan was no longer a member of Screeching Weasel or his other band The Riverdales, and decided to restart The Methadones with B-Face of The Queers on bass, and Dan Lumley on drums. The band recorded their first album Ill At Ease in 2001. After the recording, B-Face and Lumley left the band. Schafer formed a new lineup of The Methadones with guitarist Mike Byrne, bassist Pete Mittler, and drummer Mike Soucy.[1][2]

On June 11, 2010, The Methadones announced their disbandment on their Myspace page stating that, "it's been 10 years and we've had a lot of fun, but we all agree that it's just time." [3][4]

For their final release, simply entitled The Methadones, the band released a collection featuring five new songs, all of the band's 7" songs as well as some extras.[5][6]

The Methadones reunited for a few songs during a performance of Dan Vapid and the Cheats at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago on May 27, 2011.[7]




  • Exit 17 7-Inch Insubordination Fest Exclusive – Underground Communique! Records, June 26, 2009

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • 1157 Wheeler Avenue: A Memorial For Amadou Diallo – Failed Experiment Records, June 25, 2002
  • Sex and Subversion – Thick Records, October 28, 2003
  • Go Kart MP300 – Go Kart Records, October 28, 2003
  • AMP Presents Vol. 4 Pop Punk – American Music Press (AMP), February 22, 2005
  • Take Me Down To The Punkrock City – Squash, June 1, 2005
  • Mean It Man – Thick Records, September 13, 2005
  • Punk Rock Mix Tape – FastMusic, 2006
  • Hair: Chicago Punk Cuts – Thick Records, September 12, 2006

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "The Methadones". allmusic. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Wexler, Jake (September 16, 2004). "The Methadones take on the Economy". GW Hatchet. Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ Richter, Scott (June 7, 2010). "The Methadones". Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ Wawrzaszek, John (November 8, 2010). "Soundcheck: The Methadones play their final show". Newcity. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ Yancey, Bryne (June 23, 2010). "The Methadones detail final show and release". Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ Gorman, Bobby (June 23, 2010). "The Methadones". Retrieved February 5, 2011. 
  7. ^ Carlton, Christopher (May 31, 2010). "Dan Vapid & the Cheats show review/set list (5.27.11)". Squid Pro Quo. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 

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