Talk:Tim McIlrath

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Numerous sources note Tim as a vegan, and it is assumed he is. However, in two interviews one at Unraveling's release and the other at Siren Song's release have stated he is vegetarian going vegan. Can anyone find a source dated after this one: that states he is in fact vegan, not vegetarian-going-vegan? He's even listed as vegan in wikipedia's LIST OF VEGANS, but I think that's assumed, not accurate. So, yea. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:44, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


In an interview you can find here: Tim says he has been snowboarding twice with Brandon, Rise Against's drummer, so the thing about him never having been snowboarding is incorrect, and I'm removing it.

Music clasification[edit]

Hasent rise against been clasified as punk rock? I belive it has so would that make him a punk rock singer/artist.


I have a picture of his eyes but I am not sure where to put it or how to make it correctly show up. I have the image in PhotoBucket and it is just a picture from the "Ready to Fall" music video but would still serve it's point.


I think it needs an updated picture since he got his haircut. There are lots on their website: here $cammer 23:38, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Nevermind, I'll put one of my own up soon. $cammer 01:46, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Someone put a ===D penis at the bottom of the page.. Keep that new pic of him, it's freakin' awesome

There is a two or three second piece of him where you can see the two colors (Green and Blue I believe) in their latest video, "Re-Education (Through Labor)" off of their new album Appeal to Reason (Oct 7, 2008). The video is on Youtube and at about 1:56 you see the clip. (talk) 14:10, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Anyone else think he kinda looks like a skinny Chuck Norris lately?


Per the merger discussed at Talk:Baxter (band), this is the text from that article:

Baxter, the post hardcore. Their music - a vital piece of Chicago punk-rock history. For those who aren't familiar, the Baxter sound would perhaps be best labeled as post-hardcore, sometimes comparable to bands such as Fugazi, At The Drive-In, and Chicago's own Cap'n Jazz. Their aesthetic value, however, can not be put into such simple verbiage. By the time these boys crept onto the Chicago underground scene in the late 90's` their full-length cassette "Troy's Bucket" (1996) encountered a warm reception all around Chicago and sales warranted immediate re-duplication. More frequent shows in the city and modest nation-wide touring ensued. In 1997, the band released the 7-inch "Lost Voices..." on Static Station Recordings.
In November of '97, Baxter played the sold-out Slapstick reunion show at the Fireside Bowl in Chicago. The reaction they received rivaled that of the legendary headliners. They broke up and went on to form the bands Rise Against, The Lawrence Arms and The Killing Tree.
In 2002, Will Not Clear Man records re-released "Troy's Bucket", "Lost Voices..." and several other previously unrealeased demos and one live song on CD. The two-disc complete discography is entitled simply "Baxter".

I only merged the disc information, as most of the above is POV purple prose like "such simple verbiage" or unverifiable claims about reception or sales. The claim about "nation-wide touring" which would qualify the band under WP:MUSIC is refuted by McIlrath, who says here

Tim: I played in a band called Baxter. We never really did anything outside of Chicago. So we were just a local band.

FYI - baxter DID in fact tour nationally w/ The Broadways (brendan+chris from the larry arms old band) they also did a small stint w/ lesser known NYMB

It may prove useful to someone, though, so here it is. --Dhartung | Talk 12:31, 15 November 2006 (UTC)


OK does anyone know for a FACT how old he is. Because i dont know if he was born in 1978 or 1980 or whatever but its pretty important, so if you know for a fact then get a refrence or whatever and put it. For know well keep it as 1978. P.S. It sucks if hes that old...jkHowl5 23:08, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Being born in 1978 does not make you old!!

HaHa I know I'm kidding. Howl5 21:17, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Nice guy?![edit]

I don't know how this would fit in, but somebody needs to put in how grateful he always is to his fans. How he's a really down-to-earth kinda guy. And really nice, too. 15:46, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

List of people with heterochromia[edit]

A series of people have been adding McIlrath to this list, but per WP:BLP, he can't stay without a reliable source to cite. I looked around without success, which is why I thought I'd post here, to see whether anyone has an off-line magazine article or an interview verifying the info. -Hit bull, win steak(Moo!) 14:33, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

agreed, I'll remove these kind of references until there is a more reliable source like a small clip from television show or a printed source.--Dark paladin x (talk) 11:50, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

lack sources[edit]

this page kinda lack some sources here.--Dark paladin x 02:17, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

This page is pretty much mindless jabber. Look at it. It's poorly formatted, it has ZERO cited sources, and it's all conjecture and hearsay. Observe:

"He is known for his versatile voice, and is able to sing softly, or an all out scream. He is also a competent guitarist; during Rise Against's time without a second guitarist, McIlrath filled this role alone."

Whoever wrote this, good job sir. You might as well have written "I <3 RISE AGAINST OLOL" since there's no factual basis to this. This is Wikipedia, not MySpace. 20:24, 7 November 2007 (UTC)


In Generation Lost, it clearly states that Tim is not married to Erin, unless something has changed since that show...--.simply because you can breathe doesn't mean you're alive. (talk) 03:06, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Tim in this video refers to Erin as his wife: April, 2008. He is married. —Preceding unsigned comment added by OhDoTell (talkcontribs) 04:24, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Straight edge?[edit]

I can personally assert that Tim isn't straight edge, as one time my brother and his friend were lucky enough to hang out with Rise before a show, and everyone (including Tim) were drinking. Considering it wasn't mentioned anywhere else in the article, nor were any sources cited, I took it out. —Preceding unsigned comment added by BrianRecchia (talkcontribs) 22:57, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

it could have been alcohol free beer or something like that, but i'll search more about it —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:51, 4 August 2009 (UTC)


What hair style did he used to have? What is it called. Many fans that I know always have this question. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:09, 16 February 2009 (UTC)


Would it be an idea to mention that his name is Timothy J. McIlrath, and not just Tim McIlrath? Powerchicken (talk) 23:18, 26 December 2009 (UTC)


in the categories says he's christian —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:00, 17 August 2010 (UTC) Is he christian? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:55, 20 November 2010 (UTC)


Updated image from 2006 to current one.Photocyclone (talk) 20:38, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

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