Eight years ago, pop-punk rockers the Smoking Popes found themselves signed to Capitol Records, opening for diverse acts such as the Goo Goo Dolls, Jawbreaker, Green Day, and Morrissey. The band had sold out countless venues and garnered a glowing reputation for its fusion of punk and big-band sounds. Then the Popes' lead singer and guitarist found God, and the world lost one of the most influential rock bands... More >>>