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For the first time ever on “The Ralphie Radio Show,” a band performs a song acoustically on it’s tour bus – for both “The RRS” blog and the radio show. This is Simple Plan, on Vans Warped Tour, playing “Jet Lag” from Get Your Heart On!. The album version features Natasha Bedingfield.

Simple Plan has been around the block a couple times, but even drummer Chuck Comeau was a little overwhelmed when the band attempted to film its latest music video in an airport.

“The whole video almost collapsed the night before,” the drummer revealed to “The Ralphie Radio Show” while on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. “It was crazy stressful but in the end we got something really great and the funny thing is, we couldn’t play really loud.”

When almost any music video is filmed, the song is played on set in the background so that the artists and sing and play along to it, as if they’re actually playing the track. If you’ve never been on a music video set before, lead singer Pierre Bouvier explained why the low volume mandate proved tricky during the shoot.

“The point is to get (the music) as loud as possible, so you feel like you’re actually playing it,” said the front man. “So you can feel the energy and you don’t feel all ridiculous moving around like you’re rocking out to a little boom box that’s about level two volume.”

Despite the music, the guys are happy with the final product. Simple Plan decided to film the piece for “Jet Lag,” a track from Get Your Heart On!, in Toronto Pearson International Airport. Thankfully for the pop-rockers, they were able to use a terminal closed to the public and under construction. Still, the band was subject to airport security, getting “frisked” anytime they entered or exited the terminal.

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Simple Plan was also thankful for the hotel right next to the airport, which meant Natasha Bedingfield wouldn’t have to travel far from them to record her parts. Bedingfield is on the track and Bouvier said the initial plan was to make the room look as if Bedingfield was at home.

“But, it’s kind of obvious that it’s a hotel room, right?” Pierre asked. “The art department is going to get fired on that one!” he joked.

Comeau added that if you look closely, you can actually see the airport and airplanes out of Bedingfield’s window during the video. Bouvier quickly threw in that the fact would end up on “Pop Up Video,” and it was until that point that the band showed no signs of their first hit coming back in 2002.

Don’t call it a comeback, but feel free to file this one in the “Throwback” section – Paramore is returning to the Vans Warped Tour.

Hayley Williams and company will join the trek for six dates this summer, starting on Thursday July 14 at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. The band joins a list of other Warped Tour alums returning to the tour – including main stage acts 3OH!3 and Gym Class Heroes. Canadian pop-rockers Simple Plan also rejoin for the group’s first “Warped” stint since 2003.

Paramore had an interesting holiday season – at the end of December last year the band announced that two of its founding members, Zac and Josh Farro, would be departing. Statements have been exchanged publicly between the Farro brothers and the remaining members of Paramore – namely Josh and Hayley. Despite the tumultuous times, Williams told MTV News earlier this year that not only will Paramore stay together, but the band will release new music in 2011.

Crunk-rockers 3OH!3 have had a many tours of duty at “Warped” – as both a relatively unknown act in 2008 and prior – and as the main attraction in 2009 – riding high that summer off of the number one hit, “Don’t Trust Me.” Travie McCoy and Gym Class Heroes are certainly no stranger to Nat and Sean – the two groups have traveled together both on the summer festival and other dates. This is GCH’s first proper tour since McCoy launched a solo career capped with the smash song, “Billionaire” featuring Bruno Mars.

Check out previous Warped Tour coverage here.

Most bands grow up attending Vans Warped Tour, continue to grow up while playing Warped Tour, and then hopefully graduate on to bigger and better things.

The Ready Set isn’t most acts. For starters, the band is comprised of one: 21 year-old Jordan Mark Witzigreuter. The last time Jordan attended Warped was seven years ago. This summer, he’ll play the tour for his first time. Coincidentally enough, Simple Plan headlined the summer-long festival when Witzigreuter was 14. The pop-rock band from Canada returns this year, but its The Ready Set that hits the stage backed by radio spins and a platinum-selling single in the J.R. Rotem-produced, “Love Like Woe.”

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“I think it’s going to be fun. I know Warped Tour, for a lot of bands, it’s kind of that thing where you go on it and it’s a thing that can like make or break you,” said Jordan in-studio on “The Ralphie Radio Show. “I’m excited to go into it with sort of an established fan base and I’m just really looking forward to seeing the crowds and seeing how it goes.”

Vans Warped Tour isn’t the most easy-going of the summer festivals: “a grind” and “summer band camp” are terms commonly used by acts with Warped experience.

“Everyone I know says it’s the most fun but also the most difficult tour to do,” the Indiana-born musician shared. “We’ve done summer festival tours but I know this is the ultimate one.”

No, Jordan didn’t misspeak there. Although he’s the only official member of The Ready Set, Witzigreuter is supported by a live backing band on tour dates and radio stops.

“I wanted to do the band name thing to kind of give the whole project a theme,” revealed Jordan of why he went with The Ready Set as opposed to just shortening his last name. “It’s kind of the best of both worlds.”

Witzigreuter is no stranger to diversifying – after enlisted Rotem’s help for his first single, he turned to The Cataracs (“Like a G6”) for assistance on his second single, “Young Forever.”

“The thing for me is, I want to make sure that I never put out the same song twice,” said Jordan. “I don’t want to make anyone bored.”

yes pierre and the boys are back recording and releasing new material – they’ve even shot a video for their new single, “when i’m gone.”

if you like old simple plan, you’ll like new simple plan. same pop-rock sound.

call or e-mail me and i’ll tell you about all of my crazy simple plan stories… getting them buffalo wings, buying them drinks… yeah pretty raucous stuff.

yes pierre and the boys are back recording and releasing new material – they’ve even shot a video for their new single, “when i’m gone.”

if you like old simple plan, you’ll like new simple plan. same pop-rock sound.

call or e-mail me and i’ll tell you about all of my crazy simple plan stories… getting them buffalo wings, buying them drinks… yeah pretty raucous stuff.