Three Minutes With…Chad Stewart
You’ve seen him play drums for Faster Pussycat, and Tracii’s version of LA Guns, and with previous giver of Three Minutes, Gilby Clarke.
He also has his own band with Faster Pussycat bandmate Danny Nordahl, called Motochrist. (I personally have seen every of the previously named projects!)
He also has another new project in the works with former Alice Cooper guitarist Keri Kelli. I caught up with the extremely busy Chad at one of the NAMM after parties in Anaheim earlier this year, and he let us in on what he has been up to.
So, the question you drew is…. What is your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is…. mostly because I have so much work to do all the time, even though I play in 80’s rock bands, my guilty pleasure is all the 80’s rock bands I don’t play in! Which would be Rick Springfield, Culture Club, Dramarama, help me here….
Wham! Duran Duran.
Oh, are you kidding?! I opened for them! I was on tour with Duran Duran for six months. The most amazing six months of my life!
I’m sooooooooo jealous!
“Save a Prayer” is possibly the greatest song ever written. Actually, no, that’s not true! “Careless Whisper” is truly the greatest song ever written. “Save a Prayer” may be after that. And greatest Christmas song? “Last Christmas”! See? You can’t argue that one!
Okay. Now that I have Christmas music in my head, you can promote whatever you want to talk about!
What do I want to talk about? I want to talk about….. There’s a new Motochrist record that’s going to come out. It’s all the covers and odds and ends we’ve never released, and other fun stuff that we just want to put out. That’s going to come out I think in March.
Which means June.
Or September! With Motochrist, who knows? Then Faster Pussycat is going out. We start the tour February 15th. We go on the boat (Monsters of Rock Cruise) with Tesla, Cinderella and all the others. We do that, and then apparently, Faster goes back out with Great White, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bulletboys, and somebody else. It’s a package, were doing fairs and House of Blueses, nonsensical others AND Keri Kelli and I have a project that’s going to be starting. Go to my website early Summer and it will be there.
Usually this is the spot where I tell you to follow them on Twitter or LIKE them on Facebook, but I can’t actually do that here, since Chad wants no part of those things. (Which became an hour long discussion about the marketing benefits social media can provide after the previous conversation took place.) There is a Facebook page for him, but he has absolutely nothing to do with it. However, he is working on getting his own website up and running, and as soon as he tells me that it is live, (and he BETTER tell me!) I will put the news and link out on MY Twitter (@MouthySmurf) so you all can know about it. Meanwhile, you can find him on Faster Pussycat’s website or in the nearest touring 80’s rock band.
Follow ME on Twitter: @MouthySmurf.
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