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Three Minutes With…Brent Muscat

February 28, 2011 by  
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Three Minutes With………..
Brent Muscat

Since this is my one year anniversary of squeezing “Three Minutes” outta several musicians, I figured I’d go back to where it all began…. to my boys, part of my extended family, the Sin City Sinners. I first brought you them as the Spotlight Band for February 2010, right before the release of their debut CD Exile on Fremont Street, then singer Todd Kerns and bassist Doc Ellis took on the Sack O’ Questions later that spring, right before Todd left on tour as Slash’s bass player. I now cornered the last remaining holdout from that original interview – guitarist Brent Muscat.

Okay Brent, your question is – what is the best and/or worst thing about playing in Vegas?
The best thing about playing in Vegas is playing in the casinos. They can actually afford to pay you, and there’s no “pay to play” like LA. In LA, you can’t make any money. If you’re a new band, you even actually have to pay to play, which really sucks! I love being here, playing in Vegas, I think it’s the best scene in the whole world.

Is there anything bad about playing in Vegas?
Bad? Hmmm…. Well, not that I can think of really. There’s bad things about Vegas, but not about playing Vegas.

 Alright! Now make your plug!
Sin City Sinners! Every Friday and Saturday at Station Casinos! Fridays at Sunset Station. Saturdays at Santa Fe Station. Come out. Hang out. Have a good time. See what Las Vegas is about!

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“Three Minutes With”…. Year In Review:

As an added bonus, I also caught up with some past subjects to find out what they’ve been up to lately….

Todd Kerns/Doc Ellis (June 2010) – The Sin City Sinners released their second CD in December 2010, an acoustic EP titled Broken Record. Pick it up at their live shows and their website and there’s been some autographed copies put on Ebay by their manager to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. Keep an eye on the band’s Facebook page for those special auctions! Todd is also putting out a solo disc Go Time and the limited run is now available on his website.  

Phil Varone (July 2010) – is Playgirl’s Mr. December. If you missed it on your local newsstand, he has some copies available on his website: philvarone.com

TJay (April 2010) – had has a huge year! Since we spoke to him, he’s opened for Blues Traveler again, along with Little Feat and The Neville Brothers. He also won the Relix Magazine Jam Off contest and had his song “Goldfish” featured on their compilation CD in their Jan/Feb edition – which put his tune alongside those by Gregg Allman and Keller Williams.

Jani  Love – the Rock N Roll Jeweler (September 2010) – Jani is currently at work on a new line of jewelry she will release for spring. She also is hoping to add a few surprises to add to the mix with fashions and accessories that fall into more than just the jewelry category. More to be released on that in the coming months. Suzy Sins Studio is turning three this July and will be throwing a celebration showcase sometime between May and then. Jani would just like to thank all of her supporters and Jessica Messina for spotlighting her company in her column on They Will Rock You. More of her work and contact details can be found at www.suzysinssstudio.com. (business only please!) Also- become a fan on Facebook and mention this story and Jani will give you 30% off your next quote for custom jewelry!

Andrew Freeman (First One! February 28, 2010) – Andrew is now the lead singer for the reformed band Hurricane, replacing Kelly Hansen. They’re gearing up for the release of some new tunes and a tour soon, and for updates, check ’em out on Facebook.

I just wanted to thank my readers and my subjects and everyone who’s helped me out over the last year. You are all awesome! I look forward to snagging “Three Minutes With…” many more! xo

Are you or do you know a musician coming through Las Vegas that wants to give the shortest interview ever with probably the shortest interviewer ever? Forward me contact info or put them in touch with me. Do you have a query for the Sack O’ Questions? Email me at ThreeMinWith@yahoo.com. (Sorry, I can not guarantee any question to be asked to anyone specific, because it’s literally the luck of the draw, but if your question gets drawn, you’ll get props – make sure you note how you want to be thanked!)

Three Minutes With…Mark “Gus” Scott of Trixter

Three Minutes With……
Mark “Gus” Scott of Trixter

In 2010, we had Pete Loran take on the Sack ‘O Questions – and he went two rounds. Not to be outdone, drummer Mark “Gus” Scott also went two rounds after Trixter played a sold-out show in  Teaneck, NJ last fall.

Your question is – What is the wackiest question you’ve ever been asked?
Metal Edge used to ask some wacky questions, because she tried a little to hard to make it wacky. It was like “What was the most embarrassing moment” or something like that…one of the most embarrassing moments I had was when I ended up coming back after my first tour to this restaurant I visited in Paramus and there were these two girls that were with my other two friends, and I happened to sleep with both of them. That was a little embarrassing. It was like, “Hi. I’d like you to meet my girlfriend.” “Oh, I met her before! Kinda didn’t work out so well!” <laughs> What about you? When are you back in Vegas? I wanna come see you.

I leave Sunday (two days after this interview)
So. What, are you gonna take me to the Bellagio? Venetian? Or what?
I spend a lot of time at Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station.
Green Valley Ranch? Is that like the Bunny Ranch auxiliary?
Ummm. No.
C’mon. Everybody’s doing it! – Okay. Gimme another one.

Okay. What is your best hangover remedy? (Thanks to Mario for the question!)
I don’t really get hangovers. It’s my understanding that Vitamin B and iced tea is very good. That’s part of it. Number one. Number two is that I think you should eat something. Two nights ago, we were in Maine and LJ (one of my friends) got real f-ed up, and I asked him, “How do you feel?” He’s like, “Dude. I feel terrible.” I asked him, “Well, what’d you eat today?” “Nothing.” KEY PHRASE!  I believe that if you truly eat something it absorbs the crap inside of you and gets your body back to normal. It may be a problem getting there, but you really have to do it. Otherwise, Vitamin B and unsweetened iced tea. Maybe a little sugar. But I do unsweetened.

Right on! Now you can plug whatever you want.
Check out
The Copper Bottom Restaurant in Florida, New York. That’s my restaurant. Zagat rated for the fourth year in a row. Very good to Excellent. It’s www.thecopperbottom.com. Rock n’ roll!

Are you or do you know a musician coming through Las Vegas that wants to give the shortest interview ever with probably the shortest interviewer ever? Forward me contact info or put them in touch with me. Do you have a query for the Sack O’ Questions? Email me at ThreeMinWith@yahoo.com. (Sorry, I can not guarantee any question to be asked to anyone specific, because it’s literally the luck of the draw, but if your question gets drawn, you’ll get props – make sure you note how you want to be thanked!)

Three Minutes With…Fuel

Three Minutes With..Fuel.

Well, three quarters of the band, anyway. Brett Scallions (Vocals), Brad Stewart (Bass), and Jasin Todd (Guitar) took on the Sack O’ Questions while drummer Kenneth Schalk soundchecked prior to their show at a Rock ‘n Roll Wine event at the Crown Theater at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

 

This is what transpired:

Your question is – if you didn’t do this (music) what would you do?
Brad : That’s cliché! Sorry!
Brett: Shhhh. If I didn’t do this what would I do?
Jasin: I’d go crazy, that’s what I’d do!
Brett: I don’t know. I never thought about it, really. I was always focused on being what I am. I was a crappy student. I went to college for a brief moment in life. Like a year and a half. While I was there, I was focused on music. I think if I wasn’t actually a musician, I’d be affiliated with it in some way. Whether it be working in a management company or in a studio or something in the world of music. I just wouldn’t be the musician. I’d probably be in the business world of it in some sense.

And now you can promote anything you’ve got going on. Project. Product. Place. Doesn’t even have to be yours.
Brad: New Rhianna album’s coming out!
Brett: Fuelrocks.com is the website, you can always find out what’s going on with Fuel and everything. We’re working on new music that we plan to have out next year. I have another project called World Fire Brigade that’s coming out next year, which is myself and Sean Danielson from Smile Empty Soul and our partner Eddie Wall. We wrote the record and stuff. It’s pretty much done, it’s coming out next year.
Jasin: Dontcha have that X Games thing?
Brett: Oh! I do this thing called Yukon Cornelius every once in a while. Yukon Cornelius is myself, Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies, Stefan Lessard from the Dave Matthews Band, Dee Snider from Twisted Sister, and some of the guys from the band Guster and N.E.R.D., Warren DeMartini from Ratt played with us. So we just like cover shows, the past couple of years we’ve done the ESPN X Games, the winter X Games. So we’re doing that in January. The third week in January.

Brad, draw your question – no peekin’! Is there one song you wish you had written? If so, what is it and why?
Brad: Hmmm. That’s a good one. There’s a lot of songs I wish I had written. I can’t just pick out one.

You can name two… three…. ten.
Brad: Actually….
Brett: Pick a big hit!
Jasin: Feliz Navidad!
Brad: That’s a big one! Here Comes Santa Claus.

Imagine the royalties off of that one!
Brad: I know, right! I’d say that one of the most recent songs I’ve heard that I liked was “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay. I just like it lyrically and the song comes together – the production and the strings and everything going on, it’s just one of those songs that just… ahhh. I just find it moving. That’d be a recent one, but… “Highway to Hell”… “It’s So Easy”, Guns N Roses… There’s some Beatles songs that just keep going and going. Anything by Led Zeppelin… “Change”, Blind Melon. Man, what else? That’s good, I guess. I don’t know!

Okay. You can make your plug now!
Brad: Plug? Really? This is my main gig right now. Doing the Fuel thing. I have a show I’m doing with some friends in a band called Burn Season in Jacksonville. I hope to be writing some songs. There’s a guy that’s hooked us up before in the past and he needs some new music, so I think in the down time, hopefully I’ll be doing some of that.

Down time? What’s that?
Brad: Down time. Well, we’re gonna take some time off in December and January. I’m gonna try to work on some new stuff.

Jasin – Your question is – What is the most memorable point of your career this far – good, bad, or both?
Brett: He doesn’t remember sh*t!
Brad: He doesn’t remember anything that’s happened up til now!
Jasin: Wow. Yeah, I have a very short term memory. Hmm, defining moment. I would probably have to say getting the record deal was and we did a tour with Van Halen. Sammy Hagar got my endorsement with Gibson guitars. So, I get to play Les Paul guitars, or anything by Gibson, for free, and that’s pretty cool, for me, as a guitar player.
Brett: And you play with me.
Jasin: I HATE playing with Brett!
Brett: Let me answer this for you… I know exactly what you’ll say.
Jasin: Yeah, that’s pretty much it, as a guitar player, that’s a big thing. I don’t think it would’ve happened without Sammy. But, it happened, so…

Awesome. Sammy’s great.
Jasin: Yeah, he’s a great guy.

And your plug?
Jasin: I’m just gonna plug World Peace. And keep the creatures outta my room! That’s it.

Allright! Two-legged, four-legged… does it matter?
Jasin: They’re mostly two-legged.

Good to know!

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For more on Fuel visit:
The Official Fuel Website

Special Thanks goes to TPF, Chris and Sonny at Rock ‘n Roll Wine (http://www.www.rnrwine.com) and Alyssa and her awesome staff at PR Plus (www.prpluslv.com) for making this happen! You are always so good to me!

Are you or do you know a musician coming through Las Vegas that wants to give the shortest interview ever with probably the shortest interviewer ever? Forward me contact info or put them in touch with me. Do you have a query for the Sack O’ Questions? Email me at ThreeMinWith@yahoo.com. (Sorry, I can not guarantee any question to be asked to anyone specific, because it’s literally the luck of the draw, but if your question gets drawn, you’ll get props – make sure you note how you want to be thanked!)

Six Minutes With…Jimmy Crespo

Such a great interview – I doubled my column!

Often referred to as “the only guy good enough to replace Joe Perry”, guitar legend Jimmy Crespo has also shared the stage with other notables over his career – like Rod Stewart, and Billy Squier, among others. 2012 will mark the 30 year anniversary of the release of “Rock In a Hard Place” and for the next two years Jimmy Crespo will let the music do the talkin’ by playing live shows and releasing an album of original material. Joining him onstage for the live shows will be Chris VanDahl (LA Guns, Aeromyth), Ellis (Sin City Sinners) and Kyle Kyle (Bang Tango). Jimmy was kind enough to sit down with me for some completely random questions prior to the band’s first show in Las Vegas. Here’s the story:

Is there one song you wish you had written?
Wow. Okay. That’s deep. There’s so many genres of music, and I love every genre of music. Beethoven’s Ninth… That’s not a song. “My Way”, “Mama Kin”… I could go on, there are many.

Where do you see the future of music heading?
Oh wow. Very random! I don’t want to get too philosophical about it, I don’t really know. And that’s actually the beauty of music – it’s unpredictability. Not to get into the generations stuff, but it just keeps evolving… and devolves… and evolves. It just keeps going up and down, up and down, around and around. Sometimes it gets better, sometimes it gets worse. But eventually it comes back, and gets even better than the last time. So, where is it going? I’m not sure, but I’m looking forward to it, that’s for sure!

So, anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the last few months has heard that your old bandmate (Steven Tyler) is now a judge on American Idol. Do you think that show adequately prepares these kids for what they could potentially face in the music business, or is it Disneyfied?
That’s a big question. There are moments that I feel that it’s another corporate representation of music, which pisses me off. Pardon me, but it definitely pisses me off. But in another way, and this is going to sound odd because the band, Aerosmith, is pissed off at Steven, but choosing Steven kind of drifted away from the corporate, for me, for a minute. And made it a little more like “Okay, let’s see what’s going to happen…Where is it going?” But then they also picked Jennifer Lopez. That’s going to be an interesting combination! So, people will be watching. Do I think they groom kids to be rock stars? I don’t know. I still think it’s corporate. But because Steven will be on, I will have a special interest in what develops there. I’m sure everybody will.

Unfortunately, when they started cutting music out of the curriculum in schools, that’s a bad move! It’s not doing anybody any justice. Music is a part of everybody’s life. Not because I’m a musician, only, but how sad! What do kids do? They listen to music. That makes them go online and search for what? 

Watching that interview you did on local Vegas Fox 5 last night – I didn’t know you had a band with Chazz Palmintieri (Goodfellas, The Sopranos)!
You know?  That was my very first band! I must have been about sixteen. Yeah! I felt like I was a baby! He was always dramatic, always an actor, and we were really good friends for a long time. We still are but we were really close. It blew me away! I could not believe of all the people on the planet, that day, we were both in the same place doing plugs. It was awesome!

So, what do you want people to know about the Jimmy Crespo Project?
There are a few things: the band members that I have are just outstanding. Stellar.

How did you come across all of them?
Actually, my manager, Jason Green, was monumental in getting these people together. As he mentioned names, I said YEAH! to every one. They’re all outstanding. I love them all! We came together, and you never know with these things, are they gonna work? We got into a room and it was just BOOM! They dug the music. And there’s going to be expansion. They’re all into it. I’m excited about the project.

Right on! And what do you hope people come away from this tour with? Both as a band, and as an audience?
I’m going to re-introduce the Rock in a Hard Place stuff that kinda got put on the back burner for whatever reasons. I don’t want to go into any discussions about who was upset and whatever, but there was some legitimately good music there and I worked very hard to make it happen, in spite of everything going on at the time. I want to re-introduce that. The other thing is that there’s going to be new material with the whole band and everybody’s gonna see everybody’s shit.

Looking forward to it!

For upcoming shows & more on Jimmy Crespo:
Official Website
Facebook

Are you or do you know a musician coming through Las Vegas that wants to give the shortest interview ever with probably the shortest interviewer ever? Forward me contact info or put them in touch with me. Do you have a query for the Sack O’ Questions? Email me at ThreeMinWith@yahoo.com. (Sorry, I can not guarantee any question to be asked to anyone specific, because it’s literally the luck of the draw, but if your question gets drawn, you’ll get props – make sure you note how you want to be thanked!)

 

Three Minutes With…Kevin Baldes of LIT

If you were even remotely into the SoCal punk-style music of the late 90’s, you’d have to have been living under a rock to NOT have heard of LIT. Everyone at one time or another could totally relate to their number one tune “My Own Worst Enemy” from their platinum disc “A Place in the Sun”. Bassist Kevin Baldes set a new speed record for the world’s shortest interview when LIT recently hit Las Vegas to play at the Crown Theater at the Rio Hotel. Don’t blink when you read the following:

 

If you became President of the United States, what would your first order of business be?
First order of business would be to legalize marijuana; and I don’t even smoke marijuana. For some reason, you never hear of anyone getting into fights when they’re high, but you hear about people in bars getting into fights because they’re drunk.

True. Very true.
There ya go. Done! Oh, but I didn’t promote anything!

That’s your next question!
I want to promote LIT’s new album. We’re working on it right now, we don’t have a title yet but we do have quite a few songs. It’s awesome! It’s gonna be my favorite album so far! It’ll be our sixth studio effort. Awesome!

When is it due to be finished?
We’re hoping it’s gonna be out probably in March.

Is that on a real calendar or the music business calendar?
Real calendar. We’ve gotta get it out! We’ve gotta get out there, gotta get goin’, man! It’s been too long. We’re excited to get cracking on this.

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For all the latest on LIT or to find out about their new album check out:
LIT on Facebook
The Official LIT Website

 

*Side note: the above conversation took place in one minute, eleven seconds. That beats the previous record held by Gilby Clarke, of one minute, thirty seconds. 

Are you or do you know a musician coming through Las Vegas that wants to give the shortest interview ever with probably the shortest interviewer ever? Forward me contact info or put them in touch with me. Do you have a query for the Sack O’ Questions? Email me at ThreeMinWith@yahoo.com. (Sorry, I can not guarantee any question to be asked to anyone specific, because it’s literally the luck of the draw, but if your question gets drawn, you’ll get props – make sure you note how you want to be thanked!)

Three Minutes With…Jani Christine Love – the Rock N’ Roll Jeweler!

September 7, 2010 by  
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I decided to take a bit of a departure from my usual musicians and interview a different kind of “rock star” – a jeweler. Jani makes all kinds of custom jewelry and is offering a very special deal for my readers. Read all the way to the end for that. Jani was kind enough to take on the Sack O’ Questions recently, and here ya go….

 

The question you picked was – do you have any rituals or superstitions when you work?
Oh… I do! One thing, before I start working, everything has to be clean. I’m super organized about everything. It’s the only way to live.  So, I probably spend at least an hour cleaning everything and organizing everything into different metals, different gauges of wire, everything has to be in its place. All my tools are always on the right, all my metals are always on the left so I can grab with my left hand, take a tool with my right…. Superstitions. Y’know, one thing I definitely have found out is that if I try to work on a day when I’m just not into it, I sit down and try to force myself to work, and I always notice that if I try to force myself to work and I just don’t have it in me, nothing comes out. I will literally scrap everything I made that day and send it all to the refinery. So, I have to be in the mood to do it.

 

Well, now make your plug:
Well, you can go to www.suzysinsstudio.com to see more of my jewelry, I also have a blog up there, and I’m an artist of different mediums – I have paintings and poetry and photographs up there as well. I’m an artist who loves artists and if another artist is interested in contacting me and networking, I love networking!

 

Now, about that special deal – if you tell her that TWRY sent you, she’ll hook you up with a 20% discount on anything in the shop – including premade and custom work. AND, all custom orders get FREE shipping every day! Now, don’t procrastinate because this offer is not going to last forever and is a very special deal for TWRY fans and can be canceled at any time. Check out the Facebook and LIKE it!

Three Minutes With…Sammy Hagar

Depending on what demographic you fall into, he’s either the singer for the band Montrose, the guy with “one foot on the brake, and one on the gas” who couldn’t “Drive 55”, or the one who replaced David Lee Roth in Van Halen. He’s also the co-owner of the Cabo Wabo Cantina chain and formerly the purveyor of Cabo Wabo Tequila. He’s also a philanthropist, but more about that in a moment. The Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar, did a round with the Sack o’ Questions before he played a “surprise” unannounced gig at the Cabo Wabo Cantina on the Las Vegas Strip at the end of July.

 

Okay Sammy, reach in and grab your question.
<while reaching into the Sack o’ Questions> I want to see ’em all – I think it’s rigged!
Totally not!

What is the most memorable point in your career? Good, bad, or both.
Oh boy, that’s tough! The first thing that comes to mind is Van Halen just because everyone was so against it, everyone said “Oh, this is not gonna work…” and we knew it would, and the whole thing was such a huge success, that’s very memorable. But if I could cheat, I gotta say that when I went into the studio in 1972 with Montrose, for my first record ever. I had never written any songs in my life but  I wrote “Bad Motor Scooter”, “One Thing on My Mind”, “Make It Last” and  “I Don’t Want It” – four of the songs on that record. That was so memorable. When I went into the studio with Ted Templeman, big-time producer, and we got a big record advance, and all of a sudden it was like I was a star overnight. I’ll never forget that. I was scared to death! But, it didn’t have the success of the Van Halen, so you pick whichever you want….

I think both are pretty iconic!
Quite honestly, damn near every night of my life has been pretty memorable!

Okay, now you can plug whatever you’ve got going on….
 Oh, I have nothing to plug. I just wanna say that one of the biggest missions in life is to take care of kids and families that can’t take care of themselves, so that’s the only thing that I’m plugging. With my extra money, which there’s plenty of, by the way, and not bragging, it’s a good thing, we started The Hagar Family Foundation. I support children, terminally ill children, and their families who have run out of money, hocked their houses and everything, and their kids are still terminally ill. Whaddya gonna do? So, I believe that people like that – that’s my big mission.

That’s awesome! Is there a website or anything?
No, probably not. I’m not into it like that. Y’know, it’s a big deal for me, I work with Emeril Lagasse, and some of his foundations, he helps kids too.  I just want to help kids have a better life, and just ensure that they even get a chance, that’s all I’m really trying to plug, because everyone should do that. I’m only plugging it because if you do it in your backyard, everyone can do that. There’s people in your hometown that need help. Don’t help some kids in Africa – not that I don’t want to! – help your neighbors first, and his neighbor, and when you get to Africa, help them too! Everyone should help in their own way. That’s my new philosophy. That’s what I’m plugging!

 For all the latest on Sammy and his pursuits visit his official website or hit him up on Facebook.

Side note to Sammy – I’ll come “run things”, just have your people call my people and they can take a meeting!

A super huge THANK YOU goes out to Leslie and Beth at Wicked for making this happen! 

Are you or do you know a musician coming through Las Vegas that wants to give the shortest interview ever with probably the shortest interviewer ever? Forward me contact info or put them in touch with me. Do you have a query for the Sack O’ Questions? Email me at ThreeMinWith@yahoo.com. (Sorry, I can not guarantee any question to be asked to anyone specific, because it’s literally the luck of the draw, but if your question gets drawn, you’ll get props – make sure you note how you want to be thanked!)

Three Minutes With…Kristy Majors of Pretty Boy Floyd

August 2, 2010 by  
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He’s one of the original Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz. He’s the guitar player from the band that set the bar for glam rock in the late 80s/early 90s. Kris took on the soon to be iconic Sack O’ Questions when Pretty Boy Floyd played at Feelgood’s in Las Vegas. Here’s what happened:

This question was submitted by Tracy: What is the strangest item on the tour bus?
Well, we don’t have a tour bus on this one, we drove here in myMercedes but it’s cool. The strangest item we ever had on the tour bus was this crazy sake bottle. It was maybe about two feet high, and it had a looooooooooonng neck and we used to make girls do some bad things with that. We used to make little markings on it and… <chuckles> That sake bottle, it used to go in many different holes. <laughs> Yeah, that was the strangest thing I’ve ever had on the tour bus.

 

Now you can make your plug – whatever you’ve got going on:
We have a n
ew Pretty Boy Floyd record coming out in September and a new Kristy “Krash” Majors record coming out in September as well. Whole world tour starting in October.

prettyboyfloydband.com
kristymajors.com

Are you or do you know a musician coming through Las Vegas that wants to give the shortest interview ever with probably the shortest interviewer ever? Forward me contact info or put them in touch with me. Do you have a query for the Sack O’ Questions? Email me at ThreeMinWith@yahoo.com. (Sorry, I can not guarantee any question to be asked to anyone specific, because it’s literally the luck of the draw, but if your question gets drawn, you’ll get props – make sure you note how you want to be thanked!)

Three Minutes With…Phil Varone

If you think back to the early 90’s, do you remember a band called Saigon Kick?  Of course you do. Fast forward to 2000 – can you name Skid Row’s drummer at that time? And for those reality TV junkies, you may know him from Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew. Yep.  The one guy who was part of all three of these things is none other than drummer/comedian/internet talk show host Phil Varone. I recently ran into Phil at Green Valley Ranch casino in Las Vegas, and he was cool enough to take on the Sack o’ Questions…

Do you have any preshow rituals or supersitions?
Well, when I was on tour, a half hour before we played, I’d have a beer, then I’d have to stretch, we’d put something heavy on, music-wise. Like Pantera or something to get you in the mood…Van Halen… One of those things. We called it The Ritual, all of us did it together in the dressing room.

 Any plug you want to make?
Well… Damn, I can’t talk about what I have, ’cause I’m gonna break the news on Stern. I can’t talk about it, but there’s good stuff coming up! It’ll be better in about a month from now, because I can really talk about it. I just moved to Las Vegas, I’m doing my Sex Stand Up Rock N’ Roll Show in town in the next few months, I just don’t know where yet. So, that’s all I’ve got. And philvarone.com.

Allright! And when do we tune in to Stern?
 I won’t go on it for like two months, so I can announce this… this thing. I can’t announce it before then.

Yer killin’ me! The suspense is killin’ me!   

Are you or do you know a musician coming through Las Vegas that wants to give the shortest interview ever with probably the shortest interviewer ever? Forward me contact info or put them in touch with me. Do you have a query for the Sack O’ Questions? Email me at ThreeMinWith@yahoo.com. (Sorry, I can not guarantee any question to be asked to anyone specific, because it’s literally the luck of the draw, but if your question gets drawn, you’ll get props – make sure you note how you want to be thanked!)

Three Minutes With…Gilby Clarke

The first time you probably remember seeing him was in Guns N’ Roses in the early 90s. (Unless you’re my mom, then he’s “that other smart guy who did that show with Dave Navarro”, which is referring to Rockstar: Supernova from 2005-2006-ish.) He’s also released several solo albums and produced a number of other acts as well. I caught up with Gilby before he played at Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel over Memorial Day Weekend, and he did like few others have done before – gone two rounds with the “Sack O’ Questions”!
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