Monday, May 17, 2010

3?aK Episode 4: Rob Arnold (Chimaira)

Back in 2007, when I was the music writer for College Times, Kip Winger blew me off for an interview because he was on “vocal lockdown.” I didn’t want to see the questions I’d prepared go to waste, so for the next year, I asked everyone I interviewed if they’d be willing to get into character and answer the following “Three Questions as Kip.”

If you're new to 3?aK and want a more detailed history of how this project came to be, click here.

OK, now that you're up to speed, let's get on with the show. Playing the role of Kip Winger for this installment of 3?aK will be Rob Arnold of Cleveland metal band Chimaira.

3?aK Episode 4: Rob Arnold (Chimaira)

1. We've already seen disco and '80s synth pop make comebacks. Do you think a hair metal renaissance is right around the corner?

I don’t know, man. We were one of the biggest guys doing it back then and nobody can do it again. (laughs) In my personal opinion, I don’t think that’s gonna happen. There’s a little bit of it, with all the eyeliner-core and stuff going on right now, but, I don’t know, I think that’d be pretty funny if guys started poofing out their hair again.

2. Can you let our readers in on your secret to maintaining the perfect 5 o'clock shadow?

Um, yeah. Just shave at 6 p.m. everyday.

3. What have you been up to for the last 15 years?

Oh, you know, just enjoying my money and Ferraris and pretty much just trying to stay out of the public eye.

Go to Episode 5.

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