Thursday, July 29, 2010

3?aK Episode 25: Chris Dudley (Underoath)

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 Chris Dudley of Underoath.

3?aK Episode 25: Chris Dudley (Underoath)

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

Um, I think that it is. I think that we were the innovators in everything hair metal and if anyone were to ever think that it’s not making a comeback, they just need to listen to our new record that just came out. Um, I don’t know who’s heard it and who hasn’t, but it just came out, and yeah, it’s the greatest record, I think, ever. But, I mean, there’s people who are all hung up on the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and all these crappy bands, but I mean, we’re freaking Winger, so we can do whatever we want.

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

Constant shaving. Constant. And dye. Hair Club for Men-type dye. And charcoal. Charcoal works as well, if you’re in a pinch.

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

Have you not been in current events? We’ve been freaking rocking everywhere. Well, I’ve been rocking solo. I’ve been playing acoustic shows, but the other guys are gonna come around and it’s gonna be a humungous tour. You just wait and see.

Go to Episode 26.

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