Monday, August 2, 2010

3?aK Episode 26: Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss)

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 bassist/vocalist Nick Oliveri of Mondo Generator and formerly of QOTSA and Kyuss.

3?aK Episode 26: Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss)

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

Umm, wow. What would Kip say? No. No it’s not. (laughs) I think that, uh, yeah, I don’t think so. I think it’s been trying though. I think it’s been trying really hard.

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

(laughs) Oh shit. Holy hell. Um, I don’t know what that means. She’s only 17, or what does that mean? Dude, she’s only 17, but he’s already, like... dude, how old is that guy?

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

Underage women and drinking a lot. I think he’d say that, I mean, maybe he wouldn’t, I don’t know. That seems like a hair band guy thing to say, doesn’t it? Underage women and drinking ‘til I puke.

Go to Episode 27.

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