Thursday, September 23, 2010

3?aK Episode 41: Slash (Guns 'n' Roses, Velvet Revolver)

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 legendary guitarist Slash of Guns 'n' Roses and Velvet Revolver fame.

3?aK Episode 41: Slash (Guns 'n' Roses, Velvet Revolver)

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

As Kip Winger? (laughs) You know what, who knows? It could. There’s a lot of people that have a special place in their heart for that whole period and there’s a lot of bands that are still out there doing it like it’s still happening. So you never know. There could be that key song by that key group that turns around and brings it all back.

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

I couldn’t even answer that. I only grow a goatee. But I would imagine meticulous fucking grooming habits, I would imagine, and a lot of patience.

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

Um, uh, Kip Winger, doesn’t he play bass? I don’t know. Tryin’ to keep up with the bass drum pattern, I suppose.

Go to Episode 42.

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