Interview with System of A Down

2.7.00 Since System Of A Down is currently on the road, I sent my questions through Velvet Hammer and Serj was cool enough to take them on, and get back to me with a few choice answers. Although he drips with sarcasm, the expected eccentricity, and a dry sense of humor, I’d say his to-the-point …

Interview with Systematic

12.18.99 In a cold parking lot about a half hour prior to what would be an amazing show at Doug Weston’s Troubadour in West Hollywood; I had the pleasure of speaking with Nick, Adam and Phillip from San Francisco’s Systematic. Not only are Systematic one of the best bands to have graced my sense of …

Interview with Pist On

12.10.99 I’ve been corresponding with Val for a couple of years now. In that time, we have become close in ways that only the digital network of decadence can provide, but fear not; there is no lack of intimacy here. I would venture to say that Val Ium of Pist On is one of the …

Interview with Vent

11.14.99 Just before the sold out Coal Chamber/Slipknot/Dope show, I met with Ben Einziger (guitar), Jason Boyd (vocals), and Paul Fried (bass), of VENT outside of the Palace in Hollywood. We all shivered a bit from the cold and Paul endured a nagging cough, but they were still great sports, and as always, very energetic …

Interview with Fractional Importance

10.24.99 Douglas Gledhill – vocals/guitar Kevin Fessler – drums Nate Perry – new bassist (Jon Holiday – former bassist) I’ve personally been promoting Fractional Importance for quite some time now. After Jon left the band to go to school, I invited them over for beers and conversation and some insight into what the next plan …

Interview with Type O Negative

Johnny Kelly and Kenny Hickey, Type O Negative Los Angeles, CA – 10.15.99 It was a really beautiful, October afternoon in North Hollywood where I met the band at their hotel and had theprivilege of spending one of the coolest days and nights I have ever had with all of the members of Type O …

Interview with Livid

6/05/99 UE: I guess we’ll start by introducing yourselves. Sizzo: I am Sizzo, the singer. And finally I can say singer, because now I sing. Like I used to have to say vocalist, and now I can say singer. Vayper: I’m the Vayper. Sizzo: (laugh) Vayper: Shut up! V A Y P E R, I’m …