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Rewind with The Bloodhound Gang’s Lupus, 3/9/00

  

METAL SLUDGE REWIND WITH…

LUPUS of The Bloodhound Gang

 

This Metal Sludge Rewind is with Lupus, the very first person we ever did 20 Questions with, back on November 19, 1998.  Or the first person stupid enough to agree to do it.  Since Lupus first did 20 Questions, we have since interviewed 57 other "rock stars", but Lupus was the first.  He’s our "Video Killed The Radio Star."  He will always be the answer to the trivia question, "Who was the first person to ever do 20 Questions with Metal Sludge."  Nobody can ever take that away from him.

The Bloodhound Gang just released a new album last month called "Hooray For Boobies", so we thought it was time to talk to Lupus again.  We sent out the questions just the other day and he sent them back with a quickness.  Enjoy!    

LUPUS:  Thanks for asking me more than once….I’m shocked anyone would want to talk to me more than once.

1.  What are you guys up to now?

Right now sitting in the tour bus, somewhere between Madrid Spain and Lisbon Portugal.  We’re at a gas station.  I just ate a late night snack that was a cheap version of a Choco Taco, a bottle of water, some shitty gummi candy, a few black olives, and 2 packs of Marlboro.  We’re sitting around having stupid conversations about what is currently happening.  In other words…to make it short…nothing at all.

2.  ?Hooray For Boobies? was originally scheduled to come out last Fall, but Pink Floyd held that up because of an unauthorized sample or some shit.  The song was pulled from all the European releases and was supposed to be pulled from the US release, but then it ended up on the US version anyways.  People were buying the promos of the album with the deleted track for like $90 bucks on Ebay, and now you can get it in the store for $12. Does that mean you guys paid off Pink Floyd or what?  What?s the whole story with that?

We stole a melody from Another Brick In The Wall Part II and used it for a vocal melody.  It’s the line where they say "All in all your just another brick in the wall."  In the song "Right Turn Clyde" we changed it to "All in all you’re just another dick with no balls" and kept the melody the same.  Unfortunately for us, that falls under all those wacky copyright laws so they had to clear it.  So Geffen had started to manufacture the record and then someone from the legal department caught the melody and tried to clear it.  Well, we got shot down.  So 300,000 copies of the record that were ready to go had to be destroyed.  The European countries hadn’t manufactured the records, so they were able to release the record on time.  Then Geffen kept trying to clear the melody through Roger Waters (from Pink Floyd)…when they finally got to him, he actually said he liked the song and gave us the rights to use the melody.  Of course he made us pay for it, but that’s the way things work.

3.  Which hard rock/heavy metal band should give it up and call it a day?

I don’t know…is Danzig still around?  I haven’t been into him since Danzig II.  Once John Christ left I lost it…there was something about him that I really liked.

4.  You have to pick one of the following.  Which will it be?

A:  Have full blown sex with Tom Bosley from Happy Days are receive 15,000 dollars? worth of non-redeemable arcade tokens;

or,

B:  Walk around for a week with an actual severed penis hanging from your mouth.  The penis will not be your own, so you don?t have to worry about that.

You kidding me?  I can’t pick one of those.  I would be called gay for the rest of my life.  And that means Evil Jared, our bass player, would beat the shit out of me.

5.  Rate the following guitarists on a scale of 1 to 10.  1 being somebody who sounds like they play with broken fingers and 10 being a virtuoso.

Yngwie Malmsteen 

6 – he get’s that just for his name.  I could care less about his playing.

Kerry King

10 – he’s in Slayer, what more can you ask for?

Kirk Hammett

10 – he’s one of the 3 men responsible for me playing.  Him, Scott Ian, and Kerry King.

C.C. DeVille

5 – could care less really.  One of those bands I hated cause I was into thrash.  But now I kind of like some of stuff…learned to appreciate it later in life.  Good pop melodies.

Wes Borland

10 – pure genius.  I love what he does with a guitar.  Some of the newer stuff isn’t as good as the first record (sorry Wes), but I still think he’s awesome.

Ted Nugent

10 – he kills buffalo.  Enough said on that.

Steve Vai

5 – he would get a 10, but I just don’t love what he does.  I think he’s an amazing player though.

Joe Perry

3 – could care less.

Zakk Wylde

7 – always loved what he did with Ozzy, but his solo album was lame.

Ace Frehley

9 – he gets that for being in Kiss.  Never the greatest guitarist in my opinion, but he did what was necessary for the band.  One of those people that didn’t need to be the greatest player of all time…but he always played the perfect part for the song.

  6.  Do you think Howard Stern is as good as he was 10 years ago, or do you think he?s gotten soft?

Howard will never get soft.  He’s kind of like one of our Holy Grails.

7.  The last album had ?Fire Water Burn? do pretty well, but then that was it.  Is ?The Bad Touch? your one hit from this album, or do you actually think this time around you?ll be able to squeeze a few more songs out?

Well so far in Europe we’ve been able to pull off a second single ("The Ballad Of Chasey Lain") that’s doing well.  Hopefully the US will get their shit together and love us as much too.

8.  Which of the following singers are most likely crotch goblins?

A.  Phil Anselmo from Pantera

They say that macho stuff hides something else.  Maybe so in his case? Nah, Phil is too tough for that.  He’s beyond tough.

B.  David Lee Roth

You should be shot for even suggesting it.

C.  Paul Stanley

Nah, he always scored the hot chicks.

D.  Sebastian Bach

Nope, cause gay guys are always neat and attractive…I saw a picture of him about a year ago and he looked gross and fat.

E.  Jimmy Pop

He’s gay.  No doubt about it (nothing like some good rumors).

9.  What the most disgusting or wildest thing you have ever seen while touring?

Probably an entire bus load of people (different bands, crew, etc) watching a girl fuck herself with a beer bottle while having a piece of celery with peanut butter in her ass.  She also gave out 4 blowjobs, had sex with one guy, almost was pissed on, and pissed on herself.  And it’s all on video tape.  And no you can’t see it.

10.  Rate the following chicks on a scale of 1 to 10.  1 being a total mess and 10 being a hottie.

Gwen Stefani

2 – never did much for me.

Pamela Anderson

8 – she gets extra points for her new breasts.

Britney Spears

5 – ever since Christina Aguilera appeared on the scene I have forgotten about her.

Claudia Schiffer

10 – but only about 4 years ago.  Now she looks too old and she’s been touched by David Copperfield.

Jenna Jameson

6 – she’s hot, but I’ve seen her naked so many times it just wouldn’t do it for me if I had the chance.  Then again, maybe I’m wrong.  Jenna – give me a call.  Haha.Donna D?Errico

? – I can never remember who the fuck she is.Jennifer Lopez

10/0 – I’ve seen her look hot and ugly in different pictures.  Lately she’s been working on a 10 rating.

Robin Quivers

10 – She’s rad in so many ways.  Plus how cool would you be if you could call up Stern and tell him you fondled those breasts he’s spoken of so many times.

Judy Jetson

Cartoons don’t count.

Courtney Love

8 – she gets a high rating for her total turn around.Tootie from Facts Of Life

1 – I hated her.  I was all about Jo (even though I know realize how ugly she was too).

Tori Spelling

0 – She has eyes that look like boiled eggs.

Monica Lewinsky

0 – a fat ugly slug who took advantage of her situation.

11.  Seems like you guys are always playing Europe.  How are the chicks over there?  Aren?t most of those chicks all hairy and shit, and how is the foreign trim?

The hair factor is dangerous at times, but life has approved over there since our first tour.  I’ve found a lot less hairy girls that 4 years ago.  As for the foreign girls….they’re pretty great.  I’ve done some stuff here that I never thought would happen in my lifetime.

12.  For $5,000,000.  That?s FIVE million dollars.

A nude Haitian prostitute stands in front of you.  The good news is she is stunningly gorgeous.  The bad news is that she hasn?t had an AIDS test in ten years.  All you have to do to get the $5 million dollars is to have anal sex with her for 5 seconds.  That works out to $1 million per second.  However, you do have a small, bleeding nick on your penis from shaving.

Would you do it?

I’d ask for 10 and go for 20 seconds.  Hey what the heck, at least I would have fun and get a lot of money.  Smoking will kill me soon enough.
 

13.  Now that ?The Bad Touch? is on TRL, do you feel like you?ve sold out to the man and have to kiss Carson Daly?s ass now?

I’d kiss his ass anyway.  He did an interview with us on KROQ when we were first starting.  Who cares if people want to see us on TRL?  Why is rock and roll the only job where you’re punished (in other words called a "sell out") for being good at what you do?

14.  Which do you prefer?

Insane Clown Posse or Limp Bizkit =  Musically – Limp Bizkit, Live Show – Insane Clown Posse (how can you beat two guys throwing soda all over the place)Christina Aguilera or Britney Spears = Christina – she’s from the home state of PA and is FUCKING hot.

Stalkers or peeping toms = Stalkers.  I wish I had one.

The guy who cleans up at peep shows or the guy who played Horshack on Welcome Back, Kotter? = Peep show guy.  How cool is that job.  Gross as hell but it just goes to show that homeless people CAN find work.

Chasey Lain or Jani Lane = It used to be Chasey, but she didn’t show up for the video, so fuck her. It’s all about Jani.

Kid Rock or Chris Rock = Chris Rock, he makes me pee my pants.David Spade or Adam Sandler = Tough one.  The last stuff I saw Adam do wasn’t great, so I’ll go with David Spade.

Tom Green or Tommy Lee = Hands down Tom Green.  Even if he is Canadian.  Plus Tommy was cool up until that Get Naked shit.

15.  How much was your biggest music related check for?

$40,000.  I spent half of it in 10 minutes.  It was my first advance check and I paid off all my bills and bought $10,000 worth of computer equipment (which is now worth about $1,000).  Wait till the end of the year to ask me

this one.  I think I might actually make money this year (wouldn’t it be nice?).

  16.  Which rock star should be put on a boat, sent into the ocean, and blown up?

All the members of Live and Buckcherry.  Hate both bands.

17.  You have to pick one of the following, which is it:

A.  The Bloodhound Gang are playing Israel when Israel and Egypt declare war on each other;

Or,

B.  Riots break out in LA again killing 200 people and burning half the city.

Riots…living in Hollywood could be interesting.

18.  Have any of you guys ever double teamed a chick before?

Evil Jared has.  Me not so much.  I got one ugly guy naked in bed when I’m having sex…I don’t need any help.

19.  You guys have a song called ?The Ballad Of Chasey Lain?, and Chasey came down to the studio to record some lines for the song.  Did anybody end up hooking up with her?  Shit, she?s a porn star, one of you guys should

have been able to at least get a blow job from her!

No, she was pregnant when she came to the studio.  She’s also shorter than we thought and REALLY hairy.

20.  Here is a list of 15 bands.  Pick only 4 of these bands to go on tour with, and put them in order from headliner to opener, and include The Bloodhound Gang somewhere in there as well.

Limp Bizkit

Kid Rock

Vanilla Ice

Methods Of Mayhem

Aerosmith

Motley Crue

Backstreet Boys

Lit

ICP

Britney Spears

No Doubt

Korn

Slayer

Ozzy

Poison

Ozzy

Bloodhound Gang

Motley Crue

Vanilla Ice (old school)

Not saying that we’re better than the Crue, but its a rap/metal/rap-rock/metal kind of lineup.  Switching it up on the kids.  I wanted to pick Slayer, but I would hate to open for them…openers always get trashed with them.

21.  Who is the most overrated band today?

I couldn’t think of one, but I noticed you mentioned Lit.  They suck. 

22.  Have you or anyone you know ever stolen a hubcap?

Not that I know of.

 

23.  Time for Metal Sludge’s Word Association?  We mention a name and you give us your thoughts.

Tommy Lee = That stupid Get Naked song is lame.  And why is Fred Durst the only one with clothes on in the video.  Not that I want to see him naked, I just think it was a cop out on his part.  If you’re going to do it, do it full force.  Had I been in the song, I would have gotten naked for the video…and I don’t want to gross out anyone that bad.Lars Ulrich = Why hasn’t this guy gotten rid of his accent yet?

Warrant = I hated them.

Jonathan Davis = I just wish he’d shave that mustache of his.

Bret Michaels =I can’t be bothered to think about him.

Howard Stern = Genius – pure genius.  I hope we can do his show again.

Jimmy Pop = At the moment, my thought is "I am shocked."  But that’s because he just told me something that’s shocking.

Gene Simmons = If I was a girl I would do anything to have that guy lick me.

D.J. Q Ball = We played cards today (oooh, the life of a rockstar!) and he beat my ass.

Evil Jared = He creeps me out.  He’s so obsessed with his body that its scary.

Rosie O Donnell = Pig.

Pink Floyd = A band I have always admired.  Until Roger Waters moved his own way.Limp Bizkit = We played with them on our Use Your Fingers tour.  They opened for us in the side room of the Milk Bar (their hometown venue)…it was before Lethal was in the band and Wes had REALLY long hair.  They were great and really cool.  Months later, they got signed.  Months after that they were kicking our asses.  It was cool to see them get so big, cause when we had heard of them we thought they were rad and hoped to see them succeed.  We even tried to get them signed to Republic Records, but it never happened.
Now that’s how it’s suppose to be done.  Answer every question, be honest, put some effort into it, and talk shit.  That’s all we ever ask.  Props out to Lupus for doing a good job.

We found this on their site, www.bloodhoundgang.com and it’s kind of cool.  These are all the bands they’ve played with:

The Bloodhound Gang have performed with such notable acts as 7 Mary Three, Absolute Beginner, AC/DC, Aerosmith, All, Leah Andreone, Apocalyptica, Artificial Joy Club, Ash, Beatsteaks, Beck, Lou Bega, Ben Folds Five, Better Than Ezra, Blink 182, Blondie, Blur, Tracy Bonham, Brandy, Buck O’ Nine, Bullyrag, Bush, Cake, Catatonia, Catherine Wheel, Chemical Brothers, George Clinton And The P-Funk All-Stars, Cowboy Mouth, Crash Test Dummies, Creed, Danzig, Descendents, Devo, Die Krupps, Dinosaur Jr., Dogstar, Donots, Eels, Eins Zwo, Entombed, Everclear, Everlast, The Exploited, F.A.B., Faithless, Faith No More, Fantastische Vier, Far, Fischmob, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, G. Love And The Special Sauce, Garbage, Goldfinger, Gravity Kills, Guano Apes, G.W.A.R., Heinz, Don Ho, Isabelle’s Gift, Jackyl, Jewel, Jimmy’s Chicken Shack, Montell Jordan, K’s Choice, Keilerkopf, Korn, L7, Lagwagon, Lemon Babies, Lemonheads, Limp Bizkit, Local H, Lordz Of Brooklyn, Loona, Marilyn Manson, Masters Of Reality, Matchbox 20, Mazzy Star, Metallica, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Millencolin, Ministry, Moby, Mucky Pup, Naughty By Nature, Nerf Herder, Nixons, NOFX, Offspring, Pennywise, Linda Perry, Pet Shop Boys, Pharcyde, Phunk Junkeez, Poe, Iggy Pop, Presidents of the United States of America, Prodigy, Puzzle Gut, Queens Of The Stone Age, Radish, Rammstein, Republica, Redman, Reef, Reel Big Fish, Reverend Horton Heat, Rollins Band, Samiam, Save Ferris, Sebadoh, Sepultura, Sevendust, Sick Of It All, Skee-Lo, Slipknot, Smashmouth, Sneaker Pimps, Jill Sobule, Social Distortion, Specializtz, Sponge, Stabbing Westward, Joe Strummer, Subrosa, Sugar Ray, Suicidal Tendencies, that DOG, The Toasters, Tochotronic, Tonic, Tricky, The Urge, Venga Boys, Veruca Salt, Violent Femmes, Wallflowers, Weezer, Weston, Wilco and Why Store.

Fuck, that’s everybody from Jewel to Jackyl to Naughty By Nature to Metallica to Korn to Brandy!  That’s covering some fucking ground.  At least Slaughter isn’t mentioned!

Their new album "Hooray For Boobies" is out now, and you can find out more about that, see a shit load of pictures, and get all the latest updates at www.BloodhoundGang.com.  Check out their bio cause that’s got some funny shit in it.

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