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20 Questions With Boot, 5/9/00




Hair Of The Dog Bass Player Boot

This week’s 20 Questions are with Boot, otherwise known as Brian Saputo!!!  Please try to contain your excitement.  

For those of you who don’t know much about Hair Of The Dog, well you aren’t going to learn too much here either.  You will find out important info like if Boot’s taint is shaved and if he can write sentences properly, but if you want more info, you’ll have to go to their website at www.hotd.com.  In the meantime, here’s our 20 Questions with the man they call Boot.

Sorry it took so long but I’ve been working on the website.  Let me know if you need anything else, like pictures of my shaved nut bag!  Later and thanks.


1.  What are you currently up to?  This is your only chance to plug your shit.
BOOT:  This is a great time for us right now.  Our second album "RISE" was released on April 4th, worldwide on Spitfire records.  The plan is to hit the road this summer and play anywhere they will let us.

2.  Do you think anybody reading this is going to have any clue as to who you are?
About 8 people…including the band.  Actually, we sold a little under 10,000 copies of the first album out of our managers apartment.  Not bad for an indie if I do say so myself.  I’m sure we will have some repeat buys.  I’m expecting it will go cardboard by summer!

3.  Who’s bright idea was it to name the band Hair Of The Dog?  Don’t you think that sounds like a Nazareth or Wildside tribute band?
I’ve heard the Nazareth crack but I don’t know who the hell Wildside is.  The name came out of a very long drinking binge.  It was a Sunday morning and we were all torn up from a Saturday night at the Rainbow drinkin’ Long Island Iced Tea’s, followed by a good dose of Tommy’s chili cheese burgers.  I remember somebody going to the fridge and crackin’ a beer,  "Hair of the Dog that bit ya!"  It became our war cry and eventually the name of the band. Trust me…it fits.

Hair Of The Dog
Hair Of The Dog

4.  What hard rock/heavy metal band should give it up and call it a day?
I think anybody who still believes in the music should stick with it…of course that doesn’t mean I’m gonna go see them play.

5.  Rate the following bass players on a scale of 1 to 10.  1 being somebody who totally sucks and 10 being a funky dude.

Nikki Sixx
Michael Anthony
Jerry Dixon
Dana Strum
Bobby Dall
Eric Brittingham
Jason Newsted
Tom Hamilton
Gene Simmons

Jesus, you are asking me to rate some of my friends here.  I’m gonna have to be a grade A pussy and pass on the rating, but I will say this, without Tom Hamilton, Michael Anthony, and Gene Simmons, I would have never picked up the bass.

6.  John’s sister Ruta manages you guys.  Do you ever worry about her and John keeping more money for themselves while the rest of you guys get the shaft?
No way.  I’ve known John and Ruta since 10th grade.  I’m sure I can trust them.

7.  For $10,000: Walk into any random public bathroom and lick a toilet seat for 10 seconds.
I’ll tell you what, make it 10 Million and I’ll eat the corn out of your shit!

8.  You’ve had a shaved head for a while now. Did you do it to:
A.  Jump on the bandwagon
B.  Because you are a Stone Cold Steve Austin groupie
C.  Because you were balding anyway
D.  You secretly have a thing for Rob Halford
Well Regis, unfortunately C is my final answer.  I was born with bad genes, what can I say, it sucks…but instead of looking like Gene Simmons on a bad wig day, I decided to take the offensive and shave it off.

9.  Which bands gave HOTD the hardest time when touring with them?
We didn’t have a hard time with any bands as a whole, however Stephen Pearcy made our life as shitty as possible on the RATT tour.

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

Pamela Anderson = Still a 10, but I might have to pass after 2 kids and Tommy’s schlong.
Mariah Carey = 8
Jenny McCarthy = 9  I kinda like the black hair now too.
Christina Aguilera = 7
Lita Ford = 8 back in the day…now I don’t know.
Rayna Foss = who?
Sarah Michelle Gellar = 10  I would love to slay Buffy!
Chyna = who?
Carmen Electra = 10
Ruta Sepetys = Had to go there, didn’t ya…..she’ll always be a 10 in my book!

11.  What rock star deserves a smack in the mouth and why?
Pearcy, first for making our life shitty and second for quitting the band that made him in the first place.

12.  Ever bang 2 chicks at the same time?
My record is 27, not that I’m braggin’.

13.  Are your nuts, shaft and taint area shaved just like your head?
Actually, yes.

14.  What do you remember about the following years?
1978 = school, girls, and bell bottoms.
1982 = AC/DC, football practice, and high school parties
1986 = drinkin’ beer, smokin’ pot, and Michigan State University.
1990 = drinking Jack and playin’ rockstar on the Sunset strip.
1994 = living in a warehouse in downtown LA with the band.  No running water and a bathroom way down the hall, times were hard…but we still had beer!
1998 = touring our asses off and partying with anyone who wanted too!

15.   Which do you prefer and why?
Union or Cinderella = Cinderella, they rock and they are fantastic guys.
Ted Nugent or Alice Cooper = That’s tough,  probably Nuge by a nose.
Insane Clown Posse or Kid Rock = Kid Rock by a long shot.  I know nothing about ICP and don’t care to.
Lit or Sebastian Bach =  Lit because they’re family….and because they know Pamela Anderson.
Daphne or Thelma from Scooby Doo =  I can’t remember who was who, but definitely the red head.
Kiss or The Beatles = Jesus.  My two favorite bands.  The Beatles were the most influential but Kiss definitely rocks harder.
Waxing or shaving = waxing for girls, shaving for guys.
Southern Comfort or Jack Daniel’s = Even though Jack has kicked my ass many times, I’ll pick him over SoCo anyday.

Boot with a few cases of beer!
Boot just getting back from the store after buying a few cases of beer.

16.  Who bangs all the fat chicks in HOTD?
Who ever has had the most to drink.

17.  The following two sentences have numerous spelling errors.  Please rewrite both sentences correctly:

John Sepetys and Ryan Cook went two the river and caughted a whole buckett of fishes. Once they got home they cooked all the fishes their were. They ate until they could not ate anymore.  The ended.

Ah, the "Dumb Rocker Test" -

John and Ryan went to the river and caught a whole bucket of fish.  Once they got home, they cooked them all.  They ate until they puked all over their shoes.  Boot and Mike came home and laughed at the dumb fucks.  The end.

18.  Do you think HOTD has any chance of selling over 10,000 CDs?
If not, I’ll have a nice bass rig for sale next year.

19.  Do you have any good stalker fan stories?
Nothing yet.

20.  Time for Metal Sludge’s Word Association.  We mention a name and you give us your thoughts.
Jani Lane = eh
Vince Neil = Janine
Sebastian Bach = Pipes from hell!
Paul Stanley = Rockstar
Slaughter = Great guys
CC DeVille = Cleaned up
Britney Spears = Hotty
Fred Durst = Successful
Stephen Pearcy = Dumbass
Kid Rock = White Trash and lovin’ it!

Not too bad!  Boot seems like he can hang and could possibly be drinking buddies with Ozzy Stillbourne.  Coming up in a few weeks, we will have Hair Of The Dog guitarist John A. Sepetys, not to be confused with all the other John Sepetys out there.

For more news, history, and tour dates, you can check out www.hotd.comOr not, you don’t have to, it’s just a suggestion.

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