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20 Questions With Kevin Quinn, 3/6/01



American Pearl Guitarist Kevin Quinn

Wind-Up Records recently came to us and asked if we would be down with doing 20 Questions with Kevin from American Pearl. In case you don’t know, Wind-Up Records is also the home of Creed, and American Pearl is one of their newer acts. They had a song on The Scream 3 soundtrack last year and released their debut album last August. Kevin was also a tattoo artist on Sunset Strip for a number of years, so we figured he might have some interesting things to say. Enjoy!

1. What are you currently up to? This is your only chance to plug your shit.
Man if this is my last chance I’m fucked! the next single is going to radio soon , then get out and rock, touring meetin the fans, cause that’s what we are, Fans!

2. How many chicks have you tattooed that had to take their panties off to get the tattoo?
ya know? plenty of panties! if not off…off too the side (just so)…or pull’em down (just) a bit!

3. What hard rock/heavy metal band should give it up and call it a day?
all that reunion shit, If I never ever heard Led Zeppelin again that would be just fine w/ me. Give the new bands there time, get rid of the heritage rock revival, let’s hear "new rock"

4. Would you prefer to be blind or deaf?
If it meant not haven to listen to L.A. radio DEAF!

5. Rate the following guitarist on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being a hack and 10 being a virtuoso.
Ace Frehley = 5
Mick Mars = 5
Joe Perry = 8
Yogi = 10
Wes Borland = 10
Jeremy Popoff = 7
Kirk Hammett = 8
C.C. DeVille = 7
Tracii Guns = 10
Zakk Wylde = 10
God Damn all those fuckers play better than me, just ask the guys in my band! LOL!

6. What’s the worst tattoo somebody could possibly get?
Any girls name that isn’t yer Mom’s!

7. What do you think about Metallica suing Napster?
Knock yer self out! That shits gotta get licensed or something, as cool as free is… I don’t fuckin know?

8. Have you ever paid a chick to have sex with her?
Ever heard of "window shoppin"? (in Amsterdam) I lived in the red light for almost a year, working at "Hanky Panky’s Tattoo"

9. Think of someone you genuinely hate (we all hate someone, especially when you really think about it.) Keeping in mind you have no choice but to choose one of the answers, would you elect for this person to…
A. Get hit by a bus, thus rendered paralyzed for life.
B. Fall of a lawnmower and subsequently be disfigured for life but live.
C. Get in an accident that cause the full amputation fo all sexual genitalia?
Can it be anything other than "C"

10. Rate the following chicks on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being a mess and 10 being a hottie.
Bobbie Brown = 10 she’s an A.P. fan!
Gwen Stefani = 10 We’re Gwen fans!
Pamela Anderson = 10 aaaah yeah!
Donna D’Errico = ?
Julia Roberts = 10 tattooed her years ago
Alyssa Milano = 10 so nice! and sexy!
Carmen Electra = not fer me, but the band digs her!
Sandra Bullock = 8 is just the cutest!
Courtney Love = mess -10 very punk!
Drew Barrymore = 10 love her!

11. When you guys played with Creed, where you allowed to speak to Scott Stapp?
Allowed? Whatda I look like? An Asshole? We’re all good wit each other, I talked to him … he’s cool!

12. You guys toured with 3 Doors Down. Do you have any idea how an average bar band like that with no image went Platinum 4 times?
cause there a great fucking band w/ great songs, what else ya need? A saw blade cod piece?

13. Have you ever had to tattoo a guy’s dick? If so, isn’t that sort of gay?
I never got too, this question is gay! whip it out!

14. How much was your biggest music related paycheck for and what did you do with it?
It was for being smart, and what I do, stopped workin! Just kidden, I’m workin harder than ever!

15. Which do you prefer and why?
Nikki Sixx Tats or Tommy Lee’s Tats = They were done by the same guy, ?
Jani Lane or Stephen Pearcy = aren’t they are the same guy?
Axl Rose or Slash = They both rule!
Buckcherry or The Cult = The Cult is the real deal!
Kid Rock or Fred Durst = Kid Rock and me are from Detriot, he’s the man! (props ta Fred)
Viper Room or The Whisky = *sigh*
Blue Dot or Gil Turners = what’s that liquor stores? never been ta either
Getting a Tattoo of a kitten or Getting a Tattoo of a puppy = How ’bout Panthers and Pit Bulls!
Howard Stern or Hugh Hefner = I’m sure Hugh get’s more pussy!
Spice Girls or Kittie = I dig the Spice Girls, I tattooed Sporty and met Scary and Baby Spice, there cool! but Kittie ROCKS!

16. What rock star deserves a smack in the mouth and why?
The last idiot trying to tell us what ta think, fuck that soap box shit! Play music, or run for office, not both!

17. What’s the strangest tattoo you were ever asked to do?
Lookin back Bart Simpson!, @ least it wasn’t O.J. Simpson!

18. Other than Creed, who’s the most overrated band today?
Who says there over rated? Show me any band that’s sold 10 million records and they gotta have something goin.. The cream rises.

19. Your album has been out since August and you guys have opened for such bands as Creed and Kiss and had your single on radio. But you’ve only sold around 16,000 units. What’s the problem?
U sayin we suck? Look at Appetite! (4 Destruction) U tell me.
Ok, Appetite is 15 times Platinum. You guys aren’t up to 20,000 yet after 8 months. Thank you.

20. Time for Metal Sludge’s Word Association. We mention a name and you give us your thoughts.
Scott Stapp = rich
Paul Stanley = smart
Motley Crue = rockin!!!
Poison = Van Hallen
Bill McGaffy = money
Kiss = re-union
Carson Daly = I know what ya did last summer!
Sunset Strip Tattoo = those "were" the days.
Korn = fuckin rules!
Ozzy Osbourne = Zack Wild!


Thanks to Wind-Up for the free CDs and the interview hookup.

For more info on American Pearl, you can go to www.AmericanPearlNet.com.

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